GAO Scrutinizes Anti-Fraud Efforts In Medicare, Medicaid

Law360, New York (June 7, 2012, 10:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Government Accountability Office on Thursday unveiled an analysis of four key strategies for deterring and detecting staggering amounts of fraud and waste in Medicare and Medicaid, concluding that federal regulators have made impressive strides in some areas while standing idly by in others.

The report, released in conjunction with testimony on Capitol Hill, focused heavily on strengthening enrollment standards to weed out unscrupulous medical providers "intent on defrauding" the system.

In addition, the GAO scrutinized prepayment controls intended to make sure reimbursements are correct...
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