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7/28/17 - Alabama Medicaid pulls plug on transformation that was supposed to save money
MONTGOMERY Citing pending federal changes to Medicaid funding, Alabama Medicaid Commissioner Stephanie Azar on Thursday announced the state is abandoning its plan to overhaul the delivery of the health insurance program for the poor. Azar cited major changes in federal regulations, funding considerations and the potential for new opportunities for.
7/28/17 - Alabama Medicaid to Pursue an Alternative to Regional Care Organizations
The Alabama Medicaid Agency issued the following news:. Alabama Medicaid Commissioner Stephanie Azar announced Thursday that in light of known federal administration changes and potential congressional adjustments the Alabama Medicaid Agency will pursue an alternative to the Regional Care Organization initiative to transform the Medicaid...
7/28/17 - Cassidy-Graham Amendment Would Cut Hundreds of Billions From Coverage Programs, Cause Millions to Lose Health Insurance
Senators Bill Cassidy and Lindsey Graham have introduced an amendment to the GOP health bill that they describe as focused on state flexibility and equalizing payments across states rather than cuts. The proposal would block grant and sharply cut federal funding for Medicaid expansion and marketplace subsidies, while retaining the Senate bill's...
7/28/17 - Children's Hospitals' Patient Families to Congress: Protect Medicaid for Children and Reject the BCRA - a Bad Bill for Kids
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Children's hospitals' patients, many with complex medical conditions, and their families will meet with members of Congress this week during Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day, July 12-13, 2017. Chief among their priorities is to implore Congress to protect health care coverage for
7/28/17 - Colyer poised to become governor during key time in health care debate [The Wichita Eagle]
The path Colyer forges on health policy in Kansas would carry consequences for hundreds of thousands of Kansans and help determine his political fortunes. The transition would likely happen at a delicate time for health care in Kansas. At the same time, Congress is in the middle of an epic battle over health care and substantial changes to Medica
7/28/17 - Findings from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Broadens Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid (The value transformation of health care: Impact...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Investigators publish new report on Medicare and Medicaid. According to news reporting out of Boston, Massachusetts, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Beginning in 2017, most physicians who participate in Medicare are subject to the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act
7/28/17 - Findings from University of Maryland Broaden Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid (How Low-Income Subsidy Recipients Respond to Medicare Part D...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Investigators publish new report on Medicare and Medicaid. According to news reporting originating from Baltimore, Maryland, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "To determine the magnitude and mechanisms of response to Medicare Part D cost sharing by low-income subsidy...
7/28/17 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 27708) - Meeting
LOCATION: Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Central Building, Baltimore, Md..
7/28/17 - Higgins suggests opening Medicare to those over 50 [The Buffalo News, N.Y.]
July 28 WASHINGTON People who are 50 and older would be able to buy into Medicare, the government-run health insurance plan for seniors, under legislation unveiled Thursday by Rep. Brian Higgins of Buffalo and several of his Democratic House colleagues. Joe Courtney, a Connecticut Democrat who joined Higgins in introducing the bill, agreed.
7/28/17 - Hospitals that spend more initially yield better outcomes
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Hospitals that spend more on initial care following patient emergencies have better outcomes than hospitals that spend less at first and rely more on additional forms of long-term care, according to a new study co-authored by MIT economists. The co-authors are Doyle; John A. Graves, an
7/28/17 - House Democrats Celebrate the 52nd Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid
Today, House Democrats, led by the Seniors Task Force, the Democratic Women's Working Group, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi marked the 52nd anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid with an anniversary party in the U.S. Capitol. Our celebration is especially important this year, with Republicans th
7/28/17 - How do Medicaid enrollees feel about their health care?
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News A new research letter published by JAMA Internal Medicine found that Medicaid enrollees were generally satisfied with their coverage and most reported being able to get the care they needed. Michael L. Barnett, M.D., M.S., and Benjamin D. Sommers, M.D., Ph.D., of the Harvard T.H. Chan
7/28/17 - Investigators from Quinnipiac University Release New Data on Medicare and Medicaid (Description and Impact Evaluation of a Statewide Collaboration to...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Researchers detail new data in Medicare and Medicaid. According to news reporting originating in North Haven, Connecticut, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "This article describes how a Medicare-funded Quality Improvement Organization collaborated with a hospital associati
7/28/17 - Local activist pushes Single Payer amidst health care debate
Joliet resident Clarice Hearn says despite battling cancer twice, needing treatment for nerve damage and walking with a cane, she considers herself lucky. That's because while she racked up over $100,000 in health care bills, she only paid 5 percent because of Medicare. Bill Foster, D- Naperville, she said she was doing it for those not as fortunat
7/28/17 - Medicaid Program; State Disproportionate Share Hospital Allotment Reductions
SUMMARY: The Affordable Care Act requires aggregate reductions to state Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital allotments annually beginning with fiscal year 2018. You may mail written comments to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-2394-P, P.O.
7/28/17 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2018 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update and Proposed CY 2019 Case-Mix Adjustment Methodology...
SUMMARY: This proposed rule updates the home health prospective payment system payment rates, including the national, standardized 60- day episode payment rates, the national per-visit rates, and the non-routine medical supply conversion factor, effective for home health episodes of care ending on or after January 1, 2018. This rule proposes case-m
7/28/17 - Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs: Announcement of the Extension of Temporary Moratoria on Enrollment of Part B...
SUMMARY: This document announces the extension of statewide temporary moratoria on the enrollment of new Medicare Part B non-emergency ground ambulance providers and suppliers and Medicare home health agencies, subunits, and branch locations in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, as applicable, to prevent and combat fr
7/28/17 - New Medicare and Medicaid Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at PhRMA (Redaction of Substance Abuse Claims in Medicare Research...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News A new study on Medicare and Medicaid is now available. According to news reporting originating in Washington, District of Columbia, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "To assess the impact of substance abuse claims redaction on Medicare spending estimates for beneficiaries w
7/28/17 - PCMA Challenges North Dakota Health Mandates that Undermine Patient Safety, Increase Prescription Drug Costs
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News The Pharmaceutical Care Management Association has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging two North Dakota laws that threaten patient safety and will increase prescription drug costs for the state's employers, consumers, and Medicare enrollees. PBMs administer prescription drug p
7/28/17 - Rep. Bishop Supports Medicare Part B Improvement Act
Mike Bishop, R- Mich., issued the following speech, which was published in the Congressional Record on July 26, supporting the Medicare Part B Improvement Act:. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of H.R. 3178, the Medicare Part B Improvement Act. In particular, a provision within this bill, spearheaded by Representative GT Thompson, Mike T
7/28/17 - Rep. Tim Ryan Joins Reps. Higgins, Larson, and Courtney to Introduce New Medicare Buy-In Legislation
Tim Ryan, D- Ohio, issued the following news release:. Congressman Tim Ryan today joined Reps. Brian Higgins, John Larson, and Joe Courtney in announcing introduction of the "Medicare Buy-In and Healthcare Stabilization Act", a bill that improves on the successes of the Medicare program and provides middle-age Americans a new option for affordable,
7/28/17 - Report Summarizes Medicare and Medicaid Study Findings from Virginia Commonwealth University (Medicaid Disenrollment and Disparities in Access to...
Report Summarizes Medicare and Medicaid Study Findings from Virginia Commonwealth University. Financial support for this research came from Virginia Commonwealth University. Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Virginia Commonwealth University, "We examined the effects of Medicaid disenrollment on access to care among adults
7/28/17 - Reps. Higgins, Larson, Courtney Announce New Legislation That Makes Medicare Buy-In Option for Americans Ages 50-64
Brian Higgins, D- N.Y., issued the following news release:. Brian Higgins, John Larson and Joe Courtney are announcing introduction of the "Medicare Buy-In and Healthcare Stabilization Act", a bill that improves on the successes of the Medicare program and provides middle-age Americans a new option for affordable, quality healthcare. Congress appro
7/28/17 - Sen. Cortez Masto Files Amendment to Remove Cuts to Medicaid From Trumpcare Bill
Catherine Cortez Masto, D- Nev., issued the following statement on filing her first official floor amendment as a Senator, an amendment to the latest Trumpcare bill that will remove all language that proposes cuts to Medicaid:. "Hundreds of thousands of low-income Nevada families, women, seniors, children, veterans and people with disabilities ben
7/28/17 - Sen. Johnson Offers Amendments to Make Congress Play by Its Own Rules, Strengthen Medicaid
Ron Johnson, R- Wis., issued the following news release:. In remarks on the Senate floor today, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson spoke about the harm Obamacare's failures have caused Wisconsinites, and he outlined two amendments he is offering to end Congress' special exemption from Obamacare, and to sustain traditional Medicaid for future generations.
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