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Weekly Roundup: June 12 - 16, 2017

Friday, June 16th, 2017 - 12:28
John Kamensky OMB Burden Reduction. Federal News Radio reports: “The Office of Management and Budget is cleaning out its policy closet and in its first sweep found 59 data reporting requirements that are no longer necessary. . . . Of those 59 requirements, 50 have been rescinded and nine have been modified or suspended for the near future.”

A Conversation with Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., Director, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Monday, October 26th, 2015 - 15:06
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Fraud, waste, and abuse of federal healthcare programs serving seniors and taxpayers affect every American by draining critical resources from our healthcare system. Along with hampering our healthcare system, these illegal activities undermine the nation’s economy.

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Dr. Shantanu Agrawal on Combating Fraud, Waste & Abuse in Healthcare

Thursday, May 14th, 2015 - 12:27
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 11:30
The U.S. was projected to spend $3.1 trillion dollars on healthcare generating billions of claims from healthcare service and product providers every year. Medicare alone accounts for something on the order of $635 billion in annual spending.

Dr. Shantanu Agrawal

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 - 14:14
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What are the key priorities for CMS’s Center for Program Integrity? How is it moving beyond the “pay and chase” approach to combating fraud, waste, and abuse? What innovative technologies is it using? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Deputy Administrator & Director, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
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Mon, 08/24/2015
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What are the key priorities for CMS’s Center for Program Integrity? How is it moving beyond the “pay and chase” approach to combating fraud, waste, and abuse? What innovative technologies is it using? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Deputy Administrator & Director, Center for Program Integrity, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Round Up, December 12 - 16

Friday, December 16th, 2011 - 10:16
Friday, December 16, 2011 - 09:12
Okay, so we weren’t going to publish a Round Up this week since several of us are on vacation, but here are three stories I didn’t want to sit on since they are long and you might want to read them during leisure moments during your holiday vacation!

CMS Tries Out Coordinated Care Experiment to Reduce Medicare Costs

Thursday, September 29th, 2011 - 13:44
Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 13:21
The Department of Health and Human Services unveiled on Wednesday a new initiative designed to get primary care practices to better coordinate care with other providers, with the goal of saving money for Medicare. The initiative is separate from the Accountable Care Organization effort; those participating in ACOs cannot also participate in this latest initiative.

Medicare Advantage Bucks the Dire Predictions

Monday, September 19th, 2011 - 0:24
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Sunday, September 18, 2011 - 23:43
In spite of predictions by reform law opponents and objective analysts alike that Medicare Advantage enrollees would face higher premium rates when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds that insurers, beneficiaries, and taxpayers have all benefited. In fact, premium rates for seniors enrolled in Medicare Advantage, the private insurance options contracted by the Medicare program, fell this year and are expected to decline an additional 4% in 2012.

Lawmakers Set Sights on Independent Medicare Panel Next Week

Friday, July 8th, 2011 - 7:43
Friday, July 8, 2011 - 07:31
Next week, two House panels will hold hearings on a controversial independent board designed to make cuts to Medicare, according to Politico. The Independent Payment Advisory Board is made up of unelected officials who will make recommendations to Congress on how Medicare costs should be cut. Congress must then approve the recommended cuts, or come up with its own plan to cut an equal amount.

Could the Next Debate Over the Medicare "Doc Fix" Bring Medicare Reforms?

Monday, May 23rd, 2011 - 11:23
Monday, May 23, 2011 - 10:59
Medicare has dominated the headlines recently. Congressman Paul Ryan's voucher plan for Medicare is likely to be a top issue in the GOP presidential nomination process, while many members of Congress continue to speak out against the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), which has the authority to pressure Congress into making cuts to Medicare.
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