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Medicare & Medicaid News
Fighting Medicaid Fraud,
Waste, and Abuse Through Education - Medicare Blog
By Ted Doolittle, CMS
Deputy Director, Center for Program Integrity
Nov. 7, 2013 - The Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants everyone to
join in the fight against fraud, waste, and abuse as
part of our comprehensive strategy to protect
federal health care programs and taxpayer dollars.
We are now making it easier than ever before for
health care providers, managed care plans, and
individuals and families with Medicaid benefits to
use the education and training materials on the new
Medicaid Program Integrity website.
Resources available on the
website include videos, fact sheets, and checklists,
made specifically for providers and beneficiaries.
These tools are national in scope, but some
information can be personalized by your State of
residence (or where you live) upon request.
the key resources is a brochure on how people with
Medicaid can protect themselves and the Medicaid
program from fraud. You can also email
MedicaidProviderEducation@cms.hhs.gov for the
state contact number for reporting fraud.
State program integrity
professionals and counselors will also find valuable
education and training materials on the site all
available at no cost. We have developed toolkits to
address hot issues and frequently asked questions
about Medicaid program integrity, including
beneficiary protections and compliance resources for
dental professionals and managed care
Take a moment to learn more about
the CMS Medicaid Program Integrity education and
training materials available by clicking on
this link, that will take you to the CMS.gov
Click here to join our listserv to receive
timely notices of new material as it becomes
available. Listserv members are also notified when
new training, education, or speaking events are
We value your feedback,
recommendations, questions, and requests and
encourage you to e-mail the Education Medicaid
Integrity Contractor at
Thank you for being a partner
in Medicaid program integrity!
And for more information on
CMSs efforts to protect consumers in the Health
Insurance Marketplace, please visit:
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