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CMS finalizes new safeguards to reduce Medicare fraud

On December 3, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that will improve CMS’ ability to deny or revoke the enrollment of entities and individuals that pose a program integrity risk to Medicare.
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OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES GROUND-BREAKING PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TO PREVENT HEALTH CARE FRAUD

Washington - Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric Holder today announced the launch of a ground-breaking partnership among the federal government, State officials, several leading private health insurance organizations, and other health care anti-fraud groups to prevent health care fraud.
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REPORT SHOWS LOWER COSTS IN MEDICARE DUE TO THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT

The Medicare Program will save over $200 billion through 2016 due to the Affordable Care Act, and beneficiaries in traditional Medicare will enjoy $59.4 billion in lower costs, according to a report released today by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
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HEALTH REFORM EXPANDS THE INSURANCE MARKET, SUPPORTS CONSUMER-GOVERNED NONPROFIT HEALTH PLANS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services today announced that seven Consumer Operated and Oriented Plans (CO-OPs) will receive repayable loans to help them establish private non-profit, consumer-governed health insurance companies.
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THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: STRENGTHENING MEDICARE IN 2011

In 2011, millions of seniors and people with disabilities enjoyed lower costs and improved benefits thanks to the Affordable Care Act.  This report details how over 25.7 million Americans in traditional Medicare received free preventive services in 2011.
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Medicare Proposes New Steps to Protect Taxpayer Dollars

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today proposed that providers and suppliers must report and return self-identified overpayments either within 60 days of the incorrect payment being identified, or on the date when a corresponding cost report is due – whichever is later.
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CMS PROPOSES IMPROVEMENTS TO MEDICARE

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) has proposed revisions to the Medicare Advantage program and prescription drug benefit program (Part D) that would implement new benefits under the Affordable Care Act and increase patient protections.
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NEW TECHNOLOGY TO HELP FIGHT MEDICARE FRAUD

On the heels of the White House launch of the Campaign to Cut Waste - an administration wide initiative to crack down on waste, fraud and abuse, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today that starting July 1, it will begin using innovative predictive modeling technology to fight Medicare fraud.
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