Medicare Trust Fund

RACs return $100 million to providers, as criticism grows

RACs return $100 million to providers, as criticism grows

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Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors returned a record $100.4 million in identified underpayments to providers between April and June.

Why be optimistic when anxiety is an option?

Why be optimistic when anxiety is an option?

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Depending on how you like to interpret the news, nursing home operators are either facing some of the worst of times, or they've been infused with new life.

Skilled nursing facility trends contribute to improved Medicare outlook, Congressional report says

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The Medicare trust fund is on track to remain solvent until 2030, trustees of the program stated in a Congressional report released Monday. This improved outlook is due in part to revised expectations about the case mix in skilled nursing facilities.

Senators blast Medicare audits, say RAC payments should be changed

Senators blast Medicare audits, say RAC payments should be changed

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The Medicare claims review process is unfairly burdening healthcare providers and failing to improve program integrity, due in part to the payment system for certain auditors, Senate leaders said during a roundtable hearing Wednesday.

Healthcare reforms brighten outlook for Medicare trust fund, trustees say

The financial outlook for the seniors' healthcare program has been "substantially improved" by the new healthcare reforms, according to a new report from the Medicare Board of Trustees released Thursday.