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Kathleen Sebelius

Sebelius resigns from HHS

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04/11/2014

WASHINGTON – Kathleen Sebelius has resigned after serving five years as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

HHS on Medicare Advantage: Enrollment high, premiums low

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09/20/2013

WASHINGTON – Enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) plans is expected to increase for the fourth year in a row in 2014, with only slight increases in premiums expected.

Talk about value

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Friday, June 21, 2013

The home medical equipment sector needs to be part of the accelerating national conversation about healthcare costs, outcomes and value.

AAHomecare, HME provider take CMS to court

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06/20/2013

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare and Havre de Grace, Md.-based Home Mediservice have filed a lawsuit against Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), asking her to stop the July 1 expansion of competitive bidding because of “licensing irregularities.”

Strike Force takedown nets 89 medical professionals

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05/15/2013

WASHINGTON – The Medicare Fraud Strike Force has charged 89 individuals with about $223 million in false billings, according to a press release from the Department of Justice (DOJ) on May 14.

HHS increases rewards for reporting fraud

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04/25/2013

WASHINGTON – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has proposed increasing to $9.9 million the rewards paid to Medicare beneficiaries and others whose tips about suspected fraud lead to the recovery of funds, according to a press release.

Members of Congress sign AOPA letter

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04/17/2013

WASHINGTON – Thirty-five members of Congress—19 Democrats, 16 Republicans—agreed to sign a letter presented to them by members of American Orthotic & Prosthetic Association (AOPA) regarding CMS audit procedures, according to an article form healio.com.

DHHS and DOJ: Fraud crackdown nets record-breaking recoveries

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02/14/2013

WASHINGTON – The government’s health care fraud prevention and enforcement efforts recovered a record $4.2 billion in taxpayer dollars in FY 2012, up from nearly $4.1 billion in 2011, according to a press release from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Fraud summit: 'We should have been more involved'

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01/28/2010

Last week's National Summit on Health Care Fraud was billed as "the first national gathering on healthcare fraud between law enforcement and the private and public sectors

Headless DHS

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Friday, April 3, 2009

Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius probably won't be confirmed (or not) as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services until later this month, the New York Times reported today.