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Report: CMMI has raised federal spending, not lowered it

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The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), once expected to save money and deliver healthcare at a lower cost, is increasing federal spending after all. CMMI was designed to reduce federal healthcare spending, but a new CBO reports shows its had the opposite effect.

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What the future holds for HHS-OIG health IT enforcement

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Department of Health and Human Services aims to protect the integrity of federal healthcare programs, in addition to the health of beneficiaries. " VanLandingham explained that the healthcare fraud space gets "tens of thousands of complaints." The Office of Inspector General for the U.S.

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Few patients downloading EHRs to their smartphones at early-adopter health systems, study finds

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Federal healthcare policymakers are pushing to give patients easier access to their electronic health data via smartphone apps. But are patients using these apps to get their health records? Uptake has been modest, according to researchers.

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HIMSS19: Loud and clear message from feds on patient data: It belongs to patients

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Federal healthcare officials put industry stakeholders on notice this week that patient data belongs to patients, and efforts to block patients' access to their data will not be tolerated.

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ResMed to pay more than $37.5M to settle kickback allegations made in five whistleblower lawsuits

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million to resolve allegations brought by the Department of Justice that it paid kickbacks to durable medical equipment suppliers, sleep labs and other healthcare providers. Medical equipment maker ResMed Corp will pay $37.5

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Florida provider group to pay $24.5M after False Claims Act allegations

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"Billing federal healthcare programs for services that providers know are unnecessary or unreasonable undermines the quality of care that patients receive and increases the costs of these taxpayer-funded programs," said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian M.

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San Francisco sues Trump administration over new 'conscience' rule

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San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera today announced he had filed suit against HHS to invalidate a new federal rule that he said the city can't comply with, which puts nearly $1 billion in federal healthcare funding at risk.