Medicare Audit Bill May Usher In Crackdown On Contractors

Law360, New York (October 18, 2012, 7:36 PM EDT) -- A bill introduced Tuesday that would restrict how Medicare contractors ferret out potential fraud and secure repayments, which the hospital industry has lauded as much-needed relief, may be the beginning of congressional pushback after years of a tough-on-fraud attitude.

The prospects of H.R. 6575, introduced by Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., and co-sponsored by three other congressmen, are unclear in a lame-duck session that will be dominated by deficit reduction, tax cuts and the Medicare physician payment rate. But the bill, along with plenty of interest in...
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