House OKs Tougher Medicare Fraud Bill

Law360, New York (September 22, 2010, 6:31 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan bill that gives federal authorities new powers to fight Medicare fraud passed the U.S. House of Representatives in a voice vote Wednesday, according to the sponsors of the bill.

The bill, introduced by Rep. Pete Stark, D-Calif., and Rep. Wally Herger, R-Calif., allows the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to ban corporate executives from doing business with Medicare if their companies were convicted of fraud, the congressmen said.

Although current law allows for executives to be banned from...
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