The US House of Representatives’ Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care & Entitlements, on May 20, 2014 held a hearing entitled “Medicare Mismanagement:  Oversight of the Federal Government Effort to Recapture Funds.”  Witnesses were:

  • Shantanu Agrawal, MD, Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”);
  • Ms. Kathleen King, Director, Health Care, US Government Accountability Office; and
  • Mr. Brian P. Ritchie, Assistant Inspector General for Audit Services, Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services.

Members questioned the witnesses regarding Recovery Audit Contractors and the apparent lack of limitations on, and oversight of, their activities.  Review the witness testimony and other information regarding the hearing.

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