Senators Grassley, Wyden Call For More Billing Transparency

Diana Manos | Government Health IT | June 5, 2013

“Medicare is a $500 billion program with billions of dollars going out in error each year,” Grassley said June 4 in a news release. “The bad actors get bigger and bolder all the time. They stay out of law enforcement’s reach all too often. It’s time to try new things.”

“More transparency about billing and payments increases public understanding of where tax dollars go and foster accountability. The bad actors might be dissuaded if they knew their actions were subject to the light of day,” he said.