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CMS touts prevention efforts

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07/20/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS’s efforts to reduce improper payments have saved nearly $42 billion, according to a new report.

Hard-fought bid delay fails

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07/15/2016

WASHINGTON – Congress has failed to pass a bill that would delay a second round of Medicare reimbursement cuts for three months, until Sept. 30.

Bill seeks improvements to vent category

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07/15/2016

WASHINGTON – A bill that would create medical necessity standards and boost payments for ventilators was introduced in the Senate July 14.

Joint mobility conference breaks records

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07/15/2016

ARLINGTON, Va. – The decision to combine two mobility-related conferences involving three organizations has paid off, organizers say.

Whistleblower details alleged fraud at Lincare

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07/15/2016

CLEARWATER, Fla. – A former employee says Lincare has been knowingly defrauding the government of millions of dollars by allegedly billing false claims to Medicare.

In brief: Growth in healthcare spending lower than average, CMS backs unique device identifiers

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07/15/2016

WASHINGTON – Total healthcare spending growth is expected to average 5.8% annually over 2015-2025, according to a report published July 13 by Health Affairs and authored by CMS’s Office of the Actuary.

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