Terry McAuliffe turned up the heat on the General Assembly to expand Medicaid coverage Monday, telling a gathering of health care officials "hospitals will close and people will die" if lawmakers fail to act. McAuliffe met with about 20 Bon Secours officials and employees, the mayors of Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk, and two General Assembly memb
Terry McAuliffe turned up the heat on the General Assembly to expand Medicaid coverage Monday, telling a gathering of health care officials "hospitals will close and people will die" if lawmakers fail to act. McAuliffe met with about 20 Bon Secours officials and employees; the mayors of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Hampton; and two General Asse
March 10 Humana plans to add more than 140 workers in South Florida including social workers, nurses and other medical professionals based out of its Miramar office to service Medicare and Medicaid patients. Last September, Humana was one of the healthcare companies selected by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to provide services
March 11 BREMERTON A change in Medicaid coverage gave Timothy Foutz a glimmer of hope this year. Like thousands of other Medicaid clients in Kitsap, Foutz discovered dental care for low-income adults is frustratingly scarce. Only Peninsula Community Health Services, which offers dental care for adults on a limited basis, and perhaps one or two
Ellyn L. Sternfield, Of Counsel in the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C., will speak at the Advanced Forum on Healthcare Provider Disputes presented by the American Conference Institute. During this session, Sternfield will address the role of government and contract auditors in the Medicare and Medicaid re
Erik Paulsen, R- Minn., has introduced legislation to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to "allow Medicare beneficiaries participating in a Medicare Advantage MSA to contribute their own money to their MSA." For more information about congressional legislation and services offered by Targeted News Service to track issues, key words or members
Dennis Ross, R- Fla., has introduced legislation to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to "permit rollovers from health savings accounts to Medicare Advantage MSAs." For more information about congressional legislation and services offered by Targeted News Service to track issues, key words or members of Congress who introduce or co-sponsor le
Mark Pryor, D- Ark., has introduced legislation to "protect the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to reconciliation involving changes to the Medicare program." Sherrod Brown, D- Ohio, Jeanne Shaheen, D- N.H., Jeff Merkley, D- Ore., Al Franken, D- Minn., Brian Schatz, D- Hawaii, Tom Udall, D- N.M., Elizabeth
The Massachusetts Attorney General issued the following news release:. A Wellesley- based dental provider has been sued for allegedly overbilling the state's Medicaid program for more than $1.1 million of house calls to patients in multiple nursing homes, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today. The complaint against HealthDrive Corporation
Baltimore, MD Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Maryland, joined by other states and the federal government, has secured a settlement resolving allegations that Genzyme Corporation triggered false claims to be submitted to federal and state health care programs for unapproved use of a "slurry" version of its Seprafilm adhes
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By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest The Cover Arizona Coalition, in coordination with federal agencies and more than 600 member organizations, will host enrollment events across the state on March 1 to help Arizona families find out if they qualify for Medicaid or the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest The West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association is urging legislators to approve an increase in the state's minimum wage only if they also increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for healthcare providers. "If you are considering running this bill, we urge you to consi
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. joined more than 30 Members of Congress today calling on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to withdraw their proposed rule change for Medicare Part D. This rule would significantly change the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit, impacting the choice and affordability of drug coverage for nearly 13 milli
Washington, DC- Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp issued the following statement in response to CMS' announcement that it would not finalize certain rules related to Medicare Part D prescription drug plans. It was clear from the overwhelming number of comments from seniors, advocacy groups, Part D plans and Members of Congress that
Members Call on Administration to Rescind Proposed Rule That Threatens Successful Medicare Part D- Current HHS IG Had Previously Determined Law Prohibits Government Interference. WASHINGTON, DC- Working to protect America's seniors and most vulnerable citizens, House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans last week wrote to the Centers for Medic
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest A new study on Medicare and Medicaid is now available. The aims of this study were to evaluate trends in regional variation in Medicare imaging utilization and expenditures from 2007 to 2011 and to compare these trends with regional variation in other health service categories. "
WASHINGTON- Congresswoman Renee Ellmers released the following statement this afternoon after Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner announced the Obama administration will no longer proceed with their plan to fundamentally change Medicare Part D:. "Today, CMS Administrator Tavenner announced that the Obama...
Representative Patrick E. Murphy in which over 30 Members of Congress urged the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services to withdraw the proposed rule for Medicare Part D, the Administration has announced that they will not be finalizing these regulations. This rule would have significantly changed the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefit, impa
March 10 About 21,100 veterans in Virginia and 4,100 of their spouses could qualify for health coverage under Medicaid if lawmakers decide to expand eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, according to estimates. Some are signed up for VA health care but could use Medicaid as supplemental coverage to more easily see doctors and other providers
Senator Kay Hagan led 11 of her colleagues in sending a letter to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services urging CMS to reconsider a proposed rule that would limit Medicare beneficiaries' access to prescription drugs through private prescription drug plans under Medicare Part D. Hagan was joined by Senators Mark Begich, Cory Booker, Chris Coo
Today, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Orrin Hatch, R- Utah, and Chairman Ron Wyden, D- Ore., welcomed the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner decision to rollback its plans to overhaul the Medicare prescription drug program. "After Republicans and Democrats raised significant concerns, the Obama Admin
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System to discuss preliminary coding and payment determinations for all new public requests for revisions to the HCPCS, May 20-21. LOCATION: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevar
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education on opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment, March 10-11. LOCATION: CMS Central Office, 7500 Security Boulevard, Auditorium, Woodlawn, Md.. CONTACT: Chuck Braver, 410-786-3985, APCPanel@cms.hhs.gov.