On March 10, 2010, the White House released a “Presidential Memorandum Regarding Finding and Recapturing Improper Payments.” Under this initiative, all federal departments and agencies are directed to expand and intensify their use of “payment recapture audits” under their current authority to combat fraud and abuse in federal programs. As under the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor program, private auditors will review government payments and receive compensation based on the amount of improper payments they identify and are reclaimed. The White House estimates that using payment recapture audits will save at least $2 billion over the next three years. The President also is calling for enactment of legislation to expand the government’s authority to use such audits to additional circumstances.