By Toni King, [email protected] Published 8:00 am CST, Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Toni King Toni King Photo: Toni King / Toni King Photo: Toni King / Toni King Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Toni King Toni King Photo: Toni King / Toni King TONI KING: What does ‘formally admitted’ mean in Medicare? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Toni, What is the length of time you must spend in a hospital before Medicare will pay for a skilled nursing stay? My husband has recently spent a month recovering from his stroke and heart surgery. Last week, I received a bill stating that Medicare has denied his stay. Medicare says he was “not” formally admitted. Steve went … [Read more...] about TONI KING: What does ‘formally admitted’ mean in Medicare?
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest More than 200 doctors stay on Medicare rolls despite disciplinary actions At least 216 doctors remained on Medicare rolls in 2015 despite surrendering a license, having one revoked, or being excluded from state-paid health care rolls in the previous five years. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 1 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Matt Wynn, MedPage Today and John Fauber, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 6:00 a.m. CT May 17, 2018 | Updated 7:59 p.m. CT May 18, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 1 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Doctors who land in hot … [Read more...] about More than 200 doctors stay on Medicare rolls despite disciplinary actions
By Maura Wise For months, Republicans and their wealthy donors have been working to sell the TrumpTax, claiming it's a popular bill that benefits the American people and banking on the belief that it will pave the way for Republicans to keep their hold on the majority in Congress this fall. They're trying. But the American people have been watching the law at work over the past few months and examining what the tax bill really does to working families, and overwhelmingly, they are rejecting the GOP's desperate spin. The truth is, this isn't a bill to run on, it's a bill to run from -- especially as we head into the first Tax Day since its passage. April 15 marks the one-year anniversary of the Tax March. Last year, hundreds of thousands of people came together from coast to coast to demand that Donald Trump release his tax returns so we would know how he would benefit from these very policies he sought to enact. As Congress turned to tax reform, those marches showed elected officials … [Read more...] about This Tax Day, let’s demand not one more penny in tax cuts for the rich
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Right Turn Opinion Opinion Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Jennifer Rubin by Jennifer Rubin Email the author April 9 at 11:30 AM Email the author MoveOn.org senior adviser Karine Jean-Pierre, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday, claimed that President Trump was doing more to raise Democrats’ enthusiasm than the GOP’s. She pointed to liberal Rebecca Dallet’s 12-point win last week in Wisconsin’s state Supreme Court race. “So I think the data … [Read more...] about A gorgeous silver lining in the dark days of Trump
Medicare has one of the highest rates of wasteful spending government-wide, losing more than $200 billion over the past five years to provider billing errors. Keep in mind that number does not include fraud, which is accounted for separately. That $200 billion is directly attributed to very preventable billing errors and a lack of compliance with Medicare billing rules. The fact that the loss of approximately $40 billion in tax dollars each year is tolerated is mind blowing enough, but when you add in that Medicare is facing a serious financial crisis that will lead to reduced health coverage and higher out-of-pocket costs for seniors, it’s even more unbelievable that the government is willing to turn a blind eye to this wasteful spending year after year. Interestingly, in 2016 the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report proposing a very common sense solution. The GAO recommends Medicare begin reviewing provider claims before they are paid, to protect … [Read more...] about Medicare should review provider claims for accuracy before they are paid