The Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee met today to begin its review of the cost of implementing Medicaid expansion passed by the voters in November. Maine is the first state in the nation to expand access to healthcare under the Affordable Care Act via ballot initiative. The LePage Administration and the Department of Health and Human
Despite a shortened enrollment period and threats by the White House to end the ACA, widely known as Obamacare, 92,652 Alabamians selected insurance plans this year, a 12.4 percent jump over the previous year, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid. The end of the annual enrollment comes as the GOP is nearing passage of federal tax refo
Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear issued the following news release:. Beshear's Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse recently worked alongside local and federal law enforcement agencies to serve search warrants on alleged rogue drug clinics in Hazard, Jackson, Lexington, Paintsville and Richmond. The Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse and the AG
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Investigators publish new report on Disease Attributes- Chronic Disease. According to news originating from Atlanta, Georgia, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "This review summarizes the current literature for the prevalence and medical costs of noncommunicable chronic.
Findings on Medicare Reported by Investigators at West Virginia University. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Current study results on Medicare and Medicaid- Medicare have been published. Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from West Virginia University, "This study examined the relationship between
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News fred's Pharmacy customers have discovered the value of talking with their fred's pharmacist about Medicare Part D plans. Maryanne Callis, from Henderson, Tenn., has been on Medicare for 6 years. To get clear information she consults with Jan Morris, pharmacist at the Henderson fred's P
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Fresenius Medical Care North America, the country's leading provider of kidney care products and services, announced the first performance year results from its End Stage Renal Disease Seamless Care Organizations. FMCNA's ESCO programs, known as Fresenius Seamless Care, were establishe
WASHINGTON- As Friday midnight's deadline nears to buy medical insurance for next year through the federal marketplace, phone hold times were growing at HealthCare.com. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Thursday some callers were asked to leave contact information for operators to call them back so they'll be able to get coverage.
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News PHILADELPHIA The number of doctors and advance practitioners in the United States who focus on nursing home care rose by more than a third between 2012 and 2015, according to a new study published in JAMA from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsy
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News INDIANAPOLIS The initial phase of OPTIMISTIC, an innovative program developed and implemented by clinician-researchers from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and partners to decrease avoidable hospitalizations of long-stay nursing facility residents, reduced these...
The FBI issued the following news release:. Emeka H. Chijioke, 41, formerly of Atlanta, Ga., and Nigeria, was sentenced today to two years in prison on a federal charge stemming from a scheme in which he defrauded the District of Columbia's Medicaid program out of more than $500,000. The announcement was made by U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu, Andrew
Dec. 15 The state legislature will hold a special session after Christmas to restore $54 million in cuts to a popular medical program that could affect more than 100,000 people, the highest-ranking senator announced Thursday. Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney of New Haven said lawmakers had reached a bipartisan agreement to restore the money
Report Summarizes Medicare Study Findings from Cancer Prevention Institute of California. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Data detailed on Medicare and Medicaid- Medicare have been presented. Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, "Leveraging routin
Reports Summarize Heart Failure Findings from J.D. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Investigators publish new report on Heart Disorders and Diseases- Heart Failure. According to news reporting originating from Dallas, Texas, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "To assess the current landscape of the heart
Louisiana Healthcare Connections offers Medicare Advantage products, branded as Allwell from Louisiana Healthcare Connections. Allwell from Louisiana Healthcare Connections' products include a variety of benefits preventive care; dental, vision and hearing services; behavioral health; medical equipment and supplies; chiropractic and podiatric...
Peach State Health Plan offers Medicare Advantage products, branded as Allwell from Peach State Health Plan. Allwell from Peach State Health Plan will provide plans and coverage for residents in 34 counties throughout Georgia. Allwell from Peach State Health Plan will offer Medicare Advantage products in five additional counties next year: Gwinnett
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News The annual enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries ends next week, on December 7, 2017. Allwell from Sunflower Health Plan's products include a variety of benefits, such as $0 premiums, $0 primary care provider copay and optional dental coverage. "This expansion allows us to further our
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Researchers detail new data in Blood Diseases and Conditions- Sepsis. According to news reporting out of Worcester, Massachusetts, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Elderly Americans suffer increased mortality from sepsis. Our news journalists obtained a quote from the researc
The state cost during the next couple of years to expand Medicaid eligibility passed by voters in a November referendum depends on when Maine applies to the federal government for the expansion, how quickly newly eligible Mainers sign up, how much will be saved when Mainers move from current state-funded programs to Medicaid and, most important
WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Senators Rob Portman and Maria Cantwell have introduced the Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources, and Care Act- or EMPOWER Care Act- to help Medicaid beneficiaries receive long-term services and support in their community or home and help save taxpayer dollars in the process. Money Follows
Editorial Note: Rule document 2017-23932 was originally published on pages 52356 through 52637 in the issue of Monday, November 13, 2017. Effective date: This final rule with comment period is effective on January 1, 2018, unless otherwise noted. Comment period: To be assured consideration, comments on the payment classifications assigned to HCPCS
If you are a medical doctor or an employee of a firm that is providing hospice services in Georgia and you can prove the healthcare company is billing Medicare for patients who are not dying-the rewards can be significant and we would like to talk to you anytime at 866-714-6466. Some of the highest Medicare payments relate to individuals receiving
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said heading into the final week of enrollment, nearly 4.7 million people had selected coverage on the federal portal that serves dozen of states. That's only about half the total last year, when President Obama was in charge and the sign-up period was twice as long. "It looks like enrollment will fal
As certain elected officials in Washington consider cuts to the Medicaid program, there's little substantive conversation about the impact it would have on a very vulnerable demographic: people living with developmental disabilities, along with those who care for them. The Arc/Morris Chapter serves more than 800 people with disabilities and their..
The national government agency which runs Medicare has announced an extension of the Annual Election Period for Medicare eligibles in various states, including many in Georgia, which were affected by recent hurricanes. Fletcher Senior Services has been helping Medicare eligibles with their plan choices for 20 years, the last four in Georgia.