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FederalReporting.gov shuts down its information highway tomorrow, at least for this quarter. But the fraud prevention has just begun.
States need to help CMS fight fraudulent claims, says Sen. Claire McCaskill.
A former account manager at Wachovia Bank has been sentenced to seven years in prison for stealing more than $14 million from her clients' accounts to fund a lifestyle that included a luxury motor home, a helicopter and a menagerie of animals including two zebras.
A defense contractor is admitting that it lied about replacement parts sold to the military.
New rule published today details how the government will go from chasing criminals to using data and other tools to stop them as Medicare and Medicaid fraud is happening. The agencies report returning $4 billion back to the government in 2010, a 50 percent increase compared to 2009.
Federal and local officials arrested the director of a Northwest boxing club Thursday for allegedly using more than half a million public dollars for gambling.
Some say they're just nibbling around the edges. But, CMS is putting some proposed new rules out there to combat fraud and abuse in Medicaid and Medicare. WFED's Scott Carr explains.
"The HUD OIG helped craft into legislation last year a penalty of up to 30 years in prison and $1 million in fines for committing FHA fraud," said Inspector General of the Department of Housing and Urban Development Kenneth M. Donohue. "The OIG, working with U.S. Attorneys across the country, will endeavor to use these new penalties to prevent and confront fraudulent activities. We will use any means at our disposal, whether criminal, civil or administrative, to stop those who are impacting the soundness of HUD's FHA program at such a critical time."