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Patients initiate class action against healthcare system based upon alleged failure to follow provisions of Washington State Charity Care Act. (CourtListener.com)
On April 30, 2018, Memorial Hermann Hospital System of Houston, Texas initiated an action against CMS alleging that CMS, acting through the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC), incorrectly calculated a Medicare overpayment contrary to an agreement reached between the Hospital and the MAC. The hospital alleges that the MAC charged interest expense prior to issuance of a revised notice of program reimbursement (NPR) in contravention of the agreement between the parties.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma announced yesterday that the Trump administration is rejecting Kansas’s request to impose lifetime limits on Medicaid benefits. (TheHill.com)
CMS awarded a Firm Fixed Price type letter contract to West Publishing, a subsidiary of Reuters, last Friday. The $5.5 million award will ensure that new Medicare cards are going to the correct beneficiaries.
Walmart announced new measures for its pharmacies yesterday to help combat the opioid crisis. New policies include distributing no more than 7 days of an opioid prescription at a time, requiring e-prescriptions for controlled substances, and encouraging pharmacists to provide naxolone recommendations where appropriate. (Walmart.com)