GOP Sens. Want Report On $77M CMS Anti-Fraud Program

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT) -- Two Republican senators on Monday urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to quickly provide a detailed analysis of a $77 million Medicare fraud prevention system implemented last year, saying the agency had missed a legally mandated deadline for a public report on the program.

In a letter to CMS Acting Supervisor Marilyn Tavenner, Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Tom Coburn, R-Okla., said they had “serious concerns” about CMS’ implementation of the system, which uses a predictive analytic tool to reduce Medicare fraud, abuse and...
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