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"Obamacare" also fights fraud, did you know that?

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Why did it require taking over a 1/6 of our nations GDP to discover medicare fraud?

I applaud anyone busting people gaming the system...ALL SYSTEMS.

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Dude your Obama nut hugging is beyond comprehension.

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I have heard that the Obama health care plan also fight gingivitis.

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Seriously, does CWG not come off as a groupie?

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Dude your Obama nut hugging is beyond comprehension.

;)

Dear Abby,

My husband has a long record of money problems. He runs up huge credit-card

bills and at the end of the month, if I try to pay them off, he shouts at

me, saying I am stealing his money. He says pay the minimum and let our

kids worry about the rest, but already we can hardly keep up with the

interest. Also he has been so arrogant and abusive toward our neighbors that

most of them no longer speak to us. The few that do are an odd bunch, to

whom he has been giving a lot of expensive gifts, running up our bills even

more. Also, he has gotten religious. One week he hangs out with Catholics

and the next with people who say the Pope is the Anti-Christ, and the next

he's with Muslims.. Finally, the last straw. He's demanding that before

anyone can be in the same room with him, they must sign a loyalty oath. It's

just so horribly creepy! Can you help?

Signed,

Lost

Dear Lost,

Stop whining, Michelle. You're getting to live in the White House for free,

travel the world, and have others pay for everything for you.

You can divorce the jerk any time you want. The rest of us are stuck with

this moron five more years!

Signed,

Abby

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You all are so cute when you try to make a point. This one thing saved you all a hell of a lot more money than every welfare user drug test ever concieved.

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I understand it's a tough position when you're the one that picks and chooses what fraud to go after.

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not as tough as a having to take a position of trying to belittle any fraud recovery done by something you don't personally like after telling us for 3 years how OBummercare does not concern itself with such things, despite them being part of the law

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not as tough as a having to take a position of trying to belittle any fraud recovery done by something you don't personally like after telling us for 3 years how OBummercare does not concern itself with such things, despite them being part of the law

Were these things against the law prior to the Affordable Healthcare Act?

The answer is yes.

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http://www.healthcare.gov/news/factsheets/2012/02/medicare-fraud02142012a.html

Increased Coordination of Fraud Prevention Efforts: Many of the Affordable Care Act antifraud provisions increase coordination among states, CMS, and its law enforcement partners at the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and DOJ. For instance, the law expressly authorizes CMS, in consultation with OIG, to suspend Medicare payments to providers or suppliers during the investigation of a credible allegation of fraud. This initiative reverses a long-standing Medicare practice of paying claims then attempting to recoup funds if the claim is found to be an error or fraudulent. States must also withhold payments to Medicaid providers where there is a pending investigation of a credible allegation of fraud unless the State Medicaid agency has good cause not to do so. The Affordable Care Act also ensures that fraudulent providers and suppliers cannot move easily from state to state or between Medicare and Medicaid by requiring all states to terminate anyone whose billing privileges have been revoked by Medicare or who has been terminated by another state Medicaid program for cause.

Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT): One of the most visible examples of increased collaboration is the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT), a joint effort between HHS and DOJ to fight health care fraud. It has engaged law enforcement and professional staff at the highest levels of HHS and DOJ to increase coordination, intelligence sharing, and training among investigators, agents, prosecutors, analysts, and policymakers. A key component of HEAT is the Medicare Strike Force: interagency teams of analysts, investigators, and prosecutors who can target emerging or migrating fraud schemes, including fraud by criminals masquerading as health care providers or suppliers.

In 2011, HEAT coordinated the largest-ever federal health care fraud takedown. In one action, Strike Force teams charged 115 defendants in nine cities, including doctors, nurses, health care company owners and executives, for their alleged participation in Medicare fraud schemes involving more than $240 million in false billing. In another takedown, Strike Force prosecution teams charged 91 defendants in eight cities for their alleged participation in a Medicare fraud scheme involving more than $290 million in false billings.

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I think fraud is already illegal.

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