GOP Sens. Question $77M CMS Fraud Prevention Program

Law360, New York (July 31, 2012, 5:50 PM EDT) -- Two Republican senators demanded Tuesday that federal Medicare officials provide a detailed analysis of a $77 million fraud prevention system implemented last year, amid concerns the program has failed to help crack down on health care fraud.

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded a $77 million contract last year to Northrop Grumman Corp., Verizon Communications Inc. and Medicare contractor National Government Services Inc. to create a predictive analytic tool to reduce Medicare fraud, abuse and waste under the National Fraud Prevention Program, according...
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