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University will appeal Columbia County denial

...was found to have served "by far" the highest percentage of Medicare patients and provided more charity care. In fact, one of...indigent and charity care and serves the highest percentage of Medicare, Medicaid and PeachCare patients.The department looked at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-18/university-will-appeal-colum
Ga. hospice provider settles Medicare suit

...the government $581,000 to settle claims that it submitted false claims to the Medicare program for patients who weren't eligible for hospice care under Medicare regulations.Prosecutors say the settlement is the result of a whistleblower lawsuit...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-03/ga-hospice-provider-settles-
Georgian to head House budget panel

...would balance the budget in 10 years and call for transforming Medicare into a system that places future retirees in private health...Gingrich once did, said the so-called premium support plan for Medicare, which would provide voucher-like subsidies for seniors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-12/georgian-head-house-budg
Blue Cross Blue Shield is top pick for members in Georgia state health plan

...agency is hiring 37 nurses to fill those surveyor jobs, and has requested funding for eight more.The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires that nursing homes be inspected once every 15 months, Shekell said. The audit found in a sampling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-12-13/blue-cross-blue-shield-top-p
Blue Cross state health plan favorite

...agency is hiring 37 nurses to fill those surveyor jobs, and has requested funding for eight more.The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requires that nursing homes be inspected once every 15 months, Shekell said. The audit found in a sampling...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-12/blue-cross-state-health-plan
Federal judge critical of hospital lawyers

...lawsuits filed over alleged fraudulent Medicare billings and warned against similar filings...Schaengold concerning alleged overbilling of Medicare by physicians in Memorial's system...civil penalties for false claims for Medicare reimbursement.Schaengold, who became...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-11-07/federal-judge-critical-hospi
State retiree provider dropping Medicare Advantage plan

...Blue Shield of Georgia is dropping its Medicare Advantage plan for next year for retirees...coverage in effect for the current year.Medicare Advantage is a health plan offered by...contracts with the federally administered Medicare program to provide benefits. The majority...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-09-16/state-retiree-provider-dropp
Realities of Obamacare are surfacing, and they're not good

...television or read print ads, you will note that AARP tells Medicare citizens that, under their supplemental health plan, you...in Georgia, a high percentage of doctors who were treating Medicare patients with AARP supplemental insurance have been dropped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-15/realities-obamacare-are-
MCG students address House panel on need for more state residencies

...state and for one reason or another they're not able to."Medicare capped the number of residency programs it will support in 1997...And they won't get reimbursement for the programs from Medicare, its primary funder, until the first resident starts, which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/health/2014-11-06/mcg-students-address-house-p
Price spikes for once-cheap generic drugs draw scrutiny from Senate lawmakers

...wing of the Democratic party.Sanders introduced a bill that would require generic drugmakers to pay rebates to the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs when prices of their medications outpace inflation. Those payments are already mandatory for branded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-20/price-spikes-once-cheap-ge