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4/30/17 - Angry words fly on guns, Medicaid expansion at legislative forum [The Wichita Eagle]
"Why in the world, when we're broke, would we want to spend $25 million on security guards at three state hospitals so the NRA can have its way about guns?" Somebody asked how many of you are supported by the NRA. You know, the NRA supported me two years ago, sent me $250... "
4/30/17 - No agreement expected in Premier, UnitedHealthcare negotiations [Dayton Daily News, Ohio]
April 29 Despite reaching an agreement to extend Medicare Advantage coverage, Premier Health and UnitedHealthcare are not expected to agree by tonight's midnight deadline on other portions in the negotiations that would have preserves health plans for thousands of residents in the region, Premier officials said. Dayton- based Premier Health, the
4/29/17 - $640,000 Available in Cooperative Agreement for Senior Medicare Patrol National Resource Center
The agency description of the grant states: "The mission of the Administration for Community Living's Senior Medicare Patrol program is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education. The SMP program seeks to
4/29/17 - Eye doc Melgen guilty in one of nation's biggest Medicare fraud cases [The Palm Beach Post, Fla.]
Salomon Melgen of 67 charges for operating what prosecutors called a massive scheme that robbed Medicare out of as much as $105 million. Having been convicted of crimes that could send him to prison for as long as 20 years, Melgen also faces a Sept. 6 trial on corruption charges in New Jersey with U.S. Sen. Robert Bergen, a retired New Jersey retin
4/29/17 - Federal Budget Would Win, But the Most Vulnerable and Poor Would Lose, Under Capped Medicaid Funding Scenarios
The Trump administration's intent to reform Medicaid includes financing changes that would save hundreds of billions in federal dollars over time, but at the expense of cutting significant health care benefits to tens of millions of the program's most vulnerable recipients the disabled, children and elderly Americans, according to a new report fr
4/29/17 - Focus on senator with doctor guilty of Medicare fraud Focus turns to senator with doctor guilty of Medicare fraud A prominent Florida eye doctor has been convicted on all counts in his Medicare fraud trial, raising the possibility he could be pressu
WEST PALM BEACH, F la.- A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. The doctor, 62, collected more money from Medicare than any other physician in the nation- $21 million- at the he
4/29/17 - Focus Turns to Sen. Menendez After Doctor Convicted of Medicare Fraud [Governance, Risk & Compliance Monitor Worldwide]
A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against Democratic New Jersey Sen. Salomon Melgen faces 15 to 20 years in prison on 67 counts, including health care fraud, submitting false claims and falsifying records i
4/29/17 - Focus Turns to Sen. Menendez After Doctor Convicted of Medicare Fraud [Utilities Middle East (United Arab Emirates)]
A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against Democratic New Jersey Sen. Salomon Melgen faces 15 to 20 years in prison on 67 counts, including health care fraud, submitting false claims and falsifying records i
4/28/17 - After fraud trial, Melgen faces corruption case, several civil trials [The Palm Beach Post, Fla.]
Salomon Melgen returned to his waterfront home near Juno Beach on Thursday, still waiting for a federal jury to decide whether he is guilty of 76 charges of health care fraud. But while the 12 jurors who have deliberated for nearly 15 hours over two days will return to U.S. District Court today, even when they reach a verdict in the $105 million Me
4/28/17 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Notice. Citation: "82 FR 19734" Document Number: "Document Identifiers: CMS-10151, CMS-10199, CMS-R-13, CMS-10279" Page Number: "19734" "Notices" SUMMARY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction A
4/28/17 - Brat, Freedom Caucus supporting latest Trump healthcare plan
The updated GOP legislation incorporates changes proposed by Rep. Tom MacArthur of New Jersey conservative Republicans say would drive down costs. The so-called MacArthur amendment would also end Medicaid expansion.
4/28/17 - Businesswoman who won entrepreneur award sentenced to five years for Medicare fraud [The Miami Herald]
April 28 A healthcare operator who once won an entrepreneur of the year award from the Latin Chamber of Commerce in Miami will be heading to prison for five years for submitting more than $16 million in phony claims to the taxpayer-funded Medicare program. Her son, Luis Lima, 56, who pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to defraud the federal Medicare
4/28/17 - Doctor accused of patient sex abuse gets 9 years in prison for fraud [Chicago Tribune]
April 27 A house call doctor awaiting trial on charges that he sexually abused patients was handed a nine-year prison sentence Thursday for Medicare fraud. A Tribune investigation revealed that, starting in 2009, 20 women reported alleged sexual misconduct by DeHaan to police in Rockford, the base of his practice, though Winnebago County authorit
4/28/17 - Findings on Medicare and Medicaid Detailed by Investigators at University of Pennsylvania (Disparities in receipt of recommended care among younger...
Findings on Medicare and Medicaid Detailed by Investigators at University of Pennsylvania. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News A new study on Medicare and Medicaid is now available. According to news reporting from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Although health disparities have
4/28/17 - Findings on Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Discussed by K. Bekelis and Co-Researchers (Medicare expenditures for elderly patients undergoing surgical...
Here, the authors investigated the association between treatment method and long-term Medicare expenditures in elderly patients with aneurysmal SAH. " Our news editors obtained a quote from the research, "The authors performed a cohort study of 100% of the Medicare fee-for-service claims data for elderly patients who had undergone treatment for rup
4/28/17 - Florida eye doctor guilty on all counts of Medicare fraud
A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. The 62- year-old doctor collected more money from Medicaid than any other physician in the nation $21 million at the height of t
4/28/17 - Focus turns to senator with doctor guilty of Medicare fraud
A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Salomon Melgen faces 15 to 20 years in prison on 67 counts, including health care fraud, submitting false claims and falsifying record
4/28/17 - Franken, constituents talk high drug costs [The Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.]
April 28 U.S. Senator Al Franken visited Gordy's Warming House Thursday not for the ice cream or the coffee, but rather to meet with a group of Northland residents who are on the front lines of the battle against the high cost of pharmaceuticals in the United States. The goal of the bill is to reduce barriers that currently prevent Medicare from
4/28/17 - House weighs Medicaid vote [The Blade, Toledo, Ohio]
April 28 COLUMBUS The Ohio House of Representatives plans to vote next week on a two-year budget that would make it tougher to qualify for Medicaid coverage under Gov. Medicaid, in general, is the biggest piece of the state budget and, therefore, a likely target for cuts. Republican legislative leaders have agreed to cut $800 million from Mr. K
4/28/17 - Medicaid Continues to Account for Three-Quarters of U.S. Publicly Funded Family Planning Expenditures
Public expenditures for family planning services totaled $2.1 billion in fiscal year 2015, and Medicaid accounted for three-quarters of those expenditures, according to a new Guttmacher Institute report. A 2015 survey of health, social services and Medicaid agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia combined with federal funding data
4/28/17 - Medicaid hearing set for Monday in Greensboro [News & Record, Greensboro, N.C.]
April 28 GREENSBORO Residents can share their thoughts on the future of Medicaid in North Carolina during a hearing here Monday. State health officials are holding a series of meetings across the state to gather input on the future of Medicaid, the federal program that provides health-care coverage for children and people with disabilities.
4/28/17 - Modification to a Previous Presolicitation Notice - Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals Parking Passes
Office Address: Department of Homeland Security; Federal Emergency Management Agency; Acquisition Operations Division; 500 C Street, SW, Third Floor Washington DC 20472. Subject: Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals Parking Passes. Description: Department of Homeland Security.
4/28/17 - New Findings from University of Colorado in the Area of Arthroplasty Reported (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Comprehensive Care for...
New Findings from University of Colorado in the Area of Arthroplasty Reported. According to news originating from Aurora, Colorado, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "The primary aim of this article is to describe the structure and challenges of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement for a total hip or knee arthroplasty within the conte
4/28/17 - New research finds substantial increase in CVI procedures in medicare population
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Reston, VA- A new study by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute found that utilization of procedures to treat chronic venous insufficiency in the Medicare population increased markedly from 2005 through 2014. The researchers used aggregated Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Ser
4/28/17 - No prison time for Homewood man in physician bribing scheme [The Daily Southtown, Tinley Park, Ill.]
Home Bound, separately, last year agreed to pay $6.7 million to the government related to Medicare reimbursements the company received. Macasaet, who has since founded another home health care business, had admitted to contracting with doctors and paying them monthly fees of between $1,000 and $4,000 in exchange for referring patients covered by Me
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