Faces Behind the Red Tape – Chapter 3: Leveling the Playing Field for Audit Standards

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DearMedicareThis story is Chapter 3 of a three-part series exploring the impact of Medicare audits on home care recipients and providers. We recommend reading Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 for a well-rounded background on this issue. “There is fraud, we all know that there is fraud and abuse of the system, but you are going after the good guys to make up the dollar difference. You are not addressing the real fraud issues,” Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC) passionately stated in a 2014 Energy and Commerce hearing on Medicare fraud. Rep. Ellmers joins a growing list of federal legislators, both Democrat and Republican, who are questioning Medicare’s rampant audits of home medical equipment providers and hospitals. Read more.