Grassley points finger at Medicare
It turns out that, for the most part, CMS turned a blind eye when, over a period of three years, it received more than 30 warnings from inspectors of fraud infiltrating the Medicare program. The AP was fed the story by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa.
The Bride trailer What did CMS have to say for itself?
Despite the lapses, Obama's Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services typically responds to fraud warnings promptly, and has investigated more than 300 since 2006. She was not satisfied that all fraud alerts were receiving sufficient responses and her office is implementing a new process for tracking the red flags.
Grassley wants the agency to respond to future fraud warnings within two months and Sebelius agreed.