The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is encouraging around 375,00 Medicare Advantage members to re-evaluate their plans.
Medicare providers increasingly are using higher-paying codes instead of using less complex, lower-paying codes, an investigation has found. This practices, known as "upcoding," has added $11 billion or more to their fees over 10 years.
Medicare beneficiaries now can research nursing homes and determine their coverage options from their smartphones or tablets, thanks to a Medicare website redesign.
Regulators clash with suppliers over effectiveness of competitive bidding program for durable medical equipmentMay 10, 2012
Federal officials maintain that its competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment is operating successfully, but some industry suppliers disagree.