Five million people will decide they no longer want free government health care if Congress scraps Obamacare's individual mandate that currently forces them to obtain coverage, says the Congressional Budget Office. GOP lawmakers question the assumptions, wondering why those poor people who qualified for Medicaid would suddenly decide they didn't wa
If so, then mark your calendars for an upcoming Medicare event that will be held on Monday, Dec. 4 at the Wilkesville Community Center, located at 164 Main Street, Wilkesville. The Area Agency on Aging District 7, which covers ten counties in southern Ohio, including Vinton, encourages Medicare beneficiaries to attend this important and helpful eve
Amerigroup in Texas will continue offering access to SilverSneakers , as one of the many benefits included in its 2018 Medicare Advantage plans. My Amerigroup Medicare Advantage plan really changed my life for the better when it introduced me to the SilverSneakers program the first fitness program or gym I ve attended in my life, said
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut will be offering Medicare Supplement Plan G in Connecticut starting January 1, 2018. This announcement adds to the existing Medicare Supplement options Anthem offers individuals in the state, which include Plans A, F, and N. These p
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Researchers detail new data in Affordable Care Act. According to news reporting originating in Dallas, Texas, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "To identify how peer-to-peer support programs empower patients by improving health literacy and providing education on important p
Medicaid covers 2.01 million North Carolina residents and costs $14 billion a year in federal, state and local funding. "These concept papers, which DHHS will continue to release over the next several months, provide details on certain components of the managed care program design," the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said. DHHS said
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Medicaid-focused plans' per member core administrative costs increased by 1.4% in 2016, up from a decline of 5.5% in 2015. After eliminating the effects of mix differences, Account and Membership Administration increased by 1.1% per member, which is slower than the increase in 201
Why do Republicans consternate over the ACA individual mandate for young people when they say nothing about President Bush's Medicare Part D, which is essentially a mandate for older people who aren't wealthy?
Missouri Care, Inc. has been continually accredited by NCQA since 2011. NCQA accreditation evaluates the achieved quality of healthcare that health plans provide to their members. "Achieving an Accreditation status from NCQA is a sign that a health plan is serious about quality," said Margaret E. O'Kane, president, NCQA.
New Data from K. Bekelis et al Illuminate Findings in Medicare. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest New research on Medicare and Medicaid- Medicare is the subject of a report. According to news reporting out of Lebanon, New Hampshire, by NewsRx editors, research stated, "To determine physician characteristics associ
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Data detailed on Medicare and Medicaid- Medicare have been presented. According to news originating from New York City, New York, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The objective of our study was to assess temporal changes in the utilization of musculoskeletal extremity i
New Medicare Study Findings Recently Were Reported by Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital. According to news reporting originating in Boston, Massachusetts, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "The Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program penalizes hospitals that have high 30- day readmission rates across specific conditions.
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Partners in Primary Care is making it more convenient for patients at its three health centers in Kansas and Missouri to fill prescriptions at an on-site pharmacy. On-site pharmacies at the Partners in Primary Care health centers at 7527 State Ave. in Kansas City and at 16575 W. 1
Recent Data from K.E.J. Maddox and Co-Authors Highlight Findings in Medicare. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Investigators publish new report on Medicare and Medicaid- Medicare. According to news reporting originating in Boston, Massachusetts, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Increasing emphasis on valu
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Kentucky, "We examine the crime-reduction effect of Medicaid expansions through the Health Insurance Flexibility and Accountability waivers. For more information on this research see: The effect of Medicaid expansion on crime reduction: Evidence from HIFA-waiver expansio
Georgia pays LogistiCare, its biggest contractor, based on the number of Medicaid patients in its regions who are eligible for the free rides, rather than on the number of rides. For its work, LogistiCare was paid about $56 million in 2015 and almost $58 million last year, Georgia records show. LogistiCare uses a portion of the state funds to pay t
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Vanderbilt University, "In this study, we use the near-universe of smoking cessation pharmaceutical prescriptions to estimate the demand response to several anti-smoking policies. For more information on this research see: Tobacco Control, Medicaid Coverage, And The Demand For Smoking Ces
Exploiting the late adoption of the Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania and Indiana in 2015, I use both difference-in-differences and the synthetic control method to estimate the effect of the Medicaid expansion on marketplace premiums. " New Evidence from Late Adoption in Pennsylvania and Indiana. American Journal of HEALTH Economics, 2017; 3: 550-
As leaders in health care quality measurement and assessment, specializing in both patient-reported outcome measures and Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Provider and Systems surveys, AIR, along with experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Mathematica Policy Research, will collaborate with CMS to identify, test, and
IDAHO FALLS Close the Gap, the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities and others are working together to show elected officials why it s important for Idahoans to have access to Medicaid and affordable health care coverage. During a news conference on Monday, Shelley resident Kevin Swearingen shared his story. During the press conference
Nov. 19 A company hired to reboot Illinois' Medicaid managed-care program plans significant cuts in payments for medical equipment, a move that providers say will hurt low-income patients and make it harder for them to be cared for at home. IlliniCare Health, a company based in Elk Grove Village that is part of publicly traded Centene Corp., plan
QUESTION: As a divorced woman, am I entitled to my ex-husband's Social Security benefits? ANSWER: Yes, you may be eligible for divorced spouse's Social Security benefits if you meet certain criteria. A divorced spouse can collect a Social Security retirement benefit on the earnings record of her ex-husband if you are at least age 62, were married f
Nov. 19 WASHINGTON Tax reform could cost Buffalo city schools $12.2 million. "This tax reform package is devastating to Buffalo and to other entities in Buffalo," Schroeder said. The tax bill won't become law unless the Senate acts and the two houses of Congress negotiate a compromise.
CHARLOTTESVILLE- The Virginia Senate may consider aproposal to completely redesign the state's Medicaid program not only to expand eligibility but also to address growing concerns about the health insurance marketplace and behavioral health treatment. The proposed initiative appears to have some support on both sides of the partisan aisle after...