"… subsidiary of New-Jersey based Aveta, Inc., denied the allegations. …"
"… ars every year. The Government Accountability Office, the watchdog arm of Congress, is conducting the probe at the request of the House Ways and Means Commit …"
"… care Advantage has grown explosively under the risk-scoring formula, which Congress put in place in 2004. Officials expect the program to cost taxpayers as mu …"
"… essive. The Medicare Advantage industry has enjoyed bipartisan support in Congress as the program has grown. In recent years, the industry has successfully l …"
"… apitol Hill and has successfully fought back efforts by the Obama administration to make substantial cuts to its payment rates. Lobbying by the insurance i …"
"… ng data and other records. In a 2009 case, the Center, in partnership with The Wall Street Journal, sued to obtain Medicare billing records for thousands of doctors and hosp …"
"… plications of the proposed change in ER billing policy. Steven Meyerson, a senior vice president at AccretivePAS in Chicago, said the proposal might simplify billing, but …"
"… tors John Thune (R-S.D.), Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Richard Burr (R-N.C.), Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), and Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.). …"
"… be prompting some doctors and hospitals to improperly bill higher fees to Medicare. An investigation into those billing questions — which convened a hearin …"
"… al professionals have steadily billed higher rates for treating seniors on Medicare over the last decade — adding $11 billion or more to their fees. The inv …"
"… adding $11 billion or more to their fees. The investigation suggested that Medicare billing errors and abuses are worsening as doctors and hospitals switch to …"
"… re than $10 billion has been spent. Just over half the doctors now billing Medicare are using digital records. But critics of the initiative have claimed for …"
"… ruary 2009. …"
"… y on electronic medical records to bill for their services.The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has directed its auditors to look more closely to ma …"
"… inflate bills — a practice known as “upcoding.”The stakes are high. Medicare spent more than $33.5 billion in 2010 using these numeric codes for servic …"
"… tpatient hospital or nursing home care. More than half the doctors billing Medicare were using electronic records in 2011, and that number has since grown fur …"
"… ent, wrote in a letter dated Nov. 12. The letter was sent to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric H …"
"… aky finances also have emerged as a presidential campaign issue, with both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney promising to tame its spending growth while protecting sen …"
"… U.S. Senate hearing on alleged Medicare billing abuses generated a rush of media coverage, but little lasting reform.Locatell, a California physician, helped expose …"
"… ich owns or leases more than 60 hospitals in 15 states, disclosed in a May Securities and Exchange Commission filing that the HHS inspector general’s office was investigating it’s …"
"… fraud expert and professor at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, said: “If there are changes [in billing] over time costing the public b …"
"… that directs Medicare spending in often-inefficient ways.The big story in Medicare fraud last week was an unprecedented bust of 107 doctors, nurses and social work …"
"… , as reported by the Associated Press. Though the crackdown was huge, Medicare fraud is believed to cost up to $90 billion annually, the scams associated with …"
"… 011 alone) in medical services that never happened.Places to learn more:“Medicare fraud rampant in South Florida”, by The Miami Herald, August 3, 2008“11 …"
"… th Florida”, by The Miami Herald, August 3, 2008“111 charged with Medicare fraud in 9 cities” by The Washington Times, February 17, 2011“Feds Figh …"