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The Trump administration is focused on limiting government and eliminating waste and they are succeeding. According to a new report, the Trump administration is eliminating medicare waste.
According to The Daily Wire:
On Thursday, the Trump Administration’s Health and Human Services Department (HHS) announced that the 2019 Medicare Fee-For-Service Improper Payment Rate is now the lowest since 2010, thus strengthening the Medicare system by cutting out waste.
HHS reported, “Estimated improper payments for Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) declines more than $7 billion from FY 2017-2019.” HHS explained, “Improper payments represent payments that don’t meet program requirements – intentional or otherwise –and contribute to inaccurate spending of Americans’ tax dollars.”
As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services explained:
The Improper Payments Information Act of 2002 (IPIA), as amended by the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 and the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012, requires CMS to periodically review programs it administers, identify programs that may be susceptible to significant improper payments, estimate the amount of improper payments, and report on the improper payment estimates and the Agency’s actions to reduce improper payments in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) annual Agency Financial Report (AFR). The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has identified Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS), Medicare Part C, and Medicare Part D; Medicaid; and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as at-risk for significant improper payments.
This is just another win for the Trump administration and American taxpayers.