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Grassley Wants To Know How CMS Detects Fraudulent Genetic Tests

By Michelle M. Stein
October 1, 2019 at 6:28 PM
Senate Finance Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Tuesday (Oct. 1) asked CMS what steps it has taken to make sure that only appropriate payments are made for genetic testing under the Medicare lab fee schedule and that “fraudsters and scammers don’t cheat the system.” “These scammers are allegedly using public events, door-to-door visits, and telemarketing to scam beneficiaries and defraud the taxpayer,” Grassley says in a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma. He adds that...


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