Navigation Links
MedPAC Data Underscores Need for Targeted Medicare Reforms to Strengthen Program Integrity, Protect Patient Care
Date:3/16/2012

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare today praised the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) recommendation to target waste, fraud and abuse in the Medicare program.  The home healthcare community supports efforts to target abusive billing behaviors, including recommendations to "conduct medical review activities in counties that have aberrant home health utilization… [and] implement the new authorities to suspend payment and the enrollment of new providers if they indicate significant fraud." 

Analysis of MedPAC data show that abusive billing practices are occurring in isolated pockets of the country.  Indeed, of the nation's 3,143 counties and county-equivalents, MedPAC has identified the 25 counties in which the highest levels of Medicare utilization and suspected abuse are occurring.  As a result, the home healthcare community believes policy makers should undertake action to address targeted problems with targeted solutions.

"We are pleased with the Commission's recommendation and their recognition that fraud and abuse is a targeted problem requiring targeted reforms," said Billy Tauzin, former House Energy and Commerce Committee chairman and senior counsel to the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare. "The home healthcare community has developed a set of detailed proposals to strengthen program integrity while protecting seniors, cost-efficient providers, and taxpayers alike.  We look forward to working with MedPAC, Congress and the Administration to see these recommendations through, so that lasting change benefiting seniors and taxpayers can be achieved."

Meaningful reforms developed by the home healthcare community offer a targeted solution, including firm limits on episode and low-utilization payments, in order to prevent fraudulent activity before it takes place. In addition to these reforms, analysis of recently-released Medic
'/>"/>

SOURCE Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Medpace Opens Clinical Pharmacology Unit in Cincinnati, Ohio
2. ACLA Voices Strong Concern Over MedPAC Proposal to Cut Medicare Reimbursement for Laboratory Services
3. Major deCODE-led Study Underscores Role of the Brain in Obesity
4. Research Published in Science Translational Medicine Underscores Value of Depression Gene Therapy License Held by Neurologix
5. Delay of Medicare Bidding Program for Home Medical Equipment Underscores Severe Problems with Program; Support Surges for Bipartisan Bill to Repeal the Bid Program
6. New Yorks Anti-Mandatory Mail Order Law Underscores Growing Skepticism of PBMs
7. St. Jude Discovers Factors That Accelerate Resistance to Gleevec(TM) Targeted Therapy in Lymphoblastic Leukemia
8. Targeted Genetics Reports on Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) Review of its Phase 1/2 Trial of tgAAC94 for Rheumatoid Arthritis
9. Strategic Diagnostics Launches Initial Oncology-Targeted Antibody Reagent Catalog
10. Microarray Sequence Capture Speeds Large-Scale Resequencing of Targeted Genomic Regions
11. Targeted Nanoparticles Offer Promise in the Battle Against Cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/28/2014)... , July 28, 2014  Air Products (NYSE: ... of medical oxygen is vital to any healthcare facility. ... that not only improve the efficiency of its oxygen ... will highlight these systems—including systems for emergency oxygen ... loss—from August 4-5 at the 51 st ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... , July 28, 2014 Southern Research ... , Ph.D., President and CEO of Southern Research ... Release Society (CRS) for the 2014-2015 term.  The ... on July 12 in Chicago ... The Controlled Release Society is ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... , July 28, 2014  A prospective ... Sweden has validated the performance ... platforms and has associated volumetrically assessed breast density ... Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention (DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-13-1219), ... a tool for widespread breast cancer risk assessment," ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Air Products Highlights Its Medical Oxygen Supply Systems for Emergency Oxygen Supply and Reduced Oxygen Loss at ASHE 2Air Products Highlights Its Medical Oxygen Supply Systems for Emergency Oxygen Supply and Reduced Oxygen Loss at ASHE 3Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D., Named President of Controlled Release Society 2Arthur J. Tipton, Ph.D., Named President of Controlled Release Society 3Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 2Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 3Karolinska Study Published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention Validates Strong Agreement for VolparaDensity across Mammography Systems from Multiple Manufacturers 4
... 2011 Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... company,s first quarter financial results at 9:00 am Eastern ... Hrusovsky, President and Chief Executive Officer and Peter McAree, ... discuss operational and financial results and the company,s outlook ...
... CARY, N.C., April 20, 2011 Cetero ... (CRO), will present a scientific seminar series for pharmaceutical ... and Conducting an Accelerated Proof-of-Concept Program ." The seminars, ... fall of 2010, will share best practices on how ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Caliper Life Sciences' First Quarter Results Conference Call Notice 2Cetero Research Seminars Provide Insights on Designing Accelerated Proof-of-Concept Studies 2Cetero Research Seminars Provide Insights on Designing Accelerated Proof-of-Concept Studies 3
(Date:7/28/2014)... of a surgical procedure to treat severe chronic migraine ... percent of the time in patients treated at Massachusetts ... of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery report that more than ... all of whom had headaches associated with compression ... year later. The team,s paper has received advance ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... Cape Regional Medical Center, is currently ... solution in an effort to streamline its bi-directional ... their New Jersey health information exchange (NJSHINE). , ... New Jersey, serves the local population and more ... inpatient and outpatient services. With a strong commitment ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... MONDAY, July 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Endurance runners ... than an undetected heart condition, according to a new ... athletes participating in events in warm climates are actually ... heat stroke. Yet, the less common sudden death of ... heart problems, such as an irregular heartbeat, often gets ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... 2014 The Oakwood Foundation celebrated a ... Songe and Associates, PC that will benefit each community ... come. , The HBWS group is among the ... $2.5 million in donations. Through their latest gift, they ... Oakwood Women’s Healthcare Classic for the next 6 years; ...
(Date:7/28/2014)... brain was able to arouse animals receiving general anesthesia ... issue of Anesthesiology , investigators from Massachusetts General ... of either agent would move, raise their heads and ... to the ventral tegmental area (VTA). Stimulation of ... not induce the animals to wake up. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Non-endoscopic migraine surgery provides significant symptom relief 2Health News:Cape Regional Medical Center Chooses Summit Provider Exchange to Connect With NJSHINE and Physician Offices 2Health News:Cape Regional Medical Center Chooses Summit Provider Exchange to Connect With NJSHINE and Physician Offices 3Health News:Heat Stroke a Greater Threat to Endurance Runners Than Heart Problems: Study 2Health News:Stimulation of brain region restores consciousness to animals under general anesthesia 2
... female cells are able to choose randomly between their two X ... ,Human males have both a X and a Y chromosome but ... stage in the development of a womans fertilised egg the cells ... is crucial to survival and problems with the process are related ...
... zealots. But they seem to have had the sense to ... vulnerable points . The move is paying dividends, officials say. ... films in Surat has succeeded in spreading awareness of the ... of migrant laborers who come to the city to work ...
... tables by declaring that some recent imports of raisins from ... them . That was apparently in retaliation to the barrage ... exported by China. ,But the Asian giants satisfaction ... hospitals and pharmacies in the north-eastern part of the country ...
... caused due to a syringe used on an AIDS patient infect ... your body in sufficient quantity for you to get infected . ... with HIV from a barber's razor. Is it true most of ... infected with HIV are housewives and a majority of them, over ...
... deprivation can do more than leave you short-tempered: it ... of cardiovascular disease and death, according to a study ... behavioural effects of long-term sleep loss have been well-documented, ... mood. But the study by researchers at the University ...
... clothes or wash dishes or even walk up to meet ... of fighting diabetes and heart disease . ,A ... spent doing low-intensity activities as simple as standing while ... their blood sugar levels. ,Population health researcher Genevieve ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Selection of Best X Chromosome in Women 2Health News:HIV Awareness Increases as Condoms are Distributed in Gujarat Theatres Screening Porn Films 2Health News:China Admits Fake Blood Protein Used in Drips 2Health News:Armed Forces Enroll Wives in Fighting HIV/AIDS 2Health News:Insufficient Sleep Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Study 2Health News:Iron Clothes to Lower Blood Sugar Levels 2
This 10 L tip was designed for the Pipetman P-2 and P-10. Its MicroPoint design and 2 ul reference mark make it ideal for low volume pipetting....
... to optimize the accuracy and precision of ... is widely recognized by customers throughout the ... over the years and now covers a ... including filter tips, certified pure tips, stepper ...
Designed to fit the Brinkmann Tranferpette and Treff Multi-Channel 300 L Pipettors, this tip provides extra space for repeat pipetting....
The larger volume alternative to the ART Gel 20P, this gel loading tip can load up to 100 L....
Medicine Products: