More Scrutiny Coming For Medicare Advantage, Obamacare | Texas Public Radio

Federal officials are planning a wide range of audits into billing and government spending on managed health care in the new fiscal year, ranging from private Medicare Advantage groups that treat millions of elderly to health plans rapidly expanding under the Affordable Care Act.

The Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, which investigates Medicare and Medicaid waste, fraud and abuse, said it would conduct “various reviews” of Medicare Advantage billing practices with an eye toward curbing overcharges. Results are due next year.

The Inspector General also announced from five to ten new audits into Obamacare, ranging from the accuracy of “financial assistance” payments for new enrollees to controls to prevent fraudulent sign ups.

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