Deficit Reduction Act Mandates Education on Fraud and Whistleblowers

Richard P. Kusserow | August 2013

On February 8, 2006, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) was signed into law. Chapter 3 of Title VI specifically focuses on the reduction of fraud, waste, and abuse in the Medicaid program. It provides in part that any entity participating in Medicaid in the amount of at least $5,000,000 annually must establish written policies providing employees education about false claims recovery and include a discussion of pertinent laws, employee rights, and policies for detecting and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse.

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Richard P. Kusserow established Strategic Management Services, LLC, after retiring from being the DHHS Inspector General, and has assisted over 3,000 health care organizations and entities in developing, implementing and assessing compliance programs.