On the campaign trail, Trump promised – repeatedly — he wouldn’t cut Medicare benefits. That was then: Trump promised over and over to ‘save’ Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Will he? This is now: Seniors will pay the price for Trump’s Medicare cuts.
In first blow to a CMS 2017 Final Rule, a court ruling in Missouri has invalidated the agency's attempt to deduct Medicare and private insurance payments as offsets when calculating outlays to hospitals under the DSH program.
Physicians who are anxious about year 2 of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) got some relief from a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) official, but some of the agency's answers were still pretty fuzzy.
A whistleblower case alleging that Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group defrauded the federal Medicare program can move forward, a federal judge ruled Monday, although the decision narrowed the set of claims that the government might pursue.
The budget deal passed by Congress delays for two years $2 billion in cuts to disproportionate share payments. Safety net providers say that the additional time can be used to fashion a long-term solution for uncompensated care costs.