Friday, July 23, 2010

Medicare Fraud and its Implications

This week, dozens of indviduals were arrested for Medicare fraud totaling $251 million.

Ending Medicare Fraud is a top priority for the government and a critical component to paying for healthcare reform. The far reaching impact of this fraud (across five states) should have Hospitals on high alert. Patient Access leaders need to continue their efforts to ensure Medicare compliance i.e., accurate screening processes for eligibility, secondary payer, and medical necessity.

To read the full article in The New York Times, click the link below.

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