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CMS lax on reporting violations to anti-fraud database, inspector general says
Modern Healthcare

The CMS has done better recently in reporting violations by durable medical equipment suppliers to a national database used to keep fraudsters out of the healthcare system, but an audit says the agency is still not meeting other reporting requirements.

The HHS‘ inspector general’s office says in a four-page follow-up audit that the CMS has not been consistently reporting problems with nursing homes, laboratories, managed-care plans and prescription-drug plans to the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank.