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Senators Batter CMS Over Anti-Fraud Efforts
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services took a beating from members of a Senate subcommittee Tuesday for incomplete implementation of fraud prevention programs and for missing key deadlines.

A cornerstone of the nearly two-hour hearing included the release of a particularly negative report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, which said CMS had allowed only 42 of 639 analysts to undergo training to use a database that was tailored to identify fraud and questionable claims worth $21 billion over 10 years.