Medicare Fraud Suspects Often Hospitals, Suppliers: GAO

Law360, New York (October 9, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT) -- Of the thousands of criminal cases against alleged Medicare and Medicaid fraudsters, medical facilities and equipment suppliers account for 40 percent of criminal cases, according to a report released Tuesday by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Reducing Medicare and Medicaid fraud, which is estimated at tens of billions of dollars annually, is a focus for the congressional committees that oversee the federal health programs. Lawmakers in the House have issued several letters this year questioning the effectiveness of the contractors who are paid to root out...
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