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CMS Issues Final Rule Aimed At Preventing Health Care Fraud

By James Romoser / September 5, 2019 at 6:54 PM
Updated Story CMS on Thursday (Sept. 5) finalized a sweeping program-integrity rule -- first proposed under the Obama administration -- that gives the agency greater latitude to block health care providers from participating in Medicare, Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program if they are affiliated with entities who are deemed to pose a heightened risk of fraud, waste or abuse. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the rule will allow the agency , for the first time,...


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