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Hospitals oppose deal to cut $155 billion

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At least one local hospital executive says the nation’s hospitals cannot afford a $155-billion-cut to Medicare and Medicaid.
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AG recovers $5 million in Medicaid fraud

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The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in Colorado recovered more than $5.3 million in settlements and restitution for the 2008-2009 fiscal year. The money compensates the state for Medicaid payments made to providers as the result of fraud, waste and abuse of public money. “The unit’s work serves as a warning to those who are considering… Continue Reading AG recovers $5 million in Medicaid fraud

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The number of people covered by Medicaid in Colorado has risen to 457,699 – enough to fill the Pepsi Center 24 times. The total has risen by more than 9,000 people since March, and by 72,597 compared to April of last year, according to the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. “The increase… Continue Reading More people using Medicaid

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A plan to balance the state budget would cut 4.3 percent from the state’s Medicaid provider rates, which would cost doctors more than $57 million in Medicaid reimbursement. Some doctors say that’s a plan that unfairly targets the poor. The Colorado Hospital Association, Colorado Medical Society, Colorado Community Health Network and the American Academy of… Continue Reading Doctors at odds with budget plan that cuts Medicaid

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