Energy and Commerce Members Seek Update on Efforts to Combat Medicare Fraud

December 14, 2011

WASHINGTON, DC - In an ongoing effort to identify and eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse in federal programs, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today requested an update on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Medicare oversight.
 
Members requested an update on the efforts of Zone Program Integrity Contractors and Medicare Administrative Contractors, which are tasked with identifying Medicare fraud and collecting overpayments. To evaluate how effectively these contractors are policing misuse of Medicare funds, the members requested information on the total number of investigations initiated, investigations initiated in response to complaints, investigations initiated as a result of proactive analysis, referrals to law enforcement agencies, requests for information, provider suspensions, overpayments identified, and overpayments recovered.
 
Click here for a copy of the letter and questions to CMS Acting Administrator Marilyn Tavenner.

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