South Carolina has received approval from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to launch a program that would integrate the care of its dual-eligibles population, AHA News Now reported.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has allocated hundreds of millions of dollars to rooting out and preventing fraud in Medicare and Medicaid, but a new report shows HHS fraud prevention programs might not be effective.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has taken steps to prevent and recover Medicare payments made to deceased members, but it still needs to boost safeguards, a report from the Office of Inspector General found.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced this week it will delay the release of the final revision of Medicare's 2014 physician fee schedule.
Raising the Medicare eligibility age from 65 to 67 as a way to reduce the deficit would save far less money than previously thought, according to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office.
In its 2013 State of Healthcare Quality Report, the National Committee for Quality Assurance exposed trends affecting people at opposite ends of life: Preschool immunization rates improved in some areas but remained low in others, while drug dependence treatment for Medicare beneficiaries declined.
The continuing probe into kickbacks allegedly paid by the now-closed Sacred Heart Hospital in Chicago has widened with the indictment of two more hospital executives and a physician who worked at the facility, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana will no longer offer stand-alone prescription drug coverage to its Medicare members, the company said in a letter to its members, reported The Times-Picayune.
The number of individual providers offering lines of credit to Medicare-eligible patients to pay for care is mushrooming and possibly altering the relationships between the two parties, the N ew York Times reported.
First-level appeals of Part A Medicare claims for hospital inpatient care and home healthcare have zoomed between 2008 and 2012, while rulings in favor of providers have declined dramatically, AHA News Now reported.