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Safety commission weighs petitions for total bed-rail ban, seeks input

RAC groups battle provider plea for short-stay payment relief

Third-party firms that audit Medicare bills for payment issues are pushing back hard against a hospital association plea for more favorable short-stay reimbursements, adding to the ongoing unwelcome specter of audits among all providers, including those in long-term care.

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA)

Cash-strapped feds to cut back Medicare oversight this year, OIG official says

One of nursing homes’ most vigilant government watchdogs plans to dramatically curb its activities this year, a federal official has told the House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Health. The Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General anticipates reducing Medicare and Medicaid oversight activities overall by 20% in fiscal year 2014.

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