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4/23/17 - Fuller: How Trump can help workers
Fuller is a professor of sociology at Virginia Tech and a longtime resident of Blacksburg. He promised to protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare. He has also indicated that the country is going to save a lot of money on drugs because he is going to allow Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical corporations for lower drug prices.
4/23/17 - How Trump can help workers Fuller: How Trump can help workers
Fuller is a professor of sociology at Virginia Tech and a longtime resident of Blacksburg. He promised to protect and strengthen Social Security and Medicare. He has also indicated that the country is going to save a lot of money on drugs because he is going to allow Medicare to negotiate with pharmaceutical corporations for lower drug prices.
4/23/17 - Michael F. Cannon: Repeal the $9 trillion health insurance tax
Despite hinting they were done with healthare, the White House and congressional Republicans have indicated they want to keep working to fulfill their promise to repeal and replace "Obamacare. Its Medicaid expansion encourages states to cut care for the disabled in favor of able-bodied adults. It repealed "Obamacare's" Medicaid expansion in name on
4/23/17 - New fight in opioid epidemic
Motivated by the opioid epidemic, Virginia began reimbursing agencies for providing substance use disorder treatments like inpatient detoxification and medication-assisted opioid treatment to Medicaid recipients April 1. In the past, Medicaid patients had "community detox and then they would have to go into an outpatient program, and oftentimes, pe
4/23/17 - SAVVY SENIOR: How Medicare covers therapy services
Can you explain how Medicare covers physical therapy services? Medicare covers a variety of outpatient therapy services including physical, occupational and speech therapy, if you meet their coverage criteria. But be aware that just like with other Medicare covered services, Medicare will pay 80 percent of your therapy costs, after you meet your $1
4/23/17 - Sky-high bills for medical copter flights must come down [The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)]
Helicopter operators lose money flying patients on Medicare and Medicaid because those government insurance programs don't pay anywhere near the cost of a flight, which averages about $10,000. "A person in this situation, and I'm sure there are many, feels rather helpless and does not know where to turn for protection from what I would consider pr
4/23/17 - Three steps to protect yourself from Medicare fraud
Every day, Medicare fraud affects people with Medicare and their families across the U.S.- regardless of background- robbing them of hard-earned money and peace of mind. Scammers know the ins and outs of the Medicare system and their attempts can be well thought-out enough that it's not always easy to know when and where fraud is occurring. Treat M
4/22/17 - AASM Now Offering Expedited Accreditation for Sleep Facilities Impacted by Revised Medicare Policies
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has created a new program that will expedite accreditation applications for sleep facilities impacted by recent changes to Medicare coverage policies for sleep studies. "By prioritizing and expediting accreditation for facilities that must comply quickly with revised Medicare requirements, the American Academ
4/22/17 - Dental care should be brought to older Minnesotans
Pearlie Whiteson is an 83- year-old Medicaid-Medicare recipient living in Faribault County, and she has a bad toothache. Between 2008 and 2010, the cost for hospital treated "non-traumatic" dental conditions in Minnesota that could have been treated by a dentist amounted to $148 million. In addition, the Minnesota Department of Health's 2013 report
4/22/17 - ER Now unable to accept Medicare, Medicaid [Times Record News, Wichita Falls, Texas]
April 22 Because the federal government doesn't recognize freestanding emergency rooms as physician-based facilities, ER Now and other standalone ERs are unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid as forms of health insurance coverage. Gerad Troutman, co-founder and chairman of Amarillo- based ER Now, said only three states in the country Texas, Col
4/22/17 - Facebook: Legislative leaders agree to withdraw motion - for now - that halts NC Medicaid expansion request Facebook: Public money for private ventures?
Facebook fans had lots of opinions about Malone's in Winston-Salem and the public money it has received. Here's what two readers had to say:. "I've followed this project since it's inception, as I live close by and pass the location often.
4/22/17 - Faso, Maloney lay out Medicaid reform differences [The Times Herald-Record, Middletown, N.Y.]
April 22 POUGHKEEPSIE Republican John Faso and Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney clashed Friday over how to reform the way New York pays for Medicaid during a joint appearance at Marist College. It would shift $2.3 billion in Medicaid costs, now partly borne by counties, entirely to the state in 2020.. Maloney said Faso is right in saying Albany sh
4/22/17 - HHS IG Issues Audit Report on Medicaid Sales, Use Taxes
If a State taxes Medicaid managed care organizations, the tax must extend to both Medicaid and non-Medicaid MCOs to comply with Federal requirements. Ohio stated that it would work with the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services to address changes that might need to be made to its tax. We recommended that CMS monitor Ohio's and Michigan's use of r
4/22/17 - JUDGE CLEARS THE WAY FOR MENENDEZ TRIAL TO BEGIN
Bob Menendez and his friend, Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen, to begin in September. Lawyers for both sides met for a status conference in U.S. District Court, where Judge William H. Walls set Aug. 23 as the day to begin jury selection, with the trial to follow on Sept. 6. The senator questioned Medicare officials and set up meetings that other s
4/22/17 - Kansas Medicaid expansion in doubt despite hospital's woes
Supporters of expanding Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law must persuade a few more GOP lawmakers that it can be done without extra costs to the cash-strapped state. They warned that without Medicaid expansion in the GOP- led state, hospitals will suffer financially because of uncompensated care.
4/22/17 - Lawmakers seek cure for Medicaid [Boston Herald]
April 22 State lawmakers will tackle the soaring cost of the Massachusetts Medicaid program when budget debates begin in the House on Monday, and Republicans hope to push through their own proposals they say will restore the program to what it was originally intended. Enrollment in MassHealth the state's Medicaid program has skyrocketed from
4/22/17 - Medicare Q&A: New help for people with chronic illness
If you have Medicare, there's a good chance you have two or more chronic conditions such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, or dementia. Two-thirds of the 57 million Americans with Medicare have two or more chronic illnesses. At Medicare, we recognize the challenges you have in managing your conditions, working with your health care pro
4/22/17 - NE Florida nursing homes to lose $7 million under proposed Medicaid payment plan [The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville]
April 22 Over and over again, a crowd of nursing home executives, staff and residents chanted a message they hoped would carry all the way to the Florida legislature: "People, not profits; people, not profits." More than $7 million in funding could be diverted from nursing homes within Northeast Florida under a new Medicaid prospective payment sy
4/22/17 - Office of Health and Human Services releases latest report on UHIP costs [The Providence Journal, R.I.]
April 22 PROVIDENCE, R.I. The latest cost of Rhode Island's troubled $364 million public assistance computer system: roughly $70 million in increased Medicaid spending $17 million of that state dollars to ineligible beneficiaries, according to a report released by human services officials Friday. The computer system, known as the Unified He
4/22/17 - Seeking cure for Medicaid [Boston Herald]
April 22 State lawmakers will tackle the soaring cost of the Massachusetts Medicaid program when budget debates begin in the House on Monday, and Republicans hope to push through their own proposals they say will restore the program to what it was originally intended. Enrollment in MassHealth the state's Medicaid program has skyrocketed from
4/22/17 - Sen. Bennet Joins Bipartisan Bill to Benefit Rural Hospitals
Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet joined Senators Chuck Grassley and Chuck Schumer in introducing legislation to permanently extend critical Medicare financing programs that assist rural hospitals in Colorado. "Last month, I visited Delta County Memorial Hospital and saw firsthand the value it brings to the community. The bipartisan Rural Hospi
4/22/17 - Virginia launches next effort in fight to stop opioid epidemic
Motivated by the opioid epidemic, Virginia began reimbursing agencies for providing substance use disorder treatments like inpatient detoxification and medication-assisted opioid treatment to Medicaid recipients April 1. In the past, Medicaid patients had "community detox and then they would have to go into an outpatient program, and oftentimes, pe
4/21/17 - "Welcome to Medicare" seminar offered in Clarinda
Are you going to be eligible for Medicare in the near future? Have you been on Medicare for awhile and want to better understand what it offers? "Welcome to Medicare" will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit, Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance.
4/21/17 - AASM Offering Expedited Accreditation for Sleep Facilities Impacted by Revised Medicare Policies
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) has created a new program that will expedite accreditation applications for sleep facilities impacted by recent changes to Medicare coverage policies for sleep studies.
4/21/17 - California Dermatologist Pays Nearly $2.7 Million Resolving Whistleblower Claims of Fraud Against Medicare
Norman A. Brooks, M.D. a dermatologist and surgeon for $2,681,400 to resolve allegations that he falsely billed Medicare. Brooks owns The Skin Cancer Medical Center in Encino, Calif. Berger& Montague represented former Brooks employee Janet Burke. The lawsuit alleged that Brooks falsely diagnosed skin cancer in some of his patients so he coul
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