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  • The incomplete, inaccurate and late reporting of Medicaid expenditure and utilization data makes it difficult for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to ensure that payments are proper and that beneficiaries have access to covered services, the Government Accountability Office said in a recent report. 
  • The Trump administration is taking an increasingly pragmatic approach to healthcare services. Among the promoted options: a smartphone app that lets Medicare patients access claims information and letting consumers get drug rebates.

In Focus

July 18

A truckload of charity

Gainesville, FL 

The Village at Gainesville recently donated a truckload of used appliances from its residences to the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank.

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