The federal government is weighing requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to disclose Medicare payment and performance data for doctors, Medscape reported.
About 58 percent of seniors, including those over the age of 65, are worried that their health plan may be cancelled because it doesn't meet Affordable Care Act requirements.
Legislation that would permanently repeal Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) may be in jeopardy after Republicans inserted language that would delay the Affordable Care Act's mandate requiring that all individuals obtain health insurance, NPR reported.
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights convened last week to determine if hospitals across the country are violating the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act by "dumping" mentally ill and other patients.
While the imaging volume for Medicare beneficiaries temporarily fell from 2011 to 2012, the level at which these services are being used is still much higher than it was a decade ago.
Physiatrist Joseph A. Raia, M.D. agreed to repay $1.5 million in assessments and civil monetary penalties (CMP) and accept a 15-year exclusion from federal healthcare programs to settle allegations of defrauding Medicare, the Office of Inspector General announced.
Federal agents last week raided the corporate headquarters of a New York-based radiology company, seizing records associated with an investigation into allegations that the company engaged in fraud by overbilling Medicare for its services.
A proposed bill may keep the government from classifying hospitals and healthcare providers as federal contractors or subcontractors because they receive federal payments.
The American College of Radiology, along with 40 other medical organizations, is calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to provide Medicare coverage of low-dose CT screening for patients at high-risk for lung cancer.
Rep. Jim Renacci (R-Ohio), along with a bipartisan group of legislators, introduced a bill this week to adjust the formula the Department of Health and Human Services uses to penalize hospitals with high readmission rates.