Dear Savvy Senior: I will be enrolling in Medicare in a few months, and would like to know how Medicare covers vision services? I currently have vision insurance through my employer but will lose it when I retire.- Looking Ahead. Dear Looking: Many people approaching 65 are unclear on what Medicare does and doesn't cover when it comes to vision ser
Independence Blue Cross, a subsidiary of Independence Health Group, issued the following news release:. In an effort to address the social and environmental conditions affecting seniors in southeastern Pennsylvania, Independence Blue Cross has partnered with MANNA to offer Medicare Advantage members with certain chronic conditions who have recently
Myriad Genetics, Inc., a global leader in personalized medicine, today announced that the Medicare Administrative Contractor Palmetto GBA MolDx has issued a final local coverage determination for the myPath Melanoma test to help physicians provide a definitive diagnosis when a suspicious skin lesion is equivocal based upon histopathology..
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro issued the following news release:. Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the Office of Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit was nominated for the Inspector General's Award for Excellence in Fighting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse for the 2019 Honor Awards Ceremony. In 2018, the Pennsylvania MFC
Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Departments Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu of the District of Columbia, Assistant Director in Charge Nancy McNamara of the FBIs Washington Field Office, Special Agent in Charge Maureen Dixon of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector Generals
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Raimondo got the idea from a similar law in Massachusetts that passed two years ago, and she argues it was effective in the state to the north. The Medicaid Tax in Massachusetts wreaked havoc on businesses and job creation. Massachusetts faces the second highest small business health costs in the nation, and now employers are being penalized for so
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, U.S. Sens. Sherrod Brown, Susan Collins, Sheldon Whitehouse, and Shelley Moore Capito reintroduced their bipartisan legislation to update a current loophole in Medicare policy that would help protect seniors from high medical costs for the skilled nursing care they require after hospitalization. Representative Joe Courtney
U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today highlighted how the administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 slashes funding for a number of key programs that Upstate New York communities and the middle class depend upon. As Congress forms its budget bills, I will work in a bipartisan fashion to do everything I can to avert these unjustifiable c
The Cowlitz County commissioners Tuesday agreed to amend a five-county agreement that makes the Great Rivers Behavioral Health Organization a limited liability company. The move should give the counties greater say over where Great Rivers offers mental health and substance abuse care for Medicaid patients in Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Pacific, Lewis and G
Mr. Trump's fiscal 2020 budget would shift $1.2 trillion in Medicaid spending over 10 years to block grants starting in 2021, while eliminating funding Obamacare's expansion of the program in dozens of states. "Congress has already rejected attempts to block-grant Medicaid, so it's deeply troubling to see this administration double down," said Rep
ANAHAIM, Calif. Joe Paduda, principal of Health Strategy Associates, will deliver the keynote address at the California Self Insurer Association 2019 Employer Seminar and Educational Conference, kicking off the conference at 1:30 p.m. on April 8. Paduda will explore the potential for the adoption of a single payer health plan in California and
Liz Mathis of Hiawatha and Amanda Ragan of Mason City for introducing a common-sense bill on Medicaid. The bill would, among other things, return Iowans with complex medical needs to state management, end prior authorization for substance abuse treatment, encourage private insurers receiving billions of public dollars to work toward expanding the h
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services just released their latest star quality ratings and all of our Lee Health hospitals earned 3 stars. Vivida Health: Transforming care for Medicaid enrollees. Lee Health continues to seek opportunities to transform the quality, delivery and coordination of care for specific populations of patients.
HELENA- Montana's Legislature has passed the halfway mark in the 90- day biennial session and some of the most controversial debates, like Medicaid expansion and infrastructure funding, are yet to come. The debate over Medicaid expansion is scheduled for Saturday, March 16 with public hearings for dueling bills that would expand the subsidized heal
Tony Evers' budget depend on expanding Medicaid to cover more low-income people, leaders of the state Department of Health Services said Tuesday. "Part of how we get to' yes' with the Legislature is to have a Wisconsin community... who see themselves in the budget and feel invested in getting it to the governor's desk." Assembly Speaker Robin Vos,
March 13 Mar. 13 BOISE Legislative leaders hope to adjourn the 2019 session in the next few weeks, but continued disagreements regarding Medicaid expansion may thwart that plan. During a meeting with reporters Tuesday, House and Senate leaders discussed some of the hurdles that need to be overcome before lawmakers can go home for the year.
March 13 Independence Health Group s Keystone First unit enrolled 52.2 percent of the 132,638 Southeastern Pennsylvania residents in the state s new Medicaid managed care program for community-based supports and long-term care, such as nursing homes, new data from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services show. The program, started in J
March 13 Mar. 13 Independence Health Group's Keystone First unit enrolled 52.2 percent of the 132,638 Southeastern Pennsylvania residents in the state's new Medicaid managed care program for community-based supports and long-term care, such as nursing homes, new data from the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services show. Two other providers,
Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced new data showing that a patient-optimizing, opioid-sparing enhanced recovery after surgery pathway, which includes intraoperative infiltration with EXPAREL , results in high rates of early discharge and patient satisfaction among Medicare-insured patients undergoing total knee or hip arthroplasty.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center issued the following news:. Nina Sublette, PhD, APRN-BC, with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Colleges of Nursing and Medicine, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., with a group of health care professionals from across the country to discuss this issue with Assistant Secretary of
WASHINGTON- As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. Once in the White House, Trump reneged on his Medicaid promise, and now he's being criticized for proposing steep Medicare payment cuts in his new budget. "He's not cutting Medicare in this budget," acting White House budget director R
WASHINGTON The owner of a Washington, D.C.- based durable medical equipment company was sentenced to 42 months in prison today for her role in a scheme to submit $9.8 million in fraudulent claims to Medicaid. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu of the District
The owner of a Washington, D.C.- based durable medical equipment company was sentenced to 42 months in prison today for her role in a scheme to submit $9.8 million in fraudulent claims to Medicaid. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu of the District of Columbia,
March 13 Mar. 13 A Long Island pharmacy king ran a multi-million dollar Medicaid scam, convincing poor patients with HIV and AIDS to sell back their life-saving medication for peanuts, according to a new lawsuit by New York Attorney General Letitia James. Aftab Hussain ran pharmacies in Manhattan, the Bronx and Westchester County, and laundered