2010 News Archive
Senior Medicare Patrol Honored
November 17, 2010 - The Administration on Aging’s Senior Medicare Patrol Program is being presented the 2010 Excellence in Public Awareness Award by the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association.
Medicare Just Got Stronger
September 20, 2010 - With the new health care law there are new benefits available to people with Medicare. In addition, the new law also provides better ways to prevent fraud and to protect those that rely on Medicare the most.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder Send Letter to State Attorneys General on New Outreach and Education Efforts to Combat Medicare Fraud
June 8, 2010 - U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General of the United States Eric Holder send a letter to state attorneys general urging them to work with HHS and federal, state, and local law enforcement officials to mount a substantial outreach campaign to educate seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries about how to prevent scams and fraud beginning this summer
Preventing Fraud, Waste and Abuse
June 2, 2010 - Secretary Sebelius, health reform experts from HHS and the Department of Justice discuss and answer questions about the Affordable Care Act as it relates to Medicare fraud.
The Affordable Care Act Helps Fight Fraud
May 13, 2010 - Secretary Sebelius, Inspector General Daniel Levinson & Attorney General Eric Holder discuss the Obama Administration’s new efforts to fight fraud using new tools provided by the Affordable Care Act and release the new report on fraud prevention.
Presidential Memorandum Regarding Finding and Recapturing Improper Payments
March 10, 2010 - The Obama Administration is committed to reducing payment errors and eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse in Federal programs. On March 10, 2010, the Administration expanded the use of “Payment Recapture Audits,” a process of identifying improper payments where highly skilled accounting specialists and fraud examiners use state-of-the-art tools and technology to examine payment records and uncover problems such as duplicate payments, payments for services not rendered, overpayments, and fictitious vendors.
Testimony on Health Care Fraud
March 4, 2010 - HHS Deputy Secretary William Corr discussed the Administration’s commitment to combat health care fraud.