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3/22/17 - Black Hawk County to seek higher Country View Medicaid rates [Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, Iowa]
March 21 WATERLOO Black Hawk County will seek higher Medicaid reimbursements to help its financially strapped Country View care center. Country View currently spends $250 per day on a nursing care bed but is reimbursed $171 through Medicaid. But Coleman believes Country View is different than a traditional nursing home and has more in common wi
3/22/17 - Health advocates fear impacts to hospitals, safety-net despite changes of GOP repeal plan [The Modesto Bee]
The impact on the Medi-Cal program and safety-net system is of paramount concern in California, where 14 million children and adults rely on the health program, and in Stanislaus County, which has 40 percent of its population in the program. Beside phasing out the Medicaid expansion, which added 3.5 million residents to the Medi-Cal rolls in Califo
3/22/17 - Snyder warns Michigan lawmakers about Obamacare overhaul [Detroit Free Press]
"Altogether, there are 1.75 million children, seniors, pregnant women and disabled individuals served by traditional Medicaid in Michigan and roughly 104,000 of them reside in your district," he wrote U.S. Rep. But even as Snyder warned members of the consequences of passing the legislation including changes that may gut funding for Healthy Michi
3/21/17 - 'Medicaid Matters' Series Highlights Impact of Program on NC's Most Vulnerable
Both Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program have made tremendous gains in North Carolina by providing direct support to the state's most vulnerable residents, making it all the more concerning that recent proposals from Congress threaten the very existence of these programs. Medicaid Matters: Protect and Expand NC Health Care, a new s
3/21/17 - 'Welcome to Medicare' Wednesday at Clarke County Hospital
Clarke County Hospital will host a free Welcome to Medicare Seminar on Wednesday night, March 22nd in the Clarke County Hospital Administrative Building Boardroom at 6:00 PM. This informational meeting is offered by the State of Iowa's Senior Health Insurance Information Program. Registration is required, please call 641.342. 5366..
3/21/17 - 87 Organizations Call on Congress to Protect Medicaid
The organizations represent Americans with complex health needs who rely on Medicaid for access to care, prevention and treatment. The American Health Care Act would cut Medicaid funds and reduce eligibility with the goal of cost savings, but at the expense of patients who rely on this vital safety net for their life-sustaining health care needs.
3/21/17 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
SUMMARY: The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 da
3/21/17 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
SUMMARY: The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each pr
3/21/17 - AMITA Health Offers Unique Opportunity For Medicare Recipients To Determine Whether They Have Alzheimer's
AMITA Health is offering a unique opportunity for Medicare recipients with mild memory loss, cognitive impairment or dementia to undergo at minimal expense a diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease that usually costs thousands of dollars. Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association and managed by the American College of Radiology and its Imaging Net
3/21/17 - Catasys Expands Coverage of OnTrak-C Solution to Texas with Leading National Health Insurance Provider
Catasys, Inc., a provider of proprietary predictive analytics and integrated treatment solutions to health plans, announced today that it has expanded its On Trak?- C solution coverage with one of the nation's leading health plans to Texas. The health plan has the largest Medicaid plan in Texas, and the eligible Medicaid members with Substance Us
3/21/17 - Changes to GOP health proposal affect older adults, Medicaid
WASHINGTON Republican leaders hope that the latest changes to their health care bill win enough votes to drive the legislation through the House later this week. It's looking tight.
3/21/17 - Collins' Medicaid amendment added to Obamacare replacement plan [The Buffalo News, N.Y.]
Chris Collins' proposal to relieve counties of their Medicaid costs has been added to the Obamacare repeal bill the House is likely to vote on later this week. "Year after year, Albany's leadership relies on counties to foot the bill for New York State's out-of-control Medicaid costs. Andrew M. Cuomo lashed out at it, saying the state has no way t
3/21/17 - Collins' Medicaid amendment now part of GOP health bill [The Buffalo News, N.Y.]
Chris Collins' proposal to relieve counties of their Medicaid costs has been added to the Obamacare repeal bill the House is likely to vote on later this week. "Year after year, Albany's leadership relies on counties to foot the bill for New York State's out-of-control Medicaid costs. Andrew M. Cuomo lashed out at it, saying the state has no way t
3/21/17 - Colorado hospitals, health care experts give GOP's repeal of Obamacare a shaky prognosis [The Gazette (Colorado Springs, Colo.)]
Health care providers and experts across Colorado and the Pikes Peak region voiced unease in recent days about the American Health Care Act the House GOP's latest proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. The legislation which is expected to arrive on the House floor this week rolls back expanded Medicaid cover
3/21/17 - Commissioners sign resolution to protect Medicaid sales tax revenues Darke County Commissioners sign resolution to protect Medicaid sales tax revenues
GREENVILLE During Monday s Darke County Board of Commissioner s Meeting, Commissioners approved resolution R-66-2017 urging State Legislators to Protect Medicaid Managed Care Organization Sales Tax Revenue for counties. According to Commission Chairman Mike Rhoades, Darke County learned during the summer of 2016, that the amount of sales t
3/21/17 - Congressman Dan Kildee Highlights New Analysis Showing Trumpcare Kills Nearly 2 Million Jobs
Now we know that Trumpcare is also a job-killer, hurting our economy and costing us nearly two million jobs, "said Congressman Kildee. The new analysis, prepared by the Center for American Progress, points out that Trumpcare would result in less subsidy support for private insurance and for Medicaid, resulting in less employment in subsequent years
3/21/17 - Conyers: For Once, I Agree With Gov. Snyder!
Washington, D.C.- Today, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder sent a letter to the entire Michigan Congressional Delegation informing them of his opposition to the American Health Care Act, the House Speaker Paul Ryan and President Donald Trump backed plan to sharply cut Medicaid and reduce taxes for the wealthiest Americans. In his letter, Governor Snyde
3/21/17 - Cuomo: GOP's Health Care Changes Potentially 'Devastating' To New York
Cuomo slammed House Republicans after the provision to scrap Medicaid payments from county governments and shift the cost to the state was added to the beleaguered health bill as a way to sway unconvinced Republicans in Congress to support the bill. "The consequences will really be devastating to this state," Cuomo said, adding that the amendment
3/21/17 - EDITORIAL: Collins' disastrous Medicaid amendment [The Buffalo News, N.Y.]
His amendment, to be voted on today, would absolve counties of all Medicaid costs in just two years and, according to Gov. New York is one of only a few states that require counties to pay a share of Medicaid costs, a significant burden. But under this federal gambit, only upstate New York would see a change and, while that could benefit county exe
3/21/17 - Fact-checking Tom Cotton on Medicaid deadbeats
"Medicaid is a welfare program," he said. We want to get those people off of Medicaid, into a job and into market-based insurance. " Data from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey illustrate that most healthy Medicaid expansion beneficiaries are working or pursuing economic opportunities.
3/21/17 - GOP bill shifts NY Medicaid costs; Dems call 'Buffalo Bribe'
House Republican leaders looking to lock down votes for their health care overhaul are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate New York counties to the state government a proposal Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe" and the "Knickerbocker kickback." Several New York state Republicans have expressed doubt
3/21/17 - GOP's Medicaid cuts could affect thousands in SC [The State (Columbia, S.C.)]
March 20 COLUMBIA South Carolina's must vulnerable citizens could lose access to health care if massive Medicaid cuts proposed by congressional Republicans become law. The American Health Care Act President Donald Trump and the GOP House leadership's plan to replace and repeal President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law would make big
3/21/17 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 11583) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
3/21/17 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 6560) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee on obtaining the MEDCAC's recommendations regarding what health outcomes in studies for heart failure treatment technologies should be of interest to CMS. LOCATION: CMS, 7500 Secur
3/21/17 - HMS Releases Report on Solutions to More Effectively Manage Costs as Congress Contemplates Medicaid Reform
HMS Holdings Corp. today released a report that outlines a roadmap for Medicaid reform that focuses on reigning in costs and cutting wasteful spending without cutting eligibility, benefits, or reimbursement rates. Securing Medicaid s payer of last resort principles to ensure Medicaid is not paying claims that are the legal responsibility of a
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