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GOP lawmakers seek probe into use of CMS funds
Modern Healthcare

House Republicans requested that Congress’ nonpartisan auditor investigate whether CMS funds were used for initiatives unrelated to Medicare and Medicaid and to report back shortly before the Nov. 6 election. Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Wally Herger (R-Calif.), chairman of the panel’s Health Subcommittee and Rep. Charles Boustany Jr., (R-La.), chairman of the panel’s Oversight Subcommittee, requested an investigation by the Government Accountability Office because of their concerns that the Obama administration “diverted” CMS funds to implement the federal healthcare overhaul.