Medicare providers could face up to 100% late tax penalties
Mar 25, 2015
Praise for Congress for proposing a bill that would reset Medicare physician pay rates could be a little less hearty, after details emerged Tuesday that the measure would also include penalties as high...
Bed taxes and other troubling compromises
Aug 04, 2014
As my colleague Tim Mullaney reported last week, the Government Accountability Office has been taking a closer look at Medicaid bed taxes lately. And the investigative arm of Congress doesn’t seem...
Increased ‘bed taxes’ on nursing facilities warrant stricter federal oversight, report states
Jul 30, 2014
States have been increasingly taxing skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare providers to fund Medicaid in recent years, and federal authorities should look more closely at this trend, according...
Medicaid paying 32% less than Medicare Part D for medications
Jul 03, 2014
Medicaid is paying the lowest average price for 78 high-use and high-expenditure brand-name and generic drugs, a new federal report finds.
Federal government approved too much funding for billion-dollar Medicaid demonstration projects, GAO...
Jul 25, 2013
The federal government is allocating too much money for Medicaid demonstration projects to test new models of care delivery, according to the Government Accountability Office.
States see spike on supplemental Medicaid spending
Aug 21, 2012
States spent $9 billion more on supplemental Medicaid payments in 2010 than it did four years previously, according to a government investigation requested by Congress.
Medicaid providers with unpaid taxes should be barred from federal reimbursement, lawmakers say
Aug 03, 2012
The federal government should bar healthcare providers with large amounts of unpaid taxes from receiving Medicaid funds, incensed lawmakers said Thursday following the release of a government report.
House members raise concerns over Medicare Advantage demonstration project
Jul 23, 2012
Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee have accused the Department of Health and Human Services of overstepping its authority in implementing a controversial Medicare Advantage demonstration...
Letter: Assisted living group pushes for industry involvement to prevent ‘pension poaching’
Jun 07, 2012
Collaboration between senior living operators and the Veterans Administration is necessary to prevent the financial exploitation of elderly veterans, a leading provider group said Wednesday.
Regulators have tightened up screening efforts for Medicare providers
Apr 24, 2012
Regulators have strengthened Medicare provider enrollment and toughened fraud prevention efforts, but it’s too early to know how effective the initiatives will be, a new report reveals.