The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has published its long-awaited final rule that details the reporting and returning of Medicare Part A and B overpayments. The proposed rule left providers asking many questions. The final rule provides needed clarity and consistency in the reporting and returning of self-identified overpayments. It is designed to…

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Allegations of fraudulent billing practices involving compounding pharmacies and specialty creams is rearing its ugly head again. Now, the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating what is suspected to be half a billion dollars in healthcare fraud linked to these creams used to treat pain. TRICARE, the health insurance program for members of the U.S.…

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