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POLITICO Pulse: Healthcare Group to Congress: Don’t Cut Fraud Programs

 

POLITICO Pulse examined ACHCI’s effort to prevent Congress from restructuring vital healthcare auditing programs.

FROM POLITICO PULSE: 

The American Coalition for Healthcare Claims Integrity is asking Congress not to pass legislation that would hurt programs targeting health care fraud and waste — noting that provisions in the health care law have recovered $10.7 billion since 2009, mostly improper payments in Medicare and Medicaid. “Our coalition members have a proven track record of helping return significant funds to government health care programs by identifying waste, fraud and abuse in the system,” spokeswoman Amanda Keating said in a statement. “We are asking Congress to think twice before introducing any new legislation that poses a threat to taxpayers, seniors and accountability in the nation’s health care system.” The coalition’s site: http://properpayments.org/

 

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