N.M. med society president-elect suspended over alleged misconduct

By Adam Rubenfire  |  November 26, 2014

An OB-GYN who is the president-elect of the New Mexico Medical Society has had his license suspended by the state's medical board for several alleged offenses, including drinking on the job and leaving a birthing mother unattended while having sex with another patient.

Insurers say they can't help dual-eligibles if they can't find them

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 26, 2014

Bad contact and demographic information for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is complicating demonstration programs intended to coordinate and improve the quality of their care, according to insurers participating in the program.

Lawsuit alleges illegal billing at Las Vegas hospice

By Lisa Schencker  |  November 26, 2014

A Las Vegas hospice illegally billed Medicare and Medicaid for patients who were not terminally ill, the U.S. Justice Department and the state of Nevada allege in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

CMS considers coverage of dual testing for cervical cancer

By Virgil Dickson  |  November 26, 2014

The CMS has decided to follow the American Academy of Family Physicians' suggestion that it begin a national coverage analysis to determine if the agency should pay for women to get a combination Pap smear and HPV test every five years to screen for cervical cancer.

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