Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Arbitration clauses in nursing home final rule getting federal scrutiny

Arbitration clauses in nursing home final rule getting federal scrutiny

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The future of nursing home arbitration agreements is under scrutiny by the Office of Management and Budget as part of its nursing home final-rule review.

Joint HHS, Justice efforts recoup $28 billion in Medicare payments

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The Justice Department announced on Thursday it had captured $3.3 billion from healthcare fraud prosecutions and other deals in 2014, bringing to nearly $28 billion the total amount it has recouped since the beginning of its 18-year-old Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control (HCFAC) Program.

Industry warily eyes funding adjustments

Industry warily eyes funding adjustments

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Long-term care leaders have mixed feelings about a first-ever federal timeline for more bundled and other alternative payments, calling it "a good thing" but also "aggressive."

Congressional lawmakers grill top ALJ on appeals backlog, say too many providers are being put out of business

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Efforts to root out Medicare fraud have put far too many above-board providers in auditors' crosshairs, leading to a staggering backlog of appeals that has no easy fix, Congressional lawmakers and a top government official said during a hearing Thursday.