Study Links Medicare Fraud Investigators To CMS Contractors

Law360, New York (July 10, 2012, 7:56 PM EDT) -- Companies applying for contracts with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to weed out fraud and abuse within the Medicare program often have a contractual or financial relationship with the companies they could potentially investigate, according to a government report released Tuesday.

The report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General says that while a large number of the companies that apply to do this work have these types of relationships — for example, if they’re owned by a health...
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