By Kelly Cohen | 04/21/14 10:58 PM
Despite controversial delays in Obamacare and costly problems with its healthcare.gov website, most officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services were paid more last year than the year before, newly released data show. CMS, part of the Department of Health and Human Services, is...
By Philip Klein | 04/08/14 06:55 PM
Central to the deficit reduction claims of President Obama's health care law is the assumption that its cuts to Medicare will be implemented and generate massive savings. But on Monday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced that planned cuts to Medicare Advantage had been...
By Meghashyam Mali | 04/07/14 06:27 PM
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday announced that it would increase payments to insurers offering Medicare Advantage plans by 0.4 percent, reversing a planned cut.
By Washington Examiner | 04/07/14 05:23 AM
Just after midnight April 1, White House officials literally and figuratively popped open champagne as the open enrollment period ended with a reported 7.1 million Americans signing up for coverage through President Obama's health care law. That afternoon, Obama himself appeared in the Rose...
By Kelly Cohen | 04/01/14 02:10 PM
Wrongly coded patient visits caused Medicare to overpay hospitals nearly $8 million, an inspector general's report has found. After sampling 110 random line items from hospitals around the country, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's IG found that only two were correct. Thus, the IG...
By Associated Press | 03/29/14 11:50 AM
Madison Parish Hospital could face a financial emergency if the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services require reimbursement of $2.5 million in overpayment ties to fraudulent billing by the hospital's former administrator.
By Richard Pollock | 03/27/14 05:34 AM
Eighteen of the 32 top management jobs in the federal agency that is "ground zero" for running Obamacare are either vacant or filled on an acting basis. The agency is the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. Its problems start at the top. Gary Cohen's last day as CCIIO's...
By Philip Klein | 03/26/14 04:07 PM
Dismissing questions about the potential for individuals to exploit the latest Obamacare enrollment loophole, a spokeswoman for President Obama's health care law Wednesday insisted that relying on an honor system was okay because most people are “truthful” when seeking government benefits....
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/26/14 03:02 PM
The Obama administration on Wednesday insisted that they would allow consumers who tried to register for Obamacare before the deadline to complete the process but sidestepped questions about how they would verify any late applications.
By Washington Examiner | 03/18/14 06:44 AM
When the federal government imposes regulations aimed at addressing an issue within the health care system, it inevitably causes problems elsewhere, not unlike squeezing one end of a water balloon and making it expand on the other.
By Brian Hughes | 03/17/14 05:10 PM
The Obama administration announced Monday that 5 million people had signed up for health plans through federal and stage exchanges, just two weeks before the deadline for consumers to obtain insurance or pay a fine.
By Joel Gehrke | 03/17/14 01:40 PM
President Obama's team at the Department of Health and Human Services has a plan to prevent insurance companies from sending out politically toxic cancellation notices by making it easier for companies to modify existing plans without officially canceling them.
By Kelly Cohen | 03/12/14 06:50 PM
New York made away with $320 million from the federal government by over-billing Medicaid, according to a new watchdog report. According to the inspector general for the Health and Human Services Department, state-operated residences billed the federal government at twice the rate charged by...
By Kelly Cohen | 03/11/14 04:18 PM
Massive fraud in Medicare's prescription drug programs may be going untracked, according to a government watchdog.
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