Affordable Care Act fighting Medicare fraud

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    New measures gearing up to fight Medicare fraud

    The Affordable Care Act aims to stop criminals from defrauding taxpayers billions of dollars every year


    Federal health officials announced new security measures to combat Medicare fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations.

    Authorities recovered $2.5 billion in health care fraud judgments last year -- a record high up 50 percent from 2009 -- according to a new report.

    Authorities have long said the solution to solving the nation's estimated $60 billion to $90 billion a year Medicare fraud problem lies in vigorously screening providers and stopping payment to suspicious ones, ending the antiquated "pay and chase" system authorities say has kept them one step behind criminals.

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius touted the Affordable Care Act as one of the toughest anti-fraud laws in history.

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    I wonder if they'll count that twice, too. :rolleyes:
     
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    Does the timing of this 'announcement' strike anyone else a tad serendipitous?
     
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    We certainly don't want to interrupt the constant stream of lies from the right on the health care bill.
     
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    Yea, how dare I question the timing of such an announcement.... it clearly has nothing to do with the recent vote in the House and the issue now bouncing around the Senate!

    You can be a blind follower if you want.... I personally ask questions. Questions are not dangerous.... unless, of course, the left had now decided that they are.
     
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    Only is one defines Serendipitous as Self-Serving Spin.
     
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    I foresee Sebelius and Obama caught in a love triangle.
     
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    Well, we know Republicans were never interested in a bipartisan health care bill. Bush's former speechwriter David Frum was fired by American Enterprise Institute for revealing that truth. Did you question all the lies from Republicans throughout the whole health care debate? How about the Lie of the Year: 'A government takeover of health care'?

    "At the beginning of this process we made a strategic decision: unlike, say, Democrats in 2001 when President Bush proposed his first tax cut, we would make no deal with the administration. No negotiations, no compromise, nothing. We were going for all the marbles. This would be Obama’s Waterloo – just as healthcare was Clinton’s in 1994."
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    Did you question Palin's false Death panels?
     
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    As I noted in another thread.

    The Feds claiming to have recovered $2.5B of Medicare fraud is to actual fraud recovery what the Stimulus Package's "saved or created" jobs are to actual job creation.
     
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    This is January. This is the time of year when reports detailing activities that took place over the previous calendar year are released.
     

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