In CMS news:

CMS has been actively enforcing its new powers under the Affordable Care Act and announced yesterday a new set of anti-fraud measures to save taxpayer money and attempt to keep Medicare sustainable. The reforms focus mainly on providers and are designed to prevent physicians and other providers with unpaid debt from re-entering Medicare, remove providers with patterns or practices of abusive billing, and implement other provisions aimed at saving as much as $327 million a year or more. CMS Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Program Integrity Shantanu Agrawal, MD stated that the organization has removed 25,000 providers from Medicare in past years and that the new policies are there to prevent some of these “bad actors” from returning.

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