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> The Office of Inspector General has been critical of Medicare oversight in previous reviews, and Tuesday's report is no different. This week, the OIG claimed the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services may not be catching all overpaid claims and therefore allowing high amounts of improper payments to persist, FierceHealthFinance reported.

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> Humana and Anthem Blue Cross may have sent renewal letters that are "misleading" to their individual members in Kentucky, FierceHealthPayer reported.

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> Increasingly troubling news about robotic surgery continues to emerge. This time, a study published recently in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology finds that robotic cases cost substantially more than laparoscopic cases of hysterectomy, despite no apparent safety benefits, FierceHealthIT reported.

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