Proposed bill in Vermont would cut down on Medicaid provider fraud

November 08, 2015

Vermont officials are supporting federal legislation that cracks down on Medicaid fraud. Rep. Peter Welch is a lead sponsor of this bill. Welch's bill creates a national clearinghouse to identify healthcare providers who have defrauded the program. Welch says he's been able to garner a lot of bi-partisan support for his bill. Attorney General Bill Sorrell says the proposed law could also be used to help target drug companies that try to market their products for conditions other than the ones that they have been approved for.
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