Medicare Fraud Fighters Using New Weapons Mandated in Obamacare

Medicare Fraud Fighters Using New Weapons Mandated in Obamacare

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Obama signature on AHA health billWhen government fraud squads crack down on one Medicare scheme, another pops up close by.

But the fraud squads that look for scams in the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs have been bolstered with new weapons: tools provided by the Affordable Care Act.

Sophisticated anti-fraud computer systems are now being used with Medicare, which similar to those used by credit card companies to detect suspicious purchases.

(READ or listen to the story from NPR News)

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