The Government Holds A Summit About Health Care Fraud, Excludes Providers

summit.jpgHHS held a National Summit on Health Care Fraud in late January. The purpose was to bring together “leaders from the public and private sectors to identify and discuss innovative ways to eliminate fraud, waste and abuse in the U.S. health care system.” However, groups representing providers who were initially approached about participation are angry at being shut out after being told that the meeting was for law enforcement and insurance company investigators. The providers have a point. If the government truly wants to know about waste in the system, shouldn’t they be seeking input from people in the system? The providers are angry, calling the exclusion a demonstration of government incompetence.
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To read the transcript of the speech made by Attorney General Eric Holder at the Summit on Health Care Fraud click: here.