The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced a partnership to leverage CMS’s program integrity tools to detect and prevent fraud within VA programs.  The collaboration will focus on applying state-of-the-art data analytics tools and best practices identified by CMS to VA claims payment processes.  In addition to capitalizing on the lessons learned by CMS, the VA has also indicated that it will invite industry experts to demonstrate their capabilities for detecting and preventing fraud, waste, and abuse and recovering improper payments later this spring.