GOP Reps. Attack CMS Over Fraud-Fighting Efforts

Law360, New York (February 27, 2013, 2:43 PM EST) -- A group of Republican congressmen on Wednesday took aim at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, saying that its fraud-fighting efforts had not improved in years and that the agency had yet to implement a number of Affordable Care Act-mandated anti-fraud provisions.

According to Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, the agency’s efforts to combat the “unsustainable” levels of fraud and protect the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs had not substantially improved since former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno singled out Medicare as a top...
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