Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to Be Revised

Current rules make it difficult for hospitals and doctors to work together, officials say

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Revision of decades-old Medicare rules meant to prevent fraud has been proposed by the Trump administration.

The rules targeted for overhaul were meant to deter self-dealing and financial kickbacks among hospitals, clinics, and doctors but are now considered an obstacle to coordinating better patient care, according to the Associated Press.

The complex requirements of the rules make it difficult for hospitals and doctors to work together, according to government officials.

The changes to the rules could take months and will be closely monitored by the health care industry and patient advocates, the AP reported.

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