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5/25/17 - ALL's Petition to Secretary Price: Approve Texas Medicaid Waiver
Texas will file by the end of June a Medicaid waiver request to the Department of Health and Human Services to obtain Medicaid funding for its state-funded Healthy Texas Women program. American Life League's STOPP International program and other Pro-life advocates support the Medicaid waiver in concert with other actions taken by the Trump...
5/25/17 - AP FACT CHECK: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurance
Medicaid is clearly in line for cuts under President Donald Trump's budget despite assurances to the contrary from his budget chief. Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, while introducing the budget Tuesday: "There are no Medicaid cuts in the terms of what ordinary human beings would refer to as a cut. What President D
5/25/17 - B'nai B'rith Disappointed White House Budget Includes Deep Cuts To Low Income Housing For Seniors, Food Assistance Programs And Medicaid
B'nai B'rith International issued the following statement by International President Gary P. Saltzman and CEO Daniel S. Mariaschin:. B'nai B'rith International is disappointed over the drastic cuts to vital programs included in the White House's 2018 federal budget. Currently, President Donald Trump is proposing to increase Section 202 rent to 35 p
5/25/17 - Budget cuts include U.S. heart
It's called "A New Foundation for American Greatness" and would slash federal spending by $4.5 trillion over 10 years. The president does not touch the third rail of entitlement programs- Social Security and Medicare- but does cut $800 billion from Medicaid over the next 10 years. Another savings- $40 billion over 10 years- comes from not allowing
5/25/17 - CBO Round Two: Same Raw Deal for Kids & Families
Even though nearly 38 million children in the U.S. receive their health insurance from Medicaid- which the AHCA seeks to slash by $834 billion- the CBO again failed to provide an estimate of the impact the bill would have on children. If the intention is to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, why are lawmakers hell-bent on including cuts to
5/25/17 - Comptroller Lembo: CT Needs a Public Option and Medicare for All to Make Health Coverage More Affordable
As the Congressional Budget Office today releases estimates on the cost of the Republican health care plan that threatens health care coverage for millions in Connecticut and across the country, Comptroller Kevin Lembo is calling for an expansion of the federal Medicare program providing health care for seniors and a state effort to create a public
5/25/17 - Congressional Progressive Caucus Leaders Applaud Growing Support for Medicare For All
"The Congressional Progressive Caucus proudly supports the fight for Medicare For All in the U.S. Congress. With 111 cosponsors- a clear majority of the House Democratic Caucus- it is time for Congress to seriously consider the benefits of Medicare for All for every American. The Congressional Progressive Caucus is the largest caucus within the Hou
5/25/17 - Doing the right thing
Given the effectiveness and high esteem in which Medicare and Social Security are held by our nation s seniors, it is strangely paradoxical that Medicare for all as a choice for our nation s health care system has been for so long successfully mischaracterized by the insurance industry and extreme right-wing politicians as a devilish, un-Amer
5/25/17 - Health Coverage Options for Pre-Medicare-Age Spouses
When I retire in a few months at 65, and go on Medicare, what are my wife's options? Is there some kind of Medicare coverage for dependent spouses, or do we have to purchase Obamacare? Medicare, unfortunately, does not offer family coverage to younger spouses or dependent children when you qualify for Medicare.
5/25/17 - Iowa Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Urges an Employee of an Iowa Healthcare Provider to Call About Rewards If Their Employer Is Overbilling Medicare With Unnecessary Treatments
WASHINGTON, DC, USA, May 25, 2017/ The Iowa Corporate Whistleblower Center says, We are appealing to an employee of a healthcare provider in Iowa to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 for a discussion about potentially very lucrative whistleblower rewards-if their employer is routinely gouging Medicare by forcing patients to und
5/25/17 - Make the most of Medicare's drug coverage
Medicare offers prescription drug coverage to everyone with Medicare. Medicare subsidizes the outpatient drug benefit, generally paying about 75 percent of the program's costs. To find the stand-alone drug plans and the Medicare Advantage health plans with drug coverage available in your area, visit Medicare's "plan finder" at...
5/25/17 - Medicare Program: Announcement of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment (the Panel) Meeting on August 21-22, 2017
SUMMARY: This notice announces the annual meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment for 2017. The purpose of the Panel is to advise the Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services concerning the clinical integrity of the Ambulatory Payment Classification gr
5/25/17 - More businesses that want to be taxed
Medicaid provider taxes provide such an example, and reveal Medicaid's deep structural flaws. Provider taxes are an obscure part of Medicaid. Medicaid is a joint state and Federal program providing health insurance for low income, disabled, and some elderly Americans.
5/25/17 - New Medicaid Engagement & Retention Strategies Summit to Focus on How to Engage the Medicaid/D-SNP Community
This highly anticipated event will provide an intensive update on the latest strategies for understanding and engaging the Medicaid/D-SNP community.
5/25/17 - OIG Notes Va. Medicaid Information Security Vulnerabilities [Yemen News Agency]
An Office of Inspector General audit found the Virginia Medicaid Management Information System to have information security vulnerabilities. Virginia did not adequately secure its Medicaid data and information systems, which potentially compromised the integrity of its Medicaid program and could have resulted in unauthorized access to and...
5/25/17 - Oregon had no plan for checking Medicaid eligibility
The state is scrambling to finish verifying whether every Oregonian on Medicaid meets the criteria. SALEM- When Oregon expanded access to Medicaid in 2014, it had no system in place to perform the annual checks on recipient eligibility required by federal law. More than three years after the expansion was launched under the Affordable Care Act, the
5/25/17 - Sen. Heinrich Issues 10 Ways TrumpCare Leaves Rural America Behind
About 2.9 million rural Americans could lose health care by 2020, including many of the 1.7 million that gained coverage through Medicaid expansion. 2) Strips $839 billion from Medicaid. Over the next ten years, TrumpCare will unduly hurt rural hospitals, which rely on Medicaid for 11 percent of their payments.
5/25/17 - SHIP helps Hoosiers understand the mysteries of Medicare
If you are turning 65 or helping an older family member explore their health care options, understanding the mysteries of Medicare can be a daunting task. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program, also known as SHIP, is a free and impartial counseling program for Medicare beneficiaries in Indiana. The Indianapolis Recorder recently spoke with
5/25/17 - Texoma Community Center sees revenues in black for 2017 [Herald Democrat, Sherman, Texas]
May 24 Following a hard year in 2016, officials with Texoma Community Center reported that its funding is currently in the black for 2017. TCC CEO Daniel Thompson said the organization's revenues are currently over its expenses by $371,000 for the year while the organization ended last year with a $1.7 million loss. "With Medicare billing you ma
5/25/17 - The health of a hospital
When Arkansas expanded Medicaid in 2014, Mike Haynes signed up for health insurance for the first time in his adult life. "One income in the state of Arkansas is very tough when you're raising two children. In 2014, "paychecks were few and far between," he said, and he signed up for coverage under the state's Medicaid expansion, which offers cover
5/25/17 - Therapists, parents urge state officials to restore Medicaid money [Austin American-Statesman]
May 25 Concerned about planned cuts in Medicaid therapy services for disabled children, throngs of parents and therapists pleaded on Wednesday with state officials to reverse course. In the latest pounding for home health care aides and therapists, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission proposed the cuts after the Legislature in 2015 dire
5/25/17 - Wisconsin seeks to be first to drug test Medicaid applicants
MADISON, Wis. Gov. Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model.
5/24/17 - 10 Ways TrumpCare Leaves Rural America Behind
About 2.9 million rural Americans could lose health care by 2020, including many of the 1.7 million that gained coverage through Medicaid expansion. 2) Strips $839 billion from Medicaid. Over the next ten years, TrumpCare will unduly hurt rural hospitals, which rely on Medicaid for 11 percent of their payments.
5/24/17 - Albany Physician Pays $100,000 and Agrees to 15-Year Period of Exclusion from Medicare for Submitting False Claims
Michael Esposito has agreed to pay $100,000 for billing Medicare despite his exclusion from all federal health care programs, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian. In December 2016, Dr. Esposito entered into an agreement with the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to resolve allegations
5/24/17 - Analysts: Proposal could alienate supporters Analysts: Trump budget proposal could alienate core supporters
The Trump administration's first budget proposal runs the risk of alienating many of his core constituents, including in North Carolina, through proposed major cuts to Medicaid and other federal safety-net programs, economists and analysts said Tuesday. The Washington Post reported that the White House budget would add $616 billion in new cuts to M
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