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2013-05-16 12:31:14

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On behalf of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a coalition of community - and hospital-based home healthcare agencies dedicated to developing innovative reforms to improve the program integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors - Chairman Billy Tauzin (R-LA) and Senator John Breaux (D-LA) made the following statement: "Yesterday's announcement that the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has charged...

Medical Costs Vary Greatly Between Hospitals
2013-05-10 05:33:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The amount that hospitals charge the US government for common inpatient procedures — and the amount that those medical facilities receive for services rendered — varies greatly, according to information released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “As part of the Obama administration´s work to make our health care system more affordable and accountable, data are being...

2013-04-30 23:04:56

Delving Into the Details: Medicare Wage Index Explained Cleveland (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 In Northeast Ohio, close to 40 percent of payments hospitals receive come from the Medicare program, making Medicare reimbursement a key component of hospitals´ bottom lines. A crucial factor in determining the amount of Medicare reimbursement a hospital receives stems from wage index, a factor used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to account for regional differences in the...

2013-04-09 23:00:19

Jury acquits Creizman LLC client charged with money laundering conspiracy related to health care fraud after seven-week trial in Brooklyn Federal Court New York, New York (PRWEB) April 10, 2013 After a 7-week criminal trial charging multiple defendants with health care fraud and money laundering conspiracy, a Brooklyn federal jury acquitted Creizman LLC client Yelena Galper. Ms. Galper was arrested and charged with participating in a money laundering conspiracy in November 2011. The...

2013-04-08 23:02:32

The Corporate Whistle Blower Center is urging physicians, pharmaceutical industry insiders, or employees at any large pharmacy retail store chain to step forward for possibly huge rewards, if they can prove system wide off labeling schemes, price fixing, kick backs, or what would seem like an endless line of scams designed to cheat the US taxpayers, and Medicare. For more information physicians, or pharmaceutical industry reps, or insiders are urged to contact the Whistle Blower Center at...

2013-03-05 08:30:21

NEW YORK, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Durable Medical Equipment companies continue their rally to protect Medicare Beneficiaries who will fall victim to the alarming changes instituted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Durable Medical Equipment companies from across New York have aligned in their effort to safeguard Medicare Beneficiaries. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that Round 2 of its bidding process, which is expected to begin...

2013-02-27 20:23:28

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ValueOptions(®), a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, today announced that Nancy Martin has joined the company as Senior Vice President, National Network Services and Medicare Advantage Health Plan Operations. In this position, Martin oversees all national network operations, including provider relations, contracting and credentialing services. She also is responsible for ValueOptions'...

2013-02-21 23:01:43

Bert Louthian, a Columbia qui tam lawsuit attorney, encourages whistleblowers with knowledge of fraudulent activity to come forward, fight fraud and potentially claim significant cash rewards. Columbia, S.C. (PRWEB) February 21, 2013 With the federal government recovering more and more taxpayer dollars lost to health care billing fraud, South Carolina False Claims Act attorney Bert Louthian today praised government efforts and success in using whistleblower lawsuits to reclaim taxpayer...

2013-02-11 16:28:18

New HHS OIG report underscores need to prevent fraudulent payments before they occur WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare - a coalition of home healthcare agencies dedicated to developing innovative reforms to improve the program integrity, quality, and efficiency of home healthcare for our nation's seniors - today commended the Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services for the healthcare fraud recovery reported in...

2013-02-11 15:59:40

Government Teams Recovered $4.2 Billion in FY 2012 Attorney General Eric Holder and Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released a new report showing that for every dollar spent on health care-related fraud and abuse investigations in the last three years, the government recovered $7.90.  This is the highest three-year average return on investment in the 16-year history of the Health Care Fraud and Abuse (HCFAC) Program. The government´s health...