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HEARING: Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on Improving Efforts to Combat Health Care Fraud

March 02, 2011

Focus Of The Hearing:
The hearing will focus on current policies and programs designed to prevent and punish Medicare fraud, as well as new and innovative practices aimed at preventing health care fraud in the private sector. The hearing will also explore how the public sector and private sector can learn from each other about new tools to combat Medicare fraud, waste, and abuse.

Chairman Boustany Opening Statement

Witness List:


Peter Budetti, M.D.
Deputy Administrator and Director, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Lewis Morris
Chief Counsel, Office of Inspector General


Karen Ignagni
President and CEO, America’s Health Insurance Plans
Testimony (Truth in Testimony)

Louis Saccoccio
Executive Director, National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association
Testimony (Truth in Testimony)

Aghaegbuna “Ike” Odelugo,
Plead guilty to state and federal charges related to Medicare fraud. According to the Department of Justice, the total amount paid by Medicare as a result of Odelugo’s scheme was approximately $9,933,354.27*.  He has been assisting law enforcement while awaiting sentencing in May.
Testimony (Truth in Testimony)




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