TITLE

Urgent Need for CMS to Reduce Improper Payments

PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
hfm (Healthcare Financial Management);May2011, Vol. 65 Issue 5, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article outlines five key strategies from a U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) should focus on to reduce waste, fraud, abuse and improper payments in medicare and medicaid. The strategies include improving prepayment review of claims, enhancing contractors' oversight and strengthening provider enrollment standards. The article notes that GAO will continue to ensure that payments are accurate by evaluating CMS progress.
ACCESSION #
60640155

 

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