A Panorama Of Fraud And Abuse Under ACA

Law360, New York (December 19, 2013, 6:36 PM EST) -- Several days before signing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in March 2010, President Barack Obama told an audience in Missouri that the new law was designed and funded, in part, to address billions of dollars in healthcare fraud, waste and abuse. Putting the problem in context, President Obama added, “[I]f we created a ‘Department of Improper Payments,’ it would be one of the largest agencies in the government.”

The two years following the passage of the ACA saw record-breaking enforcement activity, proving that, if equipped...
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