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3/26/17 - Call for nurses to employ ethical framework during new administration's policy adjustments
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health The inauguration of a new United States president is heralded as a peaceful transition of power. "This is a time where uncertainty and opportunity co-exist," says Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of the New York University Rory Meyers Col
3/26/17 - GOP health plan failure good for dependence help
Republicans pulled the AHCA from the House floor Friday, effectively killing the bill amid expectations that a floor vote would fail. Some officials and residents cited Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties comparatively high reliance on Medicaid and rampant opioid abuse as a dangerous combination of circumstances if that coverage i
3/26/17 - Local officials, residents analyze ACA impact on addiction care
Myers attributes that difference to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which increased access to addiction and mental health treatment by designating them as essential health benefits required to be covered through the Affordable Care Act marketplace and expanded Medicaid. The ACA, signed into law by former President Barack Obama in 20
3/26/17 - N.H.'s Medicaid match among nation's lowest
Now that the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is off the table, New Hampshire and other states will get to keep their expanded Medicaid programs at least for now. The Granite State is among the states who receive a 50 percent Medicaid match from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid the lowest rate available for hos
3/25/17 - Glucose monitor maker DexCom jumps on Medicare ruling [The San Diego Union-Tribune]
March 24 Shares of DexCom gained more than 8 percent Friday after Medicare issued a favorable ruling for reimbursing use of continuous glucose monitors, made by the San Diego- based company. DexCom's G5 Mobile CGM system provides glucose measurements every 5 minutes, and is the only CGM reimbursed by Medicare, said Kevin Sayer, DexCom's president
3/25/17 - Groups continue protest of health care plan [The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va.]
The bill had drawn fire from several Republicans, who reported that it will charge senior citizens higher fees for insurance, will take away privately insured patients' free preventative care services that are granted under the Affordable Care Act and will strip Medicaid coverage from those who have been diagnosed with substance abuse disorder and
3/25/17 - Hospitals on edge as lawmakers weigh cuts to Medicaid in Florida [The Miami Herald]
March 24 The nurses and doctors at Brandon Hospital worried Lakota Lockhart wouldn't make it when he was born. But when his father is out of work, he relies on Medicaid. But as state lawmakers look for places they can cut the state budget, fearing a revenue shortfall in coming years, Medicaid spending could be on the chopping block.
3/25/17 - Iowa offers Medicaid insurers a hand when it comes to losses [The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
March 25 Financial strains the three private insurers managing the state's nearly $5 billion Medicaid program are experiencing are leading the state to step in to help cover the losses. Correspondence from December 2016 between the Iowa Department of Human Services and the three managed-care organizations, obtained by The Gazette through a...
3/25/17 - Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill
CHERRY HILL, N.J. Governors of both parties had warned Congress for weeks that the Republican health care bill threatened to saddle their states with big costs and potentially leave millions of people without coverage, especially because of the cutbacks planned to Medicaid.
3/25/17 - Medicaid privatization: Keokuk woman calls system 'a huge mess' at legislative forum [The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa]
March 25 KEOKUK Medicaid managed care is nearing the end of its first year in Iowa, with stakeholders on all sides of the system offering different reviews. The state's three Medicaid insurance providers AmeriGroup, AmeriHealth and UnitedHealthcare have complained there is not enough money coming into the system to make health insurance cov
3/25/17 - Now two former Hoosier governors know the pain of entitlement reform [The News-Sentinel (Fort Wayne, Ind.)]
In 1988, Republican President Ronald Reagan and congressional Democrats proudly passed a bill advertised as providing new medical benefits to the elderly, including a cap on hospital and doctor bills, expanded payments for nursing home care and prescription drugs and more. Otis "Doc" Bowen had proposed a modest increase in Medicare premiums in exch
3/25/17 - Ohio's opioid epidemic spotlighted as GOP health care repeal plan flops [The Akron Beacon Journal]
March 25 For a state hit hard by a national heroin epidemic and one that's fighting back with Medicaid expansion dollars, Ohio is home to one in six Americans who could lose access to drug addiction and mental health services if President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress take another crack at repealing the Affordable Care Act. Though the
3/25/17 - Piedmont Athens Regional moving into Aetna Medicare Advantage network [Athens Banner-Herald, Ga.]
The agreement, which goes into effect April 15, brings Piedmont Athens Regional into Aetna's network and allows patients to access its complete range of medical services at full plan benefit levels. Piedmont Athens Regional joins Athens Regional Physician Group, whose team includes more than 80 physicians across more than 30 locations, in bringing
3/25/17 - State to pay $12 million to nursing homes for Medicaid delays [Anderson Independent Mail, S.C.]
March 25 Two dozen Upstate nursing homes have agreed to accept a total of $1.8 million to settle a dispute with state officials over delays in processing Medicaid applications. The nursing homes are being reimbursed for costs incurred while caring for residents before state officials finished processing their Medicaid applications, Mullis said in
3/25/17 - Washington representatives pledge to find solution [The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash.]
Herrera Beutler did not issue a statement after a planned vote on the AHCA was scuttled Friday, but her statement Thursday said she is still committed to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act "with health care solutions that better serve all residents of Southwest Washington." "Protecting vulnerable children is a core purpose of the Medi
3/24/17 - 'We just want Congress to take pause and reconsider': Groups oppose proposals to overhaul health care [The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, Pa.]
Representatives of the Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children, Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Maternity Care Coalition and the Arc of Greater Pittsburgh said the bill's proposed funding cuts and restructuring of Medicaid would be harmful to senior citizens, those with disabilities, pregnant women and children.
3/24/17 - AdCare Health Systems Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial 2016 Results
Signed a definitive purchase agreement to purchase an assisted living facility located in Alabama with 106 operational beds for $5.5 million; executed a long-term lease with an affiliate of C. Ross Management, LLC to lease the facility upon purchase. Announced recertification by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for its Jeffersonville
3/24/17 - BRIEF: Glucose monitor maker DexCom jumps on Medicare ruling [The San Diego Union-Tribune]
March 24 Shares of DexCom were up more than 9 percent Friday after Medicare issued a favorable ruling for reimbursing use of continuous glucose monitors, made by the San Diego- based company. DexCom traded at $83.09, up $7.01, as of 8:04 am. Pacific time. One of the largest biomedical companies in San Diego, DexCom is currrently valued at more th
3/24/17 - Call for nurses to employ ethical framework during new administration's policy adjustments
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News The inauguration of a new United States president is heralded as a peaceful transition of power. "This is a time where uncertainty and opportunity co-exist," says Eileen M. Sullivan-Marx, PhD, RN, FAAN, Dean and Erline Perkins McGriff Professor of the New York University Rory Meyers C
3/24/17 - Cancellation - Medicare Advantage Care Coordination Measure Testing and Evaluation
Location: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, Office of Acquisition and Grants Management. Classification Code: R- Professional, administrative, and management support services. Subject: Medicare Advantage Care Coordination Measure Testing and Evaluation.
3/24/17 - Cuomo threatens to sue over Collins Medicaid amendment [The Buffalo News, N.Y.]
Andrew M. Cuomo Thursday threatened to sue to stop a congressional proposal that would free New York's counties from having to pay a share of the state's Medicaid costs. Still, the battle over that controversial Medicaid amendment which would affect New York State and New York State only continued to rage for a third day. Chris Collins, the Cla
3/24/17 - Federal Jury Convicts Doctor of $40 Million Medicare Fraud
District Judge Jane Boyle, a federal jury has convicted Noble U. Ezukanma, 57, of Fort Worth, Texas, of seven counts of health care fraud offenses, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. Co-defendants Myrna S. Parcon, a/k/a " Merna Parcon," 62, of Dallas, Texas, Oliva A. Padilla, 57, of Garland, Texas, Ben P. Gaines,
3/24/17 - Hospitals on edge as lawmakers weigh cuts to Medicaid in Florida [The Miami Herald]
March 24 The nurses and doctors at Brandon Hospital worried Lakota Lockhart wouldn't make it when he was born. But when his father is out of work, he relies on Medicaid. But as state lawmakers look for places they can cut the state budget, fearing a revenue shortfall in coming years, Medicaid spending could be on the chopping block.
3/24/17 - How the House GOP health care bill compares to Obama-era law
The House health care bill repeals major parts of former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, or ACA, as Republicans push to scale back the federal government's role in health care. Some elements of the Obama-era law are maintained in the House GOP legislation. ACA: About 11 million people are covered by expanded Medicaid in the 31 stat
3/24/17 - Medicaid Targeted
The American Health Care Act would drastically reshape Medicaid ending the federal government s long-running, open-ended commitment to help states pay for care for the poor. True, expanded eligibility for Medicaid is an important part of President Barack Obama s Affordable Care Act. But its much bigger change is to the Medicaid program as
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