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ICYMI: Rubio Joins Fox News Sunday

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) joined Fox News Sunday with Shannon Bream to discuss the illegal migration crisis and Ukraine. Watch the full interview on YouTube and Rumble. On how to resolve the border crisis: “The realistic path forward, if we want to end this...

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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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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.