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OIG Continues Crackdown on Genetic Testing Fraud as Medicare Spending Spikes

In step with growing Medicare spending on genetic testing, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General is also tracking increases in fraudulent billing practices. 

The OIG reported in August that spending by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on laboratory testing increased 6 percent in 2018 to $7.6 billion compared to $7.1 billion in 2017, despite rate reductions stipulated under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act. While payment rates decreased for 75 percent of lab tests from 2017 to 2018, spending on genetic tests doubled year over year to approximately $1 billion. Although 2018 had the largest lab test spending increase for CMS since the passage of PAMA in 2014, some of the spending increases were the result of changes in test volumes and the move to a national fee schedule, OIG said.

Meanwhile, OIG attributed spending increases for genetic tests – which comprised

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COVID-19 survivors may develop some immunity, but still should get the vaccine. Here’s why

3D print of a spike protein of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19–in front of a 3D print of a SARS-CoV-2 virus particle. The spike protein (foreground) enables the virus to enter and infect human cells. On the virus model, the virus surface (blue) is covered with spike proteins (red) that enable the virus to enter and infect human cells. Credit: NIH

It has been more than 11 months since we learned that a new and deadly virus was attacking the people of Wuhan, China.

Since then, more than 63 million people have been infected worldwide, and nearly 1.5 million have died.

Yet there are still a surprising number of unanswered questions about whether millions of COVID-19 survivors have found at least one silver lining: immunity.

President Trump famously declared that he was immune after his bout with the disease. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who tested positive for the

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Multi Vitamin And Mineral Supplements From £2.forty one

We reviewed and used the Life Fitness X3-5 elliptical trainer over a period of three weeks. Zinc is well known for stopping and curing Colds. There are different dosages which can be required to cease colds or treatment colds. It would be best to seek the advice of a physician for the right dosages that the physique needs. Some individuals take Zinc instantly upon the onset of the signs of colds and this has been confirmed efficient. There are still researches going on if Zinc can even help remedy fever and muscle ache but for now its sure that it is an vital part of important immune system nutritional vitamins along with vitamin c, fish oil and vitamin D.

1. Aerobic Capacity. Aerobic capability, which is also known as cardiorespiratory health, refers to the well being and function of the guts, lungs and circulatory system. Merely acknowledged, cardio health is …

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