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Feds Recover $2.5B in Health Care Fraud

By AP Monday, Jan. 24, 2011

(MIAMI) — Federal officials say they recovered a record $2.5 billion in health care fraud judgments last year, and they're planning new security measures to crack down further on Medicare scams.

The Affordable Care Act will also allow authorities more power to combat fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations. The Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services say the changes will end an antiquated system that puts authorities at a disadvantage.

See 10 players in health care reform.

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is expected to detail the new measures in remarks Monday.

Experts say the solution to solving the nation's estimated $60 billion to $90 billion a year Medicare fraud problem lies in keeping fraudulent providers out of the system in the first place.

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Biggest fraud I have heard of when it comes to taking taxpayer money is the "Earned income credit". My wife works for a tax preparation company and people come in and outright lie and exploit the "Earned income credit" constantly.

I handle the financial aid at my school and I see the fraud all the time. people who didn't make enough money to pay in taxes who are claiming other people's kids and getting thousands of dollars back

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The Affordable Care Act will also allow authorities more power to combat fraud, including tougher screenings for providers and the ability to withhold payments during investigations. The Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services say the changes will end an antiquated system that puts authorities at a disadvantage.

See 10 players in health care reform.

Gasp! You mean Obamacare got something right?

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Biggest fraud I have heard of when it comes to taking taxpayer money is the "Earned income credit". My wife works for a tax preparation company and people come in and outright lie and exploit the "Earned income credit" constantly.

wikipedia? ezinearticles.com?

It seems Steve_Bartkowski hates un-credible resources the way I hate having my nipples polished with industrial sand paper.

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