When the Medicare program suspended payments to 253 provider organizations in 2007 and 2008, the action was almost always based on evidence of fraud, rather than overpayment errors, a new report shows.
As the federal government attempts to crack down on Medicare and Medicaid fraud, officials have discovered that most medical schools don't offer training on how to comply with federal fraud and abuse laws.
In light of a survey confirming that medical students aren't getting enough training on how to comply with Medicare and Medicaid laws aimed at preventing fraud and abuse, federal authorities will prepare educational materials on the subject.
Two weeks after authorities on two continents arrested cyber criminals linked to the Zeus malware, Microsoft has added the infamous Trojan's signature to one of its best removal tools in an effort to hunt down infected machines.
Federal regulators are seeking comments on a newly proposed rule designed to crack down against payment fraud for all federal health programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Programs.