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> Between 1996 and 2011, U.S. immigrants' net contribution to Medicare's Hospital Insurance Trust Fund was $138 billion--for those born in the U.S., it was negative $69 billion, according to a report by the Partnership for the New American Economy, reports the Washington Post. Article

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> Kaiser Permanente's success since implementation of the Affordable Care Act continues to be noticed throughout the industry, reports USA Today. Notably, as an integrated insurance company, Kaiser, as an insurer, saves money by reducing lengthy hospital stays. Article

Anti-Fraud News

> The link between corrupt medical records and fraud made headlines in three states last week in cases ranging from botched electronic health record entries to forged prescriptions. Article

Possible changes to the False Claims Act animated a congressional hearing last week, as lawmakers heard opposing views on what's been called "the signature anti-fraud weapon of the United States." Article

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