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Verma: CMS Has A Long Way To Go To Improve Medicare Program Integrity

July 27, 2018
CMS Administrator Seema Verma said the agency has a long way to go to prevent Medicare waste, fraud and abuse, and pointed to the small percentage of claims that Medicare reviews, though Center for Program Integrity Director Alec Alexander recently touted Medicare's falling improper pay rate before a House Ways & Means panel. Some providers and one beneficiary advocate raised concerns that Verma's remarks could indicate a coming uptick in the number of claims audited by Medicare. Some also raised...