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9/16/14 - 'We need to think about people not as a collection of ailments': Michaud unveils his health care plan [Bangor Daily News, Maine]
Sept. 15 PORTLAND, Maine As part of a wide-ranging 10- point health care plan he unveiled Monday, Democratic candidate for governor Mike Michaud reiterated his support for expanding Medicaid to 70,000 uninsured Mainers and making investments in preventative health care programs. LePage, Republican lawmakers and their supporters have argued that
9/16/14 - Ambulance Company Manager Pleads Guilty in $5.5 Million Medicare Fraud Conspiracy
WASHINGTON The general manager of a Southern California ambulance company pleaded guilty yesterday in Los Angeles to conspiracy to commit Medicare fraud, conspiracy to obstruct a Medicare audit, and making materially false statements to law enforcement officers. Attorney Stephanie Yonekura of the Central District of California, Special Agent in C
9/16/14 - Ambulance Company Manager Pleads Guilty to $5.5 Million Medicare Fraud Conspiracy
The general manager of a Southern California ambulance company pleaded guilty yesterday in Los Angeles to conspiracy to commit Medicare fraud, conspiracy to obstruct a Medicare audit, and making materially false statements to law enforcement officers. According to court documents, Kingsbury was the general manager of Alpha Ambulance Inc., which...
9/16/14 - Corporate Whistleblower Center Launches New Initiative Involving Sleep Clinic Medicare Fraud and Encourages Potential Whistleblowers to Contact Them Regarding Reward Programs
The Corporate Whistleblower Center is urging employees of sleep clinics if they have proof one of these types of medical facilities is being used to overbill Medicare, because the rewards for this type of information can really be significant. The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are urging employees who work at sleep clinic, who possess
9/16/14 - Crist would consider bypassing lawmakers to expand Medicaid [Tampa Tribune, Fla.]
Sept. 15 TAMPA Charlie Crist says he believes there is "a good argument" that a Florida governor could expand the state's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act through an executive order, without approval by the Legislature, and he might seek to do so if he's elected governor. John Kasich of Ohio as an example of a governor who exp
9/16/14 - Detroit-Area Doctor Admits to Providing Medically Unnecessary Chemotherapy to Patients
A Detroit- area hematologist-oncologist pleaded guilty today for his role in a health care fraud scheme, admitting that he administered unnecessary chemotherapy to fraudulently bill the Medicare program and private insurance companies. According to court records, the scheme enabled the doctor to submit approximately $225 million in claims to Medica
9/16/14 - Episcopal Ministries to the Aging Inc. to Pay $1.3 Million for Allegedly Causing Submission of Claims for Unreasonable or Unnecessary Rehabilitation Therapy at Skilled Nursing Facility
Episcopal Ministries to the Aging Inc., a Maryland not-for-profit corporation that owns skilled nursing facilities, has agreed to pay $1.3 million to the government for submitting false claims to Medicare for unreasonable or unnecessary rehabilitation therapy purportedly provided by RehabCare Group East Inc., a subsidiary of Kindred Healthcare Inc.
9/16/14 - Health And Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) shall conduct Provider Certification Reviews (PCR), Individual Support... [TenderNews.com - Tenders (India)]
Health And Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shall conduct Provider Certification Reviews, Individual Support Plan utilization reviews and Service Coordination Performance Audits of CMS Home and Community Based Service. Health And Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services shall conduct Provider...
9/16/14 - Medicaid expansion will sting Utah's economy [Deseret News (UT)]
A new report published by the Federalism in Acton Project definitively shows that Medicaid expansion will reverse the recent post-recession growth in Utah's private sector. This means two things for Utah families: they will bring home less income and will suffer from the loss of private sector jobs. Medicaid expansion looks like a "free" way to exp
9/16/14 - Whistleblower suit filed against Abington Memorial [The Philadelphia Inquirer]
Sept. 16 A former billing manager at Abington Memorial Hospital has filed a whistle-blower lawsuit accusing the hospital of Medicare fraud and wrongful termination. The suit, filed last month in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, alleges that lab technicians were marking routine blood samples as urgent to keep the samples in-house and get paid
9/15/14 - 'We need to think about people not as a collection of ailments': Michaud unveils his health care plan [Bangor Daily News (ME)]
PORTLAND, Maine As part of a 10- point health care plan he unveiled Monday, Democratic candidate for governor Mike Michaud reiterated his support for expanding Medicaid to 70,000 uninsured Mainers and making investments in preventative health care programs. LePage, Republican lawmakers and their supporters have argued that past expansions of Medi
9/15/14 - 'We need to think about people not as a collection of ailments': Michaud unveils his health care plan [Bangor Daily News, Maine]
Sept. 15 PORTLAND, Maine As part of a 10- point health care plan he unveiled Monday, Democratic candidate for governor Mike Michaud reiterated his support for expanding Medicaid to 70,000 uninsured Mainers and making investments in preventative health care programs. LePage, Republican lawmakers and their supporters have argued that past expansi
9/15/14 - Alliance Life Sciences Sponsors Medicaid Drug Rebate Program Summit, Clarifies Bundled Sales Definition, Provides Strategies for Reducing Revenue Leakage
Visit Booth# 7, Sept. 15-17, 2014 and the ALSCG Blog. SOMERSET, N.J.& LONDON Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group, a global innovator that solves complex commercial problems, announces that it will sponsor the IIR 19 th Annual Summit on Medicaid Drug Rebate Program, Sept. 15-17, 2014, Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Chicago, Boot
9/15/14 - Are rising health care costs inevitable?
In the article "Evaluating Health Care Delivery Reform Initiatives in the Face of' Cost Disease'," Steven Thompson, PhD, University of Richmond, VA, Rajiv Kohli, PhD, College of William and Mary, Craig Jones, MD and Nick Lovejoy, Vermont Blueprint for Health, and Katharine McGraves-Lloyd and Karl Finison, Onpoint Health Data, analyzed claims by pat
9/15/14 - Can data motivate hospital leaders to improve care transitions?
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest What happens when you are hospitalized, but your outpatient doctor does not know? Or when you arrive at the office for follow-up care, but your doctor does not have the right information about your hospital stay? Researchers from Healthcentric Advisors collaborated with Rhode Isla
9/15/14 - Crist would consider bypassing lawmakers to expand Medicaid [Tampa Tribune, Fla.]
Sept. 15 TAMPA Charlie Crist says he believes there is "a good argument" that a Florida governor could expand the state's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act through an executive order, without approval by the Legislature, and he might seek to do so if he's elected governor. John Kasich of Ohio as an example of a governor who exp
9/15/14 - Data from J.D. Reschovsky and Colleagues Advance Knowledge in Medicare and Medicaid (Geographic variation in fee-for-service medicare beneficiaries'...
Reschovsky and Colleagues Advance Knowledge in Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest A new study on Medicare and Medicaid is now available. For more information on this research see: Geographic variation in fee-for-service medicare beneficiaries' medical costs is largely explained by disease bur
9/15/14 - Data on Medicare and Medicaid Described by Researchers at Stanford University (California Safety-Net Hospitals Likely To Be Penalized By ACA Value,...
Data on Medicare and Medicaid Described by Researchers at Stanford University. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Research findings on Medicare and Medicaid are discussed in a new report. A growing concern among health policy experts is that new Medicare policies designed to improve the quality and efficiency of ho
9/15/14 - ENGEL BILL WOULD IMPROVE INTRAVENOUS PATIENT CARE
Washington, DC- Congressman Eliot Engel, a senior member of the Subcommittee on Health for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Congressman Pat Tiberi introduced The Medicare Home Infusion Site of Care Act to close the Medicare coverage gap for home-based infusion care. Unfortunately, Medicare only covers infusion treatments in doctors' off
9/15/14 - Episcopal Ministries to the Aging Inc. to Pay $1.3 Million for Allegedly Causing Submission of Claims for Unreasonable or Unnecessary Rehabilitation...
Episcopal Ministries to the Aging Inc., a Maryland not-for-profit corporation that owns skilled nursing facilities, has agreed to pay $1.3 million to the government for submitting false claims to Medicare for unreasonable or unnecessary rehabilitation therapy purportedly provided by RehabCare Group East Inc., a subsidiary of Kindred Healthcare Inc.
9/15/14 - Episcopal Ministries to the Aging, Inc. to Pay $1.3 Million for Allegedly Causing Submission of Claims for Unreasonable or Unnecessary Rehabilitation...
WASHINGTON Episcopal Ministries to the Aging Inc., a Maryland not-for-profit corporation that owns skilled nursing facilities, has agreed to pay $1.3 million to the government for submitting false claims to Medicare for unreasonable or unnecessary rehabilitation therapy purportedly provided by RehabCare Group East Inc., a subsidiary of Kindred...
9/15/14 - Few comments submitted on Pence's HIP 2.0 proposal [The Times, Munster, Ind.]
Mike Pence's proposed Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 alternative to Medicaid expansion have less than one week to do so. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services set a Sunday deadline for public comment on the Republican governor's idea to substitute a high-deductible health insurance-like program for the no-cost Medicaid access envisioned by the
9/15/14 - Findings from Agency Healthcare Research & Quality Broaden Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid (Medicaid Admissions And Readmissions:...
Findings from Agency Healthcare Research& Quality Broaden Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid. We found that Medicaid readmissions were both prevalent and costly and that they represented 12.5 percent of Medicaid payments for all hospitalizations. According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "This analysis, conducted through the Medi
9/15/14 - Findings from Harvard School of Medicine Broaden Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid (Using administrative data to identify naturally occurring...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest A new study on Medicare and Medicaid is now available. Networks could form a rational basis for Accountable Care Organizations for defined populations of Medicare beneficiaries. " Using nationally representative claims data from the Medicare program for CY 2006 on 51 hospital refe
9/15/14 - Findings from W. Cabin and Co-Researchers in the Area of Medicare and Medicaid Reported (For-Profit Medicare Home Health Agencies' Costs Appear...
Findings from W. Cabin and Co-Researchers in the Area of Medicare and Medicaid Reported. 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 East Orange, New Jersey, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "For-profit, or proprietary, home hea
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