Ways and Means hearing to examine Medicare waste

Thursday, April 24, 2014

WASHINGTON – The House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee will hold a hearing on policies that address Medicare waste, fraud and abuse on April 30 at 2 p.m., according to a bulletin from The VGM Group. The subcommittee is expected to hear from the Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and CMS’s Center for Program Integrity about different ways to curb abuses. “It is very clear that problems with Medicare waste, fraud, and abuse persist,” said Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, in a press release from the committee. “The Medicare trust fund is already headed towards insolvency and every dollar of fraud is a dollar not dedicated to providing quality care for our nation’s seniors.” The hearing will take place in room 1100 of the Longworth House Office Building.