Regarding the article White House budget aims to bolster fraud control:
I am responding from the provider side of the aisle. I am glad to see the extra funding to stop the blatant abuses of the CMS in many areas.
We, as a hospital, spend a lot of time and money just trying to keep up with the ever-changing rules and regulations in our day-to-day billings. We do this so we are not wrongly accused of fraudulent activities, yet the government is spending a lot of money to roll out the Recovery Audit Contractor program and recover funds that, for the most part, were wrongly paid because of the ever-changing regulations on Capitol Hill. In other words: honest errors.