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Court tosses lawsuit over Medicare appeals backlog

Court tosses lawsuit over Medicare appeals backlog

Healthcare providers cannot expect the justice system to help resolve a huge backlog of Medicare appeals, a U.S. District Court judge recently ruled.

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Specifics of payment policy should 'come later,' MedPAC commissioners say

Skilled nursing facilities and other stakeholders should be able to weigh in on which conditions to include in a site-neutral payment policy, members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission said during a meeting Friday.

Judge OKs charges over stripper in nursing home

A New York nursing home that hired strippers to entertain residents will face legal charges, following an unsuccessful bid to have the case dismissed.

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AHA: Draft bill needs more rigorous controls on recovery audit contractors ... FDA approves new drug for complicated UTIs ... CMS regional offices required to use analytic tool to set monetary penalties against nursing facilities ... Medicaid director to step down

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