The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report on the results of an audit that looked at funds being distributed to private Medicare beneficiaries compared to public, fee-for-service payments. The GAO suggests the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) did not accurately calculate payment rates for the two categories, allowing private Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to code for higher payments than traditional Medicare. Estimates are as high as $5.1 billion in overpayments between 2010 and 2012 to MA. GAO is urging CMS to implement better beneficiary questioning techniques to help stop the problem.
PICO is sponsoring a toll-free hotline in which you can contact your local Congressional representatives and tell them you want them to stand with families by ending the tax cuts for the richest two percent of Americans.
Call PICO’s toll-free Stand with Families Hotline at 1-866-598-5789 today and tell your representatives that everyone, including the wealthy, must pay their fair share towards creating opportunity for all – so that we will have revenue we need to protect Medicare and Medicaid.
How? For starters, Baby Boomers are entering their 60′s. According to a graphic released by Ad Age, compared to 10 years ago, America is aging dramatically on its East and West Coasts.
South Carolina is one of the states where more and more of its population is over the age of 65. Yes, America is getting older, but more and more people are heading east and west to retire.
Check out the graphic provided in the link below. How is your county aging?