The U.S . Department of Health and Human Services has released its Fiscal Year 2013 “Budget in Brief,” an overview of how HHS proposes to spend the close to $1 billion in budget authority for HHS requested in President Obama’s 2013 budget request. Program integrity is a top priority, with HHS noting that over the last three years, Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control (which comprises $610 million of the budget request) has produced a “return on investment” of $7.20 for every dollar spent. Among the key initiatives these funds will support are a continued emphasis on improper fee-for-service payments by Medicare, expansion of the Health Care Fraud Prevention and Enforcement Action Team (HEAT) task forces, and “an increased focused on civil fraud, such as off-label marketing and pharmaceutical fraud.” (page 62).
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