Corporate Compliance

CMS increases fraud prevention

Healthcare Auditing Weekly, October 14, 2008

The recovery audit contractor (RAC) program is not CMS’ only effort to fight fraud and abuse. On October 6, CMS announced new steps to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare. CMS’ plans include stronger oversight of medical equipment suppliers and home health agencies, and consolidating its fraud detection efforts, in addition to the RAC program.

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