HARTFORD, CT- While Congress tinkers with changes to the Affordable Care Act, Connecticut is considering a public option that piggybacks off its successful Medicaid program. Doolittle estimated there are still anywhere between 5 and 10 percent of Connecticut residents who are uninsured and this may benefit them because it would presumably lower pre
The bill, which passed the Senate this month, would continue the program for five years but change its structure to a managed care model. The House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee s hearing on the bill came a day after President Donald Trump visited the state to lay out his plan for tackling the nationwide opioid epidemic.
The dental insurance bill, which passed the Senate unanimously Monday night, has been scaled back from legislation originally submitted by Sen. The initial legislation sought to provide full-scale adult dental coverage for Maryland residents eligible for Medicaid. Maryland children already receive dental coverage under Medicaid.
March 21 A Thomaston woman was sentenced to more than five years in prison after pleading guilty to first-degree larceny by defrauding a public community and identity theft. Andrea J. Prenez, 41, admitted that she used a relative's name to bill Medicaid for $600,000 in services she was not legally qualified to provide because she failed the marri
"We are pleased with the reaffirmation of the longstanding coverage of our next-generation sequencing assay, MI Tumor Seek," said David D. Halbert, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Caris Life Sciences. Caris also offers an additional 13 FDA approved/cleared assays and an additional 23 that are registered IVDs with the FDA through MI Profile
To the consternation of environmentalists and consumer activists, Northam isn't prepared to fill a vacancy on the State Corporation Commission. It's not often a Virginia governor gets a chance to make an appointment to the Virginia Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals or the State Corporation Commission. With the Republican General Assembly returnin
Seniors with concerns about Medicare and other health insurance options can receive free insurance counseling at the Lee Healthy Life Center at Coconut Point, 23190 Fashion Dr., #105, Estero. SHINE is a volunteer program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and part of the national SHIP Program. FORT MYERS READERS: Sign up for Florida Weekly'
A lesson from last year: Republicans will not stop their attacks on health care, even if that means Americans pay more. From an age tax and ending pre-existing condition coverage to a tax law that gives insurance companies a huge tax break while premiums rise, it's no wonder groups like AARP, the American Medical Association, the American Cancer So
The Washington GOP establishment's tax law, for example, is expected to cut more than $477 million dollars from Medicare in the state, and Congresswoman McSally gleefully voted in lockstep with establishment Republicans for the measure. "One year may have gone by since Congresswoman McSally tried to take away our health care, but Arizona voters wo
*The Department and the Department of Human Services did not maintain adequate controls to ensure applications for human service programs were reviewed and approved or denied within the mandated 45- day timeframe. *The Department and the Department of Human Services did not conduct timely redeterminations of eligibility for Medicaid recipients.
InfoMC, a national healthcare technology company providing behavioral health care management and patient centric care coordination solutions, announced today its continued commitment to working with Ohio healthcare organizations in support of the state's Behavioral Health Redesign, and its goal to improve care coordination and overall health...
The Louisiana Department of Health issued the following news release:. The Louisiana Department of Health is seeking public input as the State moves towards improving its Medicaid managed care program. With more than 1.5 million Louisiana residents enrolled in Healthy Louisiana, Medicaid's managed care program, the Department of Health is committed
SUMMARY: This document corrects technical errors in the DATES section of the notice that appeared in the Federal Register on February 28, 2018 entitled "Medicare Program; Public Meetings in Calendar Year 2018 for All New Public Requests for Revisions to the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Coding and Payment Determinations."
Eastern District of North Carolina. RALEIGH- Robert J. Higdon, Jr., the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that yesterday in Federal court in New Bern, United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced CHRISTOPHER LEON BROWN and MARK RAYFIELD BROWN, JR., both of Raleigh, North Carolina to 40 months
The Global Renal disease market is growing at the CAGR of~ 6.3% during the forecast period and expected to reach US$ 14291.2 million by 2023.. North America is expected to be the largest market for global renal disease banking on high incidence rate and the huge reimbursement. The kidney disease costs Medicare program more than USD 50 billion in 20
Orrin Hatch, R- Utah, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following news:. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch today led a group of senators in a letter to Center for Medicare& Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma praising the recent expansion of Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits, which complements the recen
Social Security cost-of-living adjustments would need to double their rate of growth and Medicare Part B premium increases would need to slow by half their historic rate to provide greater Social Security benefit adequacy, says a new report from The Senior Citizens League. "Social Security benefits simply are not adequate when people with a Social
In addition to private counseling sessions, SourcePoint offers free New to Medicare classes and interactive workshops for Delaware County residents. SourcePoint offers monthly classes at its facility, as well as other locations throughout the county. ?Wednesday, March 28, 6 to 8 p.m. at SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware.
THOMASTON- A Connecticut woman who defrauded more than $600,000 from Medicaid by billing for services she was not qualified to provide has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. Prosecutors say 41- year-old Andrea Prenez, of Thomaston, used a relative's name to bill the government for more $661,000 in services by offering unauthorized ma
For more than 34 years, I was privileged to be associated with Rockingham Memorial Hospital, the last 30 as its President and CEO. During that entire time, the guiding principle of our hospital was our commitment and accountability to the community. The term "tax exempt" was a serious misnomer; we paid our taxes in-kind directly to the community in
The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release:. The Buckeye Institute's Rea S. Hederman Jr., executive director of the Economic Research Center and vice president of policy, submitted public comments on Ohio's two Medicaid waiver proposals- the work and community engagement waiver and the state innovation or 1332 waiver. "After years of
If a healthcare worker in Florida knows of an intentional scheme on the part of management to overbill Medicare or Medicaid please call us anytime at 866-714-6466 " Florida Corporate Whistleblower Center. WASHINGTON, DC, USA, March 20, 2018/ EINPresswire.com/ The Florida Corporate Whistleblower Center says, "We are appealing to a staff member o
Contact: Katie Niederee, Julia Lawless 202-224-4515. WASHINGTON- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch today led a group of senators in a letter to Center for Medicare& Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma praising the recent expansion of Medicare Advantage supplemental benefits, which complements the recent enactment of the Creating
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education on CMS programs, initiatives and priorities. LOCATION: HHS, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 505 A, Washington, D.C.. CONTACT: Lynne Johnson, 410-786-0090, Lynne.Johnson@cms.hhs.gov.
March 20 BOISE A controversial "dual-waiver" health care plan that benefits a majority of Idaho's Medicaid gap population will likely get a vote on the House floor. The bill, which sat on the House calendar for three weeks before being returned to the House Health and Welfare Committee in February without a vote, was lobbed back to the full Hou