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1/19/19 - Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Arizona has become the only state in the country where members of federally recognized tribes are exempt from work or volunteer requirements for Medicaid benefits, while 120,000 state residents risk losing health coverage if they don't comply.
1/19/19 - Baker proposes Medicare eligibility expansion for low-income seniors [Boston Herald]
In his annual budget submissions, Baker is including the proposal to spend $7 million every year to leverage more than $100 million in federal funds for Medicare prescription drug subsidies for eligible seniors over 65.. The proposed expansion would raise the income eligibility for the program from the current levels of 100-135 percent of the feder
1/19/19 - Charlie Baker proposes Medicare eligibility expansion for low-income seniors [Boston Herald]
In his annual budget submissions, Baker is including the proposal to spend $7 million every year to leverage more than $100 million in federal funds for Medicare prescription drug subsidies for eligible seniors over 65.. The proposed expansion would raise the income eligibility for the program from the current levels of 100-135 percent of the feder
1/19/19 - Consultant to provide Medicaid billing services. The intent of the Scope of Work is to obtain the maximum amount of reimbursable funds possible under Medicaid. [TenderNews.com - Tenders (India)]
Consultant to provide Medicaid billing services. The intent of the Scope of Work is to obtain the maximum amount of reimbursable funds possible under Medicaid. more info: Location: UNITED STATES BidDate: 1/ 31/ 2019 Tender Country: UNITED STATES Tender Type: Tenders Tendering Authority: City of Fitchburg Tendering Authority Address: Address: City o
1/19/19 - Cracking Down On Medicaid Fraud [Governance, Risk & Compliance Monitor Worldwide]
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey may have the right idea in asking lawmakers to transfer jurisdiction of the states Medicaid Fraud Unit to his office. According to the Government Accountability Office, total improper Medicaid payments cost the U.S. nearly $29 billion in 2015. Working with the Social Security Administration and the st
1/19/19 - Department of Human Services Transitioning to Second Lowest Bidder for Medicaid Transportation in 4 Regions
The Arkansas Department of Human Services notified Medical Transportation Management on Thursday that DHS is canceling its contracts for non-emergency medical transportation and day treatment transportation for Medicaid beneficiaries in four regions of the state effective Jan. 31. DHS will transition to the second-lowest bidder for those services..
1/19/19 - EDITORIAL: John Bel Edwards not backing down on Medicaid [The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.]
That was not the governor of Louisiana, as John Bel Edwards is hardly known for Churchillian eloquence. There has already been sharp criticism coming from several prominent Republicans against Edwards, a Democrat. John N. Kennedy, R- Madisonville, has recently focused on how the state-federal insurance program for the poor was administered.
1/19/19 - Gov. Baker proposes expanding Medicare savings program
BOSTON Low-income seniors would see a break in how much they pay for health care under a plan Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is including in his state budget proposal.
1/19/19 - Gov. Charlie Baker's budget to include extra $10 million for Medicaid Savings Program, which would expand coverage for low-income seniors [MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.]
Charlie Baker hopes to expand eligibility for some Medicare coverage in his annual budget, helping low-income seniors pay for out of pocket hospital, doctor and drug costs. With this plan, people over 65 making from $15,790 to $20,000 per year would be included, instead of only including people who make less than $16,400, as the program covers now.
1/19/19 - Hastings man ordered to pay $133K in restitution for Medicaid fraud [Lincoln Journal Star, Neb.]
Jan. 18 A 61- year-old Hastings man Thursday was sentenced in federal court in Lincoln to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for a year and a day for double billing Medicaid. Randy J. Kirby pleaded guilty to a single count of health care fraud. In court records, prosecutors say an investigation confirmed that Kirby was double billing, or report
1/19/19 - Hill Issues First Golden Fleece of 2019
Congressman French Hill named the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as the latest winner of the Golden Fleece Award for accepting inflated bids for the management of Medicare Part D plans, resulting in roughly $9.1 billion in extra payments to insurers from 2006 to 2015.. Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services. I write today to inform you
1/19/19 - Home health aides for 102-year-old woman left in lurch after home care exec bilked NY State medicare for $11M [New York Daily News]
Jan. 19 The health and welfare of a 102- year-old Queens woman hangs in limbo after the head of a home health care company was charged with embezzling an estimated $11 million of state Medicaid money then used her ill-gotten gains to treat herself and her NYPD cop hubby to fancy cars and a Cape Cod getaway they dubbed "Rich at Heart." Farrah Ru
1/19/19 - House Republicans of Utah Seek Access to New, Approved Life-Saving Technology for State Medicare Recipients With Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
Chris Stewart, R- Utah, issued the following news release:. Utah's Congressional Republicans, led by Congressman Chris Stewart, are seeking to ensure Utah Medicare beneficiaries gain access to a life-saving, non-invasive technology used to diagnose coronary artery disease, the leading cause of death in the U.S.. HeartFlow FFRCT Analysis has been as
1/19/19 - HSHS leader brings experience to hospital association board [The State Journal-Register, Springfield, Ill.]
Jan. 19 Preserving and improving Medicaid funding for Illinois hospitals and protecting the Affordable Care Act will be priorities this year for Mary Starmann-Harrison. The IHA, based in Naperville with additional offices in Springfield, Chicago and Washington, D.C., is one of the most powerful advocacy and lobbying groups in the state Capitol.
1/19/19 - Mary Markos: Baker proposes Medicare eligibility expansion for low-income seniors [Boston Herald]
In his annual budget submissions, Baker is including the proposal to spend $7 million every year to leverage more than $100 million in federal funds for Medicare prescription drug subsidies for eligible seniors over 65.. The proposed expansion would raise the income eligibility for the program from the current levels of 100-135 percent of the feder
1/19/19 - Medicare Supplement Insurance Association Launches Ad Effort
A print advertising effort is being initiated by the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance. Ads will promote the 2019 National Medigap Industry Summit that takes place June 5-7 in Atlanta, GA.
1/19/19 - NHPCO Comments on CMS Announcement Regarding Medicare Advantage Demonstration and Hospice
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a press release earlier today announcing a new demonstration involving Medicare Part D and updates to the existing model for Medicare Advantage. National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization offers some comments regarding this announcement from CMS. "To the extent that this expansion of the
1/19/19 - Our Views: John Bel Edwards not backing down on Medicaid
That was not the governor of Louisiana, as John Bel Edwards is hardly known for Churchillian eloquence. There has already been sharp criticism coming from several prominent Republicans against Edwards, a Democrat. John N. Kennedy, R- Madisonville, has recently focused on how the state-federal insurance program for the poor was administered.
1/19/19 - People's Action Endorses Medicare for All Act of 2019
Pramila Jayapal officially announced the proposed legislation in a letter to her colleagues on Wednesday. *Meeting with members of congress in-district and in Washington, D.C.. In May 2018, People's Action member organizations formally voted to endorse Improved Medicare for All as the network's official stance on health care justice at the federal
1/19/19 - Rep. Grijalva Slams CMS Decision to Imperil the Healthcare of Hundreds of Thousands Arizonans
Raul Grijalva, D- Arizona, issued the following statement:. Today, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid approved provisions of Arizona's 1115 waiver that will allow the state to implement work requirements and institute unnecessary disenrollment periods and redeterminations for those currently enrolled in Medicaid. Unfortunately Arizona is now lik
1/19/19 - Research Brief: Employer-Sponsored Insurance Levels Stable After Start of ACA Provisions
The University of Minnesota issued the following news release:. A new University of Minnesota School of Public Health study, recently published in the International Journal of Health Economics and Management, found that new individual health insurance options and expansion of Medicaid eligibility provided by the ACA in 2014 did not prompt employers
1/19/19 - Vestibular Testing System Market by Market Size, Share, Growth, Top Companies and Their Development Analysis: Some of the key players in the global vestibular testing system market are Balanceback, BeOn Solutions, DIFRA, BioMed Jena, Vesticon, Inc.,
Valley Cottage, NY 01/19/2019 The vestibular testing system is a sensory system that controls special orientation and coordination. Vestibular testing system consists of a number of tests. These tests helps in determining whether or not there is something wrong with the vestibular portion of the inner ear.
1/18/19 - ACA plan enrollment in West Virginia down again
About 22,600 West Virginia residents signed up for a 2019 plan on Healthcare.gov, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. In 2017, the enrollment number for West Virginia was 34,045. Nationally, 8.4 million Americans signed up for a 2019 plan, compared to 8.7 million for 2018 plans. Chantal Fields, executive director of West Vi
1/18/19 - Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules
About 120,000 Arizonans who receive Medicaid benefits will have to get a job, do community service or temporarily lose health coverage. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved the state's plan Friday. The Trump administration has urged states to consider changes to their Medicaid programs to encourage work and independence. Others s
1/18/19 - Court rules Texas can bar Planned Parenthood from Medicaid
A federal appeals court panel has lifted a lower-court ban that prohibited Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling Thursday. The decision lifts the preliminary injunction District Judge Sam Sparks imposed on the state in February 2017. The appeals judges ag
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