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  • GOP sets budget collision course with Obama

    WASHINGTON Republicans in the House of Representatives proposed their vision of the 2016 federal budget Tuesday, a starkly different approach from that of President Barack Obama that would balance the books within a decade by cutting $5.5 trillion in...
  • GOP weighs increase in war funds to skirt Pentagon limits

    House Republicans are considering adding tens of billions of dollars to President Barack Obama's request for overseas military operations in an effort to get around tight limits on Pentagon spending. The move comes as Republicans are set to unveil their...
  • Federal agencies make $125B in improper payments last year

    Federal agencies made $125 billion in improper payments last year, including tax credits to people who didn't qualify, Medicare payments for treatments that might not be necessary and unemployment benefits for people who were actually working, said a...
  • 5 things to know about Congress' budget debate

    Congress' annual budget debate pits Republicans against Democrats as the newly empowered GOP in the House and Senate offer their alternatives to President Barack Obama's budget. A primer on the key terms and players helps navigate through the complex,...
  • Senate Dems threaten to oppose deal on Medicare doc fees

    Democratic senators would oppose a potential House bipartisan deal preventing cuts in physicians' Medicare payments if it doesn't finance a children's health program for four years, senior Senate Democratic aides said Sunday. The aides issued the...
  • House leaders work toward bipartisan Medicare deal

    In a rare show of unity, top House Republicans and Democrats are working toward an agreement permanently revamping how doctors are paid for treating Medicare patients, a package that lobbyists said would cost $200 billion or more and be largely financed...
  • Lemont doctor accused of taking kickback

    A doctor from Lemont has been charged with receiving a $2,500 cash kickback from an individual in return for referring Medicaid and Medicare patients to the individual's company for medical treatment, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office...
  • US lawmakers said to seek $200 billion Medicare fee changes

    WASHINGTON The doctors who treat Medicare patients would avoid a cut in their government reimbursements under a proposal to be presented to U.S. House members next week, according to Republican and Democratic aides. The bipartisan $200 billion...
  • Closing arguments underway in Sacred Heart Hospital fraud trial

     Closing arguments underway in Sacred Heart Hospital fraud trial
    Chicago podiatrist Dr. Shanin Moshiri was meeting with an administrator at Sacred Heart Hospital two years ago to collect what prosecutors allege was his monthly $2,000 kickback for referring Medicare patients to the West Side facility. Moshiri was...
  • House leaders looking for deal to halt Medicare payment cuts

    Aides to top House Republicans and Democrats are trying to negotiate a bipartisan compromise to permanently revamp a law that annually threatens cuts in Medicare payments to doctors, including a 21 percent reduction set to take effect April 1. As part of...
  • Matteson nurse charged with Medicare fraud

    A Matteson man who operates two nursing agencies has been charged with health care fraud for allegedly billing for skilled-nursing services that did not qualify for Medicare and involved patients obtained through illegal payments for referrals, federal...