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9/19/17 - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri Adds Saint Louis County Health Centers to Provider Network
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri announced that individuals enrolled in its Medicare Advantage plans have access to providers at three Saint Louis County Health Centers as part of its network of clinicians. The Medicare Advantage plans include the Health Maintenance Organization, Preferred Provider Organization, and Dual-Eligible Speci
9/19/17 - CHA Statement on Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill
The Children's Hospital Association issued the following news release:. Lindsay Graham, R- S.C., Bill Cassidy, R- La., Dean Heller, R- Nev., and Ron Johnson, R- Wis. Their legislation would slash funding for Medicaid, the nation's largest health care program for children, by one-third, reducing access and coverage for more than 30 million children
9/19/17 - Corker's Latest Health Care Bill Slashes Tennessee's Medicaid, Will Spike Costs
A new report from the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities reveals that the latest version of Corker's toxic health care agenda, Graham-Cassidy-Heller, would slash funding for Medicaid in Tennessee by $3.2 billion spiking costs and jeopardizing coverage for hardworking Tennesseans. The CBPP also found that Corker's bill would gut coverage for.
9/19/17 - EDITORIAL: Sanders' Medicare for all bill comes up short; show us the money [Mercury News]
Sept. 18 Bernie Sanders talks big, but the record shows that in his 25 years in Congress he has failed to deliver on any of his ideological proposals. And of the 16 Democrats who have piled onto Sanders' proposal, including California's Kamala Harris, none so far has added a plan to fund it. Lindsey Graham, R- S.C., and Bill Cassidy, R- La., are
9/19/17 - Health Lesson From Down Under
Health Lesson From Down Under. Bernie Sanders introduces a Medicare for All bill, it is a good time to reflect upon Australia s approach to the same. It is administered for about 5 cents on the dollar, compared with 20 cents on the dollar of cost plus profit for private insurance.
9/19/17 - Local column: The answer is, health care for everyone
Janice McGeachin's August op-ed left me with some questions, including, why doesn't Ms. McGeachin rail against Medicare too? Exactly what a future Lieutenant Governor McGeachin could do about fighting the ACA is unclear, since she could neither vote in the state Senate nor sponsor legislation. Nevertheless, presiding over the Senate does allow some
9/19/17 - McAuliffe criticizes new Senate health proposal
Terry McAuliffe estimated Monday Virginia would lose $1.2 billion in federal funding for its Medicaid program over the next seven years under legislation proposed in U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Those bills would have cost Virginia an estimated $790 million to $1.4 billion over seven years, primarily by replacing the current cost-
9/19/17 - Ohio Democratic Party Issues Statement on Mary Taylor's Plan to End Medicaid Expansion
The Ohio Democratic Party issued the following statement by Chairman David Pepper in response to Lt. Mary Taylor's announcement that she would end Medicaid expansion and force more than 700,000 Ohioans off their health coverage:. "Mary Taylor's plan to end Medicaid expansion which helps more than 700,000 Ohioans, many of whom are low-income work
9/19/17 - Owner of Durable Medical Equipment Company Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud
WASHINGTON- Emeka H. Chijioke, 40, formerly of Atlanta, Ga., and Nigeria, pled guilty today to a federal charge of health care fraud stemming from a scheme in which he defrauded the District of Columbia's Medicaid program out of more than $500,000. The guilty plea was announced by U.S. Attorney Channing D. Phillips, Andrew Vale, Assistant Director
9/19/17 - RAM Technologies to Sponsor and Exhibit at AHIP's 2017 National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid and Duals
RAM Technologies, Inc., the perennial leader in the development of enterprise claims processing software for healthcare payers is proud to sponsor AHIP's 2017 National Conferences on Medicare, Medicaid& Duals presented by America's Health Insurance Plans. The combined events are being held September 24th- 28th in Washington, DC. "AHIP is at the fo
9/19/17 - Rep. Gonzalez Leads Group of 70+ Lawmakers Urging Ryan, Pelosi, McConnell and Schumer to Immediately Address Medicaid Cuts
Vicente Gonzalez, D- Texas, issued the following news release:. Congressman Vicente Gonzalez sent a letter urging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan, and Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to address the impending cuts to the Medicaid Disproportionate Share pro
9/19/17 - Savvy Senior: How to find a better Medicare prescription drug plan
I have a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and my out-of-pocket spending is over $4,000 thus far in 2017. Dear Carol: You can change your Part D prescription drug plan during Medicare's open enrollment period, which runs from October 15 through December 7. They can also switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan, or vice versa
9/19/17 - Sen. Brown Anti-Fraud Effort Will Provide Seniors With New Medicare Cards Next Year
Sherrod Brown announced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will issue new Medicare cards to seniors without Social Security numbers to help protect seniors from fraud and identity theft. Currently, seniors' Social Security numbers double as Medicare ID numbers- putting this information at risk. In April 2015, the Senate passed the Medic
9/19/17 - US uninsured population is expected to decrease to 26.9 million individuals in 2021
The US uninsured population is expected to decrease to 26.9 million individuals in 2021, according to Healthcare Insurance: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. These and other key insights are featured in Healthcare Insurance: United States. employer-sponsored private insurance direct-purchase private insurance..
9/19/17 - Va. could lose $1.2B in Senate health plan Virginia estimates $1.2 billion hit to Medicaid program under latest Senate health plan
Terry McAuliffe estimated Monday that Virginia would lose $1.2 billion in federal funding for its Medicaid program over the next seven years under legislation proposed in U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Those bills would have cost Virginia an estimated $790 million to $1.4 billion over seven years, primarily by replacing the current.
9/19/17 - Virginia estimates $1.2 billion hit to Medicaid program Virginia estimates $1.2 billion hit to Medicaid program under latest Senate health plan
Terry McAuliffe estimated Monday that Virginia would lose $1.2 billion in federal funding for its Medicaid program over the next seven years under legislation proposed in U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Terry McAuliffe estimated Monday that Virginia would lose $1.2 billion in federal funding for its Medicaid program over the next sev
9/19/17 - Virginia estimates $1.2 billion hit to Medicaid program
Terry McAuliffe estimated Monday that Virginia would lose $1.2 billion in federal funding for its Medicaid program over the next seven years under legislation proposed in U.S. Senate to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Those bills would have cost Virginia an estimated $790 million to $1.4 billion over seven years, primarily by replacing the current.
9/18/17 - AJR study: Musculoskeletal extremity imaging use among Medicare population climbs sharply
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Leesburg, VA, Utilization rates among fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries for the four most common musculoskeletal extremity imaging modalities- radiography, ultrasound, MRI, and CT- increased significantly between 1994 and 2013, according to an article published ahead of print
9/18/17 - Amerigroup District of Columbia D.C. Awarded Contract to Serve the District's Medicaid and D.C. Healthcare Alliance Populations
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Amerigroup District of Columbia, Inc. received a notice of intent to award a new contract to Amerigroup D.C. by the Department of Health Care Finance to begin serving individuals who participate in the District of Columbia Healthy Families Medicaid managed care and D.C. Healthcare
9/18/17 - Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield Partners with Inclusa to Improve Care for Wisconsin Medicaid Members
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield and Inclusa are collaborating on a pilot program that will expand coordination services for Medicaid members throughout Wisconsin. "We believe this pilot program will positively impact Medicaid members by enhancing our care management and social se
9/18/17 - Claire McCaskill's Medicare Fraud Vacation Buddy
An investigative report in this morning's Kansas City Star details Claire McCaskill's longstanding relationship with shady Medicare fraudster Richard DeStefane. DeStefane recently settled with the Department of Justice, agreeing to repay $8.3 million to the federal government after an investigation showed that his nursing home company, Reliant Care
9/18/17 - Democrats have become socialists
When Bernie Sanders launched his bid for the Democratic nomination, he was often asked whether he, a democratic socialist, would actually become a Democrat. The Democrats have become socialists. This became official, more or less, Wednesday afternoon, when Sanders rolled out his socialized health care plan, Medicare for All, and he was supported by
9/18/17 - Does Sanders' single-payer plan have a shot?
Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" plan, unveiled last week, is an ambitious and enticing idea: a single, government-run health plan with generous benefits for everyone- just like most industrialized countries have enjoyed for decades. The Vermont senator has offered only vague estimates of what his plan would cost and a generic menu of tax increas
9/18/17 - Findings from Department of Pharmacy Provide New Insights into Medicare and Medicaid (Enduring enrolments in West Virginia's Medicaid programme due...
Findings from Department of Pharmacy Provide New Insights into Medicare and Medicaid. According to news reporting originating from Tulsa, Oklahoma, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "To assess frequency, duration and costs of Medicaid conversions that occur when severe injury causes patients to enrol in Medicaid to pay their hospital bills
9/18/17 - Findings from Vanderbilt University Yields New Findings on Medicare and Medicaid (First-dollar cost-sharing for skilled nursing facility care in...
According to news reporting from Nashville, Tennessee, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The initial days of a Medicare-covered skilled nursing facility stay may have no cost-sharing or daily copayments depending on beneficiaries' enrollment in traditional Medicare or Medicare Advantage. The news correspondents obtained a quote from the rese
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