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3/14/19 - Does Medicare Covers Vision Services? Savvy Senior: Does Medicare Covers Vision Services?
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
3/14/19 - Independence Partners With MANNA to Deliver Free Meals to Medicare Advantage Members
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
3/14/19 - Myriad's myPath Melanoma Test Receives Medicare Coverage
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..
3/14/19 - Office of Attorney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Nominated for Inspector General's Award for Excellence in Fighting Fraud, Waste, and Abuse
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
3/14/19 - Owner of Washington, D.C.-Based Durable Medical Equipment Company Sentenced to Prison for Role in $9.8 Million Medicaid Fraud Scheme [AlArabiya.net (United Arab Emirates)]
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
3/14/19 - PSO Services for the Center for Medicaid Services
Location: Department of Homeland Security, Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, Office of Procurement Operations, Federal Protective Service. Classification Code: S- Utilities and housekeeping services. Subject: PSO Services for the Center for Medicaid Services.
3/14/19 - Raimondo's new shot against business
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
3/13/19 - Bill Would Fix Current Policy that Forces Seniors - simply based on their hospital status - to Pay for Care that Medicare Should Cover
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
3/13/19 - Budget Proposal's Cuts Are Drastic And Wide-Ranging - From Slashing Medicare & Medicaid, To Cutting Crop Insurance For Farmers, To Eliminating Rural Airport Aid, To Slashing Social Security Funding, To Cutting CDBG/Economic Development Aid Crucial To
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
3/13/19 - Commissioners approve change to Medicaid behavioral health organization
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
3/13/19 - Democrats warn HHS off block-granting Medicaid to states
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
3/13/19 - Health Strategy Associates Joe Paduda to Discuss the Impact of Medicare for All on Work Comp in Keynote Address to CSIA
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
3/13/19 - Iowa Views: Addressing problems with privatized Medicaid should transcend politics
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
3/13/19 - Lee Health hospitals earn three-star rating from U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
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.
3/13/19 - Legislative session promises debate over Medicaid, infrastructure
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
3/13/19 - Medicaid expansion baked into Tony Evers' budget, health agency leaders say [The Wisconsin State Journal]
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,
3/13/19 - Medicaid expansion disagreements could prolong legislative session [Lewiston Tribune, Idaho]
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.
3/13/19 - Medicaid market share: Who pays for long-term care, nursing home services in Philly area [Philly.com]
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
3/13/19 - Medicaid market share: Who pays for long-term care, nursing home services in Philly area [The Philadelphia Inquirer]
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,
3/13/19 - New Analysis Shows Enhanced Recovery Pathway Including EXPAREL Infiltration Facilitates Rapid Discharge, High Satisfaction, and Limited Opioid Use in Medicare Patients Undergoing Total Joint Replacement
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.
3/13/19 - Nina Sublette Goes to Washington D.C. To Discuss HIV-Related Changes to Medicare Part D
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
3/13/19 - Outcry over cuts to Medicare payments Outcry over Trump's cuts to Medicare hospital payments
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
3/13/19 - Owner of D.C.-Based Durable Medical Equipment Company Sentenced to 42 Months in Prison For Role in $9.8 Million Medicaid Fraud Scheme
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
3/13/19 - Owner of Washington, D.C.-Based Durable Medical Equipment Company Sentenced to Prison for Role in $9.8 Million Medicaid Fraud Scheme
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,
3/13/19 - Pharmacy king ran massive Medicaid fraud ring, buying back HIV meds from poor patients and reselling them, state A.G. alleges [New York Daily News]
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
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