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12/31/18 - County's 2019 budget doesn't feel pain from Medicaid sales tax loss
Despite the loss of Medicaid sales tax revenue, the Athens County Commissioners were able to fund officeholder budget requests for 2019 without major cuts, according to County Commission President Lenny Eliason. The commissioners recently adopted a temporary general fund of $16.8 million for 2019, although that is expected to grow to $17.3 million
12/31/18 - Delta Junction woman sentenced for $50,000 Medicaid fraud [Governance, Risk & Compliance Monitor Worldwide]
A former personal care attendant who fraudulently billed Medicaid for $50,484 in services she did not personally provide was sentenced Wednesday in Fairbanks Superior Court. Sirje Kulakevich, 57, of Delta Junction, pleaded guilty to one count of felony medical assistance fraud and was given a suspended entry of judgment and three years probation.
12/31/18 - Federal Register Extracts
Agency: " Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, HHS." SUMMARY: Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program, providers of services and suppliers that participate in an Accountable Care Organization continue to receive traditional Medicare fee-for-service payments under Parts A and B, but the ACO may be eligible to receive a shared savings payment i
12/31/18 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 66273) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers For Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education to discuss opportunities to enhance the effectiveness of consumer education strategies concerning CMS programs, initiatives, and priorities. LOCATION: HHS, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 705 A, Confe
12/31/18 - Letters: Medicaid getting more attention than teacher pay
John Bel Edwards and House Republican leaders over the Revenue Estimating Conference's $43 million of revenue projections has generated intense scrutiny from the Edwards administration, legislators, and even the media. One can only hope that the same level of budget scrutiny will be used for proposed spending on Medicaid- which has been Louisiana's
12/31/18 - Medicaid coverage could be lost if letters are returned
OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahomans could soon lose health coverage because their mail is undelivered. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which administers Medicaid for the state, is working on a rule change that would nix benefits if letters to the enrollees are returned. The Legislature passed House Bill 1270 at the beginning of the 2018 legislative sessio
12/31/18 - Medicare Program; Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) Fees
RIN Number: "RIN 0938- AT56". Agency: " Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, HHS." Comments: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on March 1, 2019.
12/31/18 - Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program; Accountable Care OrganizationsPathways to Success and Extreme and Uncontrollable Circumstances Policies for Performance Year 2017
Agency: " Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, HHS." SUMMARY: Under the Medicare Shared Savings Program, providers of services and suppliers that participate in an Accountable Care Organization continue to receive traditional Medicare fee-for-service payments under Parts A and B, but the ACO may be eligible to receive a shared savings payment i
12/31/18 - Missouri could be next battleground over Medicaid work requirements
JEFFERSON CITY- Republicans who control Missouri's Legislature may again try to push through a controversial plan that could strip tens of thousands of low-income people of their health care benefits. Curtis Trent, R- Springfield, and Sen. David Sater, R- Cassville, have introduced proposals requiring some Medicaid recipients to work, attend school
12/31/18 - Sisolak hosts listening session on health care focused on mental health, provider shortages
Gov.-elect Steve Sisolak assembled a team of health-care policy experts Friday for what one of the moderators jokingly referred to as a speed dating session centered around behavioral health care, Medicaid, the ongoing shortage of medical providers and health-care costs. Under the umbrella of those topics, the more than three dozen attendees in rap
12/30/18 - Medicare Administrative Contracts Banking Services [TendersInfo (India)]
Presolicitation: medicare administrative contracts banking services. Response date: december 21,18 Major organization: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Address: 7500 Security Blvd.. C2-21-15 Baltimore MD 21244-1850 Mary C. Kerner, Contract Specialist, Phone 4107868839, Email Mary.Kerner@Cms.Hhs.Gov- Kristopher K. Cyrus, Contract Specialist,.
12/30/18 - Medicare Help Available in Washington
WASHINGTON- The Washington Senior Center is located at 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in Washington Depot. Help with Medicare and financial assistance programs is available through Pam Collins, municipal agent for the elderly, at the center, 6 Bryan Hall Plaza in Washington Depot. Wed., Jan. 2: Exercise, 9 a.m..
12/30/18 - Open line, plus more national attention to Asa's mean Medicaid experiment
And for your reading pleasure, another article- this one in Politico- illustrating the folly of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's grind-the-poor Medicaid work rule with a bureaucratic, computer reporting scheme that few seem able to figure out. But all they could tell me was,' Sorry, you didn't comply,' "said Jamie Deyo, who lost coverage and suffers from rheu
12/30/18 - When budget negotiations broke down between President Bill Clinton and the Republican Congress in late 1995, a shutdown of the federal government occurred during the Christmas holidays. Republicans in the House, under Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., in
As the president's chief of staff, it was obvious to me that the longer the shutdown went on, the more the public blamed the Republicans. On Jan. 6, 1996, the Republicans relented when Sen. Today, parts of the federal government again are shut down during the Christmas season, and the same mistakes are being made- particularly by the president and
12/29/18 - Georgia Department of Community Health: Important Information Regarding PeachCare for Kids(R) and Medicaid 1095-B Forms
The Georgia Department of Community Health issued the following news release:. The Georgia Department of Community Health will mail Form 1095- B to certain Medical Assistance members by January 31, 2019. The 1095- B form does not have to be submitted to the IRS when you file your taxes.
12/29/18 - Government shutdown has local implications
McLeod County Human Services Director Gary Sprynczynatyk shared information on Christmas Eve that he received from the Minnesota Department of Human Services. "Likewise, it will minimally impact the Minnesota Department of Human Service employees- unless it continues beyond January 2019." Funding for Medicaid and MinnesotaCare was already approved
12/29/18 - Report medical supply phone fraud to Medicare [Governance, Risk & Compliance Monitor Worldwide]
On a recent Thursday, a package arrived from Trilogy Medical Supply of West Palm Beach, Florida. I refused acceptance and UPS took the unopened package back. I called Medicare and after speaking to three individuals, was told that this company had indeed billed Medicare more than $3,400 for something I neither wanted nor asked for and in fact refus
12/29/18 - Special enrollment period announced for ACA enrollees affected by winter storm
North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey has announced an extended enrollment period for winter storm victims who wish to apply for health insurance on the federal healthcare exchange. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has informed the department of insurance that individuals who were unable to sign up because of the winter st
12/28/18 - Alcresta Therapeutics Announces that RELiZORB iMMOBILIZED LIPASE CARTRIDGE has been Issued a Permanent Medicare Billing Code (B4105) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Alcresta Therapeutics, Inc. announced the issuance of a permanent and unique billing code by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for RELiZORB. RELiZORB is already used by approximately 50% of all enterally fed cystic fibrosis patients in the U.S. said Tasos Konidaris, CFO of Alcresta Therapeutics. Alcresta Therapeutics, Inc. is dedica
12/28/18 - Beware of incorrect info
The other day came a lengthy report from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services announcing worrisome findings for anyone with a Medicare Advantage plan and anyone thinking about buying one in the future. The findings are also relevant to anyone buying any kind of health insurance this year. The information given to consumers in the provider di
12/28/18 - CT MEDICAID ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS [TenderNews.com - Tenders (India)]
CT MEDICAID ENTERPRISE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEM ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE MANAGEMENT REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS more info: Location: UNITED STATES BidDate: 2/ 26/ 2019 Tender Country: UNITED STATES Tender Type: Tenders Tendering Authority: Social Services, Department of Tendering Authority Address: Contact NameMarcia McDonough, E-Mailmarcia.mcdonoughct.gov, Phone.
12/28/18 - Folwell tying health plan to Medicare bad for N.C.
Since 2011, states like Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and California have benefited from overpayments from Medicare because of a backroom deal made in the U.S. Congress to manipulate payments based on the wage index. As other states have profited from the payment manipulation, predominately rural states like North Carolina ended up footing t
12/28/18 - Medicare Advantage directories are full of outdated, incorrect information
The other day came a lengthy https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Health-Plans/ManagedCareMarketing/Downloads/Provider-Directory-Review-Industry-Report-Round-3-11-28-2018. pdf report from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services announcing worrisome findings for anyone with a Medicare Advantage plan and anyone thinking about buying one...
12/28/18 - Medicare Program: Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Correction
SUMMARY: This document corrects technical and typographical errors in the final rule with comment period that appeared in the November 21, 2018 Federal Register titled "Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs. The corrections in this document are effective...
12/28/18 - Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals With Acute Kidney Injury, End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program, Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Or
SUMMARY: This document corrects technical and typographical errors that appeared in the final rule published in the Federal Register on November 14, 2018 titled "Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals With Acute Kidney Injury, End-Stage Renal Disease Quality
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