CMS to pay more attention to anti-fraud, abuse issues, especially with Medicaid

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will focus on eliminating fraud and abuse cases, especially regarding Medicare prescription drug programs and Medicaid, the agency has announced.

CMS will analyze more fully claims data to detect improper Medicare and Medicaid payments and usage. The organization will also use this data to create a first-ever nationwide Medicaid error rate. A Medicare error rate is generated annually.

IntegriGuard LLC of Omaha, Neb., will perform safeguard activities regarding the prescription drug benefit program.