Report: Medicare Anti-Fraud Teams Use Inaccurate Data
In a report released on Monday, HHS' Office of Inspector General found that contractors hired by the department to investigate fraudulent Medicare claims are using inaccurate and inconsistent data, making it difficult to catch illicit behavior within the program. The report showed that federal officials failed to adequately supervise contractors andÂ evaluate how many investigations were initiated by contractors. CMS officials said many of the issues raised in the report have been addressed.
- "Problems Persist With Medicare Fraud Contractors" (Kennedy, AP/San Diego Union-Tribune, 11/13).