Dec 31st, 2009
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Dec. 15, 2009 expansion of Medicare Fraud Strike Force operations to Brooklyn, Tampa, and Baton Rouge. “Along with teams already operating in Miami, Los Angeles, Houston and Detroit,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, “these Strike Force operations will allow us to concentrate our agents and resources ...
Nov 30th, 2009
News of updated U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) guidelines for breast cancer screening for women hit the airwaves like a maelstrom over past weeks. New USPSTF guidelines now recommend women 50 years of age and older receive mammograms every two years. Previous recommendations were for women 40 years and older to receive mammograms every year. Mammography Coverage Remains As Is ...
Aug 17th, 2009
Approximately 8,000 students and credentialed health care professionals will get the financial backing they need for training by the end of 2010. HHS Allots $200M for Health Professions Training was last modified: April 19th, 2016 by admin aapc...
Jul 30th, 2009
During a summit held July 9 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said a vaccine should be ready by mid-October for those at high-risk for contracting the Influenza A (H1N1) virus (AMNews, July 20). H1N1 Vaccine Recommended for Certain High-risk Groups was last ...
Jun 29th, 2009
Federal agents arrested 53 people in Detroit, Miami, Denver, and New York City, June 24, for allegedly scheming to defraud the government of more than $50 million in false Medicare claims. Physicians, medical assistants, health care executives, and beneficiaries were among the accused for various Medicare fraud offenses, including conspiracy to defraud the Medicare program, ...