News tagged with medicare

Justice: Hospitals to pay $34 million settlement

Fifty-five hospitals in 21 states have agreed to pay $34 million to the U.S. government to settle allegations that they used more expensive inpatient procedures rather than outpatient spinal surgeries to get bigger payments ...

Jul 03, 2013
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New rule for home health prospective payment system

(HealthDay)—A new rule proposing changes to the Medicare home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) is set to reduce costs for calendar year 2014, according to a report issued by the Centers for Medicare ...

Jul 02, 2013
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CMS implementing physician quality reporting system

(HealthDay)—To promote the reporting of quality information by eligible professionals, the Physician Quality Reporting System is being implemented, according to a report from the Centers for Medicare & ...

Jun 21, 2013
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Demographic variation in early PET scan use for NSCLC

(HealthDay)—For Medicare beneficiaries with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), demographic differences in the rates of positron emission tomography (PET) scan use persisted from 1998 to 2007, according ...

Jun 10, 2013
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