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10/8/15 - Asuris' Medicare Plan Earns CMS 4.5 Stars Quality and Performance Rating
Asuris Northwest Health is pleased to announce its Medicare Advantage PPO plan received 4.5 out of 5 Stars from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. CMS publishes the ratings annually to help Medicare beneficiaries choose a high-quality health plan. "The 4.5 Star rating clearly highlights that our plans offer members in our service area
A Lyndhurst therapist who worked with autistic children was indicted today, Sept. 29, related to her alleged submission of reimbursement claims to Medicaid for in-home counseling and therapy services she did not provide, according to the attorney general's office. Stephanie Fleming, 38, of Lyndhurst, was named in a 43- count state grand jury indict
10/8/15 - DaVita Kidney Care Launches the Only Medicare Disease-Specific ACO In Phoenix and Tucson, AZ [Global Data Point]
DaVita and Southwest Kidney Institute, along with Banner Health, a leading health care system and Pioneer ACO, have created this unique partnership- the first of its kind in the nation.&# x0D;. The ESCO is a kidney disease-specific accountable care organization developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that will allow kidney care
10/8/15 - Flu shots available in Essex and Colchester
The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties has announced its 2015 series of seasonal flu vaccination clinics. On Oct. 26, the shots will be available at Covenant Community Church, 1 Whitcomb Meadow, in Essex. VNA accepts most insurance, including Medicare and Medicare.
10/8/15 - Grijalva to CMS: Arizona's Medicaid Request Needs More Public Input
WASHINGTON- Congressman Raul M. Grijalva today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services urging them to reject Arizona's new Medicaid waiver request on grounds that the state did not adequately fulfill its obligation to allow for meaningful public input as required by federal law. "The State of Arizona is seeking dramatic cha
10/8/15 - Let the people decide on Medicaid expansion [Deseret News (UT)]
I listened with interest to Tuesday's Health Reform Task Force, where members of the Gang of Six presented their "Utah Access" plan for Medicaid expansion. Most providers will see no economic benefit from Medicaid expansion. If there is a silver lining to the storm of opposition toward the Utah Access proposal, it is that certain health care provid
10/8/15 - Matt Bevin's proposal to drug-test Medicare recipients gets attention of national Democrats [Lexington Herald-Leader]
During a debate between Republican Matt Bevin and Democrat Jack Conway at Centre College, Conway asked Bevin about his statement from April that recipients of Medicaid and Medicare should be drug-tested. "I firmly believe we frankly should drug test people that are on Medicaid and Medicare," Bevin said at the time. Conway interrupted Bevin to make
10/8/15 - Political conflict on Medicaid expansion intensifies in Kansas [Topeka Capital Journal (KS)]
Political strife over opportunities for Kansas to broaden Medicaid coverage bellowed anew Wednesday with the Kansas Hospital Association countering arguments against reform shared by Republican Gov. A Brownback aide issued a statement outlining the governor's moral opposition to adding more than 150,000 low-income Kansans to Medicaid while the...
10/8/15 - Rep. Titus Introduces Bill to Prevent Medicare Premium Increases
Dina Titus, D- Nev., has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to prevent Medicare part B premium and deductible increases for 2016.. For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Titus in Washington at 202/ 225-5965; or the district office at 550 E. Charleston Blvd., Ste. Myron Struck, editor, Targeted
10/8/15 - Risk-Based Managed Care Services for Medicaid Beneficiaries [TendersInfo (India)]
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10/8/15 - Rubio: Economic reforms needed to spark growth [Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover, N.H.]
Oct. 07 DOVER Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio told a Dover audience Wednesday that major economic reforms are needed preserve the American dream. Rubio, a first-term U.S. senator from Florida, outlined plans to cut personal and business taxes, repeal and replace Obamacare and reform Social Security and Medicare for non-seniors.
10/8/15 - SCAN Health Plan Earns Prestigious 4.5-Star Rating From Medicare
SCAN Health Plan announced today that its largest health plans in California have received a 4.5- star rating by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services. Providing SCAN members with access to quality care, meaningful health benefits and exceptional customer service has always been our top priority, said Chris Wing, CEO of SCAN Health Plan
10/8/15 - Sen. Wyden Introduces Bill to Prevent Medicare Premium, Deductible Increase
Ron Wyden, D- Ore., has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to prevent an increase in the Medicare part B premium and deductible in 2016.". Michael Bennet, D- Colo., Sherrod Brown, D- Ohio, Benjamin Cardin, D- Md., Robert Casey Jr., D- Pa., Robert Menendez, D- N.J., Patty Murray, D- Wash., Bill Nelson, D- Fla., D
10/8/15 - The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) - Meeting
EVENT: The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission holds a meeting, October 8-9. 9 a.m.: Session on "Models for Preserving Access to Emergency Care in Rural Areas:. LOCATION: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Horizon Ballroom, Washington, D.C..
10/8/15 - TMG Health To Host Live Webinar on Medicare Advantage Star Ratings
TMG Health, the leading national provider of Business Process Outsourcing solutions to the Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D and Managed Medicaid markets, announces that it will host a live, complimentary webinar entitled, "Medicare Advantage Star Ratings Trends: How To Achieve Better Plan Performance" on Wednesday, October 21, 2015, from 1:00 p.
10/8/15 - Tufts Health Plan Medicare Preferred HMO and Senior Care Options Plans Earn 5 Stars the Highest Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Tufts Medicare Preferred HMO is the largest Medicare Advantage plan in Massachusetts with nearly 105,000 members. CMS rated 369 Medicare Advantage plans this year. CMS calculates Star ratings from 1 to 5 based on quality and performance for Medicare health and drug plans to help beneficiaries, their families and caregivers compare plans.
10/8/15 - UnitedHealthcare Introduces 2016 Medicare Advantage Plans Highlighted by Stability, Choice
Release date- 07102015- UnitedHealthcare today introduced its 2016 Medicare Advantage plans, featuring stable offerings designed to deliver coordinated care that helps members maintain and maximize their health. Beneficiaries enrolled in UnitedHealthcare's Medicare Advantage plans will find stability and predictability in their benefits in 2016.
10/8/15 - UPMC, Highmark collide in Supreme Court [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]
Oct. 07 A debate over who is included in the definition of "vulnerable populations" and over UPMC's obligation to continue including Highmark's Medicare Advantage members in its network highlighted more than an hour's worth of oral arguments Tuesday before the state Supreme Court. UPMC hopes to convince the five sitting justices to vacate a May r
10/7/15 - 'Ohana Health Plan to Offer Free GED Testing for its Medicaid Members to Help Improve Health and Well-being
KAPOLEI, Hawaii, and TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 7, 2015/ PRNewswire/' Ohana Health Plan, a WellCare company, is proud to announce it will offer free General Educational Development testing for eligible Medicaid members, beginning Jan. 1, 2016. 'Ohana Health Plan has over 200 employees in Hawaii and serves approximately 58,000 members through its offices i
10/7/15 - ***National Telephonic Press Conference*** Medicare Proposed Drastic Cuts In Reimbursement Rate Threatens Heart Transplant Patient Care
"Heart transplant patients and clinicians around the country have started to come together to call for the reversal of this ill-advised proposed reimbursement reduction." Lanny J. Davis, Washington, D.C. attorney for CareDx, Peter Maag, CEO of CareDx, and Dr. Jon Kobashigawa, Chair of Heart Transplantation Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute,
10/7/15 - Alabama hospitals struggling with Medicare reimbursement reductions [The Anniston Star, Ala.]
The federal health insurance program Medicare will pay Alabama hospitals less for services in the 2016 fiscal year than last. Some health industry experts say the method used to determine Medicare rates each year is flawed and unfairly lowers payments to Alabama hospitals compared to other states. Louis Bass, CEO of Regional Medical Center in Annis
10/7/15 - APNewsBreak: Gov't health insurance website getting upgrades
A slide presentation dated Sept. 29 says' s window-shopping feature is getting a major upgrade. A copy of the document from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services was provided to The Associated Press. If final testing now underway goes smoothly, the new e-commerce tools could take some of the uncertainty out of picking a health
10/7/15 - As Seniors Prepare to Begin Enrolling in 2016 Medicare Plans Next Week, Brown Announces Plan to Prevent Their Doctors From Being Dropped by Network...
WASHINGTON, D.C.- As Ohio seniors prepare to enroll in or change their Medicare plans for 2016 starting next week, U.S. During a news conference call today, Brown was joined by Veva Vesper, a southwest Ohio senior whose doctor was dropped from her Medicare Advantage plan after she signed up last year for a plan that initially covered her doctor.
Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra joined Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Caucus Vice Chairman Joe Crowley, Seniors Task Force Co-Chairs Doris Matsui and Jan Schakowsky, and American seniors this morning to call for swift action to prevent a cost hike in Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles that would go into effect on October
10/7/15 - Clinic Manager Guilty of Health Care Fraud [National Iraqi News Agency (Iraq)]
Spicer told the court that she filed Medicare and Medicaid enrollment applications in order for her to bill for services under the doctor's Medicare and Medicaid provider numbers even though the physician did not see or evaluate the patients at Spicer's clinic. Pursuant to the plea agreement, Spicer has agreed to pay Medicare and Medicaid $508,868.
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