Blog: Medicare

Jun 23, 2015

The Medicare Strike Force on Thursday filed charges

The Medicare Strike Force on Thursday filed charges against 243 doctors, nurses, licensed medical professionals, health care company owners and others for allegedly submitted a total of $712 million in fraudulent billings, the result of a nationwide sweep that’s being called the largest healthcare fraud takedown history. The Medicare Fraud Strike Force targeted fraud in […]

Jan 5, 2015

2 top ICD-10 developments in 2014

Extending the ICD-10 transition another 12 months has been significant — estimated in the millions. It’s really hard to think of 2014 as anything but the year that Congress delayedICD-10 implementation. In March, they approved the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014.” It was a quick bill that: • Prevented a steep decrease in […]

Apr 4, 2013

Contractors release FAQs on Medicare cuts

A 2 percent sequestration cut in Medicare provider payments took effect this week as required by the Budget Control Act of 2011. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a message on March 8 regarding Medicare claims and the sequestration payment cuts. In this announcement, CMS instructs Medicare claims administration contractors to answer […]