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CMS lambasted for failing to curb Medicaid, Medicare fraud and abuse
Modern Healthcare

Lawmakers grilled a CMS administrator Tuesday as government watchdog groups released more damning reports on the federal agency’s efforts at eliminating waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid. Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) said the CMS is part of his weekly stump speech and “not in a complimentary way.” He said the agency’s performance would not be tolerated in the private sector. “If you worked for me, you’d be fired this afternoon,” he told Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, deputy administrator and director of the CMS’ Center for Program Integrity.

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