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Next Week: Rubio Staff Hosts Mobile Office Hours

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) office will host in-person and virtual Mobile Office Hours next week to assist constituents with federal casework issues in their respective local communities. These office hours offer constituents who do not live close to one of...

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Rubio Habla en Maxima 92.5 de Tampa Bay

El senador estadounidense Marco Rubio (R-FL) habló con Nio Encendio de Maxima 92.5 de Tampa Bay, sobre cómo la inflación ha impactado a las familias, sobre las olas de migración ilegal, sobre el juicio político de Biden vs. el de Trump, sobre el canje de prisioneros...

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ICYMI: Rubio Joins All Things Considered

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined National Public Radio’s All Things Considered to discuss his plan to expand the child tax credit for working families. See below for the full transcript and listen to the edited interview here. On the connection between the child...

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Stopping Medicare Fraud

Sep 14, 2011 | Blog

Today, Senator Mark Kirk (IL) introduced a bill to establish a smart card pilot program under the Medicare program which would curb the estimated $60 billion per year of waste, fraud, and abuse in the Medicare system. I am proud to be a cosponsor of this bill. Medicare is already facing long-term challenges, so we need to protect seniors and prevent people from abusing the system.

This bill would create a common access card for Medicare recipients. This card would help curb fraud by:

  • Verifying beneficiaries are authorized to receive services and pharmaceuticals or equipment being prescribed;
  • Verifying providers are authorized to provide those services and bill Medicare;
  • Preventing imposters from posing as beneficiaries or providers, thereby thwarting fraudulent transactions; and
  • Verifying and coding each transaction to prevent phantom billing, processing errors and durable medical equipment (DME) abuse.