Federal officials say that some of the money changing hands has corrupted doctors and endangered patients.
Medicare Advantage company may face record penalty over alleged billing errors.
Details about race, ethnicity and occupation are often missing as data collected nationally is scattered across scores of digital systems that don’t connect. And the CDC doesn’t require vaccinators to report occupations of recipients, even though the order in which people get shots largely depends on their job.
Faustino Bernadett, who was convicted in a $30 million kickback scheme that referred spinal surgeries to his hospital, is among those pardoned for “major, major crimes.”
Maine investigators find one patient’s saga with O’NA HealthCare offers a cautionary tale for anyone looking for cut-rate coverage online.
At least half of the top 10 recipients, part of a group that received $20 billion in emergency HHS funding, have paid criminal penalties or settled charges related to improper billing and other practices.
The U.S. government spent $36 billion computerizing health records, yet they’re of limited help in the COVID-19 crisis.
“Unscrupulous providers” could take advantage of the boom in treatment delivered via voice or video calls.
Government officials want to focus on fighting COVID-19 instead of recouping overcharges that run into the millions.
Congress retreats on long-planned cost cuts to benefit the health care industry with a grab bag full of incentives.