Medicare's Freeze On Suppliers Marks Bold Anti-Fraud Push

Law360, New York (August 6, 2013, 5:19 PM EDT) -- Medicare’s recent move to wall off three major metropolitan areas to new home health providers and ambulance suppliers marks an eye-popping turn in the federal government’s crackdown on fraud and underscores that regulators are tired of playing catch-up with unscrupulous companies, experts say.

Regulators won power to enact moratoria when Congress approved the Affordable Care Act, and the fact that it took more than three years to use the authority — despite repeated griping from lawmakers about inaction — underscores the serious implications of effectively putting...
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