Stopping power

Carlson, Joe
September 2011
Modern Healthcare;9/5/2011, Vol. 41 Issue 36, p14
Trade Publication
The article discusses the decision of the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) not to stop providers from enrolling in Medicare when the risk of fraud is high. It says that the CMS has not used its power so far even now that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is recommending it. The author adds that the regulations launched under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allow the CMS to implement moratoriums in specific categories or in geographic areas.


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