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CMS Needs to Improve Improper Medicare Payment Recovery, Says GAO
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The General Accounting Office issued a report Thursday criticizing the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, saying that the agency has not addressed system vulnerabilities that have allowed $231 million in improper payments.

The agency operated a congressionally-mandated demonstration project for three years through March 2008 to see if recovery audit contractors (RACs) could identify Medicare improper payments and recoup overpayments.