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5/27/15 - AIS Newsletter Offers Coverage, Analysis of New CMS Strategy on Monitoring MA Provider Access
The May 21 issue of Atlantic Information Services, Inc.' s Medicare Advantage News offers in-depth coverage of the new NMM tool, as well as analysis from industry experts on why CMS is moving in this direction. The changes coming to the NMM were announced at CMS's recently held annual spring Medicare Advantage and Part D conference and webinar.
5/27/15 - Kissimmee pastor jailed in Medicaid fraud case [Orlando Sentinel]
May 27 A Kissimmee pastor is in the Osceola County Jail on charges of swindling Medicaid out of $94,000 for mental-health care that patients never received, according to the state Attorney General's Office. Lynda-Lee Aikiema Gonsalves- Barnes billed patients as young as 8 months old, as well as her own employees' children and others who never sou
5/27/15 - Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program Information Sought by HHS
WASHINGTON, May 27 The Department of Health& Human Services published the following notice in the Federal Register from the Health Resources& Services Administration:. A Notice by the Health Resources and Services Administration on 05/27/2015. In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projec
5/27/15 - Owner of Los Angeles Medical Supply Company Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for $3.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme [National Iraqi News Agency (Iraq)]
The former owner of a Los Angeles- based medical supply company was sentenced today to seven years in prison for his role in a fraud scheme that resulted in $3.3 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare. Attorney Stephanie Yonekura of the Central District of California, Special Agent in Charge Glenn R. Ferry of the U.S. Department of Health and Hum
5/27/15 - Owner of Los Angeles Medical Supply Company Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison in $3.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme [FARS News Agency]
The former owner of a Los Angeles- based medical supply company was sentenced today to seven years in prison for his role in a fraud scheme that resulted in $3.3 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare. Attorney Stephanie Yonekura of the Central District of California, Special Agent in Charge Glenn R. Ferry of the U.S. Department of Health and Hum
5/27/15 - R.I.home-care program predicts Medicaid cost savings exceeding $2.7M [The Providence Journal, R.I.]
So with Governor Raimondo pushing her cost-cutting Reinventing Medicaid initiative, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island is eagerly touting what it says is the early success of a program begun just five months ago to address Medicaid subscribers with frequent and hefty medical bills. In January, the insurer, aware that 7 percent of the Medicaid
5/26/15 - BRIEF: Programs planned for working baby boomers [Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M.]
May 26 LAS CRUCES The City of Las Cruces Senior Programs invites the public to attend monthly presentations designed for working Baby Boomers. The next presentation will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St.. Larazin will discuss understanding Medicare, Medicare eligibility and enrollment, the parts of Medicare,
5/26/15 - Florida Senate develops new plan to use Medicaid money for health care expansion [Naples Daily News, Fla.]
May 26 The state Senate proposed an amendment Tuesday to it plan to use federal Medicaid expansion money to provide health care to 800,000 uninsured Floridians through health exchanges, a compromise designed to appeal to skeptical House Republicans and Gov. The proposed changes to the Senate plan, which is termed the Florida Health Insurance Exch
5/26/15 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 10691) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting on the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System to discuss preliminary coding and payment determinations for Durable Medical Equipment and Accessories; and Orthotics and Prosthetics revisions to the HCPCS. LOCATION: Centers for Medicare and Medicai
5/26/15 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 23007) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Medicare Evidence Development& Coverage Advisory Committee focusing on lower extremity peripheral artery disease. LOCATION: Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Main Auditorium, Baltimore, Md.. CONTACT: Maria Elli
5/26/15 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 26264) - Meeting
LOCATION: Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, Central Building, 7500 Security Boulevard, Main Auditorium, Baltimore, Md..
5/26/15 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 29711) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment, August 24-25. LOCATION: Auditorium, CMS Central Office, 7500 Security Boulevard, Woodlawn, Md.. CONTACT: Carol Schwartz, 410-786-3985, APCPanel@cms.hhs.gov.
5/26/15 - Hearing Notice: Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
Improper payments have been a persistent problem plaguing the Medicaid program. In Fiscal Year 2014, the federal government spent more than $300 billion on this vital program, but according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the improper payment rate for Medicaid was 6.7 percent, or $17.5 billion. Additionally, a recent Reuters repo
5/26/15 - Owner of Los Angeles Medical Supply Company Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison in $3.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
The former owner of a Los Angeles- based medical supply company was sentenced today to seven years in prison for his role in a fraud scheme that resulted in $3.3 million in fraudulent claims to Medicare. Attorney Stephanie Yonekura of the Central District of California, Special Agent in Charge Glenn R. Ferry of the U.S. Department of Health and Hum
5/25/15 - Data on Medicare and Medicaid Described by Researchers at Johns Hopkins University (Variability in Medicare Utilization and Payment Among Urologists)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest A new study on Medicare and Medicaid is now available. According to news originating from Baltimore, Maryland, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "To analyze variability in urologists' Medicare utilization and payment and estimate potential cost savings of standardized ser
5/25/15 - Findings from C. Trenholm and Co-Authors Broaden Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid (Enrollment and Disenrollment Experiences of Families Covered...
Findings from C. Trenholm and Co-Authors Broaden Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest New research on Medicare and Medicaid is the subject of a report. In addition, we combined the survey data with CHIP/ Medicaid administrative data to analyze coverage outcomes of children afte
5/25/15 - Legislature holds effective veto over Medicaid expansion [Montgomery Advertiser, Ala.]
May 25 For those pushing the state to opt into an expansion of Medicaid offered under the Affordable Care Act, it should seem obvious that Gov. Bentley reiterated Tuesday that he was not looking to enter into an expansion of Medicaid, though he has suggested in the past that he might look into it under certain conditions. Should Bentley ever chan
5/25/15 - Reports Outline Health Insurance Findings from S.M. Orzol and Colleagues (Program Churning and Transfers Between Medicaid and CHIP)
We used administrative data spanning a five-and-a-half-year period collected from 10 study states- Alabama, California, Florida, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Texas, Utah, and Virginia- to analyze the extent to which children return to the same program a short time after disenrollment and the extent to which transfers between Medicaid and Ch
5/25/15 - Studies from Urban Institute Add New Findings in the Area of Medicare and Medicaid (Children Eligible for Medicaid or CHIP: Who Remains Uninsured,...
Studies from Urban Institute Add New Findings in the Area of Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Investigators publish new report on Medicare and Medicaid. According to news reporting out of Washington, District of Columbia, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "To assess how many uninsured chi
5/25/15 - Therapy industry cries foul over Medicaid rate reductions [Austin American-Statesman]
Members of both the House and Senate last week adopted a rider to contain Medicaid payments to physical, occupational and speech therapists, which amounts to about $350 million in cuts, according to estimates by the Texas Association for Home Care and Hospice. Those representing therapists in Texas worry that reductions in Medicaid payments for tho
5/25/15 - Transamerica Announces May 20 Web Seminar on Medicare and Other Health Care Options in Retirement
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Transamerica announced that it will host "Health Care in Retirement: Medicare and Other Coverage Options," a free educational web seminar about the potential sources for health care coverage in retirement. This presentation is the second in a series of retirement planning web semi
5/24/15 - EDITORIAL: Kentucky example shows perils of Obamacare [The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City]
The latest evidence of such problems comes from Kentucky, the only Southern state to expand Medicaid under Obamcare and establish a state-based exchange for people to get subsidized insurance under the law. A report by the Kentucky Hospital Association, "Code Blue," determined that Obamacare has left Kentucky hospitals "facing billions of dollars i
5/24/15 - Molina Healthcare Plans Acquisition of Medicaid and MIChild Assets of HealthPlus in the State of Michigan [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
Molina Healthcare and HealthPlus of Michigan jointly reported that Molina Healthcare of Michigan, Inc., a subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the Medicaid and MIChild businesses of HealthPlus of Michigan and its subsidiary, HealthPlus Partners, Inc.. According to a release from
5/24/15 - Molina Healthcare to Acquire Medicaid and MIChild Assets of HealthPlus in the State of Michigan [Professional Services Close - Up]
Molina Healthcare and HealthPlus of Michigan jointly reported that Molina Healthcare of Michigan, a subsidiary of Molina Healthcare, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire certain assets of the Medicaid and MIChild businesses of HealthPlus of Michigan and its subsidiary, HealthPlus Partners. In a release, the Company noted that as a par
5/24/15 - OPINION: If Medicaid expansion was a relocating company [Montgomery Advertiser, Ala.]
I've written about Alabama's ignorant refusal of Medicaid expansion and participation in President Obama's health care reform. The mistake I made and to be fair, I wasn't alone in this was in how I presented the idea of Medicaid expansion. The idea he recommended for selling Medicaid expansion, and the one I should have used, went like this:.
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