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The government recovered $3B in fraud last year. Nearly 90% was from healthcare

Of more than $ 3 billion recovered by the federal government in fiscal year 2019 from fraud and false claims, 87% involved the healthcare industry, the Department of Justice announced Thursday. It’s the 10th consecutive year the department has recouped more than $ 2 billion from False Claims Act cases with HHS as a client.… Read More »

After a year on Medicare, advice for journalists on stories that need to be told

The annual Medicare open enrollment period ends soon.  America’s seniors have faced a blizzard of dismaying news about the program. Here are some excerpts from newsworthy stories that you should be aware of. Excerpt: “The federal government recently redesigned a digital tool that helps seniors navigate complicated Medicare choices, but consumer advocates say it’s malfunctioning… Read More »

Bonding Problems Emerge Early and Persist Across the First Year of Life

A mother’s emotional relationship with her baby begins during her pregnancy.  After her baby is born, the mother’s feelings about her baby, described as bonding, typically grow and intensify and become the foundation of the mother’s relationship with her child. Postpartum depression can profoundly affect how a mother interacts with her child and is a… Read More »

ACOs taking on risk performed better in Medicare program last year

Dive Brief: Accountable Care Organizations in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) generated nearly $ 740 million in savings last year, according to data recently released by CMS. ACOs that took on downside risk performed better, reducing spending by an average of $ 96 per beneficiary compared to $ 68 for those that did not… Read More »