GAO updates challenges for improper Medicare, Medicaid payments

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Somewhere along the line, annual spending for Medicare and Medicaid hit the $1 trillion mark. More than half is Medicaid. Too much of that money goes out as improper payments and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has been on the Government Accountability Office’s high risk list for a while. Carolyn Yocom, the GAO’s director of health care issues, gave highlights of the latest progress report on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.