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11/24/14 - Universal Health Coverage For US Military Veterans Within Reach, But Many Still Lack Coverage [Albany Tribune (OR)]
However, the authors of this viewpoint estimate that universal health coverage for veterans is within reach, thanks to the Affordable Care Act and its Medicaid expansion and subsidies for private health care. According to the authors, 87% of currently uninsured veterans could be eligible for health coverage through the Medicaid expansion, via the..
11/23/14 - Idaho Medicaid Dental Program Managed Care [TendersInfo (India)]
Tenders are invited for Idaho Medicaid Dental Program Managed Care Major organization: STATE OF IDAHO Address: 450 W State Street 9th Floor Boise ID, 83702 United States Country: United States Tender notice number: RFI15000279 Notice type: Tender Notice Open date: 2014-12-12.
11/23/14 - Justice recovered $6 billion from false claims cases in 2014, a small fraction of which came from contractors [Cihan News Agency (Turkey)]
The Justice Department recovered a record-breaking $6 billion from false claims cases in fiscal 2014. And yet, the amount that came from government contractors dropped significantly. Another $2.3 billion was paid for false claims against federal health care programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid. Of course, it's worth noting that fiscal 2013 was a
11/23/14 - Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor [TendersInfo (India)]
Tenders are invited for Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor Bid Opening Date: 09/01/2015 Available Date: 11/20/2014 03:39: 00 PM Pre Bid Conference: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Local Time 201 W. Preston Street, Lobby Level Conference Room L-3 Baltimore, Maryland 21201 Major organization: MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE
11/23/14 - State tightens Medicaid orthodontia spending [Walla Walla Union-Bulletin, Wash.]
Nov. 22 WALLA WALLA Washington state's policy for providing free braces for kids enrolled in Medicaid is beginning to straighten out, state health officials said last week. According to the state's Health Care Authority, in 2007 Washington spent $884,000 getting braces on the teeth of 1,240 poor kids in the state. Utt, owner of Walla Walla Orth
11/23/14 - United Healthcare's incorrect doctor listings causing confusion for Greater New Haven patients [New Haven Register, Conn.]
Nov. 23 NEW HAVEN Almost one year ago, the 1,200 practitioners in the Yale Medical Group, were kicked out of United Healthcare's Medicare Advantage network, which was later followed by elimination of Yale-New Haven Hospital as an option for the insurer's clients. Last year, he recalled the tearful goodbyes with longtime patients who had to look
11/22/14 - Immigration Action Leaves Health Coverage Gap [Cihan News Agency (Turkey)]
Kids can go to school without worrying that their parents will be deported and not be there when they get home, says Angel Padilla, a health policy analyst with the National Immigration Law Center. Under Obama's plan, newly protected immigrants will not be eligible for public health benefits such as Medicaid, the government's program for poor or di
11/22/14 - Md. health exchange enrolls 16,700 in first week [The Baltimore Sun]
Nov. 22 The Maryland health exchange has enrolled more than 16,700 people in private insurance plans and Medicaid during what was mostly a trouble-free first week for users of the new website. The marylandhealthconnection.gov site was so dysfunctional that the exchange board voted to ditch the technology in favor of code written for Connecticut.
11/22/14 - Medicare fraud fugitive arrested in Sunny Isles Beach [The Miami Herald]
Nov. 22 After months of hiding out in a Hialeah apartment during the day and cleaning office buildings at night, Luis Marin was arrested late Wednesday in Sunny Isles Beach for his role in what federal agents say was a $16.5 million Medicare fraud scheme. Though he never held a license, Marin posed as a physical therapist in a criminal ring that
11/22/14 - NY's poor gain from health insurance changes
NEW YORK A year into New York's operation of a medical insurance exchange, more than half of the people with new coverage qualified for Medicaid the federal program for the poor and many didn't know they were eligible until the push under the Affordable Care Act. Overall, 370,604 people were enrolled with commercial and nonprofit insurers,
11/22/14 - Thousands in NC to lose some federal health care subsidies [The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)]
Nov. 22 Thousands of health insurance customers in North Carolina will find out next month whether their subsidies have been reduced or canceled when customers receive their December bills. Blue Cross, acting on instructions from the federal Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, will adjust customer subsidies accordingly on December bills, sai
11/21/14 - 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
11/21/14 - Blue Cross Adds Medicare Options [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has introduced its suite of Medicare options for the 2015 open enrollment period. "We have a number of affordable options that fit any budget, from Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO plans, including our $0 premium PPO plan, Medex Medicare supplement plans and Part D Medicare Prescription Drug plans to Dental pl
11/21/14 - Boustany's 'Relentless Pursuit' Leads to Medicare Reimbursement for Local Hospital
Landry Hospital CEO Peter Savoy contacted Boustany's Washington office via email, saying: "Due to the negligent claim processing practices of Novitas/ Medicare, whether intentional or not, we have had to take funds from our savings/investments account... to enable our hospital to make payroll and meet our account payable obligations.... The bottom
11/21/14 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announces Medicare and Medicaid Programs
Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Application From the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities for Continued Approval of Its Accreditation Program for Organizations That Provide Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech Language Pathology Services. A Notice by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services on 11/21/2014.
11/21/14 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announces Town Hall Meeting on FY 2016 Applications for New Medical Services
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services published the following notice in the Federal Register from the. A Notice by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services on 11/21/2014. Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services.
11/21/14 - If We Want Doctors to Return to Medicare, it is Time to End the 'Doc Fix'
"Every one to two years, Medicare threatens to drastically cut what it pays physicians. This is a big factor in helping to drive doctors away from Medicare, "says Dr. In an op-ed for the Washington Examiner entitled "To bring doctors back to Medicare, fix the' Doc Fix'," Dr. Hogberg argues that it is time to end the physician cuts.
11/21/14 - Marketplace opens with ACA premium increases [Cihan News Agency (Turkey)]
Monroe insurance agent Roanita Jenkins, a certified health care reform specialist through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, has seen clients almost every 30 minutes since open enrollment began Saturday. She has seen some premiums increase by $20 a month while others jumped $80. Betty Cooper with North Louisiana AHEC said politics overshadowed
11/21/14 - Medicaid growth may aid 100,000 ; More eligibility has potential to add 3,000 jobs [Topeka Capital Journal (KS)]
Significant expansion of Medicaid eligibility in Kansas by the Legislature and Gov. The Kansas Hospital Association, which represents 216 health facilities and 127 full-service community hospitals, released a study offering insight into implications of broadening reach of Medicaid. Tom Bell, KHA president and chief executive officer, said researche
11/21/14 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Application From the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities for Continued Approval...
Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Application From the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities for Continued Approval of Its Accreditation Program for Organizations That Provide Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech Language Pathology Services. SUMMARY: This proposed notice acknowledges the receipt of an...
11/21/14 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Continued Approval of The Joint Commission's Ambulatory Surgical Center Accreditation Program
SUMMARY: This final notice announces our decision to approve The Joint Commission for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for ambulatory surgical centers that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A healthcare provider may enter into an agreement with Medicare to participate in
11/21/14 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Continued Approval of DNV GLHealthcare (DNV GL) Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Accreditation Program
SUMMARY: This final notice announces our decision to approve DNV GLHealthcare/ 1/ for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for critical access hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Medicare program, eligible beneficiaries may receive covered services i
11/21/14 - Medicare Program; Prior Authorization of Non-Emergent Hyperbaric Oxygen (HBO) Therapy
SUMMARY: This notice announces a 3- year Medicare Prior Authorization model for non-emergent hyperbaric oxygen therapy services in the states of Illinois, Michigan, and New Jersey where there have been high incidences of improper payments for these services. DATES: The model will begin on March 1, 2015 in Michigan, New Jersey, and Illinois.
11/21/14 - Medicare Program; Town Hall Meeting on FY 2016 Applications for New Medical Services and Technology Add-On Payments
SUMMARY: This notice announces a Town Hall meeting in accordance with section 1886 of the Social Security Act to discuss fiscal year 2016 applications for add-on payments for new medical services and technologies under the hospital inpatient prospective payment systems. The Town Hall Meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time and check-i
11/21/14 - NH asks feds for waiver on Medicaid [The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester]
Nov. 21 CONCORD The state has submitted a waiver request to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to allow the state to use private health insurance plans to cover newly eligible Medicaid recipients under the Affordable Care Act. Those eligible for Medicaid under expanded eligibility are currently on the state's Medicaid Manage
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