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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

CMS covers 100 million people through Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program and soon, through the Health Insurance Marketplace. But coverage isn’t our only goal. To achieve a high quality health care system, we also aim for better care … Continue reading

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Medicare Improperly Paid Millions of Dollars for Prescription Drugs Provided to Incarcerated Beneficiaries

An individual is eligible for Medicare Part D benefits if he or she is entitled to Medicare benefits under Part A or enrolled in Part B and lives in the service area of a Part D plan. Federal regulations specify … Continue reading

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Hospital Falsely Attested to MU for Cash

The former chief financial officer of a Texas hospital was recently indicted for wrongly claiming nearly $1 million in federal electronic health record incentives. Joe White, former CFO of now-closed Shelby Regional Medical Center in Center, Texas, was charged with … Continue reading

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Medicare’s Reform Initiatives

Medicare’s delivery system reform initiatives achieve significant savings and quality improvements – off to a strong start Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released findings on a number of its initiatives to reform the health care delivery … Continue reading

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Medicare Provider Charge Data

As part of the Obama administration’s work to make our health care system more affordable and accountable, data is being released that show significant variation across the country and within communities in what providers charge for common services. These data … Continue reading

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CMS Initiative to Improve Health Outcomes in Sparsely Populated Areas

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a request for applications for the Frontier Community Health Integration Project. In collaboration with the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), this … Continue reading

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Medicare Compliance Program Policy and Guidance

Medicare’s Website provides detailed information on their Compliance Program Policy and Guidance. Click here for the CMS Website.

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