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  • Secretive reviews of 30 Medicare Advantage plans Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    Marilyn Tavenner

    Medicare Advantage plans are facing audits that could order them to repay tens of millions of dollars for billing errors.

  • Billions in Medicare overcharges probably lost Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    The UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn.

    The Center for Public Integrity found missed chances to corral tens of billions of dollars in Medicare Advantage billing errors.

  • Insurance firm cheated Medicare for $1B: Lawsuit Wednesday, 4 Jun 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    Former Bush administration official Josh Valdez alleges his ex-employer cheated the government out of millions annually, charges the company denies.

  • LA doctor charged with $33 million Medicare fraud Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    A Los Angeles doctor has been charged with helping bilk Medicare out of more than $33 million.

  • Hospital charges surge for common ailments Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    In 2012, hospitals charged more for every one of 98 common ailments that could be compared to the previous year.

  • NEW YORK, May 29- A federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a U.S. government lawsuit accusing Novartis AG of civil fraud for having conducted two illegal kickback schemes to boost sales of drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

  • Medicare on drugs: 24,000 tests for 145 patients Thursday, 29 May 2014 | 8:47 AM ET

    The three physicians ordered so many individual tests that their patients averaged one every other day.

  • NEW YORK, May 29- Three Connecticut doctors billed Medicare for nearly 24,000 drug tests in 2012- on just 145 patients. Despite the extraordinary number, Medicare administrators paid the doctors a total of $1.4 million, according to a Reuters analysis of government payments to health providers.

  • FACTBOX-RPT-Paying for Sovaldi in the United States Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    *Commercial insurers and Medicare Part D providers such as Express Scripts accounted for 90 percent of the more than $2 billion spent on Sovaldi in the United States during the first quarter, according to Gilead.

  • FACTBOX-Paying for Sovaldi in the United States Wednesday, 28 May 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    *Commercial insurers and Medicare Part D providers such as Express Scripts accounted for 90 percent of the more than $2 billion spent on Sovaldi in the United States during the first quarter, according to Gilead.

  • Creating more competition in Medicare: Rubio     Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Sen. Marco Rubio, (R-Fla.), shares his thoughts on creating more competition and options for Medicare participants. And Rubio discusses his plan to create a place for people to invest other than Treasurys and the nature of the future economy as more people work beyond age 65.

  • May 1- U.S. health insurer Cigna Corp on Thursday said that early enrollees in new plans created under President Barack Obama's healthcare law used medical services more than it expected, confirming early forecasts it would lose money on the business in 2014..

  • Amedisys to pay $150 mln for over billing Medicare -U.S. Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 1:37 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 23- Home healthcare company Amedisys Inc will pay $150 million to resolve allegations that it submitted false billings to Medicare, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 22- The Obama administration on Tuesday announced the departure of the top health official responsible for reforming Medicare under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.

  • Why do male doctors earn more than female MDs? Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 9:13 AM ET

    Male doctors on average make 88 percent more in Medicare reimbursements than female physicians, according to an analysis of government data.

  • *Fiscal year 2014 deficit estimated to fall to $492 billion. WASHINGTON, April 14- Health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will cost slightly less than previously thought, helping to slow down the forecast growth of U.S. deficits over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said on Monday.

  • April 14- Within hours of the U.S. government's unprecedented release last week of a trove of Medicare billing data, a small fraternity of lawyers who specialize in representing whistleblowers in healthcare fraud cases began to mobilize.

  • Real Medicare waste? Uncle Sam stayed mum too long Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    Releasing data about Medicare reimbursements to doctors could have led to cost savings in the past, but legal rulings kept it hidden for 35 years.

  • Medicare millionaires: Behind the numbers     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on new data released by the Department of Health and Human Services showing Medicare doctors claiming millions of dollars.

  • Medicare millionaires     Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on an ophthalmologist who raked in nearly $21 million in Medicare payments in 2012, more than any doctor in the country.