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DoD Wants to Impose CMPs on Those Who Defraud TRICARE Print E-mail
Written by Vitale Health Law   
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 12:04
Plagued by fraud and abuse targeting its TRICARE program, the U.S. Department of Defense, on May 1, issued a proposed rule that would allow it to impose civil monetary  penalties (CMPs) against providers and suppliers who commit fraud and abuse against the TRICARE program. The new rule would create the "Military Health Care Fraud and Abuse Prevention Program."

TRICARE is the federal healthcare program that provides benefits to the military, military retirees and their families. DoD says the authority is necessary because of the Department of Justice's limited resources to go after those who commit fraud against TRICARE.

Instead of re-inventing the wheel, DoD proposes to adopt "well-established CMP rules and procedures" used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services "to enable both TRICARE and TRICARE providers to rely upon Medicare precedents and guidance issued by the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) regarding conduct that implicates" the CMP law.
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