Plans are available for individuals, families and small business owners, including Medicare- eligible individuals, residing in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut. To kick off these plans for spring, for any enrollment through April 15 BCC will waive the $200 set-up fee. "BCC covers everything you would expect a top-notch plan to cover, including
March 30 SCRANTON The Voluntary Action Center will hold "New to Medicare" classes on second Tuesdays each month. Hosted by Apprise, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, the class is free to anyone new to Medicare or contemplating retirement. Apprise is a program of the Voluntary Action Center and funded by the Lackawanna County Area A
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Catasys, Inc., provider of proprietary health management services to health insurers and employers, announced that Cenpatico and Managed Health Services, a Centene health plan in Wisconsin, have expanded Catasys' OnTrak program to MHS' eligible Medicare Advantage members in Wiscon
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging employees or recruiters of a company offering hospice services to call them at 866-714-6466 if their employer is submitting bills to Medicare for patients who are not terminally ill. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are urgi
Data from Boston University Provide New Insights into Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest A new study on Medicare and Medicaid is now available. For more information on this research see: Relationships Between Medicare Advantage Contract Characteristics and Quality-of-Care Ratings. Annals of..
March 29 Talk about looking a gift horse in the mouth: In an all-too-rare but refreshing show of harmony, the U.S. House of Representatives last week approved a bipartisan compromise bill that fixes a serious, long-festering problem with Medicare payments and sent it to the Senate... where it awaits an uncertain future. Before we get to the probl
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting on the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System to discuss preliminary coding and payment determinations for Durable Medical Equipment and Accessories; and Orthotics and Prosthetics revisions to the HCPCS. LOCATION: Centers for Medicare and Medicai
SUMMARY: This Stage 3 proposed rule would specify the meaningful use criteria that eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals must meet in order to qualify for Medicare and Medicaid electronic health record incentive payments and avoid downward payment adjustments under Medicare for Stage 3 of the EHR Incentive Progra
The first quarter addition of new contracts in Texas, Tennessee and Louisiana is a result of MedScope being awarded 16 regional contracts to span statewide coverage in each state. This brings the total to 12 states whose Medicaid care coordinators recognize that MedScope is the trusted partner to provide them with exemplary Personal Emergency Respo
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Data detailed on Medicare and Medicaid have been presented. According to news reporting from New Haven, Connecticut, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Little smoking research in the past 20 years includes persons 50 and older; herein we describe patterns of clinician cessat
An audit by Auditor of State David Yost's office found that all of the services provided by Valko and Associates, 3130 Executive Pkwy., between 2009 and 2011 were billed improperly. Including interest, the auditor's office says Valko and Associates owes Medicaid $50,081.24. The auditor's office said Valko and Associates has hired a consultant to he
March 30 WARRENSBURG Missouri Hospital Association information shows Missouri could save more than $1 billion in general revenue expenses by 2023 if the legislature implemented expanded Medicaid in 2016.. The information states Missouri's savings through 2023 would exceed the state's cost, creating the opportunity for a " Health Care Transforma
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Pain& Central Nervous System Week Current study results on Pain Research have been published. According to news reporting from Grantham, New Hampshire, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The purpose of this study was to quantify risk of stroke after chiropractic spinal manipulation, as compared to eva
Reports from University of Maryland Describe Recent Advances in Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Fresh data on Medicare and Medicaid are presented in a new report. CAPABLE is a patient-directed, team-based intervention comprising an occupational therapist, a registered nurse, and a handyman
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Given recently published research indicating a higher incidence of low-income enrollees in Medicare Advantage plans than in traditional Medicare fee-for-service coverage, HealthPocket analyzed Medicare Advantage premiums and drug deductibles in the 25 counties with the lowest per.
March 29 In New Bern, George Anderson's diabetes and other health problems have robbed him of his mobility, turning his wife into a caretaker. These groups of providers ranging from primary care doctors to entire hospitals are mostly treating Medicare patients, something encouraged by the Affordable Care Act. And as they reduce the cost of ca
March 29 Operating margins at Arizona hospitals are declining despite a recent financial boost they got when the state expanded its Medicaid program, new data show. While uncompensated care in Arizona hospitals has dropped by one-third since the Medicaid expansion, other expenses are up, officials say. One possible solution, he said, is an Arizon
WASHINGTON, March 29 The U.S. Department of Health& Human Services published the following proposed rule in the Federal Register from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services:. Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program-Stage 3. This Stage 3 proposed rule would specify the meaningful use criteria that eligible..
His doctor has been very clear that an EKG every three months is not covered by Medicare for people with healthy hearts. Medicare has rules about medical necessity. The Advanced Beneficiary Notice is the formal notification documenting that the doctor believes that the EKG testing will be denied by Medicare.
The Tennessee Hospital Association pledged to cover the balance. Under the two-year pilot proposal, the state's hospitals would spend $74 million to leverage $2.8 billion in federal Medicaid money. The governor convened a special session of the General Assembly in February to consider his proposal.
March 29 The federal government is scrutinizing a five-year, $29 billion Medicaid overhaul in Texas, including a Travis County nonprofit that helps bring nearly $200 million a year of health care services to needy county residents. After completing a review this month, federal officials questioned whether Texas hospital districts violate federal
In an interview with Dana Bash airing on CNN's "State of the Union" this morning, House Speaker John Boehner discussed a range of issues, including this week's House-passed bill to strengthen Medicare and protect seniors' access to care, the strength of the U.S.- Israel relationship, the national security challenges we face, and more. "Over the la
Cigna declared that it has agreed to deliver California- based SCAN Health Plan's Medicare Advantage products to corporate clients in the Golden State. The agreement will see employees of Cigna clients in California able to transition to SCAN upon retirement and Medicare eligibility. According to Cigna and SCAN, their partnership will render new op
SUNBURY- The Northumberland County Area Agency on Aging will offer a free medicare seminar at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the agency conference room, 322 N. Second St.. It is open to the public. The seminar is coordinated through APPRISE, a free, unbiased, confidential health insurance counseling program offered by the state Department of Aging
On Thursday, state agencies released their most recent figures of people who signed up and paid for a health plan through the exchange and those who are enrolled in Medicaid this year. The four-county area also added 3,620 adults to Medicaid. Statewide, about 5,500 more people signed up for a private plan, and 100,000 more people went on Medicaid.