Missouri and Illinois are in the top ten states for overbilling Medicare
The payments included tax credits for families that didn’t qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not have been necessary, and unemployment benefits for people who were actually working.
Tina Kuehl of Ballwin was sentenced Monday in federal court in St. Louis.
The federal government announced figures earlier this week on how the law is closing the prescription drug “doughnut hole,” a spending level that isn’t covered by Medicare.
Back in June, BJC Healthcare cut 160 employees, St. Anthony’s laid off 23, and last month SSM Health Care cut more than 200 jobs locally.
“I’m going to inform, I’m going to educate, and I’m going to assist people because that’s my job and it’s their right to know.”
Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.
According to prosecutors, Dr. Wit Jamry billed St. Louis patients for services at times when he wasn’t in town or even in the United States.
The federal government announced that 55 hospitals, including the Des Peres Hospital, overcharged Medicare.
In 1965, health care coverage for seniors in America changed dramatically with the passage of Medicare, and largely remained unchanged until 2010, when the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law. […]