CMS Asks Congress To Expand Fraud Prevention Tools

Law360, Washington (June 24, 2013, 7:31 PM EDT) -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' deputy administrator urged a U.S. Senate committee Monday to expand the agency's abilities to fight Medicare Part D fraud, asking the lawmakers to loosen federal health privacy rules to allow additional information sharing between insurers, law enforcement and the agency.

According to CMS' Jonathan Blum, the agency's drug abuse and fraud prevention tactics have been stifled because of inadequate authority and information sharing capabilities, and he maintained it's time for Congress to take action and allow CMS to limit pharmacy-swapping...
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