The Medicare Fraud Strike has charged 20 Detroiters with bilking Medicare out of more than $34 million by filing fraudulent claims for physician home visits, home and outpatient healthcare, and chiropractic and psychotherapy services, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday.
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Debate continues about whether releasing healthcare provider payment data publicly is a good idea: Proponents say it will show taxpayers where their healthcare dollars are spent and how provider choices affect their pocketbooks. Opponents say, besides misleading the public, releasing payment data may increase healthcare costs.
During a Congressional hearing on Wednesday, policy experts debated in their testimonies whether the healthcare reform law's funding cuts to Medicare Advantage insurers will lead to higher costs and lower enrollment.
The Obama administration will announce later this month that 100,000 people signed up for health coverage through HealthCare.gov in November, for a quadrupling in enrollments from October's lower-than-expected 27,000 sign-ups, according to a person familiar with the federal health insurance exchange website.
The Affordable Care Act's prohibition of discrimination against people with pre-existing conditions and its removal of payment caps may help two groups that have faced insurance barriers to quality healthcare: HIV and AIDS patients and the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services can do a better job monitoring the work of zone program integrity contractors (ZPIC) responsible for finding and investigating potential Medicare fraud, concludes a report from the Government Accountability Office.
There's no mistaking the fact that healthcare costs continue to rise regardless of whether quality of care improves. So the Commonwealth Fund examines if it's possible to get better care at lower costs, analyzing several payment reform initiatives already underway.
Researchers found Americans with health insurance are more apt to get preventive care to cut their risk of illness, but having insurance doesn't mean people will indulge in risky behaviors since they don't have to pay as much to treat ensuing health problems.
The Office of Inspector General released an updated strategic plan that sets four broad goals to guide the agency's oversight of more than 300 government programs through 2018: fighting fraud, waste and abuse; promoting quality, safety and value; securing the future; and advancing excellence and innovation.