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4/23/14 - AAHomecare: Medicare Patients Face Danger Going to Doctors' Offices [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
Dorena Hyatt of Meyersdale, Pa., has been disabled since the age of 12.. "My disability affected my legs and I am no longer able to walk," said Hyatt. Yet, Medicare required Hyatt's doctor to re-evaluate her need for the chair and confirm that the chair was broken.
4/23/14 - Amedisys Finalizes Settlement Agreement With Government
Amedisys, Inc., one of America's leading home health and hospice care companies, announced today that the company has finalized its previously announced settlement to bring to an end the civil investigation brought by the U.S. Department of Justice. Amedisys has fully cooperated with the DOJ civil investigation, which involved Medicare reimbursem
4/23/14 - Beshear says more than 413,000 Kentuckians signed up for health care in state exchange [Lexington Herald-Leader :: ]
Steve Beshear touted Kentucky's efforts to sign up people for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act and told its political critics, including U.S. Anyone can apply for Medicaid at any time. Asked about McConnell's remarks, Beshear said, "These critics continue apparently to sit in their own echo chambers and talk to each other, bec
4/23/14 - Colorado Awards HP $116 Million Medicaid Contract
Release date- 22042014- PALO ALTO, Calif.- HP Enterprise Services today announced the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has signed a $116.9 million contract for HP to implement a new Medicaid management system. HP will serve as the state's Medicaid fiscal agent to strengthen operations and support Colorado's healthcare reform.
4/23/14 - Congressman Blackburn visits Results Physiotherapy Clinic to Discuss Proposed Healthcare Bills that would Affect Medicare Patient Access to a Physical Therapist
The April 14th visit focused on legislation that would preserve patient access to a physical therapist under the Medicare program. The first centered on a permanent fix to a flawed Sustainable Growth Rate formula and permanent repeal of Medicare therapy caps which arbitrarily obstruct some Medicare patients from obtaining necessary PT services beyo
4/23/14 - Corporate Whistleblower Center Is Urging Physicians To Call Them About Reward Programs If They Have Proof Of Medicare Upcoding Because Of A Recent Case Involving The DOJ
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Its called upcoding, and it refers to healthcare professionals, and or healthcare organizations inflating their Medicare bills for government reimbursement. In December of 2013, the US Government intervened in a lawsuit against IPC The Hospitalist Co. Inc., and its subsidiaries, alleging that IPC submitted
4/23/14 - Idaho Medicaid enrollment surges [The Idaho Statesman :: ]
April 22 The number of people on Medicaid in Idaho rose almost 6 percent since the launch of Idaho's health-insurance exchange last fall even though Idaho is one of the states that has not expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act. It's also because Idaho is now using federal systems to check information for Medicaid renewals, m
4/23/14 - Jesse Jackson implores St. Louis clergy to 'go to Jefferson City' for Medicaid expansion [St. Louis Post-Dispatch :: ]
Jesse Jackson Tuesday met with religious leaders in a St. Louis church basement to encourage them to "go to Jefferson City" and fight for Medicaid expansion in Missouri. Jackson also confirmed he is laying groundwork for a new St. Louis chapter of his Rainbow PUSH Coalition. The noon event is being organized by St. Louis activists to pressure state
4/23/14 - Man gets 3 years in Medicaid fraud case [The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va. :: ]
April 23 An Orange County man will serve three years in prison for a yearlong scheme that defrauded the Medicaid system of more than $18,000. He pleaded guilty in February to two counts of Medicaid fraud, two counts of obtaining money by false pretenses and one count of burglary. According to Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Adam Ward, Fincham w
4/23/14 - Modification/Amendment - Open and Continuous Medicare Solicitation FY 2014
Location: Department of Veterans Affairs, Minneapolis VAMC, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Classification Code: Q- Medical services. Subject: Open and Continuous Medicare Solicitation FY 2014.
4/23/14 - Report: Prescription drug monitoring program should be open to third-party insurers, including Medicaid [The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City :: ]
April 23 If insurance companies and state Medicaid agencies had access to state prescription drug monitoring programs, they could use the data to help prevent prescription drug overdoses and deaths, according to a study released Tuesday. In many states, including Oklahoma, third-party payers such as health insurance companies and the state's Me
4/23/14 - State lawmakers to reconvene but not likely for long [The Virginian-Pilot :: ]
April 23 RICHMOND Fractious Virginia lawmakers gathering at the State Capitol today can respond to Gov. Chris Jones, R- Suffolk, said ahead of the reconvene session. "There's no consistency in that approach," said Jones, a key player in a budget standoff over enrolling thousands of low-income Virginians into private insurance subsidized with f
4/23/14 - Teague Campbell Partner Named a Keynote Speaker at NBI's Medicare Seminar
Teague Campbell is pleased to announce partner Daniel Hayes, a member of the firm's Asheville office, will be the keynote speaker at National Business Institute's seminar "Medicare Set-Asides in Workers' Compensation" on Monday, August 11, 2014, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He is author of the article 2007 South Carolina Workers' Compensation Reform Act: A
4/23/14 - Tennessee Democrats say failure of Medicaid expansion overshadowed legislative accomplishments [The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn. :: ]
April 22 NASHVILLE Tennessee legislative Democrats said Tuesday that their biggest disappointment in the 2014 legislative session was the failure to expand Medicaid to cover more of the state's uninsured working poor. House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh said the $1 billion a year in new federal health care money that expansion would have sen
4/23/14 - UPDATE: Amedisys Reports Finalized Settlement with Gov't, Will Fund Settlement with Cash on Hand, Credit Facility
Amedisys, Inc., one of America's leading home health and hospice care companies, announced today that the company has finalized its previously announced settlement to bring to an end the civil investigation brought by the U.S. Department of Justice. Amedisys has fully cooperated with the DOJ civil investigation, which involved Medicare reimbursemen
4/23/14 - Whistle Blowers Make Amedisys Pay $150 Million to Settle Medicare Fraud Cases
Amedisys, Inc. has agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government to settle claims for violating the false claims act and anti-kickback laws through "improper financial relationships and false billing" according to Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Raven and Curtis also accused Amedisy
4/22/14 - Beshear says more than 413,000 Kentuckians signed up for health care in state exchange [Lexington Herald-Leader :: ]
Steve Beshear touted Kentucky's efforts Tuesday to sign up people for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act and told its political critics, including U.S. Anyone can apply for Medicaid at any time. Asked about McConnell's remarks, Beshear said, "These critics continue apparently to sit in their own echo chambers and talk to each ot
4/22/14 - Cable TV Advertising for Low Income Subsidy & Medicare Savings [TendersInfo (India)]
Tenders are invited for Cable TV Advertising for Low Income Subsidy& Medicare Savings Major organization: STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA Address: 1201 Mail Service Center City: Raleigh, NC 27699-1201 Attn: Wendy Holland Country: United States Email: wendy.holland@ncdoi.gov Tender notice number: 12-001094 Notice type: Tender Notice Open date: 2014-05-21.
4/22/14 - Campbell on Medicaid Suit Appeal: 'The Decision Today Does Not Take Anything Away from the Progress We Made'
Arizona State House Democrats issued the following news release: House Minority Leader Chad Campbell, D- Phoenix, released this statement after the Court of Appeals decided that a group of Republican legislators can continue to pursue their lawsuit against Medicaid expansion. "Last year, when a bipartisan group of legislators worked together to pa
4/22/14 - Colorado Awards HP $116 Million Medicaid Contract
HP Enterprise Services today announced the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has signed a $116.9 million contract for HP to implement a new Medicaid management system. HP will serve as the state's Medicaid fiscal agent to strengthen operations and support Colorado's healthcare reform initiatives once the new system is implemen
4/22/14 - Colorado Awards HP $116 Million Medicaid Contract; HP to implement 15th interChange Medicaid system, serve as state's Medicaid fiscal agent
PALO ALTO, Calif. HP Enterprise Services today announced the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has signed a $116.9 million contract for HP to implement a new Medicaid management system. HP will serve as the state's Medicaid fiscal agent to strengthen operations and support Colorado's healthcare reform initiatives once the ne
4/22/14 - Correction: Illinois Medicaid-Overpayments story
The state continues to have a contract with Maximus for some services, but, effective May 1, state employees will work with the company to verify Medicaid eligibility. APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12 M for Illinois dead. The heads of the departments of Healthcare and Family Services and Human Services, the two state agencies involved with Medicaid p
4/22/14 - Hooper, Lundy & Bookman Files Suit on Behalf of California Clinical Labs and Medicare Patient to Prevent Medicare From Denying Patients Coverage for Vital Laboratory Tests
The national law firm of Hooper, Lundy& Bookman, PC, on April 18, 2014 filed a complaint on behalf of the California Clinical Laboratory Association and a Medicare beneficiary against the U.S. Department of Health& Human Services, charging that Medicare Administrative Contractors continue to develop and apply Local Coverage Determinations that resu
4/22/14 - HP Enterprise Services Awarded $116M Medicaid Contract
HP Enterprise Services today announced the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has signed a $116.9 million contract for HP to implement a new Medicaid management system. HP will serve as the state's Medicaid fiscal agent to strengthen operations and support Colorado's healthcare reform initiatives once the new system is implemen
4/22/14 - ICYMI: Roskam Touts PRIME Act, Legislation to Combat Medicare Fraud with Greta Van Susteren
Last night, Congressman Peter Roskam was on FOX News' On the Record with Greta Van Susteren to talk about Illinois' Medicaid program that paid out $12 million in claims to dead people, and the national problem of Medicare fraud, waste and abuse. Roskam's PRIME Act would increase data sharing between Medicare and Medicaid and use modern technology t
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