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Law Means More Headaches, Suits For Employers

Law360 (February 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Health care providers and their attorneys are scrambling to get in compliance with new regulations mandating that companies educate employees about detecting and reporting Medicaid fraud to the government.

As a part of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 that went into effect on January 1, any health care provider that receives at least $5 million annually from Medicaid must develop written policies for its employees, contracts and agents that explain procedures for detecting fraud, waste and abuse.

The policies must go into detail about the...
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