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Ways and Means Members Propose Bipartisan Legislation to Address Medicare Fraud

December 5, 2014—Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chair Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Ranking Member Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) Dec. 2 introduced the Protecting the Integrity of Medicare Act (PIMA) of 2014, bipartisan legislation to reform Medicare’s anti-fraud programs.

The legislation is a combination of numerous bipartisan policy proposals introduced by Ways and Means committee members and aims to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse within the Medicare program and protect the nation’s seniors.

In a press release, Chairman Brady stated the legislation takes “important steps toward preventing fraud within Medicare, including removing social security numbers from Medicare cards and improving coordination and education between Medicare contractors and the doctors and hospitals that serve our seniors.”

Highlighting the bipartisan nature of the proposal, Rep. McDermott added, “Although I continue to have reservations regarding certain provisions, I have agreed to join in this effort because I believe that the American people deserve a collaborative approach to this nonpartisan issue.”

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Len Marquez
Director, Government Relations
Telephone: 202-862-6281
Email: lmarquez@aamc.org

Courtney Summers
Senior Legislative Analyst
Telephone: 202-862-6042
Email: csummers@aamc.org

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