SafeGuard Services awarded $300 million Medicare fraud detection contract

Medicare has awarded SafeGuard Services LLC a $300 million contract to oversee fraud, waste and abuse detection efforts within 12 states in the northeast part of the country.

As a Zone Program Integrity Contractor, SafeGuard, which is owned by Hewlett-Packard, will identify and investigate potential kickbacks, false claims and Medicare billing fraud within Zone 6, which includes New Jersey, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania and New York. The company already oversees fraud prevention efforts in Zones 1 and 7, which include Florida and California. The Zone 6 contract is for one year. Contract