Part C Insurers Could Face Mandatory Fraud Reporting

Law360, New York (February 24, 2012, 5:57 PM EST) -- The federal Medicare agency said it would consider requiring Medicare Advantage insurers to report potential fraud, as well as data on how they combat fraud, in response to a Friday report that found Advantage insurers vary wildly in their fraud-prevention efforts.

Friday's report, by the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the first study to look at potential fraud and abuse in the Medicare Advantage program, also known as Part C, in which Medicare contracts with private insurers to provide...
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