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GOP wants assurances on protecting programs from fraud
Modern Healthcare

Republican healthcare leaders in Congress cast doubt Monday on the CMS‘ efforts to prevent shell companies from ripping off federal healthcare programs.

Republicans with leadership positions on House and Senate healthcare panels wrote Marilyn Tavenner, CMS acting administrator, Monday for details on what specific steps it is taking to prevent the use of straw men or false fronts when criminals establish themselves as Medicare or Medicaid providers.