Medicare's Anti-Fraud Efforts Draw Fire From GOP Senators

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 3:31 PM EDT) -- A U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing staged to spotlight success in curbing Medicare fraud turned into a combative showdown Tuesday, with Republicans accusing government administrators of lying down on the job.

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, took aim at the implementation of new powers granted under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, calling overall progress “lackluster at best.”

Particular criticism was aimed at failure of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to issue moratoriums on new providers in specific sectors or regions if needed to...
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