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Two Medicaid integrity programs aimed at assisting states to root out fraud "are not effectively accomplishing their missions," an Office of Inspector General official testified June 14 in front of a Senate subcommittee.
While we continuously read articles about the next big fraud scandal in healthcare, we can't help but wonder, "What were they thinking?" Just last month we saw 107 individuals charged in more than a half-dozen cities for claims totaling $452 million1. Fraud allegations ranged from submitting false billing for home healthcare,...
Transfer MS-DRGs were an outgrowth of the federal Balanced Budget Act of 1997. For some MS-DRGs, special rules were created for patients who are discharged immediately, following hospitalization, to post-acute care facilities (i.e.. rehab hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care hospitals or home health care).
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Here’s a scenario: You wake up one morning and look out the window to see that your neighbors all have red grass on their lawns. Must have happened while you were sleeping, right? Then you chat with your neighbors on either side – and the one across the street – and find that there are lots of advantages to red grass: it’s cooler in the summer, cuts better (even with a dull mower), doesn’t turn brown during droughts (as if anyone would notice) and provides protection against all manner of pests, including bugs, gophers and bureaucrats! Who knew? So, being the smart person...