Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services


Podiatrists, dentists must be covered

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California lawmakers improperly stopped funding certain medical services that rural and other specialized health clinics provided to low-income residents under the state’s Medicaid program, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. A […]



Medicare paid $5.1B for poor nursing home care

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Medicare paid billions of dollars to nursing homes nationwide that were not meeting basic requirements to care for their residents, government investigators have found.


Medicare fraud

New Medicare fraud detection system saves $115 mil

A highly touted new technology system designed to stop fraudulent Medicare payments before they are paid saved about $115 million and spurred more than 500 investigations since it was launched in the summer of 2011.


Fiscal cliff

Boehner: Dems need to propose spending cuts

After meeting with Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, House Speaker John Boehner says Democrats still haven’t recommended cuts to government benefit programs as part of a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff.




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