Bipartisan Duo Seeks To Widen Medicare Fraud Controls

Law360, New York (August 2, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT) -- A bipartisan pair of House lawmakers has introduced a bill to grant the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services greater authority to exclude potential fraudsters from participating in Medicare, a move that would cut down on abuse of the program, they announced Friday.

The bill, H.R. 2925, unofficially known as the Strengthening Medicare Anti-Fraud Measures Act of 2013, would give the HHS Office of Inspector General the authority to exclude anyone from participating in Medicare if they’re affiliated with another entity previously sanctioned for fraud,...
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