Politico Pulse: Bipartisan Foursome Offers Medicare Fraud Prevention Measure


This week, members of Congress reached across the aisle to jointly propose a new piece of sweeping, anti-healthcare-fraud legislation.


Two Democrats and two Republicans introduced legislation Tuesday they say will curb waste and fraud in Medicare and Medicaid. The “Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures Act of 2013,” or PRIME Act, tackles a slew of thorny oversight issues, toughens penalties for fraudsters, attempts to phase out so-called “pay and chase” practices used by anti-fraud contractors and encourages more data sharing among federal agencies to detect and prevent fraud. The measure’s primary sponsors are Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), Rep. John Carney (D-Del.), Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla).

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