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12/3/16 - EDITORIAL: Readers suggest changes in the Affordable Care Act [The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville]
Dec. 03 With a new president and a Republican Congress, it is apparent that the Affordable Care Act is going to be reformed in some way. Even the president and Hillary Clinton have agreed that changes need to be made. Those families with a higher income should have a rate similar to the cost of Medicare monthly.
12/3/16 - Patty Murray, other Senate Dems prepare to fight Trump's nominees [The Seattle Times]
Patty Murray is sounding an alarm over how the Cabinet picks of President-elect Donald Trump could roll back health-care laws, restrict abortion and even privatize Medicare. But Murray and other Senate Democrats may not be able to do much to obstruct Trump nominees in part because of a change to filibuster rules Democrats themselves put in place
12/3/16 - Prosecutors want option to pursue Medicaid fraud charges [The Santa Fe New Mexican]
The Attorney General's Office and the U.S. Attorney's Office made the request in a motion filed Nov. 3 with District Judge Martha Vsquez. It isn't clear, however, whether either office is investigating UnitedHealth Group or its subsidiaries, including OptumHealth New Mexico, which formerly was under contract by the state to process Medicaid and n
12/2/16 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
SUMMARY: The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each pr
12/2/16 - Area public health experts make case for federal health programs [The Baltimore Sun]
It's not yet clear what will happen to Medicare, Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and other programs, but the experts said the appointment of Georgia Republican Rep. A panel of policy experts largely supportive of the health programs gathered this week at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and said large groups of people could be
12/2/16 - Attorney General Pruitt Announces Guilty Pleas in Medicaid Fraud Cases [FARS News Agency]
Assumpta Lange, 37, of Norman, worked as a behavioral health professional providing counseling services to Medicaid recipients. Lange billed Medicaid for services she claimed to have performed in the United States when she was actually travelling abroad, adding up to more than $12,000 in Medicaid costs. Lange pleaded guilty to two counts of Medicai
12/2/16 - Buzzing Stocks: Shilpa Medicare, AXISCADES Engineering gain, while Tata Motors, Atul Auto fall [India Infoline News Service]
Check out the most important and latest stock news from NSE and BSE. Bharat Forge dropped 1.3%. Bharat Forge has completed acquisition of Walker Forge Tennessee LLC and PMT Holdings Inc., USA through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Bharat Forge America Inc., USA, on December 1, 2016, for a total consideration of $14 million. The company has registered
12/2/16 - Doctors Group Calls on Trump to Rescind Nominations of Price, Verma to Health Care Posts
Physicians for a National Health Program issued the following statement by President Dr Robert Zarr:. "Physicians for a National Health Program decries President-elect Donald Trump's plans to appoint Rep. And even as he would cut public health programs, Medicaid and Medicare, he would work to lower taxes on the wealthy.
12/2/16 - Enrollment under health law ahead of last year
Enrollment for 2017 individual health insurance through the Affordable Care Act is running ahead of last year in Nebraska, Iowa and nationally, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services said Thursday. The agency, which handles the government program also known as Obamacare, said 23,096 people enrolled in Nebraska since open enrollment began Nov.
12/2/16 - House reform package includes Murphy's mental health bill, Rothfus' Medicare provision [Beaver County Times, Pa.]
Dec. 01 A comprehensive health care and medical package that easily passed the U.S House on Wednesday included U.S. Rep. The legislation contains reforms sought for three years by Murphy, R-18, Upper St. Clair Township, under his Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act; $500 million in the next two budgets for hard-hit states to fight opioid
12/2/16 - Illinois Medicaid patients fill hospital emergency rooms [Palestine Chronicle, The]
There is a little more than a month to go before Genesis Health Systems contract with a major Medicaid managed care organization in Illinois expires. More than 10,000 people in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties are covered by Westmont, Illinois- based IlliniCare Health, according to state records. IlliniCare is one of about a dozen companies t
12/2/16 - Key House chairman: GOP will change Medicare, to 'save' it
WASHINGTON The chairman of a key House committee is pledging that congressional Republicans will change Medicare in order to save it.
12/2/16 - Long Island's Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology to Pay Over $10 Million Over Allegations of Medicare and Medicaid Fraud
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Constantine Cannon LLP is pleased to announce that its qui tam clients Linda Gibb and Donna Geraci aided the U.S. government and the State of New York in recovering more than $10 million over allegations of systemic Medicare and Medicaid fraud by Zwanger-Pesiri Radiology, a large pract
12/2/16 - Medicare Open Enrollment Period Deadline Approaching (TZ Insurance Solutions)
The annual time frame to change Medicare health and prescription drug coverage, known as the Open Enrollment Period, is ending December 7th. Currently-enrolled Medicare beneficiaries who are looking to switch from their current plan to a Medicare Advantage plan or prescription drug plan need to make changes during this period order for their new po
12/2/16 - Minnesota Medicaid shake-up to affect 311,000 [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
Minnetonka- based Medica says it will not renew its contract as an HMO for most in the Medicaid and MinnesotaCare programs due to mounting financial losses. "Medica's decision is going to disrupt 311,000 people on our public health care programs," Emily Johnson Piper, the state human services commissioner, said in a Thursday interview. More than 3
12/2/16 - New Medicare and Medicaid Findings from University of Pennsylvania Discussed (New Medicaid Enrollees See Health and Social Benefits in Pennsylvania's...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Data detailed on Medicare and Medicaid have been presented. According to news reporting out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Understanding how new Medicaid enrollees are approaching their own health and health care in the shifting health care la
12/2/16 - New Medicare and Medicaid Findings from University of Pennsylvania Hospital Discussed (Are the Affordable Care Act Restrictions Warranted? A...
New Medicare and Medicaid Findings from University of Pennsylvania Hospital Discussed. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News A new study on Medicare and Medicaid is now available. ACHs had a higher percentage of Medicare patients as a share of net patient revenue, with similar Medicare volume.
12/2/16 - New Medicare and Medicaid Study Results Reported from University of Alabama (Linkage of a Population-Based Cohort With Primary Data Collection to...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Fresh data on Medicare and Medicaid are presented in a new report. The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Alabama, "We compared REGARDS participants by Medicare linkage status, having fee-for-service coverage or not, and with a 5% sample of Me
12/2/16 - Patty Murray, other Senate Dems prepare to fight Trump's nominees [The Seattle Times]
Patty Murray is sounding an alarm over how the Cabinet picks of President-elect Donald Trump could roll back health-care laws, restrict abortion and even privatize Medicare. But Murray and other Senate Democrats may not be able to do much to obstruct Trump nominees in part because of a change to filibuster rules Democrats themselves put in place
12/2/16 - Rep. Boustany Introduces Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act
Charles W. Boustany Jr., R- La., has introduced the Medicare Home Health Flexibility Act to "permit occupational therapists to conduct the initial assessment visit under a Medicare home health plan of care for certain rehabilitation cases." For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Boustany in Washington at 202/ 225-2031; or in the
12/2/16 - Rep. Kelly & Rep. Doyle Introduce Fixing Medicare Hospital Payments Act
The legislation would create a Medicare wage index floor for hospitals in metropolitan areas with populations of two million or more, which would increase Medicare payments to hospitals in the Greater Pittsburgh area. "The current Medicare wage index is an unfair deal for Western Pennsylvania hospitals and their workers. "The current Medicare for
12/2/16 - Rep. Kelly Introduces Fixing Medicare Hospital Payments Act
Mike Kelly, R- Pa., has introduced the Fixing Medicare Hospital Payments Act to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to create a Medicare hospital wage index metropolitan floor. Michael F. Doyle, D- Pa. It was referred to the House Ways and Means Committee. For more information about this legislation, contact Rep. Kelly in Washington at 202
12/2/16 - Reports Outline Arthroplasty Study Results from Department of Orthopedics (What Financial Incentives Will Be Created by Medicare Bundled Payments for...
Reports Outline Arthroplasty Study Results from Department of Orthopedics. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Investigators publish new report on Arthroplasty. Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Department of Orthopedics, "Rigorous risk adjustment can prevent this adverse effect, but most curre
12/2/16 - Reps. Kelly, Doyle Introduce Fixing Medicare Hospital Payments Act
The legislation would create a Medicare wage index floor for hospitals in metropolitan areas with populations of two million or more, which would increase Medicare payments to hospitals in the Greater Pittsburgh area. "The current Medicare wage index is an unfair deal for Western Pennsylvania hospitals and their workers. "The current Medicare for
12/2/16 - Sen. Brown: Centers for Medicare, Medicaid Services Issues Guidance on Testing for Lead in Children
Sherrod Brown, D- Ohio, issued the following news release:. Sherrod Brown, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently released guidance on blood lead testing for children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. CMS' guidance helps clarify best practices and establish guidelines for states to meet testing requi
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