Rep. Carney, along with Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL), Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE), and Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) introduced a bill that would combat billions of dollars in waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Among its provisions, the Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures Act of 2013 (H.R. 2305), also known as the PRIME Act, would: enact stronger penalties for Medicare fraud; curb improper payments and establish stronger fraud and waste prevention strategies to help phase out the practice of "pay and chase"; curb the theft of physician identities; expand the fraud identification and reporting work of the Senior Medicare Patrol; take steps to help states identify and prevent Medicaid overpayments; and improve the sharing of fraud data across agencies and programs.

Additional information about the PRIME Act:
• Section-By-Section summary here
• Fact Sheet here

The PRIME Act continues to receive support from a wide range of groups. Support letters include:
Citizens Against Government Waste
Center for American Progress
National Taxpayers Union
America’s Health Insurance Plans
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Chiropractic Association
National Coalition on Health Care