Roy Blunt

Senate takes up bill to improve Medicare audits, address RAC concerns


A new Senate bill addresses provider concerns over the Medicare audit process, including the role of Recovery Audit Contractors. The House is also considering a version of the "Medicare Audit Improvement Act of 2013," which lawmakers originally introduced in October 2012 and reintroduced in March.

Senate blocks amendment to birth control rule


The Senate jettisoned an amendment Thursday that would have allowed employers an exemption from the Obama administration's birth control rule.