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2/18/17 - A Blue Alert System and Medicaid cuts
**Missouri 117th District House Representative Mike Henderson, R- Desloge, files his Capital Report at the end of each week during the state legislative session. Our police officers put their life on the line every day to protect Missourians and we must do everything we can to discourage individuals from harming our law enforcement. I am concerned
2/18/17 - ADEC CEO hopeful state legislators will increase Medicaid waiver money [Goshen News, Ind.]
Inside ADEC Gaining Grounds along Lincoln Avenue in downtown Goshen, Joe Lehman of Bristol eats a warm lunch a break in his day of creating art projects. Keeping a watchful eye and attending to their needs are several direct-service providers, including Petrana Petkova and Anne Cripe. Both Petkova and Cripe are longtime ADEC employees Petkova a
2/18/17 - Congresswoman Terri Sewell joins Rural Hospital Administrators to Host a Tele-Town Hall on the Affordable Care Act
Selma, AL- Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell hosted a tele-town hall with rural hospital administrators to discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. "In the coming weeks, Congress will be debating Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which include changes to Medicaid and Medicare. "The rural hosp
2/18/17 - Global Managed Security Service Industry 2017-2022 Market Solutions, MSSP Medicare, Service Providers & Application: Verizon, Fortinet, Symantec [Arab Finance (Egypt)]
The report provides a holistic overview of the global Managed Security Service market. Compiling premier factors encouraging the solutions of Managed Security Service market and relevant data summarizing the markets investment trajectory in the past few years, the report makes for a guidebook for those looking to gain better perspective on the glob
2/18/17 - Obamacare repeal could leave Colorado with high Medicaid cost
Thousands of people in Southwest Colorado are enrolled in Medicaid, but the state may not be able to maintain all that coverage if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. A report released last week by the Colorado Health Institute found if the law was repealed, the state would need $780 million to maintain Medicaid at its current level. As of Decembe
2/18/17 - Press Release - Rep. Terri A. Sewell (D-AL) Hosts Tele-Town Hall with Rural Providers in Alabama on the ACA
Selma, AL- Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell hosted a tele-town hall with rural hospital administrators to discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. "In the coming weeks, Congress will be debating Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which include changes to Medicaid and Medicare. "The rural hosp
2/18/17 - Rep. Black Introduces Bill to Ensure Fairness in Medicare Hospital Payments
Diane Black, R- Tenn., has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to ensure fairness in Medicare hospital payments by establishing a floor for the area wage index applied with respect to certain hospitals." Terri A. Sewell, D- Ala., Marsha Blackburn, R- Tenn., Phil Roe, R- Tenn., Bradley Byrne, R- Ala., Steve Cohen,
2/18/17 - Rep. Hudson Introduces Bill to Prioritize Vulnerable Individuals Under Medicaid Program
Richard Hudson, R- N.C., has introduced legislation to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act "to encourage the prioritization of the most vulnerable individuals under the Medicaid program." Richard Hudson in Washington at 429 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/ 225-3715. or in the district offices at 325 McGill Ave. N.W.,
2/18/17 - Rep. Murphy Introduces Bill on Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Recovery Rules
Tim Murphy, R- Pa., has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide for clarification and rationalization of Medicare prescription drug plan recovery rules for certain claims." Tim Murphy in Washington at 2332 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/ 225-2301; or in the district offices at 504
2/18/17 - Rep. Terri Sewell joins Rural Hospital Administrators to Host a Tele-Town Hall on the Affordable Care Act
Today, Congresswoman Terri A. Sewell hosted a tele-town hall with rural hospital administrators to discuss the future of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, and Medicaid. "In the coming weeks, Congress will be debating Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which include changes to Medicaid and Medicare. "The rural hospitals in Al
2/18/17 - Santa Fe doctor admits health care, wire fraud
A Santa Fe cardiologist could spend two years in federal prison after entering a plea agreement Friday related to charges that he committed health care and wire fraud by submitting false claims to Medicare and other health benefit programs. I believe I was fraudulent in my billing and this is a resolution to what I did, Heilbron told Judge Wi
2/18/17 - UnitedHealth Group targeted by whistleblower lawsuit [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
Feb. 18 A whistleblower lawsuit alleges that UnitedHealth Group and health plans that hired a subsidiary of the Minnetonka- based insurer have submitted false information about patient conditions to boost payment rates from the federal Medicare program. Matthew Burns, a spokesman for UnitedHealth, denied the allegations, saying in a statement: "W
2/17/17 - ACA risk program may kill Molina exchange plans [LifeHealthPro]
Executives at Molina Healthcare Inc. talked about the pain the ACA risk-adjustment program is causing for the company Wednesday during a conference call with securities analysts. Executives at Molina, a Long Beach, California- based carrier that specializes in offering Medicaid plans and inexpensive, Medicaid- like exchange plans, said during the..
2/17/17 - AETNA INC /PA/ - 10-K - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations ("MD&A")
We offer a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, workers'...
2/17/17 - After expansion, Medicaid attracts more older men [The Blade, Toledo, Ohio]
Feb. 17 COLUMBUS Those enrolled in Ohio's expanded Medicaid program in partnership with the federal Affordable Care Act turned out to be older than expected. John Kasich's Medicaid director and former state representative from Monclova Township, said Thursday she was a little surprised to see how the population skewed older. Another major findi
2/17/17 - 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
2/17/17 - Bennet, Grassley Reintroduce ACE Kids Act
Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senators Michael Bennet, Chuck Grassley, Rob Portman, Kamala Harris, Roy Blunt, Bill Nelson, Sherrod Brown, Cory Gardner, and Patty Murray this week reintroduced their bipartisan bill to improve health outcomes and care coordination for children with complex medical conditions on Medicaid. "Families with sick children face e
2/17/17 - Bipartisan Bill, ACE Kids Act of 2017, Introduced to Improve Care for Children in Medicaid
Rob Portman, R- Ohio, Kamala Harris, D- Calif., Roy Blunt, R- Mo., Bill Nelson, D- Fla., Sherrod Brown, D- Ohio, Cory Gardner, R- Colo., and Patty Murray, D- Wash. This legislation follows the ACE Kids Act of 2015, which achieved strong bipartisan support in both the House and Senate. The ACE Kids Act of 2017 is an innovative solution to improve th
2/17/17 - CAPITO, TESTER REINTRODUCE BIPARTISAN BILL TO IMPROVE MEDICARE PART D DRUG PRICING TRANSPARENCY
This legislation, which was previously introduced in the 114th Congress, would prohibit Medicare Part D plan sponsors and pharmacy benefit managers from retroactively reducing payments on accurate reimbursement claims submitted by pharmacies. The uncertainty in Medicare Part D drug pricing has posed many challenges for these small operations, but o
2/17/17 - CMS nominee backs patient choice at Senate hearing [LifeHealthPro]
CMS, an arm of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, oversees Medicare, Medicaid and Affordable Care Act programs, such as the ACA exchange system, the ACA rate review program, and the ACA minimum medical loss ratio requirements. As the head of Medicare and Medicaid, she would help regulate long-term care programs that pay about 60 perc
2/17/17 - County Board discusses legislative priorities
Commissioner Rich Sve mentioned a couple of priorities for Lake County in 2017, including negotiating prescription drug prices for Medicare and an opportunity for the county to access more funding to finish construction of its broadband network, Lake Connections. In addition, Commissioner Rick Goutermont also asked about reimbursement caps to...
2/17/17 - Erie area sees Obamacare enrollment spike By David Bruce
The number surpassed the 9,356 people from Erie's designated marketplace area- which includes Erie, Crawford and Warren counties- who enrolled for coverage in 2016, according to the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services. "I think we saw an increase here because there was more media attention about enrollment," said Belinda Newell-Mosley, a certi
2/17/17 - Findings from University of New Mexico in Cholecystectomy Reported (Hospital Outcomes in Inpatient Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Medicare Patients)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Researchers detail new data in Surgery- Cholecystectomy. According to news originating from Albuquerque, New Mexico, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "To compare the risk-adjusted outcomes of hospitals in inpatient Medicare laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
2/17/17 - Frederick doctor accused of Medicare fraud can use business partner's life insurance to secure lawyer [The Frederick News-Post, Md.]
Feb. 17 A Frederick doctor charged in a medical kickback scheme can collect part of his business partner's life insurance policy to pay for a lawyer, despite the government's request to freeze the asset. Atif Babar Malik, of Germantown, was one of five medical professionals indicted on charges related to financial crimes linked to American Spine
2/17/17 - Global Managed Security Service Industry 2017-2022 Market Solutions, MSSP Medicare, Service Providers & Application: Verizon, Fortinet, Symantec
This report studies the global Managed Security Service market, analyzes and researches its swift developments, solutions, services, opportunities and applications in US, EU, China, India and Asia.Brooklyn, NY 02/17/2017 The report provides a holistic overview of the global Managed Security Service market. Compiling premier factors encouragin
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