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In brief: Vent bill drops in House, hospitals slam bid program


WASHINGTON – The House of Representatives has followed the Senate and introduced a bill last week that would increase Medicare reimbursement for ventilators by 20% on Jan. 1, 2017.

In brief: Gov’t announces historic takedown, GAO finds fragmented oversight of Medicaid


WASHINGTON – A nationwide sweep led by the Medicare Fraud Strike Force has resulted in charges against 243 individuals, including 46 doctors, nurses and other licensed medical professionals.

In this case, let us root the GAO on


I like the heat CMS and its contractors are getting for their audit activities as of late. The lead for this story in Bloomberg Businessweek, based on a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), pretty much says it all: