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CMS ‘locks door to vault’

New 'affiliations' authority allows CMS to identify individuals and organizations that pose an undue risk of fraud, waste and abuse based on their relationships with other previously sanctioned entities

WASHINGTON – CMS has issued a final rule that creates several new revocation and denial authorities to bolster the agency’s efforts to stop waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare, Medi

Allstate Insurance sues slew of DME entities


HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. – Allstate Insurance seeks to recover $6.6 million in damages for alleged medical insurance fraud from 47 New York- and Florida-based DME entities and owners, according to a press release. The complaint, filed in the U.S.

Woman sentenced for $11M fraud scheme


LAS VEGAS – A Nevada woman who defrauded Medicare of $11.1 million in an HME billing scheme was sentenced to more than four years in prison, according to a press release.

In brief: Lawmakers make fraud recommendations, Sleep HealthCenters closes


WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of six senators on Jan. 31 released recommendations aimed at curbing waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.

Respiratory rocker

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tune in tonight to see Amanda Overmyer, a 23-year-old respiratory therapy nurse, compete on American Idol. The show's judges named Overmyer as one of their final 24 contestants last week.