Tag Archives: Healthcare billing

Crashing Medicare

by Nicholas Bagley — Monday, Sept. 15, 2014

Two weeks ago, Medicare announced a proposed settlement in a long-running billing dispute with hospitals. The size of the settlement is staggering: if accepted, it could end up costing the federal government hundreds of millions of dollars. The settlement also signals deep problems in one of Medicare’s flagship programs for eliminating wasteful spending. At its […]