Medicaid Acronym of the Day – HCFAC

Since inception in 1997, the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control (HCFAC) Program has been at the forefront of the fight against health care fraud, waste, and abuse. Since 2010, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General (HHS OIG), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have been able to expand their capacity to fight fraud and abuse by using powerful, new anti-fraud tools to protect Medicare and Medicaid by shifting from a “pay and chase” approach toward fraud prevention. Through the groundbreaking Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership, stronger relationships have been built between the government and the private sector to help protect all consumers.

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