Examining Options to Combat Health Care Waste, Fraud and Abuse
November 28, 2012 at 10:00am
Background Documents and Information:
Each year, the Medicare program loses tens of billions of dollars to fraud and abuse. With estimates predicting the Medicare program set to go bankrupt as soon as 2017, much more needs to be done to ensure that our seniors’ health care dollars are protected. The purpose of this hearing will be to assess current anti-fraud measures employed by CMS and explore potential new approaches to address these substantial and ongoing threats.
Title 42 – A Review of Special Hiring Authorities
September 14, 2012 at 10:00am
Background Documents and Information: This hearing reviewed the use of special hiring authorities under Title 42 by the Department of Health and Human Services to appoint and compensate specialized science and research positions, many of which are well above the salary limits for federal employees. The Government Accountability Office recently completed a legal and management review of these practices, which the subcommittee will analyze and explore to ensure taxpayer dollars are being spent wisely. Hearing Notice