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Medicare Advantage Money Grab Fraud and billing mistakes cost Medicare — and taxpayers — tens of billions last year

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Congressional auditor said federal health officials need to crack down on billing errors by insurers

By Fred Schulte

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Federal health officials made more than $16 billion in improper payments to private Medicare Advantage health plans last year and need to crack down on billing errors by the insurers, a top congressional auditor testified Wednesday.

James Cosgrove, who directs health care reviews for the Government Accountability Office, told the House Ways and Means oversight subcommittee that the Medicare Advantage improper payment rate was 10 percent in 2016, which comes to $16.2 billion.

Adding in the overpayments for standard Medicare programs, the tally for last year approaches $60 billion — which is almost twice as much as the National Institutes of Health spends on medical research each year.

“Fundamental changes are necessary” to improve how the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ferrets out billing mistakes and recoups overpayments from health insurers, he said.

Medicare serves about 56 million people, both those 65 and older and disabled people of any age. About 19 million have chosen to enroll in Medicare Advantage plans as an alternative to standard Medicare.

Federal officials predict the Medicare Advantage option will grow further as massive numbers of baby boomers retire in coming years.

Standard Medicare has a similar problem making accurate payments to doctors, hospitals and other health care providers, according to statistics presented at the hearing. Standard Medicare’s payment error rate was cited at 11 percent, or $41 billion for 2016.

Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the arrest of 412 people, some 100 doctors among them, in a scattershot of health care fraud schemes that allegedly ripped off the government for about $1.3 billion, mostly from Medicare.

CMS official Jonathan Morse said that the “largest contributors” to billing mistakes in standard Medicare were claims from home health care and inpatient rehabilitation facilities.

Some lawmakers appeared frustrated that CMS cannot say for sure how much of the “improper payments” in both Medicare options are caused by fraud. The agency uses the term broadly to cover billing fraud, waste and abuse, as well as simply overcharges and underpayments.

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TS RADIO Network: TNT Tanya TalkS and James Treat

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Join us this evening August 19, 2018 at 7:00 pm CST!

5;00 pm PST….6:00 pm MST7:00 pm CST8:00 pm EST

→Listen Live HERE ←

Callin # 917-388-4520

Hosted by Tanya Hathaway

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Please join us tonight on Tanya Hathaway’s “TNT Tanya Talks, where your voice is heard; and your story is told- on Marti Oakley’s TS Radio tonight-August 19th, 7 – 9:30 p.m., central time. If you’re in Oklahoma, you can also tune in to Stuart’s 89.9 FM.

Host, Tanya Hathaway will discuss her own matter and updates with Orders from Oklahoma brought forward to New Hampshire. All Oklahoma orders are based on fraud upon the court including the notorious Judge Miller, who he himself engaged in creating and1 bringing forth false documentation to the appeals court to maintain his place on the bench with glaring conflicts. Miller also grossly abused Tanya violating her ADA rights and forced her to testify while she was incapacitated from a prescription she took after having a panic attack and passing out.

Tulsa District Court’s Special Judge J. Anthony Miller, has numerous complaints against him and still remains in the courthouse, yet rumor has it he is being removed from room #349 and moved to Protective Orders….for now.

To date, it has not changed the fact that orders still stand in Tanya’s and countless other cases before him, that has and continues to shred lives apart.

For more information on the history of Tanya’s ongoing case, please view the articles below that also include some audio recordings of the startling outcome of hearings, abuse, suppression, clear distinguishable bias, and refusal to the case that has no jurisdiction in Oklahoma and so much more.

We will also be catching up with James Treat on the Calvin Oklahoma and his journey to justice amd reform of the town’s malfeasance. James has exposed the alleged misappropriation of town funds that has recently led to state auditors seizing unexpected visit and seizure of record and more including his truck being torched and death threats.

Please see Facebook’s page calvininfo or webpage calvininfo.com for the details!

As you will learn in these matters; blowing the whistle, exposing corruption to induce justice, comes at a cost.

If no one steps forward and stands strong in matters of corruption- then where would we be and how would it affect your world and , your children’s world and the generations to come.

Local News Stations Parroting The Same Propaganda Verbatim

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Found at  ShootMeDead

Published on Apr 1, 2018
“Our greatest responsibility is to serve our…” Media overlords! Found the clip, sharing it here. Reminder: “While it is extremely dangerous to our democracy…” the US is actually a Constitutional Republic. Have a nice day.

 

Multiple local news stations say the same thing verbatim

Have you figured out from this video overlay of multiple broadcasts from multiple stations that MSM on any level is a propaganda machine with actors reading from carefully prepared scripts, all saying EXACTLY,. word for word,  the same thing….. FAKE NEWS is streaming live to you in your home from people who want to control what you know and how you know it. 

Dragonfly: Google’s Censoring Program

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Author: Chuck Frank

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     I think that it is generally common knowledge in America that great censorship exists in China and it is becoming ever so prominent since the new leader of China, the X-Man, was voted in for a lifetime term by the National “People’s Congress” who rubber stamped the tyrant and dictator, Xi Jinping.  When it is all said and done, will he receive the “Lifetime Achievement Award” for “Censorship?”

Most recently it is has been noted how Google has been part of an under the radar Chinese censorship machine meant to promote the “Ministry of Truth” and further the bondage’s of a people that is already experiencing a life without true freedom and expression.  Yet, what is so concerning is this;  Even though Facebook, Google, Twitter and Instagram are all banned in China, Google still has three offices in the country.

The online news site, the Intercept stated that Google has been secretly working on a project code-named Dragonfly that will block terms such as human rights and religion, a move sure to anger activists.  While the platform still requires Chinese government approval, Google workers are up in arms over the fact that, unknowingly, they have been working on the Dragonfly project which essentially censors free speech and of the press in the great late communist state of China, ruled by none other than the X-Man.


Thus, Google is not only being viewed as an instrument of vast censorship in America, the company, of all things, is placing even more bondage’s upon a people that have known nothing but bondage’s for centuries and now when the freedom of the internet is there to open the eyes of 1.4 billion people, Google is there to shut the door?

What kind of company would do this?

This is one of the most outrageous acts I have ever seen in my entire life.  I just wonder now what does the Statue of Liberty mean anymore to companies such as Google and Facebook and others who are part of the Silicon Valley cartel?  Will they replace Miss Liberty with a statue of Karl Marx or the X-Man?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-45041671

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45216554

TS Radio Network: Whistleblower’s! With guest Caroline Douglas

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Join us this evening August 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm CST!

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The Guardianship Panel at the Whistleblowers Summit in DC.

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Here we are at the Whistleblowers Summit…bad hair day and all!  A special thanks to Marcel Reid who organizes the Summit each year.  It was an honor to speak at the Summit and we will be back again next year!  This was our panel on Guardianship abuses, Family courts and Medical kidnap.  On Facebook we have had more than 7000 views and a response from viewers that has been unprecedented.  IT is my opinion that we as a population have been divided up, section off and monetized and made over into commodities. We are being bought, sold and traded as chattel..moveable property and goods….  Loss of economic value equals death.

TS Radio: After the Summit Review

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Join us Monday evening August 13, 2018 at 7:00 pm CST!

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