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"… , he said, “is currently a lost cause.” …"

"… ught much time. According to that May report by the Boards of Trustees for Medicare, the program is slated to run out of money in 2026, only two years later t …"

"… y two years later than previously forecast. In order to cut costs and put Medicare on a stronger footing, many health policy experts say the program must sto …"

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"… Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General, which investigates Medicare and Medicaid waste, fraud and abuse, is in the process of  losing a t …"

"… ions of new members under Obamacare. ● A review of drugs marketed under Medicare Part D without first being approved by the Food and Drug Administration fo …"

"… approved by the Food and Drug Administration for safety and effectiveness. Medicare paid more than $3 billion from 2006 through 2010 for these products, but o …"

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"… counting the days until their 65th birthday when they will be eligible for Medicare. Many of them simply cannot afford to buy private coverage because of the …"

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"… eral officials are set to scale back or drop a host of investigations into Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse — even though cracking down on government w …"

"… ntal Affairs. The hearing was called to examine prescription drug abuse in Medicare. Gary Cantrell, Deputy Inspector General for the OIG Office of Investigat …"

"… , said at the hearing that his unit “is shrinking” even as the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs grow in size and complexity. “We’re set to lose …"

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"… ment-run plan, even though many consumer advocates believed something like Medicare-for-all would have been a better way to go. As we get closer to the date …"

"… Obamacare to enroll in a private health plan if they’re not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid, it’s becoming clear, especially to the president’s critic …"

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"… tic surgeon’s scalpel to turn back the hands of time. Increasingly, Medicare is footing the bill. Yes, Medicare. The public health insurance program f …"

"… the hands of time. Increasingly, Medicare is footing the bill. Yes, Medicare. The public health insurance program for people over 65 typically does not …"

"… nctional eyelid lifts, or blepharoplasty, has led some to question whether Medicare is letting procedures that are really cosmetic slip through the cracks — …"

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"… on is the requirement that all Americans not covered by a public plan like Medicare or Medicaid must buy coverage from a private insurance company. The s …"

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"… doctors and hospitals could be using electronic health records to overbill Medicare, top government officials swung into action. U.S. Health and Human Servic …"

"… an merited — a practice is known as “upcoding.” But the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which reports to Sebelius, is taking a much less co …"

"… of the plan, citing a range of concerns from patient privacy to stepped-up Medicare billing fraud. Their report noted that many medical experts believe the d …"

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"… ectronic medical records, citing concerns from patient privacy to possible Medicare billing fraud. The report issued Tuesday by the half-dozen Republicans co …"

"… igital systems may be increasing unnecessary medical tests and billings to Medicare. The government has not demanded that the various digital systems be able …"

"… 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 Ce …"

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"… them for that. …"

"… ieving that if the federal government stops overpaying insurers that offer Medicare Advantage plans (the private alternative to the traditional government-run …"

"… Advantage plans (the private alternative to the traditional government-run Medicare program) seniors will “pay more, get less and lose choices.” “U.S. …"

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"… losure requirements in many states.” Meanwhile, the Center’s on-going Medicare project, “Cracking the Codes”, has just been recognized by Investigati …"

"… ata unveiled for the first time how some medical professionals have billed Medicare at sharply higher rates and collected $11 billion in additional, questiona …"

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"… have missed the scheme he unveiled that will lead to the ruination of the Medicare prescription drug program, destroy pharmaceutical companies’ incentive t …"

"… to and what will happen if he can follow through on his pledge to curtail Medicare spending by reducing “taxpayer subsidies to prescription drug companies. …"

"… cans referred to as “dual eligibles.” Of the approximately 50 millions Medicare beneficiaries, about a fifth are also eligible for Medicaid because of the …"

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"… 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 …"

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"… Health Expenditure Accounts reports have been published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Spending grew by 3.9 percent each year for 2009, …"

"… n in health care spending. Economists and statisticians at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported in 2011: “Job losses caused many people …"

"… spending also eased. The Congressional Budget Office reduced its projected Medicare and Medicaid spending for 2020 by 15 percent. The federal health care law …"

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"… affect health insurance premiums, but it also impacts the solvency of our Medicare system, which was expanded in 2006 to include a prescription drug benefit. …"

"… ded in 2006 to include a prescription drug benefit. That was good news for Medicare beneficiaries, of course, but even better news for the pharmaceutical indu …"

"… nd the White House at the time) went along with Big Pharma’s demand that Medicare not be allowed to negotiate pricing with drug makers to make medicines mor …"

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"… to kill health care reform if serious consideration was given to allowing Medicare officials to negotiate for lower drug prices. We hear constantly from law …"

"… rug prices. We hear constantly from lawmakers about how unsustainable the Medicare “entitlement” program is,  yet when they had a chance to make a d …"

"… gram is,  yet when they had a chance to make a difference in how much Medicare has to shell out to drug makers, they looked the other way. Taxpayers coul …"

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"… ies documented how thousands of medical professionals have steadily billed Medicare for more complex and costly health care over the past decade – adding $1 …"

"… overed a broad range of costly billing errors and abuses that have plagued Medicare for years – from confusion over how to pick proper payment codes to appa …"

"… ditor Gordon Witkin and database editor David Donald, analyzed 133 million Medicare records over 20 months to demonstrate how upcoding of diagnoses and proced …"

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"… et and appropriations, education, labor and workplace issues, health care, Medicare and Medicaid, retirement, taxes, trade, civil rights and civil liberties a …"

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"… ,” and called the congressman the “architect” of plans to “abolish Medicare” and “gut health care for families in need.” Hite called on Ryan to …"

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"… without facility fees.Hospitals have billed them at least since 2000 when Medicare set billing standards for doctors employed by hospitals, and private insur …"

"… ation supported it.Now,  as budget cutters on Capitol Hill drill into Medicare payment policies in hopes of finding new veins of cost savings, the fairne …"

"… crutiny — including from the federal commission that advises Congress on Medicare spending policy. Hospitals are fighting back and have enlisted support fro …"

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"… urned 65. They were literally counting the days until they could enroll in Medicare.Many of these folks had been uninsured for years because of pre-existing c …"

"… me stories. How, then, could any of them even give the idea of raising the Medicare eligibility age a moment’s thought?Not only would such a thing be cruel, …"

"… m a no-brainer.  Raising the eligibility age from 65 to 67 would save Medicare billions because there would be fewer medical bills to pay.  But thos …"

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"… 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 …"

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"… and the National Education Association to convince legislators not to cut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and education.The trio opened its campaign with …"

"… ealthy?” said Kusler in a press release.Kusler also told the Center that Medicare is of special interest to the NEA, which primarily deals with education is …"

"… ich primarily deals with education issues, because when federal funding to Medicare is cut, states must make up the difference, often by cutting education bud …"

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"… wswire. …"

"… in government reimbursement for every diagnostic procedure they conduct on Medicare patients using isotopes not derived from highly enriched uranium.The Healt …"

"… ch, industry officials argued in September comments to the HHS Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.In a passage buried within a 357-page notice publish …"

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"… f the negotiations, even though the three largest entitlement programs — Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security — would consume 55 percent of all federal …"

"… into effect: a 3.8 percent tax on unearned income, 0.9 percent increase in Medicare payroll taxes and a higher income threshold for deducting medical expenses …"

"… plans. Also included in that figure is $248 billion in reduced spending on Medicare and $73 billion on Medicaid.The SpinThere are an awful lot of numbers and …"

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"… rds and use them to improve the quality of health care.But the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has since paid out more than $3.6 billion to medical …"

"… ct documented that thousands of medical professionals have steadily billed Medicare for more complex and costly health care over the past decade — adding $1 …"

"… ical errors and duplication of tests.From May 2011 to August of this year, Medicare paid about $3.6 billion to 74,317 medical providers and 1,333 hospitals th …"

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"… ill have to buy coverage from private insurers if we’re not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid.The Congressional Budget Office estimates that 32 million unin …"

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"… report scheduled to be released today faults the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) for inadequate oversight of personal care services programs …"

"… said home health has long been a hotbed of fraud, both in Medicaid and in Medicare. The fraud, he said, is not hard to uncover. Ogrosky recalled that after a …"

"… not hard to uncover. Ogrosky recalled that after an extensive analysis of Medicare claims, he sent agents out to interview questionable beneficiaries. When t …"

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"… ck, as Americans got fed up with soaring deficits, longstanding threats to Medicare and other problems left unresolved by Congress' old practices. The anger g …"

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"… elected.Meanwhile, Romney was hit in the final days by ads emphasizing his Medicare proposals and private equity background.One ad from the pro-Obama super PA …"

"… alleged that Romney was “director of a company that stole millions from Medicare” and contended that as president, Romney would “end Medicare as we kno …"

"… ions from Medicare” and contended that as president, Romney would “end Medicare as we know it.”Overall, Priorities USA Action pumped more than $21 milli …"

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