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Payment of $42m by Orthofix in an effort to end up Medicare false-claims investigation

Manufacturer of bone-repair and sports medicine products Orthofix International NV, has consented to pay $42 million to resolve a lawsuit and a six-year criminal probe of accusation that it paid bribe to doctors who used its bone- growth stimulators. The … Continue reading

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Medicare Auction May Face Grave Difficulties

According to a new study by Caltech researchers, Medicare Plan’s new method for buying medical supplies and equipment including wheelchairs, hospital beds, insulin shots and oxygen tanks may confront serious difficulties. The Center for Medicare insurance plan sand Medicaid Services … Continue reading

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Health care court verdict could debilitate Medicare Plan

The Affordable Care Act, a keystone of President Obama’s health care plan, intends to widen health insurance to an extra 23 million Americans by 2019.On the contrary it has been facing challenges as opponents argue that its key components are … Continue reading

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Medicare’s process of Measuring Payment Errors afflicted with problems

It has been reported in the American Association for Homecare in this week’s Mobility Matters publication that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has exposed severe defects in the methodology employed to measure the error rate on … Continue reading

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South Florida’s Pronto Post gears up for the 2012 Medicare Open Enrollment Season

South Florida’s principal direct marketing and product fulfillment company, Pronto Post, is getting ready for the 2012 Medicare open-enrollment season. It is expected that for the three months of open enrollment, the increase in literature fulfillment work will boost Pronto’s … Continue reading

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Medicare Bonuses for primary care doctors, as well as general surgeons in shortage areas

In 2011, the Medicare program started making additional quarterly payments, for a total of $560 million in 2011, to physicians considered to be in primary care. Fees for new and established office visits and several other services went up 10% … Continue reading

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Medical record violations raise privacy concerns

With the digitalization of medical records by doctors and hospitals, the size and frequency of data infringement are disturbing privacy advocates and public health officials. Security of records is a major challenging issue that doctors, public health officials and federal … Continue reading

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Adjustments in Ordering, referring rules for physicians by Medicare

According to a billing and enrollment rules published by the Centers for Medicare Health & Medicaid Services on April 24, Medicare claims that consist of referrals for specialty care would be saved from extra analysis. The requirements that have been … Continue reading

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Majority of doctors may face penalty over Medicare quality reporting

A development report from the Centers for Medicare Advantage Plans & Medicaid Services shows that less than 200,000 physicians, out of the more than 600,000 who were entitled for the incentive program, reported Medicare’s physician quality reporting system (PQRS) measures … Continue reading

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Medicare’s no-pay rule leads to improved focus on infection-control efforts

The “no-pay” rule approved in 2008 by the Centers for Medicare Insurance & Medicaid Services (CMS) to promote hospitals to stop medical complications has led to regularly funded infection control departments, more cooperation with physicians and other front-line staff, and … Continue reading

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