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2014 Election Overview and Implications
In the mid-term elections of November 4, the Republican Party won control of the Senate and added members to its majority in the House. Republicans now control both houses of Congress for the first time since the 109th Congress during President George W. Bush's presidency.
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Expect Continued Delays in Medicare O&P ALJ Hearings
This week, the Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) held a forum on the ALJ appeals backlog, the first opportunity for the public to obtain an update on the ALJ backlog and to pose questions to OMHA since a similar forum was held last winter.
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RAC Audit Update and Impact on DMEPOS
CMS recently released its Fiscal Year (“FY”) 2013 Medicare Fee-For-Service Recovery Audit Program report to Congress, as required by federal law. According to the report, RACs corrected $3.75 billion dollars in improper Medicare FFS payments, including $3.65 billion in overpayments and $102.4 million in underpayments.
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