A bipartisan group of Senate Finance Committee members has released a report summarizing recommendations solicited from public and private sector health care stakeholders for improving efforts to address Medicare and Medicaid waste, fraud, and abuse. During the new session of Congress, the Senators intend to review and consider the proposals and recommendations submitted by approximately 150 individual health care professionals, corporate stakeholders, and associations and work to develop administrative recommendations and potential legislative actions. In general, the stakeholder recommendations focus on five areas: improper payments, beneficiary protection, audit burden, data management, and enforcement . Recommendations include, for example, eliminating duplication in federal and state Medicare/Medicaid anti-fraud programs, improving the efficiency of the various CMS audit contractors, and creating an advisory panel to provide clinical input as part of contractor oversight.