CMS Enhances Program Integrity Efforts to Fight Fraud, Waste and Abuse in Medicare

CMS recently announced aggressive new steps to find and prevent waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare. CMS is working closer with beneficiaries and providers; consolidating its fraud detection efforts; strengthening its oversight of medical equipment suppliers and home health agencies; and launching the national Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program.

The new national RACs can be found at:

Visit the CMS RAC Web site for more information. The CMS press release issued October 6, 2008, and the RAC fact sheet are also available.

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