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Medicare physician pay cuts officially kick in Wednesday

Medicare physician pay cuts officially kick in Wednesday

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it will hold physician claims for 14 calendar days, thereby delaying 21% rate cuts otherwise set to take effect Wednesday.

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SNF agrees to pay $1.2M to settle rehab claims

A Maine skilled nursing facility has agreed to pay $1.2 million to the federal government to settle allegations it did not prevent RehabCare Group East Inc. from providing unnecessary therapy.

Supreme Court: Providers can't sue for higher Medicaid rates

Supreme Court: Providers can't sue for higher Medicaid rates

The Supreme Court dealt a serious blow to Medicaid residential care providers on Tuesday in a ruling that prohibits them from suing for higher reimbursement to recoup escalating costs.

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Preserving Cognitive Status in Elderly Surgical Patients Requiring General Anesthesia

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