Accession Number:

ADA402404

Title:

Medicare: Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program for Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The Medicare program is the nations largest health insurer with almost 40 million beneficiaries and outlays of over 219 billion annually. Because of the susceptibility of the program to fraud and abuse, the Congress enacted the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control HCFAC Program as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 HIPAA, Public Law 104-91. HCFAC, which is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services HHS Office of Inspector General OIG and the Department of Justice DOJ, established a national framework to coordinate federal, state, and local law enforcement efforts to detect, prevent, and prosecute health care fraud and abuse in the public and private sectors.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE