Note You dont have to accept the latest version

first_imgNote: You don’t have to accept the latest version of the app, you can choose not to update it, but just imagine how much fun you could have if you did? Not to mention, the money or the time you’d save? So we’d urge you to join in the fun asap!What is the app called?We’re keeping it simple: Skyscanner – Flights, Hotels and Car HireWhy have you decided to unify the three apps?The long answer: we want to move towards providing a full trip planning service, so the first step was to have one application with all of the elements, flights, hotels and car hire, like on the website. Downloading three separate apps requires much more effort and limits our trip planning capabilities. The short answer: we wanted to make it easier for you to find everything you need to plan a trip on your mobile or tablet. Want to know what other features we’ve got that could save you cash when it comes to booking your next trip? Check these out… RelatedIntroducing our new flights appWhether you’re planning your next trip, or just sitting on the bus to work wishing you were a million miles away, searching for the best flights has never been easier with Skyscanner’s new and improved app. We’ve worked hard and took on board your feedback to produce this shiny update…A guide to using Skyscanner’s Hotels Apple Watch appNever get lost finding your way to your hotel again, with Skyscanner’s app for the Apple Watch.Skyscanner skill for Amazon AlexaTravel is only a conversation away with Skyscanner’s skill for the Amazon Alexa voice service. So if you’re not sure where to go next or are looking for a great deal, just ask Alexa. How can I get the latest app?If you’ve not got it already, then head to the iTunes store or Google Play to download the Skyscanner app for free – you’ll automatically get the latest version. If you’re a loyal Skyscanner app fan already (we salute you) then you’ll be upgraded to the 3-in-1 version once the app is updated on your phone. Receive Price Alerts to get the best deal on flights Hungry for more? Last minute flights used to be the go-to for travellers looking for cheap flights. But in our era of budget airlines, are last minute flight deals dead? Not if you know how, when, and where to look! Find the best flight prices by browsing across a whole month! If you’re flexible on when you fly, use Skyscanner’s ‘whole month’ search tool to find the cheapest day to travel to your chosen destination. Our handy flight price tracker will keep an eye on your chosen flight and let you know as soon as the price drops – or if it starts to climb. What’s this Recent Searches feature?If you’re logged in and search for a flight, car hire or a hotel on any platform, be it your phone, tablet or desktop, the results will be saved to your ‘Recent Searches’. Then, when you’re ready to carry on searching or booking, you can log in on a different device and pick up where you left off, by viewing your recent searches – clever huh?!Is login via Facebook or email compulsory?No, there’s no change to this. However, logging in to the app will give you a more personalised experience and enable you to plan your travel seamlessly across multiple devices (see above).How is the app going to save me money?Make the new ‘Explore Top Deals’ section your new deals hunter:Summer holiday deals: For those on the hunt for sunshine this summer, find all the best options per month from your chosen airport City breaks: Find the cheapest options for a last minute weekend city break with this new featureSearch Everywhere: Not sure where you want to go? Challenge Everywhere to find the top deals from your chosen airportTimeline view: If you’ve searched for flights in the ‘Explore Top Deals’ section head to the timeline to view the best flight options for the near futureHow is using the app going to save me time?Two words: Quick Search. This section has loads of new features, including:Hotels and car hire searches are now automatically paired with flights, so you don’t have to repeatedly enter your check in times, destination, pick up location…Now you can get a quick snapshots of all the important info you might need before booking a hotel, like photos, reviews, and of course room ratesDon’t hang around for the latest flight price to appear! Search results are instantly refreshed, and as new parameters are set the search automatically starts in the backgroundLook out for the smiley faces to quickly check your flight’s rating This takes into account the flight price, number of stops and duration Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire. Tips and tricks for finding a late deal with Skyscanner ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Has Everywhere search been removed from the app?No. Don’t worry, we know just how much you love the Everywhere search, so we wouldn’t take it away from you! Simply click on ‘Explore Top Deals’ in the app and below the city break options you’ll find our Everywhere function. Find out what other Skyscanner features travellers last_img read more

IG Report 543 Million In Medicare Overpayments Remain Uncollected

first_imgUSA Today reports that the inspector general’s report noted that one of the factors keeping the government from recouping these funds was problems with a new accounting system. Meanwhile, Modern Healthcare reports that these types of overpayments are some of the most difficult to collect. USA Today: Accounting Woes Hurt Medicare’s Tries To Get Lost MoneyThe Medicare system may never collect more than $543 million in overpayments made in 2010, a federal inspector general’s report released Tuesday shows, because Medicare entered only a summary of each bill in its new system. The new accounting system for the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) and systems used by Medicare contractors did not extract data automatically, the report said, so information about providers and contractors was lost. Medicare officials, the report said, determined it would require thousands of hours to re-enter data on health care providers into the new system (Kennedy, 7/2).Modern Healthcare: $543M In Illegitimate Medicare Claims Uncollected By CMS, Report SaysCMS classified $543 million as “currently not collectible” (CNC) debt, which includes Medicare overpayments made to bankrupt, hard-to-find and out-of-business providers, according to a report out today from HHS’ inspector general’s Office of Evaluation and Inspections. CMS officials say these are some of the most difficult types of overpayments to collect. All told, CMS identified $9.6 billion in Medicare overpayments to healthcare providers in 2010, and got most of that back (Carlson, 7/2).In other Medicare news – ProPublica: A Rap Sheet For Medicare’s Prescription Drug ProgramA lot has happened since our investigation in May showed that Medicare wasn’t watching out for dangerous or fraudulent prescribing by doctors and others in its popular prescription drug program (Weber, Ornstein and LaFleur, 7/1). This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription. IG Report: $543 Million In Medicare Overpayments Remain Uncollectedlast_img read more