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Obama to announce initiative to fight Medicare, Medicaid abuse
Modern Healthcare

President Barack Obama plans to announce an expansion of payment recapture audits to fight waste and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid and other government programs.

The president is expected to unveil the initiative during a speech rallying support for his healthcare overhaul today in St. Charles, Mo. A presidential memorandum would direct federal agencies “expand and intensify” the use of audits, such as those performed by recovery audit contractors and Medicaid integrity contractors, according to the White House.