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
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 The House Ways and Means Committee issued a report on legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to require the annual reporting of data on enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans. The bill, H.R. 2505, as reported by the Committee on Ways and Means on June 2, 2015, requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 The House Ways and Means Committee issued a report on legislation to repeal the provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act providing for the Independent Payment Advisory Board. The bill, H.R. 1190, as ordered reported by the Committee on Ways and Means on June 2, 2015, would repeal Medicare's Independent Paym
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 The House Ways and Means Committee issued a report on legislation amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to improve the risk adjustment under the Medicare Advantage program. The bill, H.R. 2579, as reported by the Committee on Ways and Means on June 2, 2015, would improve the risk adjustment model under the Medicare Adva
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 The House Ways and Means Committee issued a report on legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a 3- year demonstration program to test the use of value-d insurance design methodologies under eligible Medicare Advantage plans, to preserve Medicare beneficiary choice under Medicare Advantage, to r
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27 The House Ways and Means Committee issued a report on legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide Medicare beneficiary access to eye tracking accessories for speech generating devices and to remove the rental cap for durable medical equipment under the Medicare Program with respect to speech generati
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Despite convincing clinical evidence on the health and economic benefits of home therapy, Medicare has proposed a policy that will severely restrict reimbursement for pneumatic compression devices for over one million lymphedema patients who could benefit from such treatment, according
SUMMARY: This document corrects technical and typographical errors in the correcting document that appeared in the October 5, 2015 Federal Register, entitled "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and the Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2016 Rates;
New Angiology Study Results Reported from Boston University. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Research findings on Angiology are discussed in a new report. Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Boston University, "The most recent datasets of the nationwide inpatient sample was queried for patien
According to news originating from Cincinnati, Ohio, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, " Medicare has been one of the principal payers for healthcare services delivered via telemedicine to rural beneficiaries since 1997. Early projections of the cost of covering telemedicine for Medicare beneficiaries made legislators cautious to tak
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Drug Week According to news reporting originating from Washington, D.C., by NewsRx journalists, a patent application by the inventors RAMPALLI, SRIRAM; PUROHIT, PRASHANT; POTHANA, PRADEEP; DUNGA, ANAND KUMAR; CHATURVEDI, AKSHAY KANT, filed on December 18, 2013, was made available online on November 12, 2015
Reports from Purdue University Advance Knowledge in Medicare and Medicaid. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Current study results on Medicare and Medicaid have been published. Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Purdue University, "A prospective study of 6,730 community-living Medicare recipie
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Research findings on Dementia and Mental Illness are discussed in a new report. Retrospective cohort study using 2006-2009 Medicare administrative and prescription drug claims data linked to Minimum Data Set 2.0. " Continuously enrolled fee-for-service Medicare beneficiaries who had AD
More than 1.6 million individuals signed up for health insurance plans through the federal exchange during the first three weeks of enrollment, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported Wednesday. Of the 1,645,698 individuals who selected exchange coverage between Nov. 1 and Nov. 21 just over one-third 567,822 opted for coverage betwe
No Medicaid coverage for abortions. Chellie Pingree's Nov. 19 Bangor Daily News OpEd was well- crafted but missed the mark. She laments the plight of the pregnant, low-income woman who doesn't have the financial wherewithal for an abortion.
Planned Parenthood has once again sued over efforts by Republican governors to block Medicaid funding to the nation's largest abortion provider, this time against Texas, where the organization says health care access to 13,500 women is on the line. Texas plans to kick Planned Parenthood out of the state's Medicaid program by Dec. 8. Planned Parenth
Cigna, a leading provider of employer-sponsored group health plans in the state and across the U.S., has begun offering a Medicare Advantage health plan in Kansas City for the 2016 Medicare open enrollment period. Customers who enroll in Cigna s Medicare Advantage plan, which has a $0 premium, will have access to care provided by the region s leadi
At a time of rising anxiety among middle-income voters about wealth inequality, and growing awareness of the unsustainability of Social Security and Medicare, this conversation could not be more important. In fact, tackling the problems with Social Security and Medicare is the key to addressing what ails the middle class. Likewise, higher taxes can
Federal Financial Participation in State Assistance Expenditures; Federal Matching Shares for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and Aid to Needy Aged, Blind, or Disabled Persons for October 1, 2016 Through September 30, 2017. This notice announces the calculated FMAP rates, in accordance with sections 1101 and 1905 of the Act, that
The number of St. Lawrence County residents who have signed up for insurance on the New York Health Exchange more than doubled from 2014 to 2015, according to a report provided by the state. The largest gains for newly insured were through Medicaid signups, which rose from 1, 800 to in 2014 to 5, 419 people in 2015.. Kerry Tallon of the St.
People with hepatitis C who sought prescriptions for highly effective but pricey new drugs were significantly more likely to get turned down if they had Medicaid coverage than if they were insured by Medicare or private commercial policies, a recent study found. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine analyzed the.
SOUTHBURY- The Southbury Senior Center will host the program, How to Avoid Losing Your Home and Still Qualify for Medicaid, at 11 a.m. Monday, November 30. The center's Bocce Club meets from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays and Fridays at the Ballantine Park bocce courts, 611 Old Field Rd.. The Southbury Public Library delivers library materials to South
Now the Office of the Legislative Auditor, in a preliminary review of the program, has concluded DHS followed applicable laws in how it formulated and scored the health plan bids for the state's MinnesotaCare and Medicaid programs. In particular, the audit team checked whether DHS had followed nine laws or guidelines for this kind of competitive bi
The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals, a staff division within the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, administers the nationwide Administrative Law Judge hearing program for Medicare claim, organization and coverage determination, and entitlement appeals under sections 1869, 1155, 1876 (c), 1852, and