Public-health enemy no. 1: Medicare fraud
- Remarks on the Medicare fraud initiative and an exchange with reporters. Clinton, Bill // Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents;3/31/97, Vol. 33 Issue 13, p409
Presents the remarks of President Bill Clinton on March 25, 1997 on initiatives to fight Medicare fraud. Health care achievements of the administration; Details of the efforts to prevent Medicare fraud; Law enforcement partnerships made as part of the effort; Importance of such initiatives.
- MCOs asking, `who they gonna call?'. Wechsler, Jill // Managed Healthcare;Aug97, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p13
Focuses on the United States government actions against healthcare fraud. Enactment of the Kennedy-Kassebaum legislation; Expansion on the Department of Health and Human Services' Operation Restore Trust program focused on additional violations of government policies; Inspector General's target...
- Devices at heart of civil fraud suit. Scott, Lisa // Modern Healthcare;1/22/96, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p21
Reports on a civil lawsuit in Seattle, Washington accusing hospitals of miscoding procedures and manipulating records to obtain reimbursement for investigational cardiac devices. Change in Medicare policy to provide coverage for most investigational devices; Impending hearings at the Senate...
- Medicare fraud must be curbed. Schifano, Joseph M. // Inside Tucson Business;12/25/95, Vol. 5 Issue 39, p5
Reports on the need to eliminate fraud from the Medicare system. Future of Medicare; What are fraudulent activities; What can be done to stop Medicare fraud; Factors for curbing fraud in form of excessive billing.
- Columbia targeted in fraud probe. // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;04/20/97, Vol. 71 Issue 8, p55
Discusses the investigation of the National Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other federal agencies on the Nashville, Tennessee, hospital chain for possible Medicare fraud. Other aspects being looked upon by the officials; Claims of the Columbia/HCA Health Care Corporation; Violation made by...
- Documentation guidelines likely to change. Moore, Kent // Family Practice Management;May1998, Vol. 5 Issue 5, p12
Presents information pertaining to Medicare fraud and abuse. Reference to the changes likely to be done to the documentation guidelines developed by the American Medical Association (AMA)and the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA); When the framework for the changes could be made available.
- America's most wanted... Mustokoff, Michael; Yecies, Michael // Health Systems Review;Jul/Aug96, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p10
Offers suggestions on how health care facilities in the United States can avoid facing federal Medicare fraud charges. Compliance and self-audit; Good faith efforts.
- Medicare fraud and waste! Hospitals ordered to repay millions. // People's Medical Society Newsletter;Dec95, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p6
Reports that the United States Justice Department and the inspector's general's office of the Department of Health and Human Services will impose stiff sanctions for overbilling which is a medicare fraud. Identification of millions of dollars in Medicare overcharges and order given to hospitals...
- Medicare, Medicaid fraud go undetected. Cassil, Alwyn // AHA News;09/09/96, Vol. 32 Issue 36, p3
Reports on the persistence of health care fraud and abuse in the United States. Lack of providers' Social Security numbers; Shortcomings of the anti-fraud provisions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996.
- Feds turn up the heat on fraud investigations. Cassil, Alwyn // AHA News;10/13/97, Vol. 33 Issue 40, p1
Focuses on federal law enforcement agencies' efforts to control health care fraud. Distinction of being the top white-collar crime; Increase of funding for the Federal Bureau of Investigation's health care fraud investigations; Use of undercover sting operations to root out Medicare fraud.