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Obama Bungling Cuts off Medicare Payments to Health Care Companies

Posted on the 05 April 2013 by Hughvw
The Obama Administration has stopped paying the bills from hundreds of health care companies, and it has nothing to do with sequestration.  This is a story of bureaucratic mismanagement at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the harm it’s visiting on the diagnostic testing industry according to an aarticle in Forbes.  At issue is the way that Medicare reimburses everyone from the big laboratory companies such as the Laboratory Corp of America  and Quest Diagnostics Inc. to the molecular diagnostic labs inside academic hospitals, and especially smaller firms that make proprietary tests used by doctors to more effectively target treatments to patients with conditions like cancer. Read more
[Thanks BJS]

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