Excerpt: Given the magnitude of these improper payments, in addition to the fraud and abuse identified in both programs, our Committees have followed the progress of the Fraud Prevention System (FPS) investment at CMS with great interest.
We write today in response to the estimated costs of the newly-eligible adult Medicaid expansion population recently made public by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service's (CMS) actuary in the 2014 Actuarial Report on the Financial Outlook for Medicaid. We want to better understand the degree to which CMS is conducting robust oversight over federal dollars.
We are writing to you today out of concern about the safety of recycled rubber tire crumbs used in synthetic turf fields in the United States.
Excerpt: The information submitted by the FCC in response to these inquiries has validated our concerns with FCC management and process. One area of particular and ongoing concern is the management of the FCC’s largest subdivision – the Enforcement Bureau
Excerpt: On June 17, 2015, the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) released a memo stating the agency's intent to increase the reimbursement rate for insurance companies participating in the transitional reinsurance program.
The committee’s hearing shed some light on how states have used federal grant dollars to establish their state exchanges, and how CMS has approved and overseen the use of these funds. The hearing, however, did not answer all the committee’s questions nor fully assuaged its concerns that tax dollars have been, and are being, spent inappropriately.