Health Care Fraud and Revenue Recovery Firms: Hearing Before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, June 20, 1990, Volume 4

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Page 69 - Do you swear that the testimony you are about to give before this subcommittee will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God ? Mr.
Page 17 - We are indeed delighted to have you here today, and do you want to remain standing and raise your right hand? Do you swear the testimony you give before this subcommittee will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God? Mr.
Page 72 - Subcommittee is in recess, subject to the call of the Chairman. [Whereupon, at...
Page 177 - As investigators for fraud and abuse in the health care area, we are seeing a nationwide proliferation of allegations of kickbacks, fraud and poor testing by laboratories.
Page 178 - These other activities include "misinterpreting" entries in the records or by simply making them up, upcoding, and unbundling. These unbilled services are submitted to third party payers for reimbursement. In addition to costing patients, insurance companies, and the Medicare program millions of dollars, our concerns with these billings take on alarming and new meaning in light of the growing sophistication being demonstrated by those submitting recovery billings to Medicare. Our investigators have...
Page 57 - ... be impaired by the existence of circumstances which reasonable people might believe likely to influence independence. To be independent, the auditor must be intellectually honest; to be recognized as independent, he must be free from any obligation to or interest in the client, its management, or its owners.
Page 175 - Mr. HORN. Thank you very much, Mr. Hast. We appreciate all of the fine work that you have done, and we now move to John E. Hartwig, the Deputy Inspector General for Investigations of the Department of Health and Human Services, with responsibility for the Health Care Financing Administration. Mr. HARTWIG. Good morning, Mr. Chairman and members of the subcommittee. It is my pleasure to appear before you today to talk about our efforts and accomplishments in the continuing fight against Medicare fraud....
Page 17 - So with your permission, I would like to enter that into the record also.* Mr.
Page 5 - Senator Cohen. OPENING STATEMENT OF SENATOR COHEN Senator COHEN. Mr. Chairman, I have a very brief statement that I would like to have entered into the record.
Page 175 - ... responsible for overseeing the more than 200 programs for our Department. He focus our efforts and resources on the Social Security and Medicare programs. These programs account for over 80 percent of the Department's budget. He pay special attention to preserving quality of service and care to the 50 million aged, infirm and disadvantaged who are beneficiaries of our Department's programs. The sheer magnitude of these programs make them vulnerable to waste, abuse and fraud.