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Second Circuit revives Medicare beneficiaries’ observation status suit

USA - January 26 2015 On January 22, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit reversed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut…

D.C. District Court dismisses lawsuit challenging backlog of Medicare appeals

USA - December 22 2014 On December 18, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit filed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and…

OIG identifies top 10 management challenges for HHS in fiscal year 2014

USA - November 24 2014 On November 18, 2014, the HHS OIG released its annual list of the top 10 management and performance challenges faced by HHS and the OIG during the…

CMS launches $840 million “Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative”

USA - October 27 2014 On October 23, 2014, CMS announced it would begin accepting applications for its "Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative," a four-year initiative…

OIG reports Medicare Part B supplying and dispensing fees significantly higher than those under Part D and Medicaid

USA - September 22 2014 According to a recently released report from the HHS OIG, pharmacies are reimbursed significantly more for dispensing drugs under Medicare Part B…