|Braley Announces Nearly $100,000 to Combat Medicare Fraud in Iowa|
|News Releases - Health, Medicine & Nutrition|
|Written by Amanda Bowman|
|Tuesday, 25 September 2012 14:08|
Waterloo, IA – Today, Representative Bruce Braley (IA-01) announced that the Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging, Inc. has been awarded $99,957 from the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Administration on Aging’s Senior Medical Patrol Capacity Building Grant. The agency is located in Waterloo.
“Protecting Iowa seniors from fraudulent claims and inaccurate information is important to ensuring Medicare funds are going to the right people, at the right amount,” Braley said. “These funds will go towards educating seniors and helping Iowans protect themselves from fraud.”
The grant will assist the agency in helping Iowa seniors combat Medicare fraud by recruiting and training retired professionals and other senior citizens about how to recognize and report instances or patterns of health care fraud. The knowledge helps them to protect themselves from the economic and health-related consequences of Medicare and Medicaid fraud, error and abuse.
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