Terry McAuliffe turned up the heat on the General Assembly to expand Medicaid coverage Monday, telling a gathering of health care officials "hospitals will close and people will die" if lawmakers fail to act. McAuliffe met with about 20 Bon Secours officials and employees, the mayors of Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk, and two General Assembly memb
Terry McAuliffe turned up the heat on the General Assembly to expand Medicaid coverage Monday, telling a gathering of health care officials "hospitals will close and people will die" if lawmakers fail to act. McAuliffe met with about 20 Bon Secours officials and employees; the mayors of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Hampton; and two General Asse
But as 1 p.m. Friday turned to 2 p.m. and then to 3 p.m., Denson sat in her office at Lexington's Bluegrass Community Health Center catching up on paperwork and answering the occasional call. Somehow, despite the efforts of both the clinic and the state, many people aren't aware that they might be able to sign up for Medicaid or low-cost private he
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North Carolina decided not to accept federal funds to expand its Medicaid program, which hospital leaders had hoped would cover more of the cost of care. Carolinas HealthCare reported that uninsured discounts, uncollectable debts and financial assistance rose to 10 percent of gross patient revenue in 2013, up from 9.5 percent the year before.
Yaniga's presentation will provide attendees with an overview of the types of exchanges now available, a frank assessment of how Medicare impacted and influenced them, an overview of what Americans who use the exchanges care about, predictions on the future, and what Medicare marketers should be thinking about and preparing for today in order to ma
March 11 LENOIR One day last year, Lilly Skok Bunch struck up a conversation with a patient who was picking up his medications at Lenoir's Helping Hands Clinic. The man handed over the $5 donation that Helping Hands, a nonprofit that aims to provide medical care for uninsured people who don't qualify for Medicare or Medicaid, suggests. He didn'
Halifax Hospital Medical Center and Halifax Staffing Inc., a hospital system based in the Daytona Beach, Fla., area, have agreed to pay $85 million to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to the Medicare program that violated the Physician Self-Referral Law, commonly known as the Stark Law, the Justice De
HealthCare Synergy customers will now have the option to use the ABILITY SaaS platform "myABILITY" for Medicare connectivity, as well as the advanced ABILITY| EASE for their revenue cycle management processes. It was an easy choice to select ABILITY to provide Medicare connectivity and revenue cycle management for our customers, "said David Crow, D
The Obama administration this week announced it would scrap much of a proposed plan to limit the types of antidepressants and other drugs seniors can get through Medicare Part D. The following statements from health care policy experts at The Heartland Institute a Chicago- based free-market think tank may be used for attribution. President
March 10 Humana plans to add more than 140 workers in South Florida including social workers, nurses and other medical professionals based out of its Miramar office to service Medicare and Medicaid patients. Last September, Humana was one of the healthcare companies selected by the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration to provide services
But now they are promoting one of its main provisions, cheap and federally subsidized private plans available through the law's insurance marketplaces, as a way to keep the state from acting on another part of the law, an expansion of Medicaid. We have a bad hand and worse hand and, for Maine, Medicaid expansion is the worse hand. " Maine, one of s
Tenders are invited for Medicaid Direct Billing Services Major organization: BEAUFORT COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT Address: 2900 Mink Point Blvd. Beaufort, SC 29902 Country: United States Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tender notice number: 14-015 Notice type: Tender Notice Open date: 2014-03-21.
March 11 BREMERTON A change in Medicaid coverage gave Timothy Foutz a glimmer of hope this year. Like thousands of other Medicaid clients in Kitsap, Foutz discovered dental care for low-income adults is frustratingly scarce. Only Peninsula Community Health Services, which offers dental care for adults on a limited basis, and perhaps one or two
The Obama administration is dropping a plan to alter Medicare drug coverage rules after it was panned by Congressman Joe Pitts and most of his colleagues on Capitol Hill. Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner alerted lawmakers Monday that her agency would not move forward with regulations lifting protected status from certain classes of prescription drug
Ellyn L. Sternfield, Of Counsel in the Health Law Practice of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky, and Popeo, P.C., will speak at the Advanced Forum on Healthcare Provider Disputes presented by the American Conference Institute. During this session, Sternfield will address the role of government and contract auditors in the Medicare and Medicaid re
March 10 JEFFERSON CITY Measures intended to require new working-age Medicaid recipients to participate in the workforce drew questions at a House committee hearing Monday. The proposal to require new enrollees who are not currently eligible for Medicaid to prove "workforce participation" garnered criticism from legal analysts and community adv
Erik Paulsen, R- Minn., has introduced legislation to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to "allow Medicare beneficiaries participating in a Medicare Advantage MSA to contribute their own money to their MSA." For more information about congressional legislation and services offered by Targeted News Service to track issues, key words or members
Dennis Ross, R- Fla., has introduced legislation to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to "permit rollovers from health savings accounts to Medicare Advantage MSAs." For more information about congressional legislation and services offered by Targeted News Service to track issues, key words or members of Congress who introduce or co-sponsor le
Mark Pryor, D- Ark., has introduced legislation to "protect the Medicare program under title XVIII of the Social Security Act with respect to reconciliation involving changes to the Medicare program." Sherrod Brown, D- Ohio, Jeanne Shaheen, D- N.H., Jeff Merkley, D- Ore., Al Franken, D- Minn., Brian Schatz, D- Hawaii, Tom Udall, D- N.M., Elizabeth
The Massachusetts Attorney General issued the following news release:. A Wellesley- based dental provider has been sued for allegedly overbilling the state's Medicaid program for more than $1.1 million of house calls to patients in multiple nursing homes, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today. The complaint against HealthDrive Corporation
Baltimore, MD Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced today that Maryland, joined by other states and the federal government, has secured a settlement resolving allegations that Genzyme Corporation triggered false claims to be submitted to federal and state health care programs for unapproved use of a "slurry" version of its Seprafilm adhes
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By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest The Cover Arizona Coalition, in coordination with federal agencies and more than 600 member organizations, will host enrollment events across the state on March 1 to help Arizona families find out if they qualify for Medicaid or the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest The West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association is urging legislators to approve an increase in the state's minimum wage only if they also increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for healthcare providers. "If you are considering running this bill, we urge you to consi