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CMS touts decreased improper payment rate


WASHINGTON – CMS says its aggressive corrective actions have led to an estimated $15 billion reduction in Medicare fee-for-service improper payments since 2016.

CMS ‘locks door to vault’

New 'affiliations' authority allows CMS to identify individuals and organizations that pose an undue risk of fraud, waste and abuse based on their relationships with other previously sanctioned entities

WASHINGTON – CMS has issued a final rule that creates several new revocation and denial authorities to bolster the agency’s efforts to stop waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare, Medi

$24 million Medicare fraud alleged


HOUSTON– Angel Mirabal, of Miami, was arrested Sept. 26 on charges of scheming to defraud Medicare.

California man gets 121 months in jail for fraud


LOS ANGELES – Vahe Tahmasian has been sentenced to 121 months in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to commit health care fraud, six counts of health care fraud and six counts of aggravated identity theft, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

HME provider faces prison time, fines


BATON ROUGE, La. – A federal court jury has found Ahaoma Boniface Ohia, owner of All-Star Medical Supplies, guilty of wire fraud, it was announced June 12.

Gov’t cracks down on ‘brazen’ fraud


WASHINGTON – The Medicare Fraud Strike Force has charged 90 individuals with $260 million in false billings, according to a May 13 release from the Department of Justice. 

Medicare prey: I'm being stalked

Friday, October 25, 2013

I am being stalked by a company that wants to give me a free Senior Benefits medical alert system. The first two calls, I thought, were amusing.

Supply company owner indicted for fraud


WASHINGTON – Jacob Kilgore, former co-owner of Salt Lake City-based Orbit Medical, has been indicted for his role in a $20 million Medicare fraud scheme, justice department officials have announced.

California woman sentenced for Medicare fraud


LOS ANGELES – A district judge has sentenced a Carson, Calif., woman to 13 years in federal prison for her role in an $8 million Medicare fraud case involving illegal kickbacks to marketers and doctors who wrote fraudulent prescriptions, according to a press release from

In brief: 'Operation STOP NCB,' Medicare fraud hearing


WASHINGTON – NAIMES has scheduled a virtual fly-in for Dec. 5 to build support for H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace the current competitive bidding program with a market-pricing program (MPP).