The federal health reform law will arm Medicare anti-fraud teams with sophisticated tools and funding to better identify individuals seeking to profit from the program. Estimates show that as much as $65 billion of the $750 billion paid annually to more than 1.5 million Medicare providers is lost to fraud.

The ACA, combined with other measures, will equip federal officials with aggressive anti-fraud computer systems that can sift through millions of Medicare claims daily. In addition, Congress is expected to distribute about $340 million in additional funding to government anti-fraud initiatives over the next 10 years.