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4/21/15 - Florida Senate to convene rare workshop on Medicaid expansion [The Miami Herald]
April 21 State Senate President Andy Gardiner, R- Orlando, is convening all members of the Florida Senate on Tuesday to discuss the precarious situation involving the healthcare budget. "Considering this uncertainty surrounding critical healthcare issues, I have asked Chair Lee to utilize the first portion of the final meeting of our Committee o
4/21/15 - Four Cancer Treatment Centers of America Hospitals Awarded Five-Star Quality Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Cancer Treatment Centers of America Global announced that four of its five hospitals were awarded Five-Star quality scores the highest possible rating by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services'. The Five-Star rating was awarded to just 251, or 7 percent, of the eligible hospitals. CTCA's fifth hospital, in Phoenix, was not rated becau
4/21/15 - Government Sues Skilled Nursing Chain HCR Manorcare for Allegedly Providing Medically Unnecessary Therapy
The government has intervened in three False Claims Act lawsuits and filed a consolidated complaint against HCR ManorCare alleging that ManorCare knowingly and routinely submitted false claims to Medicare and Tricare for rehabilitation therapy services that were not medically reasonable and necessary, the Department of Justice announced today.
4/21/15 - N.J. works to reduce delays in Medicaid applications [The Philadelphia Inquirer]
April 21 New Jersey lawmakers on Monday scrutinized the state's handling of thousands of low-income residents' Medicaid applications, as the Christie administration asserted it had made progress in reducing the backlog. Gov. Christie expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and 400,000 residents have gained health insurance through the...
4/21/15 - New AIS Database Tracks All Programs, Plans Serving the Dual-Eligible Community
Atlantic Information Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligibles Database, a brand-new, continually updated online subscription resource that focuses on care provided to the more than 9 million Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles in the U.S. who account for more than $300 billion in annual health care spending.
4/21/15 - New York Selects Xerox's Healthcare Technology to Modernize Medicaid
Release date- 20042015- NORWALK, Conn.- Xerox will work with the state of New York to update its Medicaid claims processing system to a next-generation technology platform that will help manage expanding Medicaid rolls. Given its very large and diverse Medicaid population, New York requires a modern technology platform to run the Medicaid program e
4/21/15 - Republican Policy Committee Obamacare is Hurting the Middle Class
Obamacare Is Hurting the Middle Class. S. Obamacare has cost the middle class money and freedom. Hard-working American taxpayers face a double whammy of higher health insurance premiums and higher taxes to finance Obamacare's complicated subsidy scheme and its irresponsible Medicaid expansion.
4/21/15 - Todd Fenton Joins ArroHealth as Senior Vice President of Client Solutions
Fenton will focus on sales strategies, nurturing ArroHealth's new and existing risk adjustment and HEDIS clients and business development and account management support for the Eastern United States. Fenton comes to ArroHealth with more than 20 years' experience in the healthcare marketplace. ArroHealth serves a nationwide clientele of Medicare...
4/20/15 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announces Comment Request on Information Collection for Submission for OMB Review
WASHINGTON, April 20 The Department of Health and Human Services published the following notice in the Federal Register from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services:. A Notice by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services on 04/20/2015. Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services.
4/20/15 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Announces Comment Request on Proposed Information Collection Activities
WASHINGTON, April 20 The Department of Health and Human Services published the following notice in the Federal Register from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services:. A Notice by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services on 04/20/2015. Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services.
4/20/15 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Seeks Comments on Prospective Payment System for Skilled Nursing Facilities for 2016
WASHINGTON, April 20 The Department of Health& Human Services published the following proposed rule in the Federal Register from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services:. A Proposed Rule by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services on 04/20/2015. Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services.
4/20/15 - Condor Capital Management's Take on Changes Coming to Medicaid Reimbursement Rates in 2015 [Jerusalem Post (Israel)]
Doctors, businesses, patients, and insurance carriers alike have had to adjust and adapt to the challenging and ever-changing landscape of the regulatory overhaul commonly referred to as Obamacare. For medical practitioners in particular, one of the more important topics relates to the Act's impact on Medicaid according to Ken Schapiro of Con
4/20/15 - Condor Capital Management's Take on Changes Coming to Medicaid Reimbursement Rates in 2015
Doctors, businesses, patients, and insurance carriers alike have had to adjust and adapt to the challenging and ever-changing landscape of the regulatory overhaul commonly referred to as Obamacare. For medical practitioners in particular, one of the more important topics relates to the Act s impact on Medicaid according to Ken Schapiro of
4/20/15 - Data from Brookings Institution Advance Knowledge in Medicare and Medicaid (Why the Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending Cannot Tell Us Much...
Data from Brookings Institution Advance Knowledge in Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Current study results on Medicare and Medicaid have been published. According to news reporting originating from Washington, District of Columbia, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "Examining the geo
4/20/15 - Data on Medicare and Medicaid Described by Researchers at University of Iowa (The relationship between altruistic attitudes and dentists' Medicaid...
In 2013, the authors sent a mixed-mode survey to all general dentists in Iowa assessing their current Medicaid participation and factors affecting participation, including attitudinal statements about altruism, the Medicaid program, and the government's role in providing access to dental care. " The news correspondents obtained a quote from the res
4/20/15 - Findings from University of Connecticut Broaden Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid (Impact of fee increases on dental utilization rates for...
Findings from University of Connecticut Broaden Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid. 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 Farmington, Connecticut, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "In 2008, Connecticut's Medicaid pr
4/20/15 - 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
4/20/15 - HealthPocket Study: Quality Inconsistent Across Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Plans
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Newswire/ Many seniors assume Blue Cross Blue Shield is a single company when in fact the BlueCross BlueShield Association licenses its brand to dozens of different insurance companies including publicly traded Anthem, Inc. Altogether, the Blue Cross Blue Shield companies provid
4/20/15 - Major New Research Study to Demonstrate Value of PET Scans In Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis [Global Data Point]
Participating providers will be reimbursed for the PET scans under the CMS Coverage with Evidence Development policy that requires research study participation as a condition of Medicare payment.&# x0D;. IDEAS is led by the Alzheimer's Association and managed by the ACR and American College of Radiology Imaging Network.&# x0D;. "The purpose of the
4/20/15 - Medicare Part D And Retiree Subsidy Services [TenderNews.com - Tenders (India)]
Medicare Part D And Retiree Subsidy Services. Tendering Authority: Arkansas Department of Finance And Administration. Tendering Authority Address: ADDRESS: Department of Finance And Administration PROCUREMENT 1509 West Seventh Street Room 300 Little Rock, Arkansas 72201.
4/20/15 - Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) for FY 2016, SNF Value-Based Purchasing...
SUMMARY: This proposed rule would update the payment rates used under the prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities for fiscal year 2016. In addition, it includes a proposal to specify a SNF all-cause all-condition hospital readmission measure, as well as a proposal to adopt that measure for a new SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program
4/20/15 - New Medicare and Medicaid Findings from University of New Mexico Described (Prediction models of Medicare 90-day postdischarge deaths, readmissions,...
New Medicare and Medicaid Findings from University of New Mexico Described. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Fresh data on Medicare and Medicaid are presented in a new report. For more information on this research see: Prediction models of Medicare 90- day postdischarge deaths, readmissions, and costs in bowel op
4/20/15 - New York Selects Xerox's Healthcare Technology to Modernize Medicaid
Xerox will work with the state of New York to update its Medicaid claims processing system to a next-generation technology platform that will help manage expanding Medicaid rolls. Under a $564.9 million, five-year contract with the New York State Department of Health, Xerox will implement its Health Enterprise solution, a flexible, adaptable and an
4/20/15 - Obama plans reception for overhaul of Medicare payment plan
President Barack Obama has invited Democratic and Republican lawmakers to the White House for a reception thanking them for their work on legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors. He said he would have lawmakers to the White House this week. Instead, doctors threatened to leave the Medicare program, and that forced Congress rep
4/20/15 - Owner of Home Health Care Agency Admits Fraud, Bribery, and Other Charges
District of New Jersey 645-2888. NEWARK, NJ The owner of a home health agency today admitted her role in a $7 million scheme to defraud Medicaid and engage in bribery, money laundering, and tax evasion, U.S. Krutoyarsky owned HHCH Health Care Inc., of Linden, New Jersey, which provided home health aides and health care services to New Jersey resi
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