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12/31/15 - 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
12/31/15 - BRIEF: Beneficiaries can keep Medicare Plans C and F [Junction City Daily Union, Kan.]
Dec. 30 TOPEKA Kansas Medicare beneficiaries can still purchase Medicare Supplement Plans C or F through the end of 2019, according to Commissioner of Insurance Ken Selzer. However, those who are already eligible or enrolled in Medicare before 2020 will be able to keep those plans if they have them. Medicare Supplement insurance can help cover
12/31/15 - Eligible beneficiaries can keep Medicare Supplement Plans C and F
TOPEKA Kansas Medicare beneficiaries can still purchase Medicare Supplement Plans C or F through the end of 2019, according to Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance. However, those who are already eligible or enrolled in Medicare before 2020 will be able to keep those plans if they have them. Medicare Supplement insurance can help cover
12/31/15 - Kentucky looking to improve Medicaid [The Portsmouth Daily Times, Ohio]
Dec. 30 Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Glisson have requested Mark D. Birdwhistell, a former Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, to assemble a team of experts to assist in the drafting of a Medicaid waiver solution for the Commonwealth, one that addresses the financial unsus
12/31/15 - Lisman calls for state Medicaid audit in 2016
Lisman wants the cost of Medicaid expansion known prior to state legislators finalizing the FY2016 budget adjustment and the FY2017 budget. Without an audit of Medicaid, including compliance with eligibility standards, there is no way for our governor, the legislature, or candidates for governor to put forward a budget that accurately accounts for
12/31/15 - Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, and Quality Incentive Program; Correction
SUMMARY: This document corrects technical and typographical errors that appeared in the final rule published in the Federal Register on November 6, 2015, entitled "Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, and Quality Incentive Program." In FR Doc. 2015-27928 of November 6, 2015 there are technical and typographical erro
12/31/14 - 89,000 Ohioans get '15 insurance on healthcare.gov [The Blade, Toledo, Ohio]
Dec. 31 Nearly 89,000 Ohioans selected plans on healthcare.gov as of Dec.15 and about 85 percent of them qualified for financial assistance, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday. "There are still some people who think they don't qualify for Medicaid or for tax credits. Even those who went without health insurance this ye
12/31/14 - ACA health enrollment in Virginia 'on track' [Daily Press (Newport News, Va.)]
In the first month, by Dec. 15, the deadline for Jan. 1 coverage through Affordable Care Act plans, Virginia had 164,884 enrollees, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, CMS. It's exciting to see 90,000 new enrollments, "said Jill Hanken, staff attorney with the Virginia Poverty Law Center. "People still need to be mindful of the nex
12/31/14 - Arizona Supreme Court allows Medicaid plan lawsuit
PHOENIX The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan to move forward, a decision that deals a major blow to the governor's signature achievement just days before she leaves office. "I am abundantly confident that Arizona will ultimately prevail, and that the state will be able to
12/31/14 - Arizona Supreme Court deals blow to Gov. Brewer by allowing challenge to Medicaid expansion
PHOENIX Arizona Supreme Court deals blow to Gov. Brewer by allowing challenge to Medicaid expansion.
12/31/14 - Arkansas' model Medicaid experiment in jeopardy [FARS News Agency]
Arkansas became the first Southern state to expand its Medicaid program in a way that many Republicans found acceptable. The state bought private insurance for low-income people instead of adding them to the rolls of the Medicaid system, which GOP lawmakers considered bloated and inefficient. Now Arkansas could be on the brink of another distinctio
12/31/14 - As enrollment soars, Medicaid fee cuts may threaten access in Washington state [The Seattle Times]
Consumer advocates and University of Washington researchers say doctors are likely to restrict access for the state's 1.7 million Medicaid patients including the new enrollees when a two-year bump in reimbursement rates ends Jan. 1. "It does sound likely that certain segments of the state and physicians in certain types of practices say they'r
12/31/14 - Audit shows Medicaid fraud allegations stem from provider's missing records on worker qualifications [The Santa Fe New Mexican]
Susana Martinez's administration based fraud allegations against a Santa Fe- based behavioral health provider primarily on incomplete documentation of workers' credentials, rather than on faulty Medicaid billing practices. Matt Kennicott, a spokesman for Human Services, said the agency could not accept Presbyterian's records of employee...
12/31/14 - Conservative Republicans in Alaska House form 'freedom caucus' [Alaska Dispatch News, Anchorage]
Dec. 31 A faction of Republicans in the Alaska House of Representatives has formed a "freedom caucus" that will focus on states' rights, Medicaid and budgeting as the state faces a fiscal crisis. Wes Keller, R- Wasilla, one of the group's founders. No effort has been made to organize a similar caucus in the Senate, she added.
12/31/14 - Core Documents Adds a New $99 PDF Email Option for Section 125 Premium Only Plan Document
Core Documents, the nations premier provider of affordable Section 125 Cafeteria and HRA plan documents since 1997 has reduced the price of their Section 125 Premium Only Plan document from $114 to only $99. For the employer, a Section 125 Plan eliminates the 7.65% in employer-matching Social Security and Medicare taxes, in addition to some Federal
12/31/14 - Florida Medicaid Program Not Providing Children With Federally Guaranteed Rights To Medical and Dental Care, Federal Court Finds
In a 153- page opinion, after more than 90 days of trial over a two-year period, the court found that the requirements that children receive preventative care have not been met, given that "approximately one-third of Florida children on Medicaid are not receiving the preventative medical care they are supposed to receive. "In addition" children on
12/31/14 - Governor Quinn Announces More Than 121,000 People Sign-up for Healthcare in First Month of Open Enrollment - Eighty Percent of Illinois Enrollees are Eligible for Financial Assistance
The strong start for year two means that approximately 800,000 people in Illinois have obtained coverage under the Affordable Care Act either through the private plans offered through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace or the expanded Medicaid program. Today's announcement is part of Governor Quinn's agenda to ensure that all people have acc
12/31/14 - Higher Medicaid rates for doctors to expire [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Beginning Thursday, a two-year provision of the federal Affordable Care Act that paid primary care physicians higher rates to encourage them to treat Medicaid patients will end. It's happening just as the state looks to add 600,000 Pennsylvanians to its Medicaid rolls through Healthy PA, a number that will go even higher if Democratic Gov.-elect To
12/31/14 - Hospital CEOs redefining health care payment structure amid looming Medicaid cuts [EMBIN (Emerging Markets Business Information News]
Starting Thursday, Medicaid payments to many doctors are expected to drop by an average of 43 percent. That was because the federal law sought to properly fund its expansion of Medicaid, a health care program primarily for low-income people. After spending about $5.6 billion to directly fund that two-year pay raise, the Medicaid payment rate cuts a
12/31/14 - Judge clears way for state Medicaid overhaul [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Dec. 31 HARRISBURG A federal judge today denied a motion for an injunction over changes to Medicaid benefits, meaning the state can proceed with a planned Medicaid overhaul set to take effect Thursday. The complaint alleged Medicaid beneficiaries were assigned to one of three benefits packages with new limitations on services through a process
12/31/14 - Lomita Post-Acute Care Center Nationally Recognized in 2014 by Medicare and US News & World Report for Skilled Nursing Facilities
In an effort to lighten the burden of such an important choice, U.S. News and World Report recently released its fifth annual "Best Nursing Homes" report. Medicare likewise rated each nursing home with one to five stars based on separate measures of quality of care, health-inspections record, and level of nurse staffing. At the top of the list is L
12/31/14 - Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule, Access to Identifiable Data for...
Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule, Access to Identifiable Data for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Models& Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2015; Corrections. SUMMARY: This document corrects technical errors that appeared in the final rule with comment
12/31/14 - Modification/Amendment - FY2015 Solicitation - MEDICAID Nursing Homes
Location: Department of Veterans Affairs, Minneapolis VAMC, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Classification Code: Q- Medical services. Subject: FY2015 Solicitation- MEDICAID Nursing Homes.
12/31/14 - Modification/Amendment - FY2015 Solicitation - MEDICARE Nursing Homes
Location: Department of Veterans Affairs, Minneapolis VAMC, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Classification Code: Q- Medical services. Subject: FY2015 Solicitation- MEDICARE Nursing Homes.
12/31/14 - Report: Australian In Vitro Diagnostics Market Maintains Growth, Performs Well Among Developed Markets
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Biotech Week The Australian in vitro diagnostics market is comfortably out-performing its counterpart IVD markets in the United States, Western Europe and Japan in terms of growth, according to Kalorama Information. Australia's universal healthcare system, Medicare, has facilitated consistent IVD market gro
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