Watchdog Report

August 11, 2008

Medicare agency stymied in quest for 'a pound of cure'

The dollar might not be worth much these days, but it can go pretty far in the fight against healthcare fraud, experts say. For every $2 million invested in anti-fraud efforts annually, a health insurer can realize $17 million in prevented losses, savings and recoveries, according to the National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association, a private-public partnership based in Washington.

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