Tag Archives: ‘Medicare

Viewpoints: Stop Talking About Expanding Medicare. Fix Its Financial Flaws Instead; Why Do We Need Anymore Lessons On The Societal Risks Of Genome Editing?

Editorial writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Wall Street Journal: Modest Cuts Could Save Medicare From Disaster Instead of debating how to expand Medicare coverage, politicians should focus on fixing the fatal financial flaws in the existing program that threaten to bankrupt the nation. Medicare spent 3.6% of gross domestic product… Read More »

Safety net hospitals fall behind in Medicare joint replacement model

Dive Brief: Safety net hospitals participating in Medicare’s Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) bundled payment model were less likely to receive rewards than other facilities in the program, according to a study published Monday in JAMA. Researchers determined the safety net hospitals were also more likely to be penalized in the program’s second year… Read More »

OIG: Health IT brings both benefits, challenges to Medicare ACOs

Medicare accountable care organizations were able to better coordinate patient care thanks to their use of health information technology tools. The HHS Office of Inspector General conducted onsite interviews at six Medicare ACOs—four were Next Generation ACOs and two participated in the Medicare Shared Savings Program—that included discussions with administrative staff and providers. “ACOs that… Read More »

Acadia Healthcare to pay $17 million in settlement of Medicare fraud case

Huntington Comprehensive Treatment Center in West Virginia West Virginia-based Acadia Healthcare, along with subsidiary CRC Health, has agreed to dole out $ 17 million to settle accusations of fraud, representing the largest fraud-related settlement in the history of the state, according to a settlement agreement released this week. CRC Health had been accused of collecting… Read More »