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9/26/16 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
SUMMARY: The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each pr
9/26/16 - Brian Cresta Brings Decades of Government Policy and Healthcare to Ocrolus Makers of Medicaid Genius
Brian Cresta, Health Care Advisor for Ocrolus, was former presidential appointee at the US Department of Health and Human Services, and former member of the House of Representatives in Massachusetts. Cresta is currently principal of The Solutions Group, LLC, Boston, MA. Cresta currently serves on the Middleton, Massachusetts Board of Selectmen.
9/26/16 - In-Shape Health Clubs Expands Programming for Older Adults through Participation in the Silver&Fit National Network of Fitness Centers
In-Shape Health Clubs, California's premier destination for fitness, recreation and fun, is pleased to announce that it is now providing the Silver&Fit Exercise and Healthy Aging program at more than 50 of its 72 locations throughout California. "In-Shape has always been committed to offering services and amenities for the whole community, in
9/26/16 - Medicaid And Social Security Disability Eligibility & Enrollment Services [TendersInfo (India)]
Tenders are invited for Medicaid And Social Security Disability Eligibility& Enrollment Services Major organization: TARRANT COUNTY Address: 1500 S. Main Street Fort Worth, TX 76104 Country: United States Tender notice number: LH-0359 Notice type: Tender Notice Open date: 2016-10-21.
9/26/16 - Medicare cuts hurt home medical equipment providers
SALISBURY- Cuts in Medicare reimbursements are causing problems for home medical equipment providers and the seniors with disabilities or chronic conditions who depend on that equipment the most. "Any business like mine that depends on Medicare can't survive. Medicare provides medical equipment providers like Penrod with contracts through a...
9/26/16 - Medicare Plans Continue Cost Decline but Information Systems Costs Accelerate
The administrative expenses of Medicare focused plans decreased at a median rate 3.2% per member, less dramatically than last year s decrease of 6.7%. However, Account and Membership Administration costs accelerated to a 6.6% increase, up from a 5.3% decrease last year, chiefly due to a surge in Information Systems expense growth. The median tot
9/26/16 - Rep. Murphy Introduces Bill on Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Recovery Rules
Tim Murphy, R- Pa., has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide for clarification and rationalization of Medicare prescription drug plan recovery rules for certain claims." For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Murphy in Washington at 202/ 225-2301; or in the district office at 504 Wash
9/26/16 - Sen. Isakson Introduces Bill to Improve Medicare Coverage Determinations Process
Thomas R. Carper, D- Del. It was referred to the Senate Finance Committee. For more information about this legislation, contact Sen. Isakson in Washington at 202/ 224-3643; or in the state office at 3625 Cumberland Blvd., Ste. 970, Atlanta, GA 30339; 770/ 661-0999.. Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service, Springfield, Va., 703/ 304-1897; edito
9/26/16 - The 1st Presidential Debate: Understanding Social Security, Medicare, Unemployment Insurance, and Workers' Compensation
National Academy of Social Insurance thought leaders are available to comment on the implications of the candidates' remarks before, during, and after Monday night's debate. William J. Arnone, CEO, National Academy of Social Insurance. Benjamin W. Veghte, Vice President for Policy, National Academy of Social Insurance.
9/25/16 - Alabama Senate returns; debates BP, Medicaid bill [Jerusalem Post (Israel)]
The Alabama Legislature returned to work hoping to get the states Medicaid program make its bottom line for another year. But Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R- Anniston, sounded less than optimistic about the chances of the Legislature passing a bill disbursing the states share of settlement funds over the 2010 Gulf oil spill, which combined w
9/25/16 - Census data reminder of need to expand Medicaid
The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau included some frustrating information about North Carolina and it wasn t just the state s sluggish below the national average growth in household median income that the think tanks on the right have mistakenly trumpeted as good news. North Carolina remains one of 19 states that have not expanded Med
9/25/16 - Congressional roll call
Medicaid Special Needs Trusts: The House has passed the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act, sponsored by Rep. Investigating Government Agencies: The House has passed the GAO Access and Oversight Act, sponsored by Rep. Buddy Carter, R- Ga. The bill would authorize the Government Accountability Office to take legal action to require federal agencies to
9/25/16 - Medical residency caps are a growing issue for academic medical centers [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
The problem is that for the past two decades there has been a cap on the number of residents funded by Medicare, which is the primary source of payment for residents. Julie Gammack, associate dean for graduate medical education at St. Louis University. Executives at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the main teaching hospital of the BJC HealthCare system, sa
9/25/16 - Strong social support is related to shorter stay in inpatient rehab after hospitalization
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health GALVESTON, Texas- Sometimes the best medicine is the care of family and friends. A recent study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston showed that patients with strong social support from family and friends spend less time in an inpatient rehabilitation facility.
9/25/16 - Surgery at high-quality hospitals costs Medicare less than at low-quality hospitals
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health& Science Boston, MA- Patients who had major surgery at high-quality hospitals in the U.S. cost Medicare less than those who had surgery at low-quality hospitals according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The difference in Medicare spending was driven prima
9/25/16 - Yusuf's action plan for NHIS [Sun, The (Nigeria)]
In Nigeria, with an estimated population of over 170 million people, the necessity of government to ensure that the citizenry have access to quality and affordable medicare is at the core of reasons behind the establishment of National Health Insurance Scheme in the country several years ago. Instructively, the NHIS has various programmes to cater
9/24/16 - Alabama Pill Mill Doctor Charged with Illegal Prescribing and Health Care Fraud [National Iraqi News Agency (Iraq)]
Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a former north Alabama physician, who was the nations highest Medicare prescriber of opioid painkillers at the height of his practice, with illegally prescribing controlled substances and with a health care fraud involving $9.5 million in unneeded and unused urine tests, announced U.S. Attorney Joyce White Va
9/24/16 - Changes are coming to Medicaid autism waiver in state of Kansas
Big changes are coming to the Medicaid autism waiver in Kansas that will allow the state to provide therapy and support to more young KanCare members who need these services. Three services currently offered under the waiver are moving from the autism waiver to the Medicaid state plan. These changes to the autism waiver came about as the result of
9/24/16 - Chattanooga church launching class to help Baby Boomers with Medicare, Social Security and handling holiday stress [Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.]
Early in October, Christ United Methodist Church is cranking up "Boomers, Shakers and Beyond" with four speakers who will offer information about Medicare, Social Security and handling holiday stress. "I have listened to my friends in other churches and seen churches putting an emphasis on youth programs and not as much on people my age or people
9/24/16 - Chris Fitzsimon: Census data powerful reminder of need for Medicaid expansion
The latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau included some frustrating information about North Carolina, and it wasn't just the state's sluggish below-the-national-average growth in household median income that the think tanks on the right have mistakenly trumpeted as good news. North Carolina remains one of 19 states that have not expanded Medicaid
9/24/16 - EDITORIAL: The least Alabama could do about Medicaid [The Anniston Star, Ala.]
Robert Bentley a big, fat atta-boy over the restoration of full Medicaid payments to doctors beginning Oct. 1. Remember, the $85 million hole in the state's Medicaid budget developed because legislators aren't brave enough to say the T-word tax and consider new streams of revenue. Alabama's Medicaid program was in a pickle not because Medicaid
9/24/16 - Health Partners offers Medicare help
Medicare counselors at Health Partners Free Clinic ready for sign up. TROY With the Medicare open enrollment period less than a month away, Health Partners Free Clinic is offering a free service to anyone looking for a clear path through the sign-up process. For the second year, the clinic is providing certified Medicare counselors to residents
9/24/16 - Library to Host Talk on Medicare Basics
WASHINGTON- Licensed health insurance professional Margaret Foran Ackley will deliver an informative presentation on Understanding Medicare Basics at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, September 29, at the Gunn Memorial Library, 5 Wykeham Rd. at Route 47 on the Green. This program is designed to help participants learn the basics of Medicare and aid in making inf
9/24/16 - New West Health Services to close in 2017 [Daily Star, The (Lebanon)]
New West Health Services officials said Friday the company will no longer offer Medicare Advantage plans for its 15,000 members in 2017, ceasing all operations and eliminating 84 staff positions. She said New West will cease operations after fulfilling requirements for the current years insurance plans. New West employs 49 staff in Helena, 33 in Ka
9/24/16 - Provide Mental Health Services To Medicaid Individuals For The Provision Of A Wise For Children And Youth [TendersInfo (India)]
Bid date& time: 10/12/16 4:30 pm Major organization: SPOKANE COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES Address: 312 West 8th Avenue City: Spokane, WA, 99204 Attn: Tonya Stern Country: United States Url: http://www.spokanecounty.org/CommunitySVCS Notice type: Tender Notice Open date: 2016-10-12.
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