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10/31/14 - New Data from University of California Illuminate Findings in Medicare and Medicaid (Medicare Claims Can Be Used to Identify US Hospitals With Higher...
New Data from University of California Illuminate Findings in Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Researchers detail new data in Medicare and Medicaid. Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of California, "Using claims from fee-for-service Medicare enrollees of
10/31/14 - Quality measures for skilled nursing facilities may not result in better outcomes
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries who received care at a skilled nursing facility following hospital discharge, better performance on various measures of quality of care was not consistently associated with a lower risk of hospital readmission or death at 30 days, according
10/31/14 - Recent Findings from University of Michigan Advance Knowledge in Medicare and Medicaid (Effectiveness of mesh compared with nonmesh sling surgery in...
Recent Findings from University of Michigan Advance Knowledge in Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Fresh data on Medicare and Medicaid are presented in a new report. We identified 6,698 Medicare beneficiaries who underwent mesh sling procedures and 445 Medicare beneficiaries who underwent nonmesh
10/31/14 - Reports on Medicare and Medicaid from Texas A&M University Provide New Insights (The effect of Medicaid premiums on enrollment: A regression...
Reports on Medicare and Medicaid from Texas A&M University Provide New Insights. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Research findings on Medicare and Medicaid are discussed in a new report. Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Texas A&M University, "I take advantage of discontinuities in the structur
10/31/14 - Reports Outline Medicare and Medicaid Study Results from University of Washington (Medicaid Status Is Associated With Higher Surgical Site Infection...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News New research on Medicare and Medicaid is the subject of a report. Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Washington, "Given the negative financial impact of surgical site infections and the higher overall complication rates of patients with a Medicai
10/31/14 - Researchers from University of Michigan Describe Findings in Medicare and Medicaid (Ambulatory Surgery Centers and Outpatient Procedure Use Among...
Researchers from University of Michigan Describe Findings in Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Investigators discuss new findings in Medicare and Medicaid. This was a retrospective cohort study of Medicare beneficiaries undergoing outpatient surgery between 2001 and 2010. We compared...
10/31/14 - Rite Aid Readies for 2015 Medicare Part D Enrollment
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News To help senior customers as they get ready to select a prescription drug plan or update their existing coverage during the upcoming annual Medicare Part D enrollment period, Rite Aid is once again offering free resources. Beginning Oct. 15, customers can use Rite Aid's Medicare Advisor
10/31/14 - Study Data from George Washington University Update Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid [Toward graduate medical education (GME) accountability:...
Study Data from George Washington University Update Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Research findings on Medicare and Medicaid are discussed in a new report. Medicare provides nearly $10 billion annually to support GME and faces growing policy maker interest in creating...
10/31/14 - Study Findings from Texas A&M University Broaden Understanding of Disability Research (Modeling the determinants of Medicaid home care payments...
Study Findings from Texas A&M University Broaden Understanding of Disability Research. Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Texas A&M University, "We retrospectively assessed secondary data on children, ages 4-20, receiving Medicaid Personal Care Services. A structural equation model assessed direct and indirect effects of..
10/30/14 - Adult flu vaccines arrive at health department [Point Pleasant Register, W.Va.]
Oct. 29 POINT PLEASANT After waiting many months after its order was placed last winter, the Mason County Health Department has finally received flu vaccines for adults. The other reason for a smaller supply is that the health department will only be offering the adult vaccine to those with Medicare or no insurance at all. Make sure to bring yo
10/30/14 - AG Koster Announces Medicaid Fraud Settlement
Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that he has reached a settlement with Care 4 Life Medical Resources, LLC, of Florissant, and the company's owner, Antanaia Miller, for submitting false claims to MO HealthNet, Missouri's Medicaid program. Koster said that Care 4 Life provides services to Medicaid participants under several of MO HealthN
10/30/14 - Alaskans ask Medicaid advisory group to rethink proposed limits on therapy [Alaska Dispatch News, Anchorage]
She went on to criticize the advisory group's proposed recommendation that would limit Medicaid coverage for therapeutic services. Essentially, the recommendation suggested trimming down therapy visits to cut Medicaid costs. Sean Parnell created the Medicaid Reform Advisory Group last year after refusing to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care
10/30/14 - Bowie Restorative Dentist to Begin Seeing Medicaid Patients in November
In Maryland alone this year, 100,000 people qualified for Medicaid. Dr. Conley, who is currently the Maryland Dental Officer, said Medicaid patients already have begun calling to schedule their dental visits before the end of the year. "This is an underserved population, and we are one of the few dental practices in the area that will accept Medic
10/30/14 - BRIEF: Caldwell holds drive-thru flu vaccination clinic [The Charlotte Observer]
The clinic is planned from 9 to 11 a.m. at the health department, 2345 Morganton Blvd., in Lenoir. Payment can be made with cash, check, current Medicare part B card, current Medicaid cards, or any private insurance card. They can be found online at www.caldwellcountync.org, or you can get forms at the county libraries in Lenoir, Hudson or Granite
10/30/14 - Care Wisconsin Rapidly Implements Casenet TruCare to Support Its New Medicaid Supplemental Security Income Business
In late 2013, Dane County in Wisconsin did not have a managed care program for its high touch population: those with Medicaid SSI, a health insurance program for individuals with a disability who qualify for Federal SSI. Care Wisconsin received approval from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to offer the program in Dane County, and also i
10/30/14 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announces Establishment of Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests
WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following notice in the Federal Register from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services:. Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Advisory Panel on Clinical Diagnostic Laboratory Tests and Request for Nominations. A Notice by the Centers for
10/30/14 - Court validates Highmark Medicare plan that excludes UPMC [The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
Oct. 30 Highmark Inc.' s low-cost Medicare Advantage plans, which exclude UPMC hospitals and doctors, don't violate an agreement the insurer reached with state leaders, a state court ruled Thursday. Commonwealth Court Judge Dan Pellegrini denied a request by Attorney General Kathleen Kane and the administration of Gov. Kane, Insurance Commissione
10/30/14 - Federal Case Settled for Vermont Plaintiff in Landmark Jimmo v. Sebelius Class Action Medicare Coverage Finally Granted for Jimmo's Skilled...
Twenty-one months after winning a national class action lawsuit that sought to overturn Medicare's practice of denying skilled maintenance care to patients who did not meet an "improvement standard," plaintiff Glenda Jimmo is finally receiving Medicare coverage for skilled home health maintenance care benefits she was denied in 2007..
10/30/14 - Jill Docking, Sandy Praeger caution against state control of Medicare [The Wichita Eagle]
Oct. 29 The Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor and the Republican state insurance commissioner joined Wednesday to condemn plans for a state takeover of Medicare. Jill Docking, who is running for lieutenant governor on the ticket with gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis, said shifting Medicare from federal to state control would affect 4
10/30/14 - Lexington Herald-Leader Merlene Davis column [Lexington Herald-Leader]
Until January, when those screenings will be covered by Medicaid and private insurers compliant with the Affordable Care Act, the cost of those screenings could come out of your wallet. Medicare is looking at the study results and should issue a statement about coverage by Nov. 15. Of course, that coverage disappears if Obamacare is repealed "root
10/30/14 - Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA 3.0) State Self-Assessment Multi-State Collaboration - NESCSO [TendersInfo (India)]
Purpose New England States Consortium Systems Organization, in support of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid federal Medicaid Information Technology Architecture 3.0 Framework requirements, is interested in understanding the currently available services that could be commonly leveraged across individually utilized by the...
10/30/14 - Medicaid lawsuit in Florida delayed again [The Miami Herald]
Oct. 30 A long running lawsuit alleging deficiencies in the way Florida handles Medicaid for children has been delayed again after the state filed two motions days before a federal judge was supposed to issue a final ruling on the case. The class-action suit, filed by the Florida Pediatric Society in 2005, accused Florida health officials of fail
10/30/14 - Medicare Costs Analysis Indicates Need for Decreasing Use of Biopsies as Diagnosis Tool for Lung Cancer
The Symposium is sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer and The University of Chicago Medicine. The study examined the utilization rates and estimated the Medicare costs of the lung cancer diagnostic workup in patients who had an
10/30/14 - Missouri Department of Insurance Encourages Seniors to Visit CLAIM Events during Medicare Open Enrollment
The Missouri Department of Insurance cautions Missourians who are eligible for Medicare to be wary of potential scams. "I urge all Medicare recipients to be wary of unscrupulous sales tactics." Medicare has no sales representatives, and agents cannot solicit Part D or Medicare Advantage plans at your home without an appointment.
10/30/14 - Molina Healthcare Reports Third Quarter 2014 Results
Molina Healthcare, Inc. today reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2014.. Molina Healthcare continues to grow and diversify, said J. Mario Molina, M.D., chief executive officer of Molina Healthcare, Inc. Premium revenue grew $150 million, or almost 7%, in this quarter alone. We continued to expand the operations of our M
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