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8/26/17 - AG Schimel Announces New Medicaid Fraud Control & Elder Abuse Unit Director
Attorney General Brad Schimel appointed Assistant Attorney General Francis "Frank" X. Sullivan to lead the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Medicaid Fraud Control& Elder Abuse Unit. Sullivan previously served as unit director for the Consumer Protection& Antitrust Unit, where he managed a 12- member team in enforcing Wisconsin's consumer protectio
8/26/17 - Caldier Releases Statement Regarding Health Care Authority's New Policy Limiting Opioid Prescriptions to Medicaid Enrollees
The Washington state House Republicans issued the following news release:. Earlier this week, the Washington State Health Care Authority sent an email to legislators announcing it would be changing its policy regarding the prescription of opiates to Apple Health clients. Michelle Caldier harshly criticized the HCA's decision.
8/26/17 - Free Medicare info events set
Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia will hold information and assistance events throughout Western Tidewater in September to assist Medicare-eligible individuals in navigating Medicare and Medicare Part D. *Sept. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.- Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, 1705 N. Main St.. *Sept. 11, 1 to 3 p.m.- Morgan Memorial Library,
8/26/17 - Maryland seeks to expand hospital cost-control program to include doctors, other providers [The Baltimore Sun]
Aug. 25 Maryland is seeking federal approval to expand a hospital cost-savings program to include doctors, rehabilitation facilities, skilled-nursing centers and others who treat patients insured by Medicare. The plan calls for Maryland to save $300 million in annual Medicare costs by the end of 2023.. But Maryland is no stranger to bold health p
8/26/17 - Md. seeks wider cost-control plan; State wants to expand hospital program to include doctors, other providers
Maryland is seeking federal approval to expand a hospital cost-savings program to include doctors, rehabilitation facilities, skilled-nursing centers and others who treat patients insured by Medicare. The plan calls for Maryland to save $300 million in annual Medicare costs by the end of 2023.. But Maryland is no stranger to bold health policy.
8/26/17 - Providers targeted in 2013 behavioral health shake-up appeal overpayment rulings [The Santa Fe New Mexican]
Aug. 26 Border Area Mental Health a behavioral health provider in Southern New Mexico that was one of 15 companies accused of fraud by Gov. An administrative judge in July ruled that Counseling Associates, which operates in southeastern New Mexico, had overcharged the state by more than $185,000 in Medicaid reimbursements. Albuquerque lawyer Do
8/26/17 - Statewide Canvasses for SB 562, Medicare-for-All, Continue Sat. Aug. 26
The California Nurses Association issued the following news release:. The California Nurses Association, Healthy California campaign, Our Revolution and# KnockEveryDoor will be canvassing in California district 63 the district of Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon this Saturday, as well as in district 57 and district 21 to engage community members
8/25/17 - A.G. Schneiderman Announces Civil Suit, Criminal Charges Against Pharmacy Owner for Allegedly Defrauding Medicaid of Millions
Wong, a licensed pharmacist and owner of NY Pharmacy, located at 131 Walker Street in Manhattan, allegedly paid undercover agents posing as Medicaid recipients kickbacks for HIV prescriptions and for referring other Medicaid recipients to bring their prescriptions to NY Pharmacy. Wong and NY Pharmacy also allegedly billed and were eventually paid o
8/25/17 - AG Healey Returns $500,000 to Masshealth in Settlement With Springfield Dentist Over Alleged Improper Billing
Attorney General Maura Healey announced today that her office has reached a settlement with a pediatric dentist in Springfield, returning $500,000 to the state's Medicaid program and resolving claims that the dentist improperly billed the program for services. The AG's Office began an investigation into Dr. Watson and Gentle Smiles upon a referral
8/25/17 - Artificial Intelligence (AI) Driven Conversation Applications from Digital Harbor Make Medicaid and Healthcare Enterprise Systems Highly Modular and Social
Digital Harbor, a leader in Enterprise Innovation and pioneer in Conversational Applications, launched the most advanced provider management module for Medicaid, Know Your Provider, in MESC, a healthcare event at Baltimore, on 17th Aug 2017. Digital Harbor drives modularity in Medicaid and healthcare enterprise systems through Know Your Provider
8/25/17 - Cash incentives, talk can encourage primary care visits by people with new health coverage
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News An economic experiment to inform policymakers considering Medicaid expansion shows small cash incentives to low-income people with new health care coverage can promote primary care visits that may significantly reduce costs overall. The study, by Cathy Bradley, professor of health syst
8/25/17 - County hoping to lower Medicaid payback to state
Facing a potential $13,437 bill, Macon County Public Health has asked for some outside assistance to try to remedy the debt. "That year is when the N.C. Division of Medical Assistance changed the method for determining cost from an encounter-based method to an actual cost for provision of services method." The potential payback to the NCDMA from M
8/25/17 - CSG Government Solutions' State Healthcare and Human Services Experts Speak at the 2017 Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference
CSG Government Solutions, a national leader in government program modernization, today announced that several of its state healthcare and human services program experts were featured speakers at the annual Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference held August 15-18 in Baltimore, Maryland. Leaders of CSG's Healthcare and Human Services practice who led
8/25/17 - Democrats Demand Trump Administration Detail Open Enrollment Plan for ACA
Richard Neal, D- Mass., ranking Democratic member of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following news release:. Today, the Ranking Members of the congressional committees with jurisdiction over health care sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verm
8/25/17 - Findings from B.D. Sommers and Colleagues Update Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid (State Medicaid Expansions And Mortality, Revisited: A...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Research findings on Medicare and Medicaid are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Boston, Massachusetts, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "Previous research found that Medicaid expansions in New York, Arizona, and Maine in the early 200
8/25/17 - Government Intervenes in Ambulance Service Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Filed by Berger & Montague and Wenzel Fenton Cabassa
The lawsuit alleges that AmeriCare defrauded the government by billing Medicare for thousands of medically unnecessary services. The firms' client worked as a paramedic at AmeriCare, and during his employment, became aware that AmeriCare was providing medically unnecessary ambulance transportation services to Medicare beneficiaries.
8/25/17 - Low Medicaid rates limit beneficiaries' access to assisted living facilities
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC More than 700,000 elderly and disabled Americans receive health care in residential care communities, such as assisted living facilities. A new study by RTI International found that low Medicaid payment rates for services in assisted living and similar sett
8/25/17 - Maryland seeks to expand hospital cost-control program to include doctors, other providers [The Baltimore Sun]
Aug. 25 Maryland is seeking federal approval to expand a hospital cost-savings program to include doctors, rehabilitation facilities, skilled-nursing centers and others who treat patients insured by Medicare. The plan calls for Maryland to save $300 million in annual Medicare costs by the end of 2023.. But Maryland is no stranger to bold health p
8/25/17 - Medicaid coverage brings more silence to the hearing impaired
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News TAMPA, FL- Medicaid does not cover hearing aids in 22 states. Lead author Michelle Arnold, Au.D.. CCC-A, University of South Florida, used six criteria to rank Medicaid's coverage policies in older adult beneficiaries.
8/25/17 - Medicaid expansion under ACA can reduce government costs for Supplemental Security Income
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News BLOOMINGTON, Ind. Expanded Medicaid eligibility under one part of the Affordable Care Act results in a cost savings for the federal government, according to new Indiana University research. "With Congress studying a variety of Medicaid reform proposals, it's important to understand
8/25/17 - Medicare card transition could lead to scams [The Newton Kansan, Kan.]
Aug. 24 It is not uncommon for the Department on Aging, tucked behind the driver's license station of the Harvey County Courthouse, to get a call when scammers are trying to prey on older residents of Harvey County. Medicare is making a change removing the insured's Social Security number from the card and instead issuing a random membership nu
8/25/17 - Medicare Rights Center Identifies Ways Health System Transformation
Today, the Medicare Rights Center released a report detailing the role consumer advocacy organizations can play in the implementation of health care reform effortsknown as health system transformationdesigned to change how care is paid for and delivered to achieve improved quality and increased health care value in New York. Medicare Rights...
8/25/17 - Michigan Senator Stabenow announces Medicare at 55 Act
WASHINGTON, D.C., August 3,2017: U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow has introduced the Medicare at 55 Act, which provides an option for people between the ages of 55 and 64 to buy into Medicare. There are 1.4 million people in Michigan between the ages of 55 and 64, and many of them are burdened by high insurance premiums, unaffordable deductibles and li
8/25/17 - New Cancer Therapy Findings from Y.C.T. Shih and Co-Authors Described (Rising Prices of Targeted Oral Anticancer Medications and Associated Financial...
Previous research identified drivers of price growth of targeted oral anticancer medications in private insurance plans and projected the impact of closing the coverage gap in Medicare Part D in 2020. ". Our news editors obtained a quote from the research, "This study examined trends in TOAM prices and patient out-of-pocket payments in Medicare Par
8/25/17 - New Medicare and Medicaid Study Findings Have Been Reported by Researchers at University of Washington (Disparities in delivery of ophthalmic care;...
New Medicare and Medicaid Study Findings Have Been Reported by Researchers at University of Washington. According to news reporting originating from Seattle, Washington, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Cataract is a major cause of age-related eye diseases in the United States, and cataract extraction is the most commonly performed
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