The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services secretly paid out over a billion dollars in improper hospital claims earlier last month, despite auditors labeling them unnecessary previously.
A cardiologist in Florida who has donated more than $450,000 to Democrats has been suspended from receiving Medicare reimbursement payments over “credible allegations of fraud” after reimbursements as far back as 2012 came under scrutiny.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced yesterday it would not hear a legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) filed by the Goldwater Institute, which sought a repeal of the board and its power over the healthcare of more than 48 million Americans.
Speaker John Boehner celebrated turning 65 with a snappy response to Nancy Pelosi.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) paid nearly $300,000 for drugs for dead people, according to a new inspector general report.
The insurance industry’s losses through President Obama’s health care law cannot be recouped with a bailout unless the U.S. Congress approves it, according to a release from the Government Accountability Office.
As baby boomers become eligible for Medicare and the economy improves, health spending will make up nearly one-fifth of the economy.
The federal Obamacare marketplace was unable to verify nearly 3 million irregularities in the applications for enrollment, according to a new audit by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG).
Remember Salomon Melgen? He is the Florida ophthalmologist and major Democratic donor whose relationship with Senator Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) prompted a federal investigation amid allegations that the Senator accepted and failed to report inappropriate gifts from Melgen and used his influence in Congress to protect Melgen’s financial interests in the Dominican Republican.
Melgen is back in the news after a Wall Street Journal lawsuit revealed that he was the single largest recipient of Medicare reimbursements in 2012, collecting more than $20 million from the federal government that year.