Weekend update

Happy Mothers’ Day to all.

Congress continues in session this week. The FEHBlog keeps waiting for the Financial Services Subcommittees of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees to consider OPM’s proposed budget. Nothing has popped up on their calendars yet.

OPM has submitted a final FEHBP rule to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget for its approval:

AGENCY: OPM RIN: 3206-AN14
TITLE: Federal Employees Health Benefits Program; Subrogation and Reimbursement Recovery
** RECEIVED DATE: 05/07/2015 LEGAL DEADLINE: None

There are several other FEHBP rules that are in the finalization process, e.g., self plus one enrollment type, new plan performance assessment system.  The FEHBlog appreciates reginfo.gov.

On Friday, the U.S. Attorney in Jacksonville, Florida, announced that “the United States has settled allegations that nine hospitals in Jacksonville had a practice of routinely ordering basic life support ambulances when this type of transport was not medically necessary. The United States has also settled allegations with an ambulance company for its role in submitting millions of dollars of false claims to federal healthcare programs.”  The false claims totaling millions of dollars
affected the FEHBP as well as other federal health care programs.

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