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Obamacare Contractor Blamed for
Slow Medicare Payments to Hospitals

Weekly Standard, by Jeryl Bier

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Posted By:MissMolly, 1/2/2014 7:55:49 AM

The contractor building the financial management system for Healthcare.gov is being blamed by a Houston hospital for delayed Medicare reimbursements that have caused the hospital to miss payrolls for weeks. Novitas Solutions is the federal government´s new Medicare payment processor for the south-central region of the country hired by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS.) ABC-KTRK in Houston reports: According to the CEO Jason Leday, more than 150 employees haven´t been paid in nearly a month. "I understand that they have children and a house payment, bills. Not getting

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mainelysane, 1/2/2014 8:27:19 AM     (No. 9676428)

You can be sure that everyone at Novitas is being paid. That´s one of the major problems ... everyone gets paid except those doing the health care work.. those who sit with patients and take care of them. The Department of Health and Human Services and the IRS are now going to be breathing down the doctors´ necks and watching everything they do... from talking to patient to complaining about the President or Sibelius or whoever runs the IRS... Frankly, I hate this Obamacare. I hate the Democrats and everything they stand for.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Fleetusa, 1/2/2014 9:15:28 AM     (No. 9676518)

Ouch. The real pain begins.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: varkdriver, 1/2/2014 10:24:12 AM     (No. 9676644)

The Medicare rate of reimbursement [not to mention speed of] is horrendous. I´m sure everything will be greatly improved with Dear Leader Care! [sarcasm switch - OFF].

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/2/2014 11:31:48 PM     (No. 9677538)

Zippycare. The gift that keeps on taking.

Didn´t another article say that even though Zippy is on the golf course, he is on top of things ?



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