CMS Turns To Contractors To Help Fight Health Care Fraud
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will rely on local contractors as part of a two-pronged effort to uncover fraudulent claims. Meanwhile, the dean of the University of Missouri's medical school steps down amid a federal investigation into potential Medicare billing fraud by two radiology professors.
The Washington Post: Agency Taps Two Contractors In Fight Against Fraud
Under pressure to reduce fraud, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services is turning to local contractors to manage a two-pronged approach to rooting out sham claims (Censer, 6/3).
The Associated Press: MU Medical Dean To Leave Amid Billing Fraud Probe
The University of Missouri's medical school dean is stepping down amid a federal investigation into potential Medicare billing fraud by two radiology professors. The university health system announced Friday that Dr. Robert Churchill, a 25-year university employee and former radiology department chairman, will retire in October. The university also fired the two radiologists at the center of the federal probe (Zagier, 6/1).