CMS further cracking down on Medicare fraud

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced $14.9 billion has been recouped as a result of bolstered Medicare fraud efforts under the Affordable Care Act. Altogether, CMS has barred nearly 15,000 providers from participating in Medicare over the past two years--more than double the rate of previous year. They were either convicted felons, gave false business addresses, or flouted CMS guidelines. In addition to tighter screenings, the CMS is also providing Medicare enrollees with expanded billing information in order to help them better spot potential fraud. Article