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Grassley points finger at Medicare

November 16, 2009Mike Moran

Hannibal Rising the movie The Associated Press published a second article over the weekend about Medicare fraud. It turns out that, for the most part, CMS turned a blind eye when, over a period of three years, it received more than 30 warnings from inspectors of fraud infiltrating the Medicare program. The AP was fed the story by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. The Nutty Professor dvdrip I Don't Want to Be Born full movie The Bride trailer What did CMS have to say for itself? Twelve O'Clock High...

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New report on Medicare fraud

November 16, 2009Mike Moran

5 Card Stud ipod A new report shows that, in 2008, Medicare paid more than $17 billion in improper payments for its fee-for-service program, according to an article download Mildred Pierce How to Have an Accident in the Home divx published by The Associated Press over the weekend. When you combine fee-for-service and managed care, that figure rises to $47 billion. That is three times the number of improper payments than the previous year, the AP reported. Clash of the Titans movie Not surprisingly,...

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Community pharmacies inch closer to accreditation extension

October 6, 2009Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

The Senate joined the House yesterday when it voted to give community pharmacies until Dec. 31 to get accredited “The Senate acted wisely to ensure seniors can continue purchasing essential medical supplies from their community pharmacies,” said Bruce T. Roberts, NCPA executive vice president and CEO in a release. “Senators Max Baucus, Charles Grassley and Jon Tester, in particular, deserve recognition for shepherding the bill through. Without it, thousands of independent community...

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