Senators Blast Medicaid's Anti-Fraud Spending

Law360, New York (June 14, 2012, 2:33 PM EDT) -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found itself in Congress' crosshairs again Thursday amid revelations that an anti-fraud program cost five times more to administer than it ultimately recovered.

Criticism played out at a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs subcommittee hearing on Medicaid overpayments, a hot topic as costs continue to rise and the program prepares for a major expansion under health care reform.

Anger stemmed from a U.S. Government Accountability Office report that found Medicaid integrity contractors were paid more than $100 million...
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