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China to tighten supervision on medicare funds

Updated: Nov 22,2018 6:52 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s National Healthcare Security Administration said on Nov 21 it will soon launch a nationwide campaign to combat medicare fund fraud.

The administration said the campaign will target medical institutions, drugstores and the insured, focusing on violations including the fraudulent use of social security cards and falsification of medical documents.

“The supervision and management of medicare funds still need to be enhanced,” said Huang Huabo, an official with the administration, responding to two recently exposed cases of medicare fund fraud in Shenyang, Northeast China’s Liaoning province.

“The administration will comprehensively enhance its supervision on the funds,” Huang said, adding it will improve the supervision mechanism and impose tougher punishments.

The administration also encouraged the public to report illegal activities.