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Healthcare accounted for bigger portion of 2018 DOJ false claims recoveries – Becker's Hospital Review

Of the $ 2.8 billion the Department of Justice recovered from False Claims Act cases in 2018, $ 2.5 billion involved the healthcare industry, according to the department’s year-end recap. Last year the department recovered $ 3.7 billion in False Claims Act settlements and judgments, with $ 2.4 billion involving the healthcare industry. The largest… Read More »

Part II | MedPAC’s Proposed “Reforms” Should Be Tested Before They’re Implemented: CMS’s Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Is Exhibit A

By KIP SULLIVAN JD  The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program (HRRP), one of numerous pay-for-performance (P4P) schemes authorized by the Affordable Care Act, was sprung on the Medicare fee-for-service population on October 1, 2012 without being pre-tested and with no other evidence indicating what it is hospitals are supposed to do to reduce readmissions. Research on the… Read More »