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New York Medicaid Providers Now Have Two Pathways to Self-Disclose Overpayments to the Office of the Medicaid Inspector General

Healthcare Law Blog

On August 21, 2023, the New York State Office of the Medicaid Inspector General (OMIG) announced updates to the Medicaid overpayment self-disclosure program, which now includes an abbreviated process for reporting and explaining overpayments that are considered routine or transactional in nature and have been already voided and adjusted.

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Government Watchdogs Attack Medicare Advantage for Denying Care and Overcharging

Kaiser Health News

Congress should crack down on Medicare Advantage health plans for seniors that sometimes deny patients vital medical care while overcharging the government billions of dollars every year, government watchdogs told a House panel Tuesday. Those trade-offs aside, Medicare Advantage is clearly proving attractive to consumers.

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Will CMS’s Proposed Rule on “Identified Overpayments” Increase Reverse FCA Cases?

Healthcare Law Today

As written, the proposed rule would remove the existing “reasonable diligence” standard for identification of overpayments, and add the “knowing” and “knowingly” FCA definition. And, a provider is required to refund overpayments it is obliged to refund within 60 days of such identified overpayment.

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Why Medicaid Programs Need to Update Their Information Systems

HIT Consultant

In Ohio, unemployment overpayments reached $3.86 Medicaid systems are struggling as potential expansion looms Clearly, many state unemployment information systems are in dire need of upgrades. For Medicaid, the threat comes as potential expansion looms. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reimbursed states $34.3

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Monitor Improper Payments for Part C and Part D with Medicare Audit and Monitoring Software

Innovaare Compliance

The monthly premium for Medicare Part B rose 14.5%, from $148.50 By law, the Medicare Part B monthly premium must equal 25% of the estimated total Part B costs for enrollees age 65 and over. [1] By law, the Medicare Part B monthly premium must equal 25% of the estimated total Part B costs for enrollees age 65 and over. [1]

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The Trebling Effect of (Some) False Claims Act Trials

Health Law RX

Setting aside the incalculable impact that litigation can have on business operations, the statute itself anticipates repayment of the proven overpayment, treble damages, and exposure to a civil statutory penalty equal to a range between $13,508 and $27,018 per false claim. This is the reality for a medical company in Minnesota.

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Supreme Court Rules Against HHS in Hospital Medicare Reimbursement Case

The Health Law Firm Blog

Supreme Court said the federal government improperly cut more than $1 billion a year in Medicare reimbursements to hospitals. By George F. Indest III, J.D., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On June 15, 2022, the U.S. This came in a ruling that limits regulators’ power to control what the program pays for certain [.]