Medicare has just opened a high tech anti-fraud center, designed to allow investigators to prevent fraud in real time, before fraudulent payments are even made. It is too soon to tell whether this latest attempt to prevent health care fraud will be successful.
However, practitioners should take this as another signal that regulators at all levels continue to focus on fraud and abuse. Practitioners need to be extremely diligent in their dealings with Medicare, as the financial and professional consequences of a fraud investigation or accusation can be severe.
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If you or someone you know has questions concerning Medicare law or legal practices, contact New Jersey attorney Rich West at 973-377-0007 for more information.