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7/29/15 - Advocates plan party to celebrate 50 years of Medicare, Medicaid [The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.]
July 29 It's a birthday celebration for Medicare and Medicaid and, yes, there will be cake. More than 100 million Americans including senior citizens, people with disabilities, pregnant women, families with children, and low-income working Americans get health-care via Medicare or Medicaid, which completely covers preventive care in most ca
7/29/15 - Five South Florida residents accused of health care fraud [Sun Sentinel]
July 29 A Boca Raton woman paid employees of the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Social Security Administration to process applications she submitted on behalf of people seeking government benefits, costing the state's Medicaid program more than $2.7 million, federal prosecutors said. Irma Davidian, 52, is charged with conspir
7/29/15 - Pennsylvania Office of the Governor Updates on Report on Pennsylvanians Enrolled in Governor Wolf's Medicaid Expansion Plan [Manufacturing Close - Up]
The Department of Human Services said 150,000 new Pennsylvanians have enrolled in HealthChoices, since Governor Tom Wolf's Medicaid expansion plan launched on April 27. According to a media release, HealthChoices provides health care coverage to more Pennsylvanians than ever before, including many who previously didn't qualify for traditional...
7/28/15 - 2 Ypsilanti men convicted in $33 million Medicare scam [Detroit Free Press]
July 28 Two Ypsilanti men have been convicted in a $33 million- plus Medicare fraud scheme, in which they paid kickbacks to get patients to sign up with one of their home healthcare companies, sometimes for unnecessary services. They also faked documents to charge Medicare more than $33 million and Mehmood laundered money and stole from the U.S.
7/28/15 - Advanced Patient Advocacy Serving Communities in Need As Part of Federal Navigator Grant [Arab News (Saudi Arabia)]
-Advanced Patient Advocacy, LLC announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released county-level data on healthcare enrollment during the second healthcare open enrollment period, and APA continues to demonstrate outstanding results in servicing populations of need with ACA enrollment assistance.
7/28/15 - Detroit-Area Home Health Care Agency Owners Convicted in $33 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme [FARS News Agency]
Two home health care agency owners were convicted today of various offenses based on their roles in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade of the Eastern District of Michigan, Special Agent in Charge Paul M. Abbate o
7/28/15 - Gov. announces program to ease school kids' access to vaccines [The Santa Fe New Mexican]
State law requires children who attend public schools in New Mexico to be vaccinated against diseases such as polio, measles, whooping cough and chickenpox. Parents should bring a copy of their insurance or Medicaid cards. For families who don't have private insurance or Medicaid coverage, vaccines will be free at all public health clinics and part
7/28/15 - Hatch, Finance Republicans Press CMS Nominee on Obamacare Enrollment Safeguards
WASHINGTON- Today, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, along with all Finance Committee Republicans, sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt asking how the agency guarantees information used to enroll in the Obamacare Marketplace is verifiable and authentic. The letter follows a..
7/28/15 - Herbert: Medicaid plan less than a month away [Deseret News (UT)]
Gary Herbert said Monday he and other state leaders are less than a month away from having a new Medicaid expansion proposal ready to be considered in a special session of the Utah Legislature. Burwell will be in Utah in a few weeks to speak at the University of Utah, the governor said, and may also meet with him and other members of what's been du
7/28/15 - Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs: Announcement of the Extended Temporary Moratoria on Enrollment of Ambulance Suppliers...
Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs: Announcement of the Extended Temporary Moratoria on Enrollment of Ambulance Suppliers and Home Health Agencies in Designated Geographic Locations. Section 6401 of the Affordable Care Act added a new section 1866 to the Social Security Act to provide the Secretary with authority to impose
7/28/15 - Molina Healthcare teams up with MDLIVE to improve access to care for New Mexico Medicaid members through innovative partnership [Global Data Point]
Access to care via telehealth is good news for New Mexico's Medicaid members, a historically underserved population of patients, especially in rural and frontier areas. MDLIVE's and Breakthrough's commitment to serving Molina members in New Mexico will also help reduce emergency room visits among the Medicaid population that occur due to lack of ac
7/28/15 - New Proposed Stark Law Rule Published by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [National Iraqi News Agency (Iraq)]
Danielle Sloane, an attorney with Bass, Berry& Sims PLC, Nashville, Tenn., told Bloomberg BNA July 9 that the proposed Stark provisions are a very good step for the health-care industry. CMS is saying' we recognize some of the technical burdens of the Stark law, and we'll clean it up,' Sloane said. Linda A. Baumann, an attorney with Arent Fox
7/28/15 - Officials tangle with Alaska operating budget's mystery Medicaid proposal [Alaska Dispatch News, Anchorage]
Bill Walker talked Medicaid expansion, Republican expansion opponents talked Medicaid reform. But when those opponents refused to let Walker's expansion proposal come to a vote in the Legislature, they also chose not to advance their own reform efforts, while criticizing the existing Medicaid system as "broken." But they did pass one measure trying
7/28/15 - Rep. Steube criticizes Medicaid expansion before Manatee Republicans [The Bradenton Herald]
Greg Steube came to talk to the Manatee County Republican Party Monday evening about his opposition to Medicaid expansion. Forty billion dollars of the $78 billion is just Medicaid that we have to pay, "he said. If you qualify for Medicaid, we have to pay it pursuant to the Medicaid in the federal law. "
7/27/15 - 439,000 join Pennsylvania Medicaid [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
July 27 About 439,000 Pennsylvanians have enrolled in expanded Medicaid, which provides health insurance coverage to the poor and disabled, since the beginning of the year, according to figures released last week by the state's Department of Human Services. Tom Wolf announced he would scrap the Medicaid alternative briefly enacted by his predeces
7/27/15 - Advanced Patient Advocacy Serving Communities in Need As Part of Federal Navigator Grant
Advanced Patient Advocacy, LLC announced today that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released county-level data on healthcare enrollment during the second healthcare open enrollment period, and APA continues to demonstrate outstanding results in servicing populations of need with ACA enrollment assistance.
7/27/15 - Amendment to Combined Synopsis/Solicitation - Design Build Contract for 5th, 14th, and 15th Floor Renovation for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals
Amendment to Combined Synopsis/Solicitation- Design Build Contract for 5th, 14th, and 15th Floor Renovation for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals. Office Address: General Services Administration; Public Buildings Service; Acquisition Management Division; 77 Forsyth Street, Suite T8 Atlanta GA
7/27/15 - CMS Grace Period Falls Short Private Insurances Left Unaddressed
SILICON VALLEY, CA 07/27/15 In response to the recent ICD-10 policy update by The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid, software maker PracticeSuite, Inc. says that the new plan, although good falls short of providing a complete safeguard for medical practices in that it fails to address Private Insurances:. The PracticeSuite Petition to the White
7/27/15 - Detroit-Area Home Health Care Agency Owners Convicted in $33 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
Two home health care agency owners were convicted today of various offenses based on their roles in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade of the Eastern District of Michigan, Special Agent in Charge Paul M. Abbate o
7/27/15 - ENROLLMENT OPENS FOR NEW CIGNA-HEALTHSPRING MEDICARE AND MEDICAID PLANS FOR DUAL ELIGIBLES IN SELECT TEXAS COUNTY
Release date- 24072015- Cigna-HealthSpring, a Cigna company and leading health service company serving Medicare and Medicaid customers, is now accepting enrollment in Texas to its STAR+ PLUS Medicare-Medicaid Plan, better known as the Cigna-HealthSpring CarePlan. 'Our Cigna-HealthSpring CarePlan makes it easier for people with both Medicare and STA
7/27/15 - Findings from University of California Has Provided New Data on Medicare and Medicaid (The Impact of Medicaid Payer Status on Hospitalizations in...
Findings from University of California Has Provided New Data on Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Researchers detail new data in Medicare and Medicaid. Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, "Linear probability model with facility fixed-eff
7/27/15 - Findings from University of Rochester Broaden Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid (Nursing Home Admissions Among Medicaid HCBS Enrollees Evidence...
Findings from University of Rochester Broaden Understanding of 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. This study estimated nursing home admission patterns by race and ethnicity in a retrospective cohort of Medicare and Medicaid dually eligibl
7/27/15 - Greenberg Traurig's Jessica L. Parker-Battle Appointed Vice Chair of the ABA Health Law Section's Membership Committee for Second Term
For the second consecutive year, Jessica L. Parker-Battle, a health law attorney in Greenberg Traurig's Boston office, was appointed vice chair of the American Bar Association Health Law Section's Membership Committee. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Parker-Battle served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Texas in the Civil Medic
7/27/15 - Happy Birthday Medicare OpEd [Eurasia Review]
Medicare turns fifty next week. Yet Medicare continues to be blamed for America's present and future budget problems. The fact is, Medicare isn't the problem.
7/27/15 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 29711) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment, August 24-25. LOCATION: Auditorium, CMS Central Office, 7500 Security Boulevard, Woodlawn, Md.. CONTACT: Carol Schwartz, 410-786-3985, APCPanel@cms.hhs.gov.
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