WASHINGTON - On the heels of an OIG report that states in 1999 Medicare paid $32 million for medical equipment and supply claims with invalid UPINs and $59 million for claims with inactive numbers, CMS has released a program memorandum requesting carriers review claims an
WASHINGTON - A slew of recent OIG reports studying the discount below AWP at which pharmacies purchase brand name drugs in various states is strengthening CMS's argument that average wholesale prices might distort drug prices, healthcare attorneys are saying.
ATLANTA - Coalition America (CA), a healthcare technology company working to help other companies control costs, expects the recession to result in an increase in the number of patients without health insurance.
HARTFORD, Conn. - Aetna U.S. Healthcare is slashing 6,000 jobs, or 16% of its work force, saying it did not need as many employees given lower membership levels and the com-pany's withdrawal from certain markets.
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Linacre agreed to pay the U.S. government $3.15 million last month to settle charges that two of its California operations improperly billed Medicare for home oxygen equipment, therapeutic ventilators and albuterol sulfate.
LEBANON, Tenn. - Larry Jackson, a former home medical equipment provider, has climbed the rungs to the top spot at Permobil. The company promoted him last month from vice president and COO to president.