Lawmakers worry that Medicare fraud crackdown has gone astray – Washington Times

The Obama administration’s efforts to crack down on bogus Medicare payments have ended up sweeping in too many “good actors” who get ensnared in a costly and tedious appeals process, House lawmakers said Tuesday.

While tackling Medicare fraud is worthwhile, they said the process in place rewards auditors for flagging cases and collecting penalty payments, leaving health providers to file an appeal and wait, sometimes more than two years, to have their case cleared and get their money back.

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