Senators blast CMS for record Medicare fraud

July 9, 2014 7:38 PM

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A joint Senate committee blasted the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Wednesday for failing to prevent record-high Medicare fraud, and for putting undue burden on falsey accused providers.

“The bottom line is, despite doing more audits than ever before, Medicare just isn't getting the job done when it comes to preventing payment errors,” said Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Fla.), chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging. “Medicare must change the way it pays its providers so that the che...

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