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Providers take advantage of new end-of-life CMS billing codes

Providers take advantage of new end-of-life CMS billing codes

Providers increasingly are conducting advance care planning conversations with Medicare beneficiaries thanks to new CMS billing codes and a push to prepare early for patients' final days. The trend resulted in them drawing down $93 million in additional revenue last year.

Texas doctor gets 35 years in prison for $375M medical fraud

The 60-year-old Dallas-area doctor and six co-defendants defrauded Medicare and Medicaid out of almost $375 million by certifying 11,000 Medicare beneficiaries through home health providers. Their numbers would have made the doctor's Medicare practice the busiest in the country.

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