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House repeals CLASS Act

The House of Representatives repealed the CLASS Act on Wednesday night, although its future is far from clear.
Many observers expect Republican efforts to repeal CLASS will die in the Senate, where there is likely not enough support to push through the Fiscal Responsibility and Retirement Security Act.

Nursing homes will be subject to escrow for all civil monetary penalties, CMS announces

Government saved $17.6 billion in 2011 due to fraud prevention programs

A government crackdown on improper payments in federal programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, cut wasteful payments by $17.6 billion in 2011, the Office of Management and Budget reported Tuesday. The administration’s Campaign to Cut Waste saved $7 billion in Medicare fee-for-service payment errors between 2010 and 2011, according to the OMB.

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