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3/1/15 - Bills would block Tennessee health insurance exchange: Lawmakers act ahead of latest Obamacare challenge [Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.]
Bill Haslam's plan to extend Medicaid to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans now is targeting 230,000 people already covered under the federal health insurance exchange. Brian Kelsey's bill would block Tennessee from creating its own state-run exchange if opponents to the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, lose their latest legal challenge.
3/1/15 - Bullock's Medicaid expansion at odds with GOP proposal [The Montana Standard, Butte]
March 01 Editor's note: This story is the first of a two-day series on Montana's Medicaid program, and the proposals to expand it. However, if the state used federal money to expand Medicaid, she would be covered and could see the specialist and hopefully find a cure that will enable her to get on with her life, she said. Houck and thousands of
3/1/15 - Christie quietly reaps Obamacare budget benefits [The Philadelphia Inquirer]
March 01 Gov. Christie's proposed budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1 assumes hundreds of millions of dollars in savings achieved through the expansion of Medicaid under President Obama's health-care law. But in a budget address last week devoted almost entirely to the costs of public employees' pensions, Christie notably did not mentio
3/1/15 - How America's Overmedicating Low-Income and Foster Kids [Governing]
March 01 Allen Brenzel, a child psychiatrist in Lexington, Ky., can point to the moment he knew his state had a drug problem. Children in the United States are on drugs for longer and more often than kids in any other country. And for children on Medicaid or in foster care, the numbers are far higher.
3/1/15 - Medicaid: What is it? What happens if it expands or not? [The Montana Standard, Butte]
March 01 Editor's note: This story is the first of a two-day series on Montana's Medicaid program and the proposals to expand it. However, if the state used federal money to expand Medicaid, she would be covered and could see the specialist and hopefully find a cure that will enable her to get on with her life, she says. Houck and thousands of
3/1/15 - Ohio has 'critical' shortage of psychiatric hospital beds [Journal-News, Hamilton, Ohio]
Marcus Romanello, chief medical officer of Fort Hamilton Hospital. In addition to the Medicaid expansion, 6.8 million uninsured people with a mental illness are gaining new health coverage under the health care law, between 2014 and 2019, according to a 2012 report from the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors.
3/1/15 - Study: More expensive emergency care does yield better results
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health Because Americans spend more per capita on health care than residents of any country, debate has rumbled on for years about whether all that investment yields sufficient results. Analyzing patients covered by Medicare, the study finds that increasing emergency-care spending by one standa
2/28/15 - CEO: Departing mental health provider is owed millions [The Santa Fe New Mexican]
Feb. 28 The head of an Arizona mental health provider that notified the state Thursday of its plans to pull out of New Mexico in 90 days said the company has struggled since its arrival here in mid-2013 during a tumultuous shake-up in the state's behavioral health system for low-income residents. Private contractors hired by the state to administ
2/28/15 - La Frontera CEO confirms group might leave New Mexico [Las Cruces Sun-News, N.M.]
Feb. 27 LAS CRUCES The Arizona- based CEO for La Frontera confirmed Friday the organization has submitted a 90- day notice to halt Medicaid- funded behavioral health services in Las Cruces and throughout southern New Mexico. Ranieri said the organization is optimistic about reaching an agreement with New Mexico officials and four groups tasked
2/28/15 - Medicare Cards Production Sought by Government Printing Office
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 The Government Printing Office's Customer Services Department, Columbus, Ohio, has issued a combined synopsis/solicitation notice for the production of Medicare Domestic, Puerto Rican, and foreign initial enrollment packages, English and Spanish General Enrollment Packages, and replacement and deemed medicare cards.
2/28/15 - Michigan Psychotherapy Clinic Owner Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison for His Role in $3.3 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme [FARS News Agency]
Attorney Barbara L. McQuade of the Eastern District of Michigan, Special Agent in Charge Paul M. Abbate of the FBI Detroit Field Office and Special Agent in Charge Lamont Pugh III of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's Detroit Office. Funderburg admitted that he used the Medicare information and identities of h
2/28/15 - Provide technical support services to test functionality of CMSs Medicare claims processing systems [TendersInfo (India)]
Contract Awarded for Provide technical support services to test functionality of CMS's Medicare claims processing systems. Contractor address: 5310 Dorsey Hall Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21042,. Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services.
2/28/15 - Rep. Bilirakis Introduces Bill to Provide Comprehensive Audiology Services to Medicare Beneficiaries
Gus Bilirakis, R- Fla., has introduced legislation to "provide comprehensive audiology services to Medicare beneficiaries." For more information about congressional legislation and services offered by Targeted News Service to track issues, key words or members of Congress who introduce or co-sponsor legislation, please contact editor@targetednews.c
2/28/15 - Sen. Cardin Introduces Bill to Expand Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration Project
Benjamin Cardin, D- Md., has introduced legislation to "extend and expand the Medicaid emergency psychiatric demonstration project." Pat Toomey, R- Pa., and Susan M. Collins, R- Maine. For more information, contact Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service, Springfield, Va., 703/ 304-1897; editor@targetednews.com; targetednews.com.
2/28/15 - Sen. Collins Introduces Bill to Ensure More Timely Access to Home Health Services for Medicare Beneficiaries
Susan Collins, R- Maine, has introduced legislation to "ensure more timely access to home health services for Medicare beneficiaries under the Medicare program." For more information about congressional legislation and services offered by Targeted News Service to track issues, key words or members of Congress who introduce or co-sponsor legislation
2/28/15 - Sen. Thune Introduces Bill to Provide Option to Receive Medicare Summary Notices Electronically
John Thune, R- S.D., has introduced legislation to "provide the option to receive Medicare Summary Notices electronically, to increase the flexibility and transparency of contracts with medicare administrative contractors." For more information about congressional legislation and services offered by Targeted News Service to track issues, key words
2/28/15 - Two Miami Residents Sentenced to 72 Months in Prison for Their Roles in $63 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme [FARS News Agency]
Two Miami residents were sentenced to serve 72 months in prison for their roles in a $62 million Medicare fraud scheme involving intensive mental health treatment programs. Attorney Wifredo A. Ferrer of the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro of the FBI' s Miami Field Office and Special Agent in Charge Derrick Jacks
2/27/15 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 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 and to allow 60 da
2/27/15 - ALMOST FAMILY INC - 10-K - MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS
The Company has two divisions, Home Health Care and Healthcare Innovations. The Home Health Care division is comprised of two reportable segments, Visiting Nurse Services and Personal Care Services. Approximately 94% of the VN segment revenues are generated from the Medicare program while the balance is generated from Medicaid and private insurance
2/27/15 - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Issues Final Rule on Medicare Program Provisions
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 The U.S. Department of Health& Human Services Agency published the following rule in the Federal Register from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services:. A Rule by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services on 02/27/2015. This final rule implements provisions of the Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2012
2/27/15 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announces Four Membership Appointments to Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment for Medicare...
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announces Four Membership Appointments to Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment for Medicare Program. WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 The Department of Health and Human Services published the following notice in the Federal Register from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services:. The purpose of the Panel
2/27/15 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Announces Renewal of Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education, Request for Nominations
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27 The Department of Health and Human Services published the following notice in the Federal Register from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services:. Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Renewal of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education and Request for Nominations.
2/27/15 - Detroit Area Patient Recruiter and Physical Therapist Convicted in $1.6 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme [FARS News Agency]
A federal jury in Detroit today convicted a patient recruiter and a physical therapist for their roles in a $1.6 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. A
2/27/15 - Findings from Stanford University Update Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid (Characteristics and Direct Costs of Academic Pediatric Subspecialty...
Findings from Stanford University Update Knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Current study results on Medicare and Medicaid have been published. The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Stanford University, "A comprehensive database was generated from all clinic encou
2/27/15 - For now, Healthy Utah is most practical solution [Deseret News (UT)]
One of the toughest issues currently facing Utah legislators is whether to provide health insurance to thousands of low-income Utahns using Medicaid taxes already paid by Utahns. Gary Herbert's proposal, Healthy Utah, would use the Medicaid tax dollars to provide private insurance coverage to 95,000 Utahns in the "gap"- those who don't qualify for.
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