TheÂ Department of Health and Human ServicesÂ has partnered with the Department of Veterans AffairsÂ to share data, analytics tools and strategies in efforts to mitigate fraud, waste and abuse in government healthcare programs.
VA said TuesdayÂ it also plans toÂ invite experts from industry in April to demonstrate tools and methods to detect fraudulent,Â wastefulÂ or otherwise improper claims.
Seema Verma, administrator of theÂ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said that CMS intends to share expertiseÂ lessons learned to help eliminate wrongdoing in VA healthcare programs.
VA Secretary David Shulkin said the effortÂ marks a step toward meeting the White House’s 10-point VA reform plan through collaboration with other federal agencies.
CMS has estimated that its program integrity efforts helped the department’s Medicare program generate $17 billion in fiscal 2015 savings.