Posts Tagged ‘Center for Public Integrity’

Fraud-Fighters Being Laid Off

July 1, 2013


Florida, one of the nation’s hotspots for Medicare and Medicaid fraud, is at particular risk as budget changes in Washington combine to force the layoff this year of 400 employees of the Inspector General’s office at the Department of Health and Human Services.

The Center for Public Integrity reports that the staff-shedding began in January and resulted in 1,200 complaints going without investigation last year. The sequester – automatic across-the-board cuts that went into effect because of Congress’ inability to resolve its internal disputes – is only part of the reason. (more…)