Roy Blunt

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

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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

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