With a tight economy, budgetary cutbacks, and lawmakers looking for ever increasing ways to recoup money, healthcare fraud and abuse has become an issue of singular focus lately.
Back in 2010 CNN ran an excellent article on the cost of fraud and abuse (for article click here). Little has changed since then and healthcare fraud and abuse is still having a staggering impact on the country’s bottom line. In the upcoming week we will take a look at some of the key healthcare fraud related issues including;
- The Qui Tam provisions of the False Claims Act
- Reverse false claims and Medicare RAC audits
- The Billion dollar cost of Fraud
- What fraud initiatives are on the horizon
Here is a video from NBC Nightly News…..this story focuses on Florida, a state identified as one of the most egregious offenders when it comes to Medicaid/Medicare fraud.