Obama budget offers providers mixed bag
President Barack Obama
The plan also calls for more aggressive oversight, especially for billing irregularities. The proposal sets aside more than $100 million for a new CMS program to check claims more closely. The budget's riskiest feature may be political: It assumes Congress will enact sweeping reforms before Oct. 1, when the new fiscal year begins.Given recent changes in the Senate, healthcare reform and a final budget that aligns with his priorities seem to be less likely.