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7/15/17 - 15 Hoosiers, 2 Companies Indicted In Massive National Medicaid Fraud Sting [Governance, Risk & Compliance Monitor Worldwide]
In Indiana, seven federal criminal investigations have uncovered over $1 million in Medicaid fraud, leading to the indictment of 15 individuals and two companies on various charges. The completed investigations were part of a national initiative led by several federal agencies and both Indiana and Kentucky Medicaid Fraud Control Units, which Indian
7/15/17 - 15 in Indiana face Medicaid fraud indictments topping $1M [Governance, Risk & Compliance Monitor Worldwide]
Fifteen people around Indiana have been indicted on Medicaid fraud-related charges, Attorney General Curtis Hills office announced Thursday, as part of a national crackdown involving state and federal agencies. Other participating agencies included the Kentucky Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and three federal agencies the Federal Bureau of...
7/15/17 - 5 Top Affordable Care Act Fixer Comments From Producers [LifeHealthPro]
Officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are now plowing through more than 3,000 comments from members of the public ideas who think they have good ways to improve Affordable Care Act health insurance rules and programs. Members of Congress are trying to change the Affordable Care Act. CMS, other federal agencies and Congress may
7/15/17 - Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Settles Civil Fraud Lawsuit Against Narco Freedom, Joining Hands Management, and Devorah Haigler for Engaging in Schemes to Defraud Medicaid
The Acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Joon H. Kim, issued the following news release:. Joon H. Kim, the Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, and Scott Lampert, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General's New York Region, announce
7/15/17 - Advocates rally against proposed Medicaid copayments [The Santa Fe New Mexican]
Susana Martinez to ditch a proposal for requiring copayments by Medicaid patients. The one and only hearing on the topic marked an end to the public comment period on the copayments, which the Human Services Department first proposed in March. Under the proposed rules, some patients enrolled in the state health insurance program would have to pay $
7/15/17 - Agency seeks public comment on changes to Medicaid waiver [The Jamestown Sun, N.D.]
July 14 The North Dakota Department of Human Services' Developmental Disabilities Division is accepting public comments on proposed changes to the state's Medicaid waiver that funds in-home and community-based services for qualifying individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Send comments to: Department of Human Services'...
7/15/17 - It's time for Medicare for all Robert Reich column: It's time for Medicare for all hammer
A poll by the Pew Research Center shows 60 percent of Americans now saying government should be responsible for ensuring health care coverage for all Americans- up from 51 percent last year. Over the coming weeks or months, Democrats must continue to defend the Affordable Care Act. But Democrats also need to go further and offer Americans a positiv
7/15/17 - Local advocates worry Medicaid cuts would hurt most vulnerable [The News Herald, Panama City, Fla.]
July 15 LYNN HAVEN As the GOP health care bill makes its way through the Senate, some local organizations are concerned about proposed changes and cuts to Medicaid that would impact their most vulnerable clients. Andrew Bay Center, 60 percent of whose $1.1 million budget comes from Medicaid waivers, Executive Director Ron Sharpe and his staff w
7/15/17 - Many Lawfully Present Immigrants Would Lose Affordable Health Coverage Under Senate Plan
The impact would be particularly significant in states with a large share of immigrant families, such as California, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey, and New York. In addition, the Senate bill's huge cuts to federal Medicaid funding would likely lead states to drop coverage for optional populations, including children and pregnant women who are lawfull
7/15/17 - Many vaccines, immunizations covered by Medicare; Covering; The Bases
I received the shingles vaccine at my doctor's office. Medicare's rules state that the shingles vaccine is covered under the Medicare Part D benefit. What vaccines are covered under Medicare Part B, and what vaccines are covered under Medicare Part D?
7/15/17 - Medicaid politics comes to Harrisburg via Pennsylvania's state budget debate [The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.]
Because just as debate over federal health care policy is about to reach its mid-summer boiling point, Republican lawmakers here are asking the Wolf Administration to move on Medicaid reforms in the state budget package. In other words, for many fiscally conservative Republicans, it is the major spigot to turn. As part of their consideration of a f
7/15/17 - Northam against Medicaid cuts Northam critiques Senate health plan, stresses need for Medicaid funding in Roanoke stop
As the fight to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act rages in the nation's capital, the health care debate keeps coming up time and again in Virginia's gubernatorial race- state Democrats are making sure of it. Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee for governor, dropped by the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute i
7/15/17 - Northam against Medicaid cuts
As the fight to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act rages in the nation's capital, the health care debate keeps coming up time and again in Virginia's gubernatorial race- state Democrats are making sure of it. Ralph Northam, the Democratic nominee for governor, dropped by the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute i
7/15/17 - Prosecutors charge 412 in health fraud schemes worth $1.3 billion [Governance, Risk & Compliance Monitor Worldwide]
U.S. prosecutors have charged more than 400 people with taking part in health care fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 billion in false billing. A Florida rehab facility is alleged to have recruited addicts with gift cards and visits to strip clubs, leading to $58 million in false treatments and tests. According to a release by Hills office, t
7/15/17 - Protecting patients must be first goal of health care legislation
Our three organizations oppose the BCRA because it would erode health protections for millions of Americans and expose them to increased costs and health risks. We are concerned that the BCRA would reduce funding for Medicare by cutting nearly $59 billion over 10 years from the Hospital Insurance trust fund, which would hasten Medicare s insolve
7/15/17 - Sen. Markey Joins Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery Services Provider and Advocate in Blasting Medicaid Cuts and So-Called Opioid 'Fund'
"There has been a lot of talk from Republicans about so-called' fixes' they have made to their updated bill. "It's a false promise to the people suffering from opioid addiction, and it's a false bargain that Republicans will make at the expense of families desperate for treatment and recovery services. "At a time when the opioid crisis is explodi
7/15/17 - St. Joseph's Children's Hospital Patient Spends Time on Capitol Hill to Urge Congress to Safeguard Medicaid for Kids
TAMPA, Fla., July 15, 2017/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ This week, 12- year-old Natalia Ricabal joined nearly 50 other pediatric patients from across the United States on Capitol Hill to urge their members of Congress to protect, not cut, children's Medicaid funding as proposed in recently introduced federal bills, the American Health Care Act of 2017
7/15/17 - They say death panels are back Robert Graboyes column: They say death panels are back hammer
The Affordable Care Act expanded Medicaid enrollment, and the House and Senate GOP bills would partly roll back that expansion. For the record, I'm not a fan of either the House or Senate GOP bills. But critics' attacks on the GOP bills are as overwrought and destructive as Sarah Palin's 2009 "death panel" accusation.
7/15/17 - UnitedHealth Group seeks dismissal of whistleblower lawsuit [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
July 15 UnitedHealth Group asked Friday for the dismissal of a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges the company wrongly received higher payments from Medicare based on false information about enrollee health problems that the insurer could have corrected. The government itself does not validate such information when administering the traditional...
7/15/17 - UnitedHealth Group wants whistleblower lawsuit dismissed [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
July 15 UnitedHealth Group asked Friday for the dismissal of a whistleblower lawsuit that alleges the company wrongly received higher payments from Medicare based on false information about enrollee health problems that the insurer could have corrected. The government itself does not validate such information when administering the traditional...
7/14/17 - 'Assault on Lowest-Income Individuals,' Says Former HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of BCRA's Cuts to Medicaid
The Center for American Progress issued the following news release:. On a new episode of the Center for American Progress' "Thinking CAP" podcast, released this morning ahead of the Senate's revised Better Care Reconciliation Act draft, Kathleen Sebelius former health and human services secretary and former Democratic governor of Kansas sits do
7/14/17 - 11-year-old from South Carolina lobbies for Medicaid on Capitol Hill
Tymia McCullough showed up on the steps of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning wearing her Miss South Carolina pre-teen tiara and sash. The 11- year-old from Georgetown went to Washington this week to do what many people far older than her have done: Lobby Congress. Between meetings with South Carolina lawmakers, Tymia turned to her mother.
7/14/17 - 15 Hoosiers, 2 Companies Indicted In Massive National Medicaid Fraud Sting [Utilities Middle East (United Arab Emirates)]
In Indiana, seven federal criminal investigations have uncovered over $1 million in Medicaid fraud, leading to the indictment of 15 individuals and two companies on various charges. The completed investigations were part of a national initiative led by several federal agencies and both Indiana and Kentucky Medicaid Fraud Control Units, which Indian
7/14/17 - 6 Rhode Islanders charged in Medicaid fraud crackdown [The Providence Journal, R.I.]
July 13 Six Rhode Islanders have been arrested as part of a joint state and federal crackdown on Medicaid fraud, Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin announced Thursday. Giovanne Gomez, 29, of Providence. Tomas Espinal, 40, of Providence.
7/14/17 - A measure to rein in Medicaid's mission gallop
Were it not for the provision that Pat Toomey, the Pennsylvania Republican, put into the Senate s proposed health care reform, this legislation would be moderately important but hardly momentous. And although the federal government pays for most of Medicaid, states pay some, and since 1990 the portion of states budgets devoted to it has risen
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