Tag Archives: Medicare

MCCG agrees to pay $20 million Medicare fine

Macon-based MCCG, Georgia’s second largest hospital, will pay the federal government $20 million to settle allegations that it overbilled Medicare for healthcare services . . .

Tags: MCCG , Medicare , overbilling , U.S. Attorney

Political Notes – Isakson, Perdue don’t agree on Medicare ‘Doc fix’

Congress passes “Doc fix” for Medicare physicians; Larry O’Neal confirms he will step down from the Georgia House of Representatives . . .

Tags: David Perdue , Doc fix , Johnny Isakson , Larry O\'Neal , Medicare

DCH board raises nursing home rates, ponders cut for dialysis services

State Board of Community Health approves an increase in Medicaid payment rates for nursing homes . . .

Tags: Clay Cox , DCH board , dialysis , Jerry Dubberly , Medicaid , Medicaid reimbursements , Medicare , nursing homes , provider-preventable conditions

Senate approves physician, dentist licensing bill

Senate passes bill that would allow doctors and dentists to be licensed by the state even if they decline to participate in the federal healthcare reform act . . .

Tags: Greg Goggans , Healthcare reform , Medicaid , Medicare , professional licenses

Isakson: Limit Social Security, means-test Medicare

Sen. Johnny Isakson calls for reducing the benefits paid to Medicare and Social Security recipients, along with reducing the number of people eligible for those benefits . . .

Tags: Johnny Isakson , means-testing , Medicaid , Medicare , raising age of eligibility , Social Security

Political Notes – Chambliss, Isakson face tough vote on Medicare proposal

Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson could be forced into voting on Paul Ryan’s controversial proposal to end Medicare . . .

Tags: Johnny Isakson , Kasim Reed , Medicare , Nathan Deal , Paul Ryan , Savannah harbor , Saxby Chambliss

Feds file fraud complaint against Satilla Regional

The Justice Department has accused Satilla Regional Medical Center of Waycross of filing false and fraudulent claims to federal healthcare programs . . .

Tags: federal healthcare programs , fraud , Justice Department complaint , Medicare , Satilla Regional