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7/20/18 - Dual Eligible Population Enrolled In Medicaid Managed Care Nearly Doubled Since 2011 OPEN MINDS Releases 2018 Update On Dual Eligible Financing
The absolute number of dual eligible individuals varies by the size of the state population California has the largest dual eligible population at 1.45 million, and Wyoming has the smallest at 10,473. Nevada had the greatest increase in their dual eligible population between 2015 and 2017, growing at a rate of 27%. For example, in Maine, dual el
7/20/18 - Medicaid dental benefits cap delayed [The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
The $1,000 annual dental benefit maximum will be implemented for every adult Medicaid member aged 21 and older including those members who receive coverage through fee-for-service and the Dental Wellness Plan starting Sept. 1. There are 301,348 members in the Dental Wellness Plan, said Department of Human Services spokesman Matt Highland.
7/20/18 - Rep. Dingell Launches Medicare for All Congressional Caucus
Today, Members of Congress announced the Medicare For All Congressional Caucus with Representatives Debbie Dingell, Pramila Jayapal, and Keith Ellison serving as co-chairs. Our coalition of more than 60 members of Congress and advocacy partners is united in focusing on policies that will make our healthcare system more fair, more affordable, and to
7/20/18 - Rep. Engel Becomes Founding Member of Newly Created Congressional 'Medicare for All' Caucus
Eliot L. Engel, D- New York, issued the following news release:. Congressman Eliot L. Engel, a senior member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today joined more than 60 House Democrats in forming the new Congressional "Medicare for All" Caucus. As such, helping to found the' Medicare for All' Caucus was only natural.
7/20/18 - Rep. Jayapal, Rep. Ellison, Rep. Dingell and Members of Congress Launch Medicare for All Congressional Caucus
Debbie Dingell, other members of Congress and advocates from around the country launched the Medicare for All Congressional Caucus in a press conference. Representatives Pramila Jayapal, Keith Ellison, Debbie Dingell, Nanette Diaz Barragan, Joyce Beatty, Don Beyer, Earl Blumenauer, Brendan F. Boyle, Anthony Brown, Michael E. Capuano, Andre Carson,
7/20/18 - Rep. Levin Introduces Bill to Reform Medicare Supplemental Health Insurance Policies
Sander M. Levin, D- Mich., has introduced legislation to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act "to provide for certain reforms with respect to medicare supplemental health insurance policies." Richard E. Neal, D- Mass., Earl Blumenauer, D- Ore., Brian Higgins, D- N.Y., Judy Chu, D- Calif., Danny K. Davis, D- Ill., and John Lewis, D- Ga.. San
7/20/18 - Study Finds Medicaid Expansion 'Acts As Employment Incentive' for Individuals With Disabilities
The University of Kansas issued the following news:. Individuals with disabilities are significantly more likely to be employed in states that have expanded Medicaid coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act, new research from the University of Kansas has found. The study, authored by Jean Hall, professor of applied behavioral science and directo
7/20/18 - Study: Medical Cannabis Access Associated With Significant Reduction in Prescription Opioid Use
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued the following news release:. The enactment of medical cannabis access laws is associated with significant reductions in prescription opioid use among Medicaid enrollees, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Investigators with the University of..
7/19/18 - 11th Circuit Hears $36 Million Health Care Fraud Appeal [Governance, Risk & Compliance Monitor Worldwide]
A former home-care agency owner serving time in federal prison took to the 11th Circuit Tuesday to appeal his conviction on charges that he spearheaded a multimillion-dollar scheme to submit false claims to Medicare. Khaled Elbeblawy is claiming on appeal that his conviction should be tossed out because prosecutors improperly showed the jury damnin
7/19/18 - 11th Circuit Hears $36 Million Health Care Fraud Appeal [Trends (Middle East)]
A former home-care agency owner serving time in federal prison took to the 11th Circuit Tuesday to appeal his conviction on charges that he spearheaded a multimillion-dollar scheme to submit false claims to Medicare. Khaled Elbeblawy is claiming on appeal that his conviction should be tossed out because prosecutors improperly showed the jury damnin
7/19/18 - At Lapham: Medicare, music legend's 100th, driving class
Bernstein on Broadway is set for Wednesday, July 25, with coffee and muffins at 10 a.m., followed by the talk at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $5. Marc Courtade will discuss On the Town, Wonderful Town and West Side Story. Participants must register by sending a check made out to AARP to Senior Center, PO Box 83, New Canaan, CT 06840. AARP members pay $15
7/19/18 - Candidates for governor list money, Medicaid and mental health care as top responses to opioid crisis [Bangor Daily News, Maine]
Maine's opioid addiction crisis is claiming an average of more than one life per day, and killed 418 Mainers in 2017. Bangor Daily News Maine Focus Editor Erin Rhoda, who organized the event, said the intent was to put the responsibility for solutions on everyone. According to Pat Hickey of Bangor, a board member for the Bangor Area Recovery Networ
7/19/18 - Connecticut offers Medicare savings programs
The State of Connecticut offers financial assistance to eligible Medicare enrollees through the Medicare Savings Programs. These programs may help pay Medicare Part B premiums, deductibles and co-insurance. Call the Baldwin Senior Center at 203-385-4050 for more information about these programs.
7/19/18 - Dont pit Medicaid against public school budget
While issues surrounding Medicaid dollars are not unfamiliar to Idaho s public school districts and charter schools, the question of expanding Medicaid to the gap population does not give belly aches to education stakeholders in Idaho. Just last year, Governor Otter signed an executive order requiring stakeholders to come together to see that Id
7/19/18 - Federal Register Extracts
SUMMARY: This proposed rule would update and make revisions to the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System for calendar year 2019. Finally, this proposed rule proposes changes to bidding and pricing methodologies under the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies competitive bidding program; adjustments to DMEPOS Fe
7/19/18 - Funding remains at heart of Medicaid expansion conflict as Maine high court hears case
PORTLAND, Maine- Justices on Maine's high court heard arguments Wednesday in a procedural case about Medicaid expansion, but many questions turned to larger issues of whether the state must- or even could- fund it with no revenue dedicated by the Legislature. Paul LePage and the Maine Legislature, which wasn't able to get a start-up funding plan pa
7/19/18 - Funding remains at heart of Medicaid expansion conflict as Maine high court hears case [Bangor Daily News, Maine]
July 18 PORTLAND, Maine Justices on Maine's high court heard arguments Wednesday in a procedural case about Medicaid expansion, but many questions turned to larger issues of whether the state must or even could fund it with no revenue dedicated by the Legislature. Lawyers for the state have argued that it doesn't have to comply with the law
7/19/18 - HHS IG Issues Advisory Opinion on Medicare Supplemental Health Insurance
The U.S. Department of Health& Human Services' Office of Inspector General issued the following advisory opinion:. We are writing in response to your request for an advisory opinion regarding the use of a "preferred hospital" network as part of Medicare Supplemental Health Insurance policies, whereby an insurance company would contract indirectly w
7/19/18 - Honorees Recognized for Outstanding Service to Medicare Beneficiaries in North Carolina
The North Carolina Department of Insurance issued the following news release:. SHIIP is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance that offers free, objective information about Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage, long-term care insurance and other health insurance issues. Northeast Coordinator of the Yea
7/19/18 - Lowering Hospitals' Medicare Costs Proves Difficult
The Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine issued the following news release:. A payment system that provides financial incentives for hospitals that reduce health-care costs for Medicare patients did not lower costs as intended, according to a new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The study, published
7/19/18 - Medicaid expansion initiative qualifies for Idaho ballot
An initiative to expand Medicaid in Idaho has officially qualified for the November ballot, Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney announced on Tuesday morning. Backers of the initiative turned in a total of 75,134 verified signatures of registered Idaho voters, far exceeding the required mark of 56,192. They also exceeded the requirement for ge
7/19/18 - Medical Device Maker AngioDynamics Agrees to Pay $12.5 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
Latham, New York- based medical device manufacturer AngioDynamics, Inc. has agreed to pay the United States a total of $12.5 million to resolve allegations that the company caused healthcare providers to submit false claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and other federal healthcare programs relating to the use of two medical devices, LC Bead and the Perfo
7/19/18 - Medicare Chemo Costs Are Lower in Hospital Clinics Once Cancer Type Is Considered, AJMC Study Finds
A new study in The American Journal of Managed Care that compares Medicare costs for chemotherapy drug and administration in different settings says no, once one adjusts for cancer type. In this new study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, researchers led by Yamini Kalidindi, MHA, of Penn State University, compared raw Medicare per ca
7/19/18 - Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals With Acute Kidney Injury, End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program, Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Or
CFR Part: "42 CFR Parts 413 and 414". Finally, this proposed rule proposes changes to bidding and pricing methodologies under the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies competitive bidding program; adjustments to DMEPOS Fee Schedule amounts using information from competitive bidding for items furnished from January 1, 2019 t
7/19/18 - Miami-Dade Man Arrested for Defrauding Medicaid
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi issued the following news release:. Attorney General Pam Bondi's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Miami-Dade Police Department today arrested a Miami man for defrauding the Medicaid program. According to the investigation, Armando Gonzalez, 57, worked as a targeted case manager at New Beginning Case Management
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