Medicare

Town Hall Meetings Stave Off Obamacare [AUDIO]
There was a capacity crowd at a town hall meeting to discuss a possible health exchange Tuesday evening in Evansville. Health Policy Adviser to the Governor Elizabeth Hoy said that Gov. Mead thinks the 2010 Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional, however, the way it works, the feds will set up a sy…
Medicare Enrollment Ends at Midnight [AUDIO]
More than 4,000 Wyomingites have saved money on prescription medications, usually about 600 dollars a year, through Medicare, but the open enrollment period ends tonight. K2 Radio talked to Mike Fierberg, public affairs specialist with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, also known as CM…
Whistleblower Alleges WMC Defrauded Medicare
CASPER, Wyo. — Wyoming Medical Center altered hospital records to collect higher fees from the Medicare and Medicaid programs by having its records clerks change the admission status of patients, a whistleblower charges in a federal lawsuit unsealed this week. The lawsuit, filed by a hospital…
Rural States to Lobby for Medicare Provision
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Health leaders from the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming plan to travel to the nation’s capital this week to try to salvage future Medicare payments.   The group wants Congress to protect new rules that beginning in 2013 will correct inequities in Medicare pay…
Medicare Fraud And What You Can Do About It [AUDIO]
A recent crackdown by law enforcement, on a nationwide level, has resulted in charges being leveled against 91  people-including doctors and other medical professionals-with defrauding the Medicare system of over 295$ million in false billing. Jeff Hinson, Regional Administrator, Centers for Me…
Fraud Settlements Bring 1.4 Million Back To Wyoming
More than 1.4 millions dollars comes back into Wyoming’s Medicaid program funds following a series of fraud settlements. Listen Here: The Wyoming Attorney General’s Office announced the results of work by its Medicaid Fraud Control Unit last week. About a dozen pharmaceutical companies…
Community Health Centers Target of Proposed Federal Cuts
Wyoming News Service The drum beat in the U-S House to reduce federal spending is being heard close to home in Wyoming. Federal cuts of more than one billion dollars have been proposed for Community Health Centers. For Wyoming, it would mean the loss of about 400-thousand dollars, and Dan Hawkins wi…