Monday, March 2, 2009

Obama Calls for End to Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Medicare

In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Barack Obama declared that his administration would “root out the waste, fraud, and abuse in our Medicare program that doesn’t make our seniors any healthier.” The American Association for Homecare and its members applaud this goal and have developed a legislative solution specifically designed to help solve this growing problem. (See:

“Fraud in the HME sector is only a small portion of total Medicare losses to fraud, but by any yardstick, it is an unacceptable waste of taxpayers’ dollars and theft of resources that should go to the elderly and disabled,” says Tyler Wilson, president of the American Association for Homecare. “AAHomecare and its members are eager to work with President Obama, Congress and CMS to take tough new steps to prevent fraud and abuse in Medicare, and we are confident that this legislative action plan will provide an effective solution.”

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