Posts Tagged: fraud

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) AGs in Michigan, 3 other states seek to defend health law. Associated Press, January 31, 2019.  The Michigan Attorney General is seeking to intervene in a lawsuit to defend the federal health care law after… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Walgreens to Pay $269 Million on Claims It Overcharged Federal Programs. The Wall Street Journal, January 22, 2019.  The drugstore chain settles suits accusing it of billing for unneeded insulin pens. 2) Trump calls for cracking… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Nessel joins legal challenge to Obamacare birth control mandate exemptions. The Detroit News, January 7, 2019.  Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is challenging federal rules that allow employers to refuse coverage of contraceptives on moral… Read the rest »

A recent data breach at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (“BCBS”) leaves almost 15,000 of their customers in danger of having their personal information stolen. On Friday, BCBS started informing customers of one of its Medicare Advantage plans of the potential breach. The notification is merely precautionary as there is no conclusive evidence as… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) CMS Finalizes Rules for ACOs. Modern Healthcare, December 21, 2018.  Last week CMS finalized a rule that overhauls Medicare Shared Savings Program requiring accountable care programs to take on risk sooner or be eliminated… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Rule Striking Down Obamacare Moves Health Debate to Center Stage. The New York Times, December 15, 2018.  The decision by a federal judge in Texas to strike down the ACA has caused a volatile… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) House passes multiple Medicaid bills. E&C, December 11, 2018.  The House of Representatives passed the Improving Medicaid Programs and Opportunities for Eligible Beneficiaries (IMPROVE) Act. 2) ACOs object to proposed the Medicare rules. The Washington Post,… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Former psychologist, wife sentenced to prison for Medicaid fraud. Wyoming Tribune Eagle, December 5 2018.  The couple was sentenced to 37 months in prison. 2) Medicare improperly paid $34 to medical equipment suppliers: OIG. Fierce Healthcare,… Read the rest »