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Feds propose shakeup for emergency room billing

By Fred Schulte

Proposal seeks to counter alleged over-billing with standardized rate

Feds 'listen' for sounds of Medicare billing abuse

By Fred Schulte

Baltimore session looks at role of electronic health records in higher medical bills.

GOP senators call for overhaul of electronic health records program

By Fred Schulte

Report says $35 billion Obama administration stimulus program not working

Electronic medical records probed for over-billing

By Fred Schulte

Are feds doing all they can to ferret out waste from move to electronic records?

Center's 'Cracking the Codes' series wins Meyer journalism award

By The Center for Public Integrity

'Cracking the Codes' series about Medicare billing takes first place

Feds tighten scrutiny of health records

By Fred Schulte

Feds increase scrutiny of how electronic systems affect billing

Hospitals request government help in curbing possible billing abuses

By Fred Schulte

Federal help sought to create billing guidelines and oversee electronic medical records

IMPACT: Administration official asks for Medicare billing review

By Fred Schulte

Administration official wants to know if electronic health records are causing Medicare over-billing

Top House Republicans demand suspension of electronic medical records program

By Fred Schulte

Top House Republicans want program suspended until government demands that systems communicate

Suit alleges retaliation for exposure of upcoding

By Fred Schulte

Nevada woman claims she was fired after questioning hospital's bills

IMPACT: Cabinet officials signal crackdown on Medicare billing abuse

By Fred Schulte and Joe Eaton

Sebelius, Holder signal new scrutiny in wake of Center series

OPINION: Center series demonstrates dangers of 'captured' regulators

By Wendell Potter

Center series demonstrates dangers of special interest influence

Grassley says providers who overbill Medicare are draining its finances

By Fred Schulte

Grassley says providers charging too much threaten program's shaky finances

Billing complexity spawns new industry

By Fred Schulte

Thousands now employed as professional coders, but oversight is lacking.

Hospitals grab at least $1 billion in extra fees for emergency room visits

By Joe Eaton and David Donald

Center probe suggests facilities have taken advantage of government’s failure to set billing standards.

How doctors and hospitals have collected billions in questionable Medicare fees

By Fred Schulte and David Donald

Center investigation suggests cost from upcoding and other abuses likely tops $11 billion.

About the 'Cracking the Codes' project

By The Center for Public Integrity

Behind the reporting

Judgment calls on billing make 'upcoding' prosecutions rare

By Fred Schulte

Authorities typically settle, and doctors often continue treating Medicare patients

Manipulating Medicare in the election season

By Gordon Witkin

With the Paul Ryan pick, Medicare has returned as a top election topic

HHS IG report highlights docs' questionable billing of Medicare

By Fred Schulte

HHS IG report says thousand of doctors billing feds at rates beyond the norm

Medicare fraud: What you need to know

By Sarah Whitmire

Last week's biggest-ever Medicare fraud bust nabbed 107 care providers, but how does this effort stack up?

Michael Jackson's doctor, other convicted felons, still listed as Medicare providers

By Joe Eaton

Senators' criticize Medicare's inability to weed out troubled physicians

Senators want more aggressive action to curb rampant Medicare fraud

By Joe Eaton

Hatch, Coburn, says federal health program for the elderly isn't weeding out scamsters, bad doctors

After banned from Medicare, podiatrist bills $1M for fake care, including double-amputee's feet

By Ben Wieder

Maryland podiatrist banned from Medicare in 2007 admits to more fraud under Medicare Advantage

IMPACT: Bills to open Medicare data pick up another supporter in Senate

By Joe Eaton

Sen. Durbin introduces third bill in Senate to open access to Medicare data

Have you seen a new doctor since enrolling in Medicare?

Have you seen a new doctor since enrolling in Medicare?

Grassley, Wyden introduce bill to make Medicare data public

By Joe Eaton

New bill on Medicare data responds to Center reporting

Senators Grassley, Wyden push to make Medicare billing data public

By Joe Eaton and David Donald

Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa introduced a bill today that would make available to the public data on Medicare billing by doctors

For federal deficit reduction commission, Medicare changes may be easier said than done

By Gordon Witkin

The salvo fired Wednesday by the co-chairs of a federal deficit reduction commission made clear that a host of budgetary sacred cows are in

Medicare fraud included phantom services, equipment

By Laurel Adams

A sampling of Medicare providers who were overpaid by $206 million in 2007-08 showed some billed the government for phantom services or for

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