GAO blasts CMS for fraud-fighting tool delay

Carlson, Joe
July 2011
Modern Healthcare;7/18/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 29, p12
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The article focuses on the delay experienced by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in incorporating Medicaid claims in its fraud-fighting tools. The system is expected to save 21 billion U.S. dollars over 10 years and its project cost has reached 161 million U.S. dollars. General Accounting Office managing director of information technology Joel Willemssen said that the efforts in integrating Medicaid claims are like what happened in the Medicare Transaction System that happened in the 1990s.


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