The Washington Post: Doctors react to release of Medicare billing records

Melissa Cannarozzi/TWP By Jason Millman and David S. Fallis,  Doctors reacted swiftly and indignantly to Wednesday’s release of government records revealing unprecedented details about Medicare payments to physicians. Many resented being included on a list that showed some doctors billing Medicare for millions of dollars. The top 10 doctors alone received a combined $121.4 million for Medicare Part … Continue reading

California Healthline: Medi-Cal Clinics Recruit Long-Term Care Patients To Boost Billings

Some rehabilitation clinics that receive funding from the Drug Medi-Cal Treatment Program have been using money and other incentives to recruit board-and-care residents in order to bill the program for more services, the Center for Investigative Reporting reports. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program (Evans/Jewett, Center for Investigative Reporting, 12/10). Background In July, an investigation by CIR and CNN found that $94 million … Continue reading

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