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Humana facing new federal scrutiny over...
Published:Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:30:00 -0800
Company filing reveals Justice Department scrutiny of firms Medicare Advantage plans.......
Humana to benefit from growing Medicare...
Published:Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:06:05 -0800
The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the Medicare eligible population will rise from 13.5% of the total population in 2012 to more than 20% by 2030.......
Fraud case puts spotlight on Medicare A...
Published:Fri, 13 Feb 2015 02:00:00 -0800
Florida doctor indicted in suspected $2.1 million scam.......
‘Super-utilizer’ Medicare, Medicaid...
Published:Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:17:42 -0800
Medicare and Medicaid patients admitted to Pennsylvania hospitals five or more times in a year cost those programs $761 million, a new report has found, with a disproportionate sh......
Guard Against Narrow Networks in Medica...
Published:Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:50:03 -0800
The AAFP is asking CMS to take stronger action against insurance companies that decide to limit their Medicare Advantage plans' provider networks.......


Humana facing new federal scrutiny over private Medicare plans
Published:Thu, 19 Feb 2015 08:30:00 -0800  
Company filing reveals Justice Department scrutiny of firms Medicare Advantage plans....

Humana to benefit from growing Medicare eligible population
Published:Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:06:05 -0800  
The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the Medicare eligible population will rise from 13.5% of the total population in 2012 to more than 20% by 2030....

Fraud case puts spotlight on Medicare Advantage plans
Published:Fri, 13 Feb 2015 02:00:00 -0800  
Florida doctor indicted in suspected $2.1 million scam....

‘Super-utilizer’ Medicare, Medicaid patients weigh heavily on hospitals
Published:Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:17:42 -0800  
Medicare and Medicaid patients admitted to Pennsylvania hospitals five or more times in a year cost those programs $761 million, a new report has found, with a disproportionate share needing treatment for mental health disorders — a condition many hospitals are not equipped to handle....

Guard Against Narrow Networks in Medicare Advantage Plans, Says AAFP
Published:Wed, 18 Feb 2015 17:50:03 -0800  
The AAFP is asking CMS to take stronger action against insurance companies that decide to limit their Medicare Advantage plans' provider networks....

Accepting Medicare assignment
Published:Sun, 15 Feb 2015 21:29:48 -0800  
Last week this column discussed submitting claims to Medicare, and ended with a promise to discuss what it means to accept assignment this week. If you are a faithful reader, and read last week’s column, you already know that over 99 percent of doctors and medical providers are Medicare providers. (That statistic comes to us from a recent study by the Kaiser Family Foundation.)...

$6.7bn Medicare blowout in NSW: Ley
Published:Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:10:10 -0800  
Medicare claims have blown out to more than six billion dollars per year in NSW, the federal government says....

Scrap medicare co-payment, Primary
Published:Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:28:26 -0800  
A medicare co-payment would undermine the good work carried out by general practitioners, according to Primary Health Care....

Fraud Case Casts Spotlight On Medicare Advantage Plans
Published:Fri, 13 Feb 2015 02:16:13 -0800  
An indictment in Florida is likely to draw heightened scrutiny to potential billing fraud in privately run Medicare plans. It also raises questions about the effectiveness of government oversight....
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