A new proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services would put a lot more money behind rewards for information on individuals or entities engaging in Medicare fraud and abuse.

Under current rules, a reward is limited to 10 percent of overpayments recovered in a case or $1,000, whichever is less. Now, CMS proposes raising the reward to 15 percent of the final amount collected, up to a reward cap of $9.9 million.

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