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11/19/18 - Early childhood advocacy group hosts program on Medicaid [The Buffalo News, N.Y.]
Nov. 18 A nonprofit alliance of funding organizations focused on improving early childhood education in Western New York will host a presentation next month about the role of New York State's Medicaid program in investing in the early years of life. Kate Breslin, president and CEO of the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, will keynote a D
11/19/18 - Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (F.R. Page 50379) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Medicare Program to discuss FY2020 applications for add-on payments for new medical services and technologies under the hospital inpatient prospective payment system. LOCATION: Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Bouleva
11/19/18 - Kaleo boosted EVZIO price by 600 percent: Senate probe
A drugmaker capitalized on the opioid epidemic by hiking the price of its overdose-reversing drug by 600 percent during the height of the crisis, Senate investigators charged Sunday. Rob Portman, Ohio Republican, and Sen. Tom Carper, Delaware Democrat, said that compelled Medicare and Medicaid programs to cover it.
11/19/18 - Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Application From the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) for Continued Approval of Its Ambulatory Surgical Center Accreditation Program
Agency: " Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, HHS." SUMMARY: This final notice announces our decision to approve the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for ambulatory surgical centers that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid.
11/19/18 - Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for Calendar Year 2019
Agency: " Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, HHS." I. Background In the February 2, 2011 Federal Register, we published a final rule with comment period titled "Medicare, Medicaid, and Children's Health Insurance Programs; Additional Screening Requirements, Application Fees, Temporary Enrollment Moratoria, Payment Suspensions and Compliance P
11/19/18 - Study: Medicaid expansion popular among college graduates. Does education foster empathy?
Voters in Idaho, Nebraska and Utah tend to skew conservative politically, and the last time they supported a Democratic president was in 1964. The key to understanding the passage of these initiatives lies in the results of a similar referendum a year ago in Maine, which was the first state in the union to consider Medicaid expansion by popular vot
11/18/18 - Choosing Medicare drug coverage can be tricky
Karen R., a 70- year-old Medicare beneficiary living in a mid-size town in Indiana, contacted me recently about her Part D drug coverage. Her out-of-pocket costs for most drugs was only $8. A drug qualifies for an insurer s specialty tier if it costs more than $670 for one month s supply; the insurer usually requires consumers to pay about on
11/18/18 - EDITORIAL: Here's a roadmap for lowering drug prices [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
The newly elected Democratic House majority ought to leverage this rare common ground to swiftly pass a Medicare drug price negotiation bill, putting pressure on the Republican-controlled Senate to do the same. Republicans also have been reluctant to broaden the government's role in Medicare Part D, which relies on private insurers to deliver this
11/18/18 - Enrolling in Medicare Part D late will mean late fees; Covering; The Bases
I turned 65 in March 2016. I enrolled into Part D and it will begin January 2019. The late enrollment penalty is calculated on the number of months you were eligible for Medicare Part D and did not enroll into Part D. Since you turned 65 in March 2016, you had until June 2016 to enroll into Part D under your initial enrollment period.
11/18/18 - Hope for middle ground on Medicaid expansion
Bullock's budget calls for spending $30 million on preschool education, putting a freeze on university system tuition, investing nearly $300 million in infrastructure, as well as extending the Medicaid expansion made available through the Affordable Care Act. The Democratic governor has a tall order in attempting to persuade the GOP- controlled Hou
11/18/18 - Medicaid, education, taxes, oh, my!
Nebraska has a history of going its own way politically and that's what the state did again in the mid-term elections. And this year, the voters of Nebraska chose to require the state to expand its Medicaid coverage, acting in opposition to votes against that practice in the Unicameral. Pete Ricketts, who has opposed Medicaid expansion, and mostly
11/18/18 - MILLIONS IN TAXPAYER FUNDS GO TO CENTER
At the heart of the tragedy unfolding inside a long-term care center in Wanaque lies a paradox. New Jersey Medicaid spends more than $55 million annually $7 million of that at Wanaque on the medical needs of the 216 children who require the around-the-clock care that such facilities provide. The Wanaque center is one of four long-term care cent
11/18/18 - MILLIONS IN TAXPAYER FUNDS GO TO CENTER WHERE 10 DIED
At the heart of the tragedy unfolding inside a long-term care center in Wanaque lies a paradox. The institution at the center of this storm is part of a small chain of nursing homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. New Jersey Medicaid spends more than $55 million annually $7 million of that at Wanaque on the medical needs of the 216 children who
11/18/18 - Sherman wants NH to increase Medicaid reimbursement rates More funds eyed to increase mental health and addiction services More funds eyed to increase mental health and addiction services
Medicaid is a primary source of revenue for many mental health and addiction service providers in New Hampshire, but advocates say the reimbursement rates in New Hampshire are among the lowest in the country. New Hampshire pays a 50 percent match for federal Medicaid dollars, and different reimbursement rates are set for different services.
11/17/18 - AIDS Foundation of Chicago and Legal Council for Health Justice Statement on Medicaid Hepatitis C Treatment Restrictions
Legal Council for Health Justice and AIDS Foundation of Chicago laud the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services announcement today ending the department's policy of rationing coverage of life-saving drugs to cure hepatitis C for Medicaid participants. Approximately 68,400 of those affected live in Illinois. AFC has partnered with Legal..
11/17/18 - Augusta mother with disabled daughter admits to Medicaid fraud [The Augusta Chronicle, Ga.]
Nov. 17 An Augusta woman who used her disabled daughter to steal over $100,000 from the state program that enables disabled residents to live at home instead of institutions pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud. Luvinia Nipple, 61, admitted in Richmond County Superior Court that she fraudulently collected $112,532 over a two-year period, money that w
11/17/18 - Government Publishing Office Seeks Medicare Premium Bill Mailing Kits
The U.S. Government Publishing Office has issued a pre-solicitation for Medicare premium bill mailing kits. Point of Contact: Primary Point of Contact: Rose Hood, rhood@gpo.gov, 202/ 512-0310; Secondary Point of Contact: Rose Hood, rhood@gpo.gov, 202/ 512-0310. For more information about Targeted News Service's products, including its daily federal
11/17/18 - House Education & the Workforce Committee: Democratic Health Leaders Tell Trump to End Attacks on Americans' Health Care
Following the administration's perversion of ACA provision designed to help states lower costs, Democrats in House and Senate say change undermines protections for pre-existing conditions. The letter, sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, and Treasury Secretary Stev
11/17/18 - House Energy & Commerce Committee: Democratic Health Leaders Tell Trump to End Attacks on Americans' Health Care
Frank Pallone Jr., D- New Jersey, ranking Democratic member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release:. The letter, sent to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin comes as open enrollment for 2019 is u
11/17/18 - IL House overrides veto of long-term care bill [Canton Daily Ledger, Ill.]
Nov. 17 MACOMB The Illinois House has passed a bill that would amend the state's Public Aid Code for long-term care recipients on Medicaid. The Department of Human Services and Healthcare and Family Services and the Department on Aging would work in a joint venture to establish the system, according to the bill, which can be found through a sea
11/17/18 - Lawmakers eye tighter oversight after error in Medicaid cost forecasts State lawmakers eye tighter oversight after botched cost predictions yielded $462.5M in unexpected Medicaid costs
WILLIAMSBURG- Flubbed predictions of Virginia's Medicaid costs have lawmakers eyeing tighter oversight of the program's forecasting process after a surprise $462.5 million tab landed on the statehouse with a thud just as the state began enrolling newly eligible Virginians. Mark Obenshain, R- Harrisonburg, adding that he was "perplexed" at the botch
11/17/18 - Medicaid expansion: What does $8M buy for Idaho's mentally ill? [The Idaho Statesman]
That answer changes for Idaho's poorest citizens after voters passed Proposition 2.. Idaho's counties spent more than $8 million on emergency mental health care for Idaho's poor uninsured adults in the 2018 fiscal year, according to data from the state's Catastrophic Health Care Program. Idaho's counties last year fielded 2,376 mental health claims
11/17/18 - Medicare Premium Bill (CMS-500) English/Spanish Mailing Kits [TenderNews.com - Tenders (India)]
Medicare Premium Bill English/Spanish Mailing Kits more info: Location: UNITED STATES BidDate: 11/21/2018 Tender Country: UNITED STATES Tender Type: Tenders Tendering Authority: Government Publishing Office Tendering Authority Address: Address: Stop: CSAC 732 North Capitol Street N.W. Washington District of Columbia 20401 United States Point Of Con
11/17/18 - Michigan Home Health Agency Owner Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Role in $1.6 Million Health Care Fraud Scheme [Agence Maghreb Arabe Presse]
The owner of a Michigan home health agency was sentenced to 84 months in prison today for her role in a scheme involving approximately $1.6 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for home health services that were procured through the payment of kickbacks, and that were medically unnecessary and not provided. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benc
11/17/18 - OSF HealthCare: Gridlock Could Mean Few Health Care Changes
An OSF HealthCare leader with more than two dozen years of experience in governmental relations says a divided Congress will not likely move on significant health care reforms or reimbursement rates for Medicare and Medicaid. Manson says with Democrats controlling the US House and Republicans in the majority in the Senate, he doesn't expect any big
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