Medicare Fraud: Moratoria Miss the Mark
Improving Competition in Medicare: Removing Moratoria and Expanding Access
May 19, 2015
Medicare fraud is a serious problem. The Medicare bureaucracy has the power to impose moratoria on new providers in geographic or program areas it deems susceptible to fraud. However, preventing new competitors from providing Medicare benefits reduces competition and cannot reduce fraud by incumbent providers. A better way would be to give Medicare beneficiaries a financial interest in combatting fraud.