$60M Medicare Anti-Fraud Program Sees Limited Results

Law360, New York (April 18, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT) -- A federal program aimed at tracking and eliminating fraud among Medicare and Medicaid users has produced few results despite its $60 million budget, according to an audit from the Office of the Inspector General released Wednesday.

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department’s OIG said that though the Medicare-Medicaid Match Program was appropriated $60 million, it only recouped $57.8 million between 2007 and 2008. Additionally, the program produced 66 referrals of potential fraud to law enforcement, of which only 27 were accepted.

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