Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has denied the latest effort by state Medicaid offices to recoup $4.3 billion in erroneously billed payments, in cases dating back to the 1970s. >>>
Continuing economic woes, increased Medicaid enrollment, and the end of the federal stimulus program will contribute to a projected 29% increase in states’ spending for the Medicaid program in 2012, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation survey. >>>
Revising projections made earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services has announced that most Medicare beneficiaries will pay lower premiums and deductibles under the 2012 Part B fee schedule. >>>
Leaders fear change. They fear taking on risk. And perhaps most importantly, they fear that accountable care organizations will turn out to be another failed payment experiment from the federal government. Some may rightly consider ACO participation as the worse of two bad options. In that case, it's time to consider consolidation. >>>
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