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5/25/15 - Data on Medicare and Medicaid Described by Researchers at Johns Hopkins University (Variability in Medicare Utilization and Payment Among Urologists)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest A new study on Medicare and Medicaid is now available. According to news originating from Baltimore, Maryland, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "To analyze variability in urologists' Medicare utilization and payment and estimate potential cost savings of standardized ser
5/25/15 - Findings from C. Trenholm and Co-Authors Broaden Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid (Enrollment and Disenrollment Experiences of Families Covered...
Findings from C. Trenholm and Co-Authors Broaden Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest New research on Medicare and Medicaid is the subject of a report. In addition, we combined the survey data with CHIP/ Medicaid administrative data to analyze coverage outcomes of children afte
5/25/15 - Legislature holds effective veto over Medicaid expansion [Montgomery Advertiser, Ala.]
May 25 For those pushing the state to opt into an expansion of Medicaid offered under the Affordable Care Act, it should seem obvious that Gov. Bentley reiterated Tuesday that he was not looking to enter into an expansion of Medicaid, though he has suggested in the past that he might look into it under certain conditions. Should Bentley ever chan
5/25/15 - Reports Outline Health Insurance Findings from S.M. Orzol and Colleagues (Program Churning and Transfers Between Medicaid and CHIP)
We used administrative data spanning a five-and-a-half-year period collected from 10 study states- Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Virginia- to analyze the extent to which children return to the same program a short time after disenrollment and the extent to which transfers between Medicaid and Ch
5/25/15 - Studies from Urban Institute Add New Findings in the Area of Medicare and Medicaid (Children Eligible for Medicaid or CHIP: Who Remains Uninsured,...
Studies from Urban Institute Add New Findings in the Area of Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Investigators publish new report on Medicare and Medicaid. According to news reporting out of Washington, District of Columbia, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "To assess how many uninsured chi
5/25/15 - Transamerica Announces May 20 Web Seminar on Medicare and Other Health Care Options in Retirement
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Transamerica announced that it will host "Health Care in Retirement: Medicare and Other Coverage Options," a free educational web seminar about the potential sources for health care coverage in retirement. This presentation is the second in a series of retirement planning web semi
5/24/15 - EDITORIAL: Kentucky example shows perils of Obamacare [The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City]
The latest evidence of such problems comes from Kentucky, the only Southern state to expand Medicaid under Obamcare and establish a state-based exchange for people to get subsidized insurance under the law. A report by the Kentucky Hospital Association, "Code Blue," determined that Obamacare has left Kentucky hospitals "facing billions of dollars i
5/24/15 - Molina Healthcare Plans Acquisition of Medicaid and MIChild Assets of HealthPlus in the State of Michigan [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
Molina Healthcare and HealthPlus of Michigan jointly reported that Molina Healthcare of Michigan, Inc., a subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the Medicaid and MIChild businesses of HealthPlus of Michigan and its subsidiary, HealthPlus Partners, Inc.. According to a release from
5/24/15 - Molina Healthcare to Acquire Medicaid and MIChild Assets of HealthPlus in the State of Michigan [Professional Services Close - Up]
Molina Healthcare and HealthPlus of Michigan jointly reported that Molina Healthcare of Michigan, a subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the Medicaid and MIChild businesses of HealthPlus of Michigan and its subsidiary, HealthPlus Partners. In a release, the Company noted that as a par
5/24/15 - OPINION: If Medicaid expansion was a relocating company [Montgomery Advertiser, Ala.]
I've written about Alabama's ignorant refusal of Medicaid expansion and participation in President Obama's health care reform. The mistake I made and to be fair, I wasn't alone in this was in how I presented the idea of Medicaid expansion. The idea he recommended for selling Medicaid expansion, and the one I should have used, went like this:.
5/24/15 - Rep. Holding Introduces Bill to Improve Audit Process Under Medicare
George E.B. Holding, R- N.C., has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to improve the process of audits by recovery audit contractors and the recovery of overpayments under the Medicare program." Devin Nunes, R- Calif. It was referred to the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees. Myron Struck, ed
5/24/15 - Sen. Cantwell Introduces Bill on Medicare Shared Savings Program
Maria Cantwell, D- Wash., has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to improve the way beneficiaries are assigned under the Medicare shared savings program by also basing such assignment on primary care services furnished by Federally qualified health centers, rural health clinics, nurse practitioners, physician as
5/24/15 - Sen. Kirk Introduces Bill to Expand Access to Stroke Telehealth Services Under Medicare
Mark Kirk, R- Ill., has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to expand access to stroke telehealth services under the Medicare program." The bill was introduced on May 22, and was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service, Springfield, Va., 703/ 304-1897; editor@targeted
5/24/15 - Sen. Kirk Introduces Bill to Modify Medicare Payment for Outpatient Department Procedures
Mark Kirk, R- Ill., has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to modify payment under the Medicare program for outpatient department procedures that utilize drugs as supplies." Robert Menendez, D- N.J., Richard Burr, R- N.C., Charles E. Schumer, D- N.Y., and Thomas R. Carper, D- Del. It was referred to the Senate F
5/23/15 - BRIEF: Medicare Basics workshops June 4 in Ellsworth [The Salina Journal, Kan.]
Essential Medicare information will be presented, and answers to questions will be provided. Marsha Rogers, with the agency's Senior Health Counseling for Kansas program, will discuss Medicare eligibility, how and when to apply, what is covered in Medicare's various parts, and how to fill coverage gaps. She will also review available programs that
5/23/15 - Detroit-Area Neurosurgeon Admits Causing Serious Bodily Injury to Patients in $11 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme [FARS News Agency]
A Detroit- area neurosurgeon pleaded guilty today in two separate criminal cases that resulted in serious bodily injury to his patients and more than $11 million in Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance companies. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade of the Eastern District of Michigan, Special Agent in Charge Paul M. Abbate of the FBI' s Detroit Field O
5/23/15 - GAO Issues Reports on Federal Home Loan Banks, Medicare
WASHINGTON, May 23 The Government Accountability Office has issued the following summary of two reports:. Medicare: Results from the First Two Years of the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model. Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service, Springfield, Va., 703/ 304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://www.targetednews.com.
5/23/15 - Jenkins introduces audiology legislation ; Measure would expand Medicare patients' options [Topeka Capital Journal (KS)]
Lynn Jenkins has introduced legislation granting Medicare beneficiaries more leeway in choosing an audiologist. H.R. 2519, the Audiology Patient Choice Act of 2015, will allow seniors with a suspected hearing disorder to seek treatment directly from an audiologist under Medicare. Currently, Medicare users must receive a recommendation from a physic
5/23/15 - Rep. Brady Introduces Bill to Establish Annual Rulemaking Schedule for Medicare Advantage Payment Rates
Kevin P. Brady, R- Texas, has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to establish an annual rulemaking schedule for payment rates under Medicare Advantage." Joseph R. Pitts, R- Pa., and Mike Thompson, D- Calif. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees. Myron Struck, edit
5/23/15 - Rep. Buchanan Introduces Bill to Terminate Medicare Advantage Contracts
Vern Buchanan, R- Fla., has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to delay the authority to terminate Medicare Advantage contracts for MA plans failing to achieve minimum quality ratings." Marsha Blackburn, R- Tenn., and Charles B. Rangel, D- N.Y. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Energy and C
5/23/15 - Rep. Johnson Introduces Bill on Treatment of Hospitals Under Medicare Program
by ALMA MALENAB Targeted News Service. Sam Johnson, R- Texas, has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to the treatment of hospitals under the Medicare program. Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service, Springfield, Va., 703/ 304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; http://www.targetednews.com.
5/23/15 - Rep. Kelly Introduces Bill to Require Annual Reporting of Data on Enrollment in Medicare Advantage Plans
Mike Kelly, R- Pa., has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to require the annual reporting of data on enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans." Gus M. Bilirakis, R- Fla., and Ron Kind, D- Wis. It was jointly referred to the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce committees. Myron Struck, editor, Targeted Ne
5/23/15 - Rep. Rodgers Introduces Bill to Provide Medicare Payment Incentives
by MERLY LAPIG Targeted News Service. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R- Wash., has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide Medicare payment incentives to transition from traditional x-ray imaging to digital radiography." Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service, Springfield, Va., 703/ 304-1897; editor@targeted
5/23/15 - Rep. Westerman Introduces Bill to Restore Medicaid Matching Rate for Newly Eligible Individuals
Bruce Westerman, R- Ark., has introduced legislation to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act "to restore the regular Medicaid matching rate for newly eligible individuals under the Affordable Care Act and to apply up to $15 billion of the savings each year to the Highway Trust Fund." The bill was introduced on May 21, and was referred to the
5/22/15 - Are you being 'observed' in the hospital? Seniors, you might get a hefty bill [Bangor Daily News, Maine]
Posted May 21, 2015, at 5:44 a.m.. If you're a Medicare enrollee who has been hit by an unexpected medical bill, you might be familiar with the term "observation status." Why are hospitals doing this, why is it costing seniors money and how is Maine responding?
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