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4/24/14 - Amedisys Home Health Companies Agree to Pay $150 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Amedisys Inc. and its affiliates have agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false home healthcare billings to the Medicare program, the Department of Justice announced today. "It is critical that scarce Medicare home health dollars flow only to those who pr
4/24/14 - CNU student pollsters test Medicaid issue [Daily Press (Newport News, Va.) :: ]
April 24 NEWPORT NEWS There were 19 questions in all and when Betsy Comita finally got a fourth person to answer, out of the hundred calls she placed that night from the survey research lab at Christopher Newport University, the man rattled through in about two minutes. In the end, as in the scripted questions Comita had just read out, Kidd opt
4/24/14 - Colorado Awards HP $116 Million Medicaid Contract
Release date- 23042014- PALO ALTO, Calif.- HP Enterprise Services today announced the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has signed a $116.9 million contract for HP to implement a new Medicaid management system. HP will serve as the state's Medicaid fiscal agent to strengthen operations and support Colorado's healthcare reform.
4/24/14 - Doctor lands in prison in fraud case [The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, Va. :: ]
April 24 A Fredericksburg- area podiatrist was sentenced last week for making false declarations to a grand jury about her participation in a Medicare fraud scheme. Attorney's office in Massachusetts, Terrell lied to the grand jury about her role in falsifying patient medical records to induce Medicare to pay for claims for Orthofix bone-growth s
4/24/14 - Health insurance enrollment tops 60,000 in Clark County [The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. :: ]
The remainder of the local enrollees were for the Medicaid program, which provides health coverage for low-income adults and children. Of the 53,508 Clark County residents who enrolled in Medicaid through the exchange, about half are new to the program and half are previous Medicaid clients renewing their coverage, according to the exchange report.
4/24/14 - IDT911 (IDentity Theft 911) to Host Complimentary Webinar to Help Healthcare Companies Protect Seniors from Medical Identity Theft
Medical identity theft includes Medicare and Medicaid programs, where fraud is a growing concern. Fraudsters are using Social Security numbers to obtain medical care and submit fake billings to Medicare in your patients' namesresulting in improper payments, damage to a patient'scredit rating, and waste of taxpayer dollars. The exposure of their p
4/24/14 - Maine awards 3 contracts to broker Medicaid rides; firm at center of controversy loses out [Bangor Daily News (ME)]
AUGUSTA, Maine One of the companies at the center of a problematic transition for the state's nonemergency Medicaid ride program will not have its contract renewed, according to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. Coordinated Transportation Solutions, an Ansonia, Conn.- based company that also employs about 45 call center workers i
4/24/14 - Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange
Oregon would continue using its current technology for Medicaid enrollments, but not for people who are buying private policies. The website was supposed to go live Oct. 1, but Cover Oregon and the technology vendor that built it, Oracle Corp., have been unable to work out all the glitches. The state has spent nearly $7 million on the paper process
4/24/14 - Oxford Life Chooses EXL LifePRO as Strategic Policy Administration Platform
NEW YORK and PHOENIX, April 24, 2014/ PRNewswire/ EXL, a leading business process solutions company, announced today that Oxford Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of AMERCO, entered into an agreement to implement EXL's policy administration platform, EXL LifePRO . "Oxford Life wanted a platform that would support our strategic goals for the
4/24/14 - Partnerships Between Medicaid, Tumor Registries & Cancer Control Researchers [TendersInfo (India)]
Contract Awarded for Partnerships Between Medicaid, Tumor Registries& Cancer Control Researchers. Contract Signing Date: Jan 26, 2014 Contractor name: DANA-FARBER CANCER INST. Contractor address: 450 BROOKLINE AVENUE.
4/24/14 - Q1Medicare.com Shows How the Newly-released 2015 Medicare Part D Defined Standard Benefit Parameters Compare to Past Years
Q1Medicare.com now has the recently-released 2015 Medicare Part D prescription drug plan defined standard benefit parameters online, along with a chart illustrating how these coverage values have changed over the past years. The defined standard benefit parameters are released each year by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and set mini
4/24/14 - Sources Sought Notice - Medicare Administrative Contractor Jurisdiction M
Office Address: Department of Health and Human Services; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services; Office of Acquisition and Grants Management; 7500 Security Blvd.C2-21-15 Baltimore MD 21244-1850. Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services. This SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE is to determine the availability of potential small businesses who are able to provide
4/24/14 - United States : Colorado Awards HP $116 Million Medicaid Contract [TendersInfo (India)]
HP Enterprise Services today announced the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has signed a $116.9 million contract for HP to implement a new Medicaid management system. HP will serve as the state s Medicaid fiscal agent to strengthen operations and support Colorado s healthcare reform initiatives once the new system is implemen
4/24/14 - United States : HP bags $116.9 MILLION contract to implement new COLORADO Medicaid management system [TendersInfo (India)]
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has awarded a 5- year contract worth $116.9 million to HP Enterprise Services for the execution of a new Medicaid management system. HP Enterprise Services is the business and technology services division of Palo Alto, Calif.- based tech giant Hewlett-Packard Co.. The contract, which also
4/24/14 - upply of Medicaid Reimbursement [TendersInfo (India)]
Vendor No: 0000006186 Contractor name: PUBLIC CONSULTING GROUP, INC.. Contractor address: 148 State Street, Boston Massachusetts 02109. Implementing agency: The School District of Palm Beach County.
4/23/14 - AAHomecare: Medicare Patients Face Danger Going to Doctors' Offices [Health & Beauty Close - Up]
Dorena Hyatt of Meyersdale, Pa., has been disabled since the age of 12.. "My disability affected my legs and I am no longer able to walk," said Hyatt. Yet, Medicare required Hyatt's doctor to re-evaluate her need for the chair and confirm that the chair was broken.
4/23/14 - Amedisys Finalizes Settlement Agreement With Government
Amedisys, Inc., one of America's leading home health and hospice care companies, announced today that the company has finalized its previously announced settlement to bring to an end the civil investigation brought by the U.S. Department of Justice. Amedisys has fully cooperated with the DOJ civil investigation, which involved Medicare reimbursem
4/23/14 - Amedisys Home Health Companies Agree to Pay $150 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Amedisys Inc. and its affiliates have agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false home healthcare billings to the Medicare program, the Department of Justice announced today. "It is critical that scarce Medicare home health dollars flow only to those who pr
4/23/14 - Amedisys Home Health Companies Agree to Pay U.S. $150 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Amedisys Inc. and its affiliates have agreed to pay $150 million to the federal government to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false home healthcare billings to the Medicare program. The settlement was announced today by United States Attorney Zane David Memeger and the Department of Justice.
4/23/14 - Beshear says more than 413,000 Kentuckians signed up for health care in state exchange [Lexington Herald-Leader :: ]
Steve Beshear touted Kentucky's efforts to sign up people for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act and told its political critics, including U.S. Anyone can apply for Medicaid at any time. Asked about McConnell's remarks, Beshear said, "These critics continue apparently to sit in their own echo chambers and talk to each other, bec
4/23/14 - Colorado Awards HP $116 Million Medicaid Contract
Release date- 22042014- PALO ALTO, Calif.- HP Enterprise Services today announced the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing has signed a $116.9 million contract for HP to implement a new Medicaid management system. HP will serve as the state's Medicaid fiscal agent to strengthen operations and support Colorado's healthcare reform.
4/23/14 - Congressman Blackburn visits Results Physiotherapy Clinic to Discuss Proposed Healthcare Bills that would Affect Medicare Patient Access to a Physical Therapist
The April 14th visit focused on legislation that would preserve patient access to a physical therapist under the Medicare program. The first centered on a permanent fix to a flawed Sustainable Growth Rate formula and permanent repeal of Medicare therapy caps which arbitrarily obstruct some Medicare patients from obtaining necessary PT services beyo
4/23/14 - Corporate Whistleblower Center Is Urging Physicians To Call Them About Reward Programs If They Have Proof Of Medicare Upcoding Because Of A Recent Case Involving The DOJ
The Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "Its called upcoding, and it refers to healthcare professionals, and or healthcare organizations inflating their Medicare bills for government reimbursement. In December of 2013, the US Government intervened in a lawsuit against IPC The Hospitalist Co. Inc., and its subsidiaries, alleging that IPC submitted
4/23/14 - Fleming on Louisiana Medicaid Expansion Vote
Congressman John Fleming, M.D., released the following statement after the Health and Welfare Committee of the Louisiana State Senate voted against an effort to expand Medicaid in Louisiana:. Expanding Medicaid would have cost the state almost $2 billion over ten years, and would have pushed more Louisianians into a broken and inefficient program.
4/23/14 - Idaho Medicaid enrollment surges [The Idaho Statesman :: ]
April 22 The number of people on Medicaid in Idaho rose almost 6 percent since the launch of Idaho's health-insurance exchange last fall even though Idaho is one of the states that has not expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act. It's also because Idaho is now using federal systems to check information for Medicaid renewals, m
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