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Tag Archives: Medicare

Wisconsin Republicans quickly kill Medicaid expansion

Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature convened on Tuesday and within seconds ended a special session called by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to expand Medicaid, dashing chances for the state to receive a one-time bonus of $1 billion in federal coronavirus relief funding.

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Evers renewing call for Medicaid expansion opposed by GOP

Gov. Tony Evers will try again to expand Medicaid coverage in Wisconsin, announcing Wednesday that his state budget proposal will also have more than $150 million in other health initiatives, including bolstering student mental health support, addressing the opioid crisis and increasing telehealth accessibility.

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Avoid misclassifying independent contractors

On Sept. 15, the U.S. Department of Labor announced it awarded more than $10 million in grants to 19 states to help improve efforts to detect employers who improperly classify employees as independent contractors.

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Settling a suit? Don’t forget Medicare’s share

Personal-injury and defense attorneys trying to reach a settlement must remember that the federal government always wants to be paid first and is not choosy about where the money comes from, particularly in cases involving Medicare-eligible plaintiffs.

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$5 million paid to settle whistleblower case

GERMANTOWN, Wis. (AP) – A Washington County company and its parent firm will pay nearly $5 million to settle a health care fraud claim by two whistleblowers. The two former employees of Abri Health Plan of Germantown claimed the company misrepresented its Medicare Part C coverage plans in violation of federal regulations. The pair said the company was withholding key ...

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