Medicare & Medicaid

I-80 in Iowa
Aug 07, 2015 | Kaiser Health News
Iowa's governor, Republican Terry Branstad, is moving full speed ahead with a plan to put private companies in charge of managing Medicaid's…
Welcome to NJ sign wikipedia
Aug 06, 2015 | Susan Morse
Medicaid paid $7.4 million to 94 providers for services performed by providers that had been barred for reasons such…
stethoscope and handcuffs on money
Aug 06, 2015 | Susan Morse
The overwhelming majority of patients were not homebound and did not need home health services, according to authorities.
Aug 05, 2015 | Henry Powderly
The worst-offending hospitals will see their Medicare reimbursements slashed by as much as 3 percent, though many…
person talking to psychologist
Aug 05, 2015 | Anthony Brino
Last December, a 37-year-old patient with dissociative disorder died after hanging herself with a bedsheet…
sick patient in bed
Aug 04, 2015 | Kaiser Health News
Since the fines began, national readmission rates have dropped, but roughly one of every five Medicare…
Maryland State House image from wikipedia
Aug 03, 2015 | Anthony Brino
While hospitals in Maryland have not brought down the state's total costs of care, the all-payer system seems…
generic hospital building
Aug 03, 2015 | Henry Powderly
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will lift the rate it pays inpatient hospitals…
nurse helping elderly man in hospice care
Jul 31, 2015 | Susan Morse
From 2010 to 2013, Paula Kluding concealed the true medical condition of Prairie View Hospice's patients…
close up on nursing home room
Jul 31, 2015 | Henry Powderly
In addition to the payment change, CMS said it will begin penalizing skilled nursing facilities in 2018 that fail…