Medicare

South Carolina News: COLUMBIA, Lexington Therapy Practice Agrees to Pay $200,000 to Resolve Allegations That It Submitted False Claims to Medicare and Medicaid

COLUMBIA, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Vital Energy Occupational Therapy and Wellness Center, LLC, headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina, has agreed to pay $200,000 to resolve allegations that it knowingly submitted false or fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid for physical and occupational therapy services. The settlement announced … Continue reading South Carolina News: COLUMBIA, Lexington Therapy Practice Agrees to Pay $200,000 to Resolve Allegations That It Submitted False Claims to Medicare and Medicaid

WASHINGTON | Slight increase in Medicare’s outpatient ‘Part B’ premium

WASHINGTON — Medicare says its “Part B” premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. That means retirees should be able to keep more of their recently-announced Social Security cost-of-living increase. Medicare officials said Friday the standard premium will be $135.50 a month for 2019. “Part B” of Medicare covers … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Slight increase in Medicare’s outpatient ‘Part B’ premium

WASHINGTON | Help Wanted: Overseers for Social Security and Medicare

WASHINGTON— Key posts overseeing the financial health of Social Security and Medicare have been vacant for more than three years, leaving the programs without independent accountability in the face of dire predictions about approaching insolvency. With Washington corroded by partisanship and consumed by political crises, gridlock has become the norm and hundreds of senior government … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Help Wanted: Overseers for Social Security and Medicare

United States | Bipartisan Diabetes Caucus Works to Increase Access for Artificial Pancreas Systems

United States – Congressional Diabetes Caucus Co-Chairs Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Tom Reed (R-NY) sent a letter signed by 214 House members to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services advocating for coverage of artificial pancreas systems. “When the Food and Drug Administration approved the first-ever commercial version of an artificial pancreas system two years … Continue reading United States | Bipartisan Diabetes Caucus Works to Increase Access for Artificial Pancreas Systems

New York News: Owner of Queens Pharmacies, Aleah Mohammed Charged in Scheme to Defraud Medicare and Medicaid

Defendant’s Pharmacies Received Reimbursements for Prescription Drugs Not Prescribed or Dispensed Queens, New York – Aleah Mohammed, the owner of four pharmacies in Queens, New York, will be arraigned today in federal court in Brooklyn on an indictment charging her with submitting millions of dollars in claims as part of a scheme to defraud Medicare … Continue reading New York News: Owner of Queens Pharmacies, Aleah Mohammed Charged in Scheme to Defraud Medicare and Medicaid

WASHINGTON  | Study: ‘Medicare for all’ projected to cost $32.6 trillion

WASHINGTON  — Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-based libertarian policy center. That’s trillion with a “T.” The latest plan from the Vermont independent would require historic tax increases as government replaces what employers and consumers … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Study: ‘Medicare for all’ projected to cost $32.6 trillion

WASHINGTON  | Study: ‘Medicare for all’ bill estimated at $32.6 trillion

WASHINGTON  — Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-based libertarian policy center. That’s trillion with a “T.” The latest plan from the Vermont independent would require historic tax increases as government replaces what employers and consumers … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Study: ‘Medicare for all’ bill estimated at $32.6 trillion

Oklahoma News: Oklahoma Orthopedic Company and Physicians Agree to Pay $670,000 to Settle Allegations of False Claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare

OKLAHOMA CITY, OA. – SOUTHWEST ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALISTS, PLLC; ANTHONY CRUSE, D.O.; R.J. LANGERMAN, JR., D.O.; DANIEL J. JONES, M.D.; MEHDI ADHAM, M.D.; DEREK WEST, D.O.; BRIAN LEVINGS, D.O.; SHANE HUME, D.O.; BRAD REDDICK, D.O.; and KRISTOPHER AVANT, D.O., have agreed to pay $670,000 to settle civil claims stemming from allegations that they submitted false claims … Continue reading Oklahoma News: Oklahoma Orthopedic Company and Physicians Agree to Pay $670,000 to Settle Allegations of False Claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare