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10/20/17 - Blue Cross offers range of highly rated, affordable Medicare plans
BOSTON, Oct. 20, 2017/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ With the Annual Open Enrollment period for Medicare under way, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts has announced its broad suite of highly rated 2018 Medicare options to fit any budget, including several plans under $100 and one as low as $0 per month. "We have been dedicated to serving Medicare
10/20/17 - Casey's Spotlight: BENES Act
Bob Casey, D- Pa., ranking Democratic member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging issued the following column:. In an effort to simplify the complex Medicare enrollment process, I recently introduced the bipartisan Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification Act. Many explain that they made the financial decision to delay
10/20/17 - CBO Issues Cost Estimate for HEALTHY KIDS Act
The Congressional Budget Office issued the following cost estimate:. As ordered reported by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on October 4, 2017. H.R. 3921 would extend federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program for five years, increase Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and change policies that requi
10/20/17 - EDITORIAL: Decision for the Medicaid director [The Akron Beacon Journal]
Oct. 20 John Kasich has talked about an "all strategies forward" approach to the devastating opioid epidemic. If the governor has not been as aggressive in fighting the scourge as he likes to suggest, his concept is sound, and he has taken many steps to advance the cause, most notably his decision to expand Medicaid. Now Barbara Sears, the state
10/20/17 - Eliot, South Berwick Dems to hold voter forum on Medicaid question
ELIOT, Maine- The Eliot and South Berwick Democratic committees will host a public voters forum addressing Question 2 on the issue of Medicaid. The forum will be held Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the John F. Hill Grange Hall at 1412 State Road in Eliot. Jud Knox, chief executive officer and president of York Hospital, will speak at the forum
10/20/17 - Federal Register Extracts
The statute requires that within 60 days of receipt of an organization's complete application, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services publish a notice that identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and provides at least a 30- day public comment period. You may mail written comments to the
10/20/17 - Jenkins visits Raleigh General, discusses future of health care [The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va.]
Oct. 20 During a stop Thursday in the heart of the Third Congressional District, Rep. Evan Jenkins, R- W.Va., visited Raleigh General Hospital to talk about the challenges of health care delivery in the southern part of the state. Before West Virginia's adoption of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, Raleigh General's uncompensated
10/20/17 - Lawmakers OK use of Medicaid money for sex change operations [The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester]
CONCORD Medicaid money can now be used in New Hampshire to pay for sex change surgery deemed medically necessary, after a legislative committee voted 6-4 on Tuesday to approve new rules for the health care program that serves low-income households. Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeffrey Meyers presented the rules change to the Joint Legis
10/20/17 - Medicaid OK For Gender Reassignment
Submitted by the Department of Health and Human Services, the change eliminates a provision of the rules that stipulates sex change operations shall be non covered.. We believe we are acting in response to a law enacted by Congress that prohibits discrimination, Meyers told the committee. The department had received approval from the Jo
10/20/17 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Application by Community Health Accreditation Partner for Continued CMS Approval of Its Home Health Agency Accreditation Program
The statute requires that within 60 days of receipt of an organization's complete application, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services publish a notice that identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and provides at least a 30- day public comment period. You may mail written comments to the
10/20/17 - Methodist Health System Affiliated ACO Achieves Medicare Savings for Fourth Consecutive Year
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services recognized the Methodist Patient-Centered Accountable Care Organization as one of the top performing ACOs in the nation. MPCACO is the first ACO in North Texas to be awarded shared savings for four consecutive periods. In 2016, MPCACO attributed savings was more than $10.6 million.
10/20/17 - Omdahl's Out Look Medicare Part D
So every time we hear a rumble in the Board of Higher Education, someone suggests abolishing the Board, increasing the size, changing to three administrators, or making the Board accountable to elected officials. The Legislature has spent decades since 1938 trying to make the Board give up its constitutional independence and bow to its political im
10/20/17 - Opinion/Letter: Single-payer, universal health care makes sense
Today in the United States we pay more for health care per person than any other country in the world. Medicare operates on approximately a 2 percent administrative cost factor, which means administrative expenses are about 2 percent of all its costs, including medical claims, according to the 2017 Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the Fede
10/20/17 - Patients, health insurers challenge Iowa's privatized Medicaid
Iowa is one of 38 states that radically changed the way it runs Medicaid over the past few years. The idea is that the private companies would save the state money, but it has been a rocky transition in Iowa, especially for people like Neal Siegel. "I would probably put Neal at about 98 percent cognitive of what's going on around him, but unfortun
10/20/17 - Recent Posts
On Monday, Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the arrests of three New Orleans women as a result of an investigation exposing over $2 million in Medicaid fraud. Lanice Stamps, 44, of New Orleans, the owner of A New Direction Support Services, was arrested on 10 counts of Medicaid fraud for allegedly providing false and fraudulent claims for beh
10/20/17 - Rep. Bishop Leads Letter in Support of Medicaid Transportation Services
Sanford D. Bishop Jr., D- Ga., issued the following news release:. Earlier this week, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. led 10 other Members of Congress in a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee opposing legislation, H.R. 1394, that would allow states to eliminate Medicaid non-emergency medical trans
10/20/17 - Report: Medicaid enrollments, costs begin to stabilize
States are seeing more stability in their Medicaid programs after experiencing a surge in enrollment and costs associated with the Affordable Care Act, suggesting that one of the major pillars of former President Barack Obama's health overhaul may be nearing its peak. At the same time, they are experiencing a high level of uncertainty as Republican
10/20/17 - Sen. Cortez Masto Cosponsors Legislation to Create Medicare-X, a Public Plan to Provide Low-Cost, High Quality Care
Catherine Cortez Masto, D- Nev., issued the following news release:. U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto cosponsored legislation led by Senators Michael Bennet and Tim Kaine to create Medicare-X, a public plan that would offer families, individuals, and small businesses additional, low-cost health insurance choices and create more competition in th
10/20/17 - Sens. Casey, Young Offer Bipartisan Solution to Medicare Enrollment Issues
Robert Casey Jr., D- Pa., issued the following news release:. In an effort to simplify the complex enrollment process for the growing number of Americans aging into Medicare, U.S Senators Bob Casey and Todd Young introduced the bipartisan Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification Act. This legislation works to inform more A
10/20/17 - Sens. Young, Casey Offer Bipartisan Solution to Medicare Enrollment Issues
Todd Young, R- Ind., issued the following news release:. In an effort to simplify the complex enrollment process for the growing number of Americans aging into Medicare, U.S Senators Todd Young and Bob Casey introduced the bipartisan Beneficiary Enrollment Notification and Eligibility Simplification Act. "Currently, seniors who miss the sign-up de
10/20/17 - The Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program's (CHIP) Payment and Access Commission - Meeting
EVENT: The Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program's Payment and Access Commission holds a meeting to discuss updates on CHIP, streamlining Medicaid managed care authority, payment policy for federally qualified health centers, and state experiences with managed long-term services and supports, October 26-27. LOCATION: Ronald Reagan Buildi
10/20/17 - The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission - Meeting
EVENT: The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission hold a meeting to discuss updates on CHIP, streamlining Medicaid managed care authority, payment policy for federally qualified health centers, and state experiences with managed long-term services and supports, October 26-27. LOCATION: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center,
10/19/17 - AARP Delivers 2 Million Petitions to Senate Urging to Reject Cuts to Social Security, Medicare
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2017/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ AARP today delivered to members of the United States Senate a petition signed by more than 2 million AARP members urging the Senate to reject measures that would result in deep cuts to Medicare and Social Security. AARP's petition states "As one of your constituents and as a member of AARP, I urge
10/19/17 - Amerigroup Implements Program to Help Consumers Recover Faster Following Hospitalization
With this service, Amerigroup is working with GA Foods to ensure individuals heal faster, improve their strength, and lower their risk of health complications once home. Enrollees in the Medicare Advantage plans mentioned above are eligible to receive up to 20 SunMeadow meals from GA Foods after leaving the hospital. GA Foods delivers meals to m
10/19/17 - Amid uncertainty, ACA advocates encourage enrollment [The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va.]
Oct. 18 Despite two recent executive orders striking blows to the Affordable Care Act, open enrollment will continue between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15. "It is not dead," said Kathleen Stoll, director of West Virginians Together for Medicaid. "It is alive and well."
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