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Senators urge crackdown on Medicaid providers who cheat on taxes
Modern Healthcare

Senior senators from both parties urged stepped up enforcement by the Obama administration and new laws after some Medicaid providers were recently found to owe large amounts of unpaid federal taxes. Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, urged both steps after a recent Government Accountability Office report that he requested found about 7,000 providers reimbursed $6.6 billion for treating Medicaid patients owed at least $791 million in federal taxes from 2009 or earlier.