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1/31/15 - Advocates go door-to-door Saturday on behalf of Missouri Medicaid expansion [The Joplin Globe, Mo.]
Jan. 31 On a chilly Saturday morning, a small group of people walked through a Joplin neighborhood on 45th Street, tucking into doors information advocating Medicaid expansion in Missouri. But when she moved home to Missouri, she found that she was caught in a coverage gap because she does not make enough money to qualify for subsidies on the fed
1/31/15 - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Support Federal Regulatory Approval of Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 for Hoosiers [Professional Services Close - Up]
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield reported its support for the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services approval, and the efforts of Governor Pence to bring affordable health care to more Hoosiers through the new Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0. According to a media release, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has nearly 30,000 members enrolled in HIP and ha
1/31/15 - Arkansas Senate to keep Medicaid expansion for another year and create task force to look at alternatives for the people receiving coverage [FARS News Agency]
The Arkansas Senate voted Thursday to keep the state's compromise Medicaid expansion for another year and create a task force to look at alternatives for the hundreds of thousands of people receiving coverage through the first-in-the-nation initiative. Crafted two years ago as an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health law, the..
1/31/15 - Broadway by the Sea Receives Five-Star Commendation from Medicare, Highlighting Superior Quality Measures
One of these top-rated nursing homes is Broadway by the Sea, a facility serviced by North American Health Care, Inc. Medicare has given all 35 facilities serviced by North American Health Care a five-star rating. "At Broadway our focus is wholly centered on providing compassionate patient and family care," said Spencer Nordfelt, Administrator of B
1/31/15 - Burien Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Nationally Recognized 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 skilled 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 l
1/31/15 - How long does it take to buy an exchange plan? [LifeHealthPro]
Shopping for public exchange plan coverage may take typical consumers in Minnesota an average of about 80 minutes to three hours. Back in 2012, analysts at the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services estimated that filling out an exchange qualified health plan application would take 10 minutes. Managers of MNsure, Minnesota's state-based exchange,
1/31/15 - Is Obamacare's Medicaid pay too cheap for doctors? [Asbury Park Press, N.J.]
Jan. 30 A temporary bump in Medicaid payments under Obamacare helped lower-income patients get more access to primary care doctors, a recent study found. Doctors at the Shore once again are trying to decide whether it makes financial sense to accept Medicaid patients. The change has reignited a long-standing call by doctors for a boost in reimbur
1/31/15 - Medicaid bill loses savings accounts [Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne]
Jan. 31 CHEYENNE Wyoming's Medicaid expansion bill survived its first day on the floor of the state Senate Friday, but not without taking its fair share of hits. Charles Scott, R- Casper, would have established accounts that Medicaid enrollees could use to make their copayments for health services. But Senate President Phil Nicholas, R- Laramie
1/31/15 - No quick end to Medicaid lawsuit quagmire [The Miami Herald]
The state Attorney General's Office, which represents three health and social service agencies in the class-action lawsuit, contends that Florida's Medicaid insurance program for the needy now barely resembles the insurer Jordan found was in violation of federal law. Within the past four months or so, the Medicaid program has transitioned into a ma
1/31/15 - North Jersey Latinos face multiple hurdles in trying to sign up for health care [FARS News Agency]
Latinos, the largest group of uninsured people in New Jersey, face many barriers to obtaining health insurance: language, lack of awareness about the federal health law and concern over drawing attention to family members who are in the country illegally. Legal immigrants in New Jersey who are poor are denied Medicaid coverage if they have not been
1/31/15 - Sen. Grassley Introduces Bill to Allow Physical Therapists to Use Locum Tenens Arrangements Under Medicare
Charles Grassley, R- Iowa, has introduced legislation to "add physical therapists to the list of providers allowed to utilize locum tenens arrangements under Medicare." Robert Casey Jr., D- Pa., Jerry Moran, R- Kan., and Roy Blunt, R- Mo.. For more information, contact Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service, Springfield, Va., 703/ 304-1897; ed
1/31/15 - Sen. Grassley Introduces Bill to Provide Medicare Coverage for Pharmacist Services
Charles Grassley, R- Iowa, has introduced legislation to "provide for coverage under the Medicare program of pharmacist services." Robert Casey Jr., D- Pa., Mark Kirk, R- Ill., and Sherrod Brown, D- Ohio. For more information, contact Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service, Springfield, Va., 703/ 304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; targetednews
1/30/15 - "Do not pass" Medicaid expansion, group says [Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne]
Jan. 30 CHEYENNE If Medicaid expansion faced a steep path to passage in the Wyoming Legislature, that path got a little steeper Thursday. Michael Von Flatern, R- Gillette, said the bill's main expense would be a $1.3 million annual appropriation for administrative costs at least that's how the bill was originally worded. Charles Scott, R- Cas
1/30/15 - 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
1/30/15 - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Support Federal Regulatory Approval of Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 for Hoosiers [Manufacturing Close - Up]
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield reported its support for the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services approval, and the efforts of Governor Pence to bring affordable health care to more Hoosiers through the new Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0. According to a media release, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has nearly 30,000 members enrolled in HIP and ha
1/30/15 - Feds forced changes in Pence's HIP 2.0 plan [Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind.]
Jan. 30 In a rare moment of agreement, the state government and health care advocates have both praised the federal approval of a waiver to extend state Medicaid through the Healthy Indiana Plan, now called HIP 2.0. "I remain skeptical that this plan is any improvement on traditional Medicaid." Mike Pence's administration and the U.S. Centers fo
1/30/15 - Florida League of Women Voters pushes for Medicaid expansion [The Miami Herald]
Jan. 30 A drive for Medicaid expansion grew Thursday with the non-partisan League of Women Voters of Florida one of the state's oldest political groups calling on legislators to find a "unique and flexible Florida solution" to cover an estimated 750,000 uninsured people this year. In a conference call, the League's president, Deirdre Macnab,
1/30/15 - Four Florida Residents Sentenced to Federal Prison for Roles in $6 Million Miami Home Health Care Fraud Scheme [New Vision (Uganda)]
Four South Florida residents were sentenced today in connection with a long-running $6.2 million Medicare fraud scheme involving Professional Medical Home Health LLC, a Miami home health care agency that purported to provide home health and therapy services. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge Geo
1/30/15 - Lawmakers voice Medicaid funding-rule concerns [The Blade, Toledo, Ohio]
Jan. 30 Fourteen members of Congress, led by representatives Bob Latta and Marcy Kaptur, signed a delegation letter this week expressing concern over a federal rule that could change which special-needs programs, including Bittersweet Farms, are eligible for Medicaid funding. The rule, issued by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Jan.
1/30/15 - Mortality risks after carotid artery stenting in Medicare beneficiaries
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Medicare beneficiaries who underwent carotid artery stenting had a 32 percent mortality rate during an average two-year follow-up, suggesting the benefits of CAS may be limited for some patients, according to a study published online by JAMA Neurology. The Centers for Medicare& Medicai
1/30/15 - Outdoor Advertising Ship Medicare Billboards [TendersInfo (India)]
Tenders are invited for Outdoor Advertising Shiip Medicare Billboards Bid Opening Date: 2/ 13/ 2015 Bid Opening Time: 02:00 PM ET Major organization: STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA Address: 1201 Mail Service Center City: Raleigh, Nc 27699-1201 Attn: Wendy Holland Country: United States Email: wendy.holland@ncdoi.gov Tender notice number: 12-0010099 Notice
1/30/15 - Rep. Engel Introduces Bill to Support Medicare Coverage for Home Infusion Therapy
Eliot Engel, D- N.Y., has introduced legislation to "provide for the coverage of home as a site of care for infusion therapy under the Medicare program." Patrick J. Tiberi, R- Ohio, Gregg Harper, R- Miss., Chellie Pingree, D- Maine, John B. Larson, D- Conn., and Collin C. Peterson, D- Minn.. For more information, contact Myron Struck, editor, Targe
1/30/15 - Rep. Guthrie Introduces Bill to Provide for Medicare Coverage of Pharmacist Services
Brett Guthrie, R- Ky., has introduced legislation to "provide for coverage under the Medicare program of pharmacist services." G.K. Butterfield, D- N.C., Todd C. Young, R- Ind., and Ron Kind, D- Wis.. For more information, contact Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service, Springfield, Va., 703/ 304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; targetednews.com
1/30/15 - Rep. Rothfus Introduces Bill to Restore Medicare Open Enrollment, Disenrollment Opportunities
Keith Rothfus, R- Pa., has introduced legislation to "preserve Medicare beneficiary choice by restoring and expanding the Medicare open enrollment and disenrollment opportunities repealed by section 3204 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act." For more information about congressional legislation and services offered by Targeted News Ser
1/30/15 - Sen. Grassley Introduces Bill to Give States Option of Rendering Services to Children With Medically Complex Conditions Under Medicaid
Charles Grassley, R- Iowa, has introduced legislation to "provide States with the option of providing services to children with medically complex conditions under the Medicaid program and Children's Health Insurance Program through a care coordination program focused on improving health outcomes for children with medically complex conditions and...
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