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6/26/17 - AmeriHealth Caritas Selected to Continue Providing Medicaid Services in Our Nation's Capital
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other integrated health care solutions, announced that its Washington, D.C., affiliate, AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, has been notified by the Department of Health Care Finance of its intent to award A
6/26/17 - Another report critical of DHHS, NC FAST system DHHS receives another critical state audit on Medicaid claims processing system
August 2016: DHHS' practice of leaning significantly on no-bid contracts for services- valued at $2.4 billion from July 1, 2011, to Oct. 31, 2014- was found to not protect state interests in many instances. April 2016: An estimated $835 million in Medicaid overpayments was made to doctors and hospitals. May 2015: An audit found evidence of at least
6/26/17 - Caradigm Announces New Population Health Solutions for Accountable Care Organizations
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Caradigm , the leader in enterprise population health, announced a suite of new population health solutions targeted at Accountable Care Organizations. Tailored explicitly for Medicare ACOs, these population health solutions help them manage assigned populations and achieve shar
6/26/17 - Data on Medicare and Medicaid Detailed by Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Regional cost and experience, not size or...
Data on Medicare and Medicaid Detailed by Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, "We used a cross-sectional analysis to examine all ACOs and used a multivariate logistic model to predict probability of achieving shar
6/26/17 - Distance patients must travel illustrates growing inaccessibility of abortion
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest BUFFALO, N.Y.- Abortion fund recipients who have to travel out of state for an abortion travel roughly 10 times farther for their procedures than patients able to get care in their homes states. On average, abortion fund recipients who receive funds from advocacy organizations to
6/26/17 - Findings from S. Croake and Colleagues Provides New Insights into Medicare and Medicaid (Follow-Up Care After Emergency Department Visits for Mental...
Findings from S. Croake and Colleagues Provides New Insights into Medicare and Medicaid. According to news reporting out of Ann Arbor, Michigan, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "This study examined whether characteristics of Medicaid beneficiaries were associated with receipt of follow-up care after discharge from the emergency department follo
6/26/17 - Investigators at Yale University Describe Findings in Medicare and Medicaid (Development and Validation of A Simple Risk Score to Predict 30-Day...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Current study results on Medicare and Medicaid have been published. According to news originating from New Haven, Connecticut, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "To develop a risk model that can be used to identify PCI patients at higher risk of readmission who may benefi
6/26/17 - Medicaid under siege
New Hampshire spent an average of $13,353 per Medicaid enrollee receiving home- and community-based services compared to $29,286 per Medicaid enrollee served in a nursing home facility, according to the AARP 2011 Public Policy Institute fact sheet on Medicaid. Given the aging population in New Hampshire, we cannot allow the AHCA to financially bank
6/26/17 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Approval of an Application From the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality for Continued CMS Approval of Its...
Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Approval of an Application From the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality for Continued CMS Approval of Its Hospital Accreditation Program. SUMMARY: This final notice announces our decision to approve the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality for continued recognition as a national accrediting...
6/26/17 - Rep. Meehan Introduces Bill to Meet Medicare Advantage Enrollees' Needs
Pat Meehan, R- Pa., has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to expand supplemental benefits to meet the needs of chronically ill Medicare Advantage enrollees under the Medicare program." Terri A. Sewell, D- Ala., Leonard Lance, R- N.J., Diana DeGette, D- Colo., and Joseph P. Kennedy, D- Mass. It was jointly refer
6/26/17 - Studies from Humana Have Provided New Data on Medicare and Medicaid (Mortality Differences Between Traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage: A...
Studies from Humana Have Provided New Data on Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Investigators publish new report on Medicare and Medicaid. According to news reporting out of Louisville, Kentucky, by NewsRx editors, research stated, " Medicare Advantage has grown rapidly since the Affordable
6/25/17 - CareSet Labs Releases Root NPI Graph the Next Generation Medicare Doctor Referral Dataset
CareSet Labs released the Root NPI Graph today at the 2017 Academy Health ARM Meeting in New Orleans. "Medicare is the largest single payer in the United States, and the map of the healthcare system that can be generated from its claims database is one of the most comprehensive pictures of the healthcare system in the United States," says Trotter.
6/25/17 - CASEY: Union contract causes health-care hassles for some Kroger retirees
The company was United American and the insurance was a Medicare supplemental policy. Winners called her insurance agent, Jim Trout of Salem, and learned she wasn't the only Kroger retiree who had received the enrollment notice. Next, Winners called United American and told them she wanted no part of the policy and resented being enrolled without c
6/25/17 - Denver family worries 'medically fragile' boy will suffer under plan [Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa]
June 25 WATERLOO Hans Froyum Roise is a lot like most 6- year-olds. Because Hans' condition makes him "medically fragile," parents Adam and Carissa Froyum Roise qualify for some Medicaid benefits as a secondary insurance. "It's very challenging when you have a child with a life-threatening or a very serious medical condition when other layers
6/25/17 - Don't cut, cap Medicaid
That's because proposed changes to Medicaid in the Senate this month will lead to extensive service cuts if they become law. Capping federal contributions and cutting overall funding, as the Senate bill proposes, leaves two options: Both shift costs to the already stretched state budgets or cut services drastically, which would lead to fewer resour
6/25/17 - EDITORIAL: Secure Medicaid [The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.]
In 2016, Medicaid spent about $575 billion in state and federal money, $27.5 billion in Pennsylvania alone. Pennsylvania is one of 36 states that chose to use it. According to the Congressional Budget Office, it would reduce Medicaid expenditures by $880 billion over 10 years.
6/25/17 - Group Medicare Advantage Plan [TendersInfo (India)]
Bid date& time: 07/25/17 2:30 pm Major organization: LEE COUNTY BOCC, PUBLIC WORKS, CONTRACTS MANAGEMENT Address: 1500 Monroe St, 4th Floor PO Box 398 Fort Myers, FL, 33901 Attn: Lori DeLoach Country: United States Url: Tender notice number: 170337 LKD Notice type: Tender Notice Open date: 2017-07-25.
6/25/17 - Health Coverage Options for Pre-Medicare-Age Spouses
My wife, who is 62, is on my health insurance plan through my employer. When I retire in a few months at 65, and go on Medicare, what are my wife's options? Is there some kind of Medicare coverage for dependent spouses, or do we have to purchase Obamacare?
6/25/17 - Hhs 2020 Medicaid Enterprise Data Services [TendersInfo (India)]
Bid date& time: 06/21/17 3:00 pm. Notes: pre-proposal conference: may 3, 2017 at 2:00pm mt in the asd large conference room address, 1474 rodeo rd. santa fe, new mexico 87505. tele-conference access will be made available by request to the procurement manager. term: 4 years, with up to four optional one year extensions. distribution list confirmati
6/25/17 - Hicks column: Health care reform will hurt a lot of South Carolina children
There are more than a million kids living in South Carolina today, and 60 percent of them are on Medicaid. As Mary Katherine Wildeman reported last week, a Kaiser Family Foundation study says South Carolina would be among the states most hurt by the House Republicans proposed health care plan. South Carolina has more to lose than most states bec
6/25/17 - Medicaid cuts in GOP health care bill could take toll on Minnesota seniors [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
June 25 The Senate GOP health care bill could lead to cuts in programs that help frail Minnesota seniors and jeopardize many cost-saving services that support caregivers and help seniors stay in their homes. In Minnesota, seniors account for about 9 percent of the 1.2 million men, women and children covered under the program, which is called Medi
6/25/17 - Medicaid cuts likely to hurt drug, mental-health programs in Tucson [The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson]
June 24 After three felony convictions and years of drug use, Tucson resident Jacob Kirk was facing a mandatory prison sentence. All of that happened through a Pima County Superior Court prison-diversion program for nonviolent offenders that in the future could be hobbled by congressional efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act. While much of the
6/25/17 - Michigan heart surgery outcomes improved after Medicaid expansion, study finds
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health& Science Expanding Medicaid coverage is associated with better outcomes for heart surgery patients, according to a study led by University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers. Researchers examined outcomes from heart surgery quality databases in Michigan, which expanded Medicaid,
6/25/17 - Missouri health care advocate: U.S. Senate bill a 'slow-moving catastrophe' [The Joplin Globe, Mo.]
With the newest iteration of Congress's health care bill released Thursday by the U.S. Senate, one of the largest concerns for health care advocates in Missouri is the bill's reconfiguration of how the federal government provides for Medicaid, which serves disabled, pregnant, elderly and low-income Americans. Not only would the Senate bill phase ou
6/25/17 - Nation's top health official vows attack on wasteful spending [The San Diego Union-Tribune]
Tom Price, the U.S. secretary of Health and Human Services, came two days after a select group of Republicans in the Senate released a bill that would eliminate the Affordable Care Act's requirement for most people to buy health insurance or pay a fine, significantly roll back the expansion of Medicaid coverage for the poor and end the increased ta
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