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2012-02-28 06:30:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Miner, an advocate for people living with disabilities, is concerned that many Medicare beneficiaries in California may lose access to power mobility devices that allow them to remain independent in their homes rather than confined to nursing homes and care facilities. Across the country in Pittsburgh, PA, Georgie Blackburn, a home medical equipment provider, fears that Medicare regulations, as well as some new ones poised...

2012-02-27 13:16:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation, a national consortium of home healthcare leaders dedicated to improving the nation's healthcare system by supporting research and education, has announced its Clinically Appropriate and Cost-Effective Placement (CACEP) Project. An unprecedented home health research initiative, this project examines Medicare claims data to determine how the appropriate use of care settings...

2012-02-24 14:40:00

Medicaid and Medicare are a Hot Topic in Obama´s Budget New York, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2012 New York doctors are all watching the President´s budget battle with a jaundiced eye today. Many experts have indicated that deficit concerns will prompt cuts to the popular Medicaid and Medicare programs over a ten year period. According to the New York Times: New spending and targeted tax increases seem far more gaudy than the $638 billion in spending cuts the White House is claiming...

2012-02-14 12:32:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Regulatory Effectiveness reports that the President's Budget proposes to slash reimbursement to state Medicaid programs for beneficiaries who use home oxygen and other Durable Medical Equipment. The proposed budget would cripple the ability of Medicaid beneficiaries to remain in their homes. Instead of protecting the viability of home medical care as a cost-saving alternative to more frequent hospital admittances and...

2012-02-09 22:15:00

Over the past two years, Nolan & Auerbach, P.A. has successfully concluded nearly a dozen multi-million dollar qui tam actions, resulting in over $1.3 billion, for the United States Treasury. Today, Nolan & Auerbach, P.A. announces the $11 million healthcare fraud settlement of a whistleblower´s False Claims Act case against Dava Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) February 09, 2012 Over the past two years, Nolan & Auerbach, P.A. has successfully concluded...

2012-01-31 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A whistleblower law passed 25 years ago to little fanfare has helped the government recover more than $30 billion and become the government's most successful weapon in the fight against Medicare fraud, defense contractor fraud and other types of fraud against the government. The Department of Justice is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the amended False Claims Act by hosting an event today that will feature some of the key players in the law's...

2012-01-25 08:00:00

In 2010 the US GAO estimated that Medicare fraud alone was at least $60 billion dollars in the United States. This number does not reflect an estimate of what Medicaid fraud could be. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center is on a mission to help corporate whistleblowers step forward to potentially get huge rewards, provided they possess solid proof of multi million dollar wrong doing, and they are the first to step forward. The Corporate Whistle Blower Center says, "Medicare, and Medicaid fraud...

2012-01-12 16:51:00

No Cost of Living Adjustment, Additional 4% SNF PPS Rebasing Cut Further Undermines U.S. Seniors WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Noting the nation's Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) sector is already surviving on razor-thin overall operating margins, reeling from a recent 11.1 percent Medicare funding reduction, and facing $127 billion in Medicare funding cuts in the FY 2012-21 budget window, the Alliance for Quality Nursing Home Care today expressed strong...

2012-01-10 20:00:00

Protica, Inc. today announced that it has been approved as a Medicare supplier by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Protica Research can now begin making its protein drinks and other medical foods available to Medicare patients for reimbursement. Whitehall, PA (PRWEB) January 10, 2012 Protica, Inc. announced that it has been approved as a Medicare supplier by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Protica Research can now begin making its protein drinks...

2011-12-19 13:41:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee and the top Democratic appropriator for the Department of Justice, issues this statement: "The Obama Administration is not only reforming how healthcare is delivered to Americans. It is making dramatic strides to expose fraud in healthcare and Medicare payments and achieve financial recovery at record levels. "The Justice Department under Attorney...