Government Accountabilitiy Office

CMS announces Medicare appeals without administrative law judge hearings

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Long-term care providers will be able to appeal certain Medicare claims decisions without going through an administrative law judge hearing, the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) announced Thursday.

CMS improperly measuring outcomes, report claims

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So far, some providers have been put through a wringer without enough verification that it's been worth it, according to a new Government Accountability Office report.

GPOs bring bottom-line benefits to long-term care providers, other healthcare organizations: report

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Group purchasing organizations are making costs lower for long-term care operators and other healthcare providers, asserts a recent report from the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII).

GAO: States still need to meet critical guidelines in implementing Medicaid expansion

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Even the states that have committed to expanding their Medicaid programs under the Affordable Care Act want additional guidance from the government, a new federal report finds.

House committee puts Medicare audit contractors on the hotseat

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Lawmakers are asking Medicare contractors for more information about how they go about identifying and reporting potentially fraudulent payments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

GAO: Small business tax credit for healthcare is underused

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A tax credit designed to make it easier for small businesses to offer health insurance is underused, a government report finds.

Questionable therapy practices could put operators to the test

Questionable therapy practices could put operators to the test

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Ready to take the therapy services quiz? The good news is that it only has one question and it's multiple choice. But you don't want to fail. Ready?

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