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Medicare Auditor Finds Some Treatments Cost More For Outpatients Than Inpatients

KHN Morning Briefing

The inspector general’s report shows that beneficiaries getting heart stents in the hospital pay on average $645 less than those getting them in outpatient facilities. It says Medicare needs to review how its billing rules distinguish between inpatient and outpatient hospital stays. Also, an analysis of Medicare’s decision to kill a controversial test to lower the payments for drugs administered by doctors in outpatient settings and one senator hears from constituents about concerns over Medicare funding.

Two Former Pharma Executives Charged With Conspiring To Fix Prices

KHN Morning Briefing

“These two executives sought to enrich themselves at the expense of sick and vulnerable individuals who rely upon access to generic pharmaceuticals as a more affordable alternative to brand-name medicines,” Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brent Snyder said.