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.
Federal officials maintain that its competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment is operating successfully, but some industry suppliers disagree.