Article Summary: Congress should crack down on Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors that sometimes deny patients vital medical care while overcharging the government billions of dollars every year. By Fred Schulte, KHN, Jun 29,… Read More
Article Summary: Medicare Advantage Plans have caused an increase in cost to taxpayers because of the way they have been charging sicker patients. By Fred Schulte, KHN, Nov 11, 2021. Switching seniors to Medicare Advantage… Read More
Article Summary: A cost-cutting change in Medicare policy will reduce payments to hospitals for some surgical procedures and increase costs for patients. By Susan Jaffe, KHN, Mar 23, 2021. A cost-saving change in Medicare launched… Read More
Article Summary: Humana has overstated the severity of illness of some patients and has overcharged Medicare in a recent OIG audit finding. By Fred Schulte, NPR, Apr 20, 2021. A Humana Inc. health plan for… Read More
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When a provider treats a Medicare patient, the provider must tell Medicare what services were provided so that Medicare can reimburse the doctor the correct amount. Certain services have higher reimbursement amounts than others –a… Read More
What is Phantom Billing? By Berger Montague Attorneys. Medicare fraud broadly refers to any individual, company or corporation who acts intentionally to steal money from the federal government. “Phantom billing” is a specific kind of Medicare… Read More
Medicare’s Private Option Is Gaining Popularity, and Critics. As more Americans sign up for Medicare Advantage, detractors worry that it’s helping private insurers more than patients. When Ed Stein signed up for Medicare eight years...
By Amy Norton, U.S. News. Medicare patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) saw their medication costs soar by more than sevenfold over a decade, a new study finds. It’s no secret that the costs of MS… Read More