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The Medicare Tax on Investment Income

The Medicare Tax – also referred to as the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT), the Medicare Surtax and several other names – is a tax on certain investment income for domestic workers in the U.S. The Medicare Surtax comes from Section 1411 of the IRC; this section … Continue reading

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CMS Posts Update of Medicare Part D Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released an updated version of the Medicare Part D opioid prescribing mapping tool, providing an interactive, web-based resource that presents geographic comparisons- at the state, county, and ZIP code levels – of … Continue reading

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New Medicare ID Cards

      In an effort to prevent fraud, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has redesigned Medicare cards.  The cards are still red, white and blue but they will no longer contain a Social Security number, gender, signature and … Continue reading

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Whistleblowers Vital to Eliminating Medicare Fraud

In a recent interview with the AARP, Attorney General Sessions took a strong stance against Medicare fraud. Sessions stated that it’s time to consider taking Medicare fraud as seriously as the war on drugs (certainly an issue Attorney General Sessions believes to be of … Continue reading

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A Crack in the Armor: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Gives Green Light to Enjoining Medicare Recoupments Pending Provider’s Long-Delayed Administrative Appeal

In an important break with the majority of case precedents, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, reversing the District Court below, held that a Medicare provider, facing a $7.6 million recoupment for alleged overpayments, can file … Continue reading

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