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7/30/15 - AARP Celebrates Medicare's 50th Anniversary
WASHINGTON, July 30, 2015/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Today AARP is pleased to commemorate the 50 th Anniversary of Medicare, the federal health insurance program for Americans age 65 and older, and younger people with certain disabilities and health conditions. "Medicare represents health security for all Americans," said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins.
7/30/15 - Anchorage doctor sentenced to prison in Medicaid fraud case [Alaska Dispatch News, Anchorage]
Shubhranjan Ghosh buried his face in his hands Wednesday as a judge sentenced him to three and a half years in prison for Medicaid fraud and tampering with evidence. Superior Court Judge Philip Volland handed down the sentence for the white-collar crime, explaining a penalty including only probation and restitution would send the wrong message to t
7/30/15 - Brown outlines Medicare act designed to lower prescription drug costs [The Lima News, Ohio]
Sherrod Brown on Wednesday outlined new legislation designed to improve Medicare by increasing access to more affordable prescription medications for seniors. The announcement was made in advance of Thursday's 50th anniversary of Medicare in the United States. "But there's much work left to be done to improve and strengthen Medicare and Medicaid s
7/30/15 - Florida drops Miramar company from HMO Medicaid plan [Sun Sentinel]
July 30 A Miramar company has abruptly lost its HMO contracts to provide home-care products to Medicaid patients throughout Florida. A spokesman for the Florida Agency Health Care Administration confirmed Wednesday that Univita Health would no longer provide home health durable medical equipment or intravenous therapy for the state's Medicaid...
7/30/15 - Medicare and Medi-Cal 50th anniversary: Programs help more than half of Valley residents [The Fresno Bee]
July 29 The central San Joaquin Valley is a good place for an assessment of Medicare and Medicaid on their 50th anniversary Thursday. A breakdown: More than 900,000 low-income children, adults and people with disabilities are enrolled in Medi-Cal; and nearly 253,000 older adults and disabled individuals are on Medicare. But health experts say Med
7/30/15 - Medicare, Medicaid key parts of public health [Tahlequah Daily Press, Okla.]
July 29 Medicare and Medicaid officially turn 50 this year, and both programs have affected Cherokee County citizens in different ways. Cherokee County Department of Human Services Supervisor Rebecca Roseberry said Medicare is a federal program managed by Social Security. Today, Medicare and Medicaid cover nearly one out of every three Americans.
7/30/15 - Over 190 Leaders Show Bipartisan Support of Medicaid on Program's 50th Anniversary
"For half a century, Medicaid has been a lifeline of support to countless millions of individuals and families across the United States," the letter says. Among those signing the letter: two former secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, three former members of Congress, two former directors of the federal agency that overs
7/30/15 - Philippines : President Aquino urged to request US government to continue medicare portability grant for Fil-ams [TendersInfo (India)]
Around 200,000 Fil-Ams consider living in the Philippines if they have Medicare here. According to the chairperson of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Welfare, US citizens who are residents of Guam, because of proximity to the Philippines, are allowed to obtain critical medical treatment in Philippine hospitals that meet Joint Commission
7/30/15 - Rep. King Introduces Bill on Planning Services Under Medicare Program
Steve King, R- Iowa, has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to exclude coverage of advance care planning services under the Medicare program." For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. King in Washington at 202/ 225-4426; or the district office at 1421 S Bell Ave., Ste. 102, Ames, IA 50010; 515/
7/29/15 - 2 Ypsilanti men convicted in $33 million Medicare scam [Detroit Free Press]
July 29 Two Ypsilanti men have been convicted in a $33 million- plus Medicare fraud scheme, in which they paid kickbacks to get patients to sign up with one of their home healthcare companies, sometimes for unnecessary services. They also faked documents to charge Medicare more than $33 million and Mehmood laundered money and stole from the U.S.
7/29/15 - 2 Ypsilanti men convicted in $33 million Medicare scam [Governance, Risk & Compliance Monitor Worldwide]
Two Ypsilanti men have been convicted in a $33 million- plus Medicare fraud scheme, in which they paid kickbacks to get patients to sign up with one of their home healthcare companies, sometimes for unnecessary services. They also faked documents to charge Medicare more than $33 million and Mehmood laundered money and stole from the U.S. Department
7/29/15 - 2 Ypsilanti men convicted in $33 million Medicare scam [Jordan News Agency]
Two Ypsilanti men have been convicted in a $33 million- plus Medicare fraud scheme, in which they paid kickbacks to get patients to sign up with one of their home healthcare companies, sometimes for unnecessary services. They also faked documents to charge Medicare more than $33 million and Mehmood laundered money and stole from the U.S. Department
7/29/15 - Advocates plan party to celebrate 50 years of Medicare, Medicaid [The Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.]
July 29 It's a birthday celebration for Medicare and Medicaid and, yes, there will be cake. More than 100 million Americans including senior citizens, people with disabilities, pregnant women, families with children, and low-income working Americans get health-care via Medicare or Medicaid, which completely covers preventive care in most ca
7/29/15 - Ahead of Medicare and Medicaid's 50th Anniversary, Brown and Kaine Lead Colleagues in Urging States Without Expanded Medicaid Programs to Act Now to...
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Ahead of the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, U.S. Sherrod Brown and Tim Kaine are urging the 19 states that have not yet decided to expand Medicaid to do so in order to give more than four million additional Americans access to affordable, comprehensive health care. "The creation of Medicare and Medicaid enhanced the l
7/29/15 - Ahead of Medicare and Medicaid's 50th Anniversary, Brown Celebrates Programs' Success
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Ahead of tomorrow's 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, U.S. "Medicare and Medicaid ushered in not only a new era in health insurance, but also a new era in civil rights. In July 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed into law legislation to establish Medicare and Medicaid.
7/29/15 - Amendment to Combined Synopsis/Solicitation - Design Build Contract for 5th, 14th, and 15th Floor Renovation for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals
Amendment to Combined Synopsis/Solicitation- Design Build Contract for 5th, 14th, and 15th Floor Renovation for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals. Office Address: General Services Administration; Public Buildings Service; Acquisition Management Division; 77 Forsyth Street, Suite T8 Atlanta GA
7/29/15 - Anthem Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results
Anthem, Inc. today announced that second quarter 2015 net income was $859.1 million, or $3.13 per share. Membership: Medical enrollment totaled approximately 38.5 million members at June 30, 2015, an increase of approximately 1.3 million members, or 3.4 percent, from 37.3 million at June 30, 2014. Medicaid enrollment increased by 940,000 members an
7/29/15 - Austin Doctor Heads to Prison for Health Care Fraud [National Iraqi News Agency (Iraq)]
Dennis B. Barson Jr., 42, has been ordered to federal prison following his convictions related to a conspiracy to defraud Medicare of $2.1 million in less than two months, announced U.S. District Judge Melinda Harmon, who presided over the trial, handed Barson, of Austin, a total sentence of 120 months in prison to be immediately followed by three
7/29/15 - BRIEF: Anchorage doctor sentenced in Medicaid fraud case [Alaska Dispatch News, Anchorage]
Shubhranjan Ghosh, an Anchorage physician originally charged with more than $1 million in Medicaid fraud, received a 3 1/ 2- year prison sentence Wednesday. Ghosh originally faced charges that he fraudulently billed more than $1 million to Medicaid over the course of about four years. Ghosh was the sole practitioner at Ghosh Psychiatric Services in
7/29/15 - Chairman Becerra: On Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid, We Must Continue the Fight for Future Generations
"It's just fifty years; Medicare is still very young. WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, joined Seniors Taskforce Co-Chairs Doris Matsui and Jan Schakowsky, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Joe Crowley to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicai
7/29/15 - CONGRESSMAN BECERRA: ON ANNIVERSARY OF MEDICARE AND MEDICAID, WE MUST CONTINUE THE FIGHT FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, joined Seniors Taskforce Co-Chairs Doris Matsui and Jan Schakowsky, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Democratic Caucus Vice Chair Joe Crowley to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. To Jan Schakowsky and Doris Matsui, our leaders whe
7/29/15 - Coordinated Care for the Sickest Medicare Patients
WASHINGTON, DC- Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers, John Larson, Tom Reed, and Kurt Schrader introduced legislation to explore how Medicare can better treat the most complex patients. These plans provide far more flexibility and breadth of coverage than traditional Medicare plans and will lead to better health. "This common sense, bipartisan l
7/29/15 - Crapo, Finance Republicans Press CMS Nominee on Obamacare Enrollment Safeguards
Washington, D.C.- Idaho Senator Mike Crapo is seeking answers from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after a recent report revealed that an alarming number of fake applicants were reenrolled for health coverage for 2015 through the federal Obamacare exchange, known as Healthcare.gov. In a letter to the acting administrator, Crapo,
7/29/15 - Detroit-Area Home Health Care Agency Owners Convicted in $33 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme [National Iraqi News Agency (Iraq)]
Two home health care agency owners were convicted today of various offenses based on their roles in a $33 million Medicare fraud scheme, announced Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade of the Eastern District of Michigan, Special Agent in Charge Paul M. Abbate o
7/29/15 - Durbin, Schakowsky Introduce Legislation To Increase Competition And Lower Costs In Medicare Part D
-During a week that marks both the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the 50th anniversary of Medicare, U.S. "For fifty years, Medicare has been not just a safety net, but a lifeline for millions of Americans," Durbin said. Introducing more competition for plans, and giving Medicare the authority to negotiate on behalf of
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