Cassidy, Braun Introduce Bill To Stem DME, Diagnostic Test Fraud Using AI

By Cara Smith / January 24, 2024 at 3:09 PM
Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Mike Braun (R-IN) on Wednesday (Jan. 24) introduced legislation calling for CMS to use artificial intelligence to cut back on Medicare fraud involving durable medical equipment and diagnostic testing -- an approach pushed by telehealth advocates for months as a way to prevent DME and diagnostic fraud from being conflated with legitimate telehealth services. The Health Innovation Alliance had been shopping proposed legislation requiring CMS to use AI/machine learning technology for fraud prevention since last...

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