Government Cracks Down on Violators as Medicare Fraud Increases

The federal government is about to announce a national effort to fight Medicare fraud by looking at billing by medical equipment suppliers. There has been an increase in Medicare fraud, particularly in Southern California and South Florida where Medicare are plenty. The crackdown is a nationwide effort by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as part of its plan to require medical equipment suppliers to face stricter background checks and inspections with short notice. These Medicare changes are bound to lead to the revocation of Medicare billing privileges and prosecutions for companies engaged in Medicare fraud.

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