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"… t takeover of health care that it will bankrupt the country while slashing Medicare benefits.In the event that you or someone you know might benefit from some …"

"… each other and by persuading senior citizens to enroll in their profitable Medicare Advantage plans.·         The leg …"

"… 0 years, in part by reducing overpayments to private insurers that operate Medicare Advantage plans.  After Republicans who had campaigned against the la …"

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"… ted, in large part because they are doing especially well in one key area: Medicare.Over the past several years, the largest insurers — Unitedhealth, WellPo …"

"… laims, and by persuading increasing numbers of retirees to enroll in their Medicare Advantage plans. If you enroll in one of their plans, the government sends …"

"… s and discounts on gym memberships.Many lawmakers have wanted to privatize Medicare for years and saw the Medicare Advantage program as an ideal way to begin …"

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"… the program” to taxpayers.  …"

"… mmarized the inspector general’s “work plan,” for 2013, a listing of Medicare and Medicaid fraud fighting efforts the agency plans to emphasize.  T …"

"… 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 …"

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"… tal spent on federal lobbying (2007-2012): $11.4 million Lobbying issues: Medicare and Medicaid, banking, appropriations, automotive industry, defense, defen …"

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"… e neglected to mention that his health care law includes a new 0.9 percent Medicare surcharge on households earning over that amount — and that tax would be …"

"… icits that have occurred on his watch. Most of the federal budget — like Medicare, food stamps, Medicaid and Social Security — runs on autopilot, and no o …"

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"… tronic health records are prompting some doctors and hospitals to overbill Medicare.Dr. Farzad Mostashari, the Obama administration’s National Coordinator f …"

"… 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 Cent …"

"… Center’s year-long investigation, published in September, suggested that Medicare billing errors and abuses are worsening as doctors and hospitals switch to …"

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"… RYAN: "And then they put this new Obamacare board in charge of cutting Medicare each and every year in ways that will lead to denied care for current seni …"

"… Barack Obama's health care overhaul law. It has the power to force cuts in Medicare payments to service providers if costs rise above certain levels and Congr …"

"… Congress fails to act. But it doesn't look like the board will be cutting Medicare "each and every year," as Ryan asserts. Medicare costs are currently risin …"

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"… ucation Association launched “Better” on Wednesday, attacking Allen on Medicare and women’s health.“That’s George Allen,” the narrators say. “Cu …"

"… d women’s health.“That’s George Allen,” the narrators say. “Cuts Medicare. Reduces care for women. More power for insurance companies.”Allen suppo …"

"… blican Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget, which proposes a voucher-type system for Medicare that Democrats argue would result in deep cuts. When speaking of women’s …"

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"… ers taxpayer dollars and does little, if anything, to improve outcomes for Medicare.” The letter urges Sebelius to suspend payments under the program until …"

"… r more than $10 billion has been spent. About half the doctors now billing Medicare are using digital records.Many medical leaders also hope digital records r …"

"… al revolution has prompted doctors and hospitals to bill higher charges to Medicare.The Center for Public Integrity’s “Cracking the Codes”  series, …"

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"… lers suspected the small Nevada hospital where she worked was overcharging Medicare and other health insurers for some emergency room services.Sellers ran Bou …"

"… s health information department, which helped apply the complex series of Medicare billing codes doctors and hospitals must use to get paid for treating the …"

"… igit billing codes, developed by the American Medical Association, to bill Medicare for hundreds of millions of office visits and other services. Hospitals us …"

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"… can have.” Not true. The board only recommends cost-saving measures for Medicare, and is legally forbidden to ration care or reduce benefits.Obama said 5 m …"

"… less or underemployed. And he again said Obama “cut” $716 billion from Medicare, a figure that actually reflects a 10-year target for slowing Medicare spe …"

"… rom Medicare, a figure that actually reflects a 10-year target for slowing Medicare spending, which will continue to grow.AnalysisThe debate was held Oct …"

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"… efusing to cover patients with pre-existing conditions, the closing of the Medicare Part D prescription drug “donut hole” and the option for young adults …"

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"… can have.” Not true. The board only recommends cost-saving measures for Medicare, and is legally forbidden to ration care or reduce benefits.Obama said 5 m …"

"… less or underemployed. And he again said Obama “cut” $716 billion from Medicare, a figure that actually reflects a 10-year target for slowing Medicare spe …"

"… rom Medicare, a figure that actually reflects a 10-year target for slowing Medicare spending, which will continue to grow.AnalysisThe debate was held Oct. 3 i …"

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"… senting hospitals and health care networks. It opposes any and all cuts to Medicare and Medicaid, supports lower costs for graduate medical education, wants t …"

"… d Rep. Paul Ryan’s alternative voucher plan include unacceptable cuts to Medicare, it sees the Affordable Care Act as the more immediate threat, according t …"

"… e federal government for doctors’ practice of “upcoding” — billing Medicare for more advanced services than the patient may have actually received — …"

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"… d by a true story Dr. Don Berwick, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, tells to make the point that solutions to seemingly …"

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"… learly that he wouldn’t do any such thing.He attacks Romney’s plan for Medicare as a “voucher” system that would leave seniors “at the mercy of insu …"

"… uities, rents and royalties.Also starting Jan. 1 is a new 0.9 percent Medicare surcharge on top of the current Medicare payroll tax. It also applies …"

"… Jan. 1 is a new 0.9 percent Medicare surcharge on top of the current Medicare payroll tax. It also applies to taxable compensation that exceeds $200,000 …"

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"… he survey because it was an opt-in, online survey.Romney said Obama “cut Medicare by $716 billion to pay for Obamacare,” but these cuts in the future grow …"

"… but these cuts in the future growth of spending prolong the life of the Medicare trust fund, stretching the program’s finances out longer than they would …"

"… bsp;have strict policies prohibiting the reporting of such surveys.Raiding Medicare to Pay for Obamacare?Romney often says that Obama funneled $716 billion fr …"

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"… , released “More Proof,” which features the AARP’s criticisms of the Medicare plan Berg supports — Rep. Paul Ryan’s “premium support” plan in wh …"

"… oney to buy private insurance.The DSCC’s “No Change” also focuses on Medicare. It says that while Berg promised that those who are already 55 and older …"

"… solutely not true,” according to the ad.Ryan’s budget plan reopens the Medicare Part D “doughnut hole” for prescription drugs — a range of costs in …"

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"… stepping up scrutiny  for doctors and hospitals that may be cheating Medicare by using electronic health records to improperly bill the health plan for …"

"… 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 Cent …"

"… 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 outrig …"

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"… ng care. …"

"… eing overpaid billions of dollars, which is hastening the depletion of the Medicare trust fund, because lawmakers and regulators put lobbying and professional …"

"… ant decisions affecting them. In many regards,  the Centers for  Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has become a “captured agency” as a result …"

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"… nnessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. …"

"… al professionals have steadily billed higher rates for treating seniors on Medicare over the last decade — adding $11 billion or more to their fees.Grassley …"

"… he findings “disturbing,” though “not surprising” because any time Medicare creates a new payment structure, “a cottage industry develops to teach p …"

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"… go, Dr. Kathryn Locatell’s testimony at a U.S. Senate hearing on alleged Medicare billing abuses generated a rush of media coverage, but little lasting refo …"

"… file with irrelevant details as a means to justify higher, more lucrative, Medicare billing codes.“The information presented to us at the seminars did not i …"

"… cials are still struggling to make sure doctors code accurately and charge Medicare only for treatments that are medically necessary, a Center for Public Inte …"

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"… re oil drilling, WheresYourPlan.com, which focuses on the debt ceiling and Medicare reform, BBAorBust.com, which supports a balanced budget amendment, TheirOw …"

"… Vernon Parker, a former Paradise Valley city councilman. In “Ending Medicare, Outsourcing Jobs,” the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee oppo …"

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"… icker than patients at most other hospitals. In 2008, the hospital billed Medicare for the two most expensive levels of care for eight of every 10 patients i …"

"… n 2001 and 2008, hospitals across the country dramatically increased their Medicare billing for emergency room care, adding more than $1 billion to the cost o …"

"… proper billing standards, and widespread payment errors that have plagued Medicare for more than a decade. And the data suggest that some hospitals are worki …"

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"… Senate.The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released “Gutting Medicare,” which opposes Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis. Duffy is challenged by former Wi …"

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"… , appear to be prompting some doctors and hospitals to bill higher fees to Medicare for treating seniors. The federal government’s campaign to wire up medi …"

"… sharing that helps cut down on wasteful spending and medical errors. Yet Medicare regulators also acknowledge they are struggling to rein in a surge of aggr …"

"… cently documented how some health professionals have seemingly manipulated Medicare billing codes to gain higher fees. The investigation unmasked thousands of …"

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"… r Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan’s “premium support” Medicare plan. Center Forward, a nonprofit supporting centrist candidates, has …"

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"… sionals have steadily billed higher rates for treating elderly patients on Medicare over the last decade — adding $11 billion or more to their fees and sign …"

"… treatments that take more time and effort. But the Center’s analysis of Medicare claims from 2001 through 2010 shows that over time, thousands of providers …"

"… 2010 shows that over time, thousands of providers turned to more expensive Medicare billing codes, while spurning use of cheaper ones. They did so despite lit …"

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"… e but the latest in a series of Center pieces that illuminate questionable Medicare practices and policies by marrying traditional shoe-leather reporting with …"

"… ndation of these pieces is the Center’s access to about two terabytes of Medicare claims data — data that was obtained by the Center in 2010 as the result …"

"… 2010 as the result of a settlement from litigation against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.   Delving deeply into this data has now h …"

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"… series, the Center for Public Integrity and Palantir Technologies analyzed Medicare claims data obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ( …"

"… r Technologies analyzed Medicare claims data obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).For privacy purposes and other reasons, the Ce …"

"… nd other reasons, the Center was limited to a 5 percent sample of national Medicare Part B data that contain claims for medical procedures, such as doctor off …"

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