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NEWS ALERT OCTOBER 29, 2020

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CMS Announces New Enforcement Authorities to Reduce Criminal Behavior in Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a final rule that strengthens the agency’s ability to stop fraud before it happens by keeping unscrupulous providers out of our federal health insurance programs.
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CMS Proposes to further strengthen oversight of Accrediting Organizations

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced a proposed rule that would assure continued quality and safety in healthcare facilities by requiring greater transparency when ownership changes occur at Accrediting Organizations (AOs).
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CMS finalizes New Medicare Card distribution ahead of deadline, accelerating fight against Medicare fraud and abuse

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently completed a large-scale effort to provide new Medicare cards without Social Security numbers to people with Medicare.
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CMS cutting-edge technology identifies & prevents $820 million in improper Medicare payments in first three years

After three years of operations, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today reported that the agency’s advanced analytics system, called the Fraud Prevention System, identified or prevented $820 million in inappropriate payments in the program’s first three years.
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OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ISSUES NEW RULES TO CUT RED TAPE FOR DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS, SAVING UP TO $9 BILLION

Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced today the release of a new rule that will cut red tape for doctors, hospitals, and health plans.
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NEW HEALTH CARE LAW PROVISIONS CUT RED TAPE, SAVE UP TO $4.6 BILLION

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today announced a proposed rule that would establish a unique health plan identifier under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
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