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CMS slow to act on fraud weaknesses: report
Modern Healthcare

CMS contractors that work to prevent fraud and abuse in Medicare told the federal agency about 62 specific systemic issues allowing fraud to happen in 2009, yet the regulators had resolved only two of those issues by January 2011, according to a report. The HHS’ inspector general’s office reviewed the legally mandated reports of Medicare anti-fraud contractors and found the CMS was either slow responding to the concerns or, in many cases, nonresponsive to the reports, the report released Friday says.