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6/21/18 - Beware of Medicare Card Fraud
Over 55 million people receive Medicare benefits, including about 950,000 Minnesotans. A federal law requires that SSNs be removed from all Medicare cards by April 2019. CMS began sending new Medicare cards to beneficiaries in April 2018 and will continue to do so on a rolling basis until April 2019.
6/21/18 - Dentist sentenced for submitting fraudulent Medicaid bills [Governance, Risk & Compliance Monitor Worldwide]
Authorities say 59- year-old Gregory Garro, of Omaha, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Omaha. He was ordered to pay restitution of more than $82,500 to the Nebraska Health and Human Services Department and more than $4,700 to Iowa`s Inspections and Appeals Department. Authorities say Garro provided dental services at several nursing h
6/21/18 - Dentist sentenced for submitting fraudulent Medicaid bills [Utilities Middle East (United Arab Emirates)]
Authorities say 59- year-old Gregory Garro, of Omaha, was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Omaha. He was ordered to pay restitution of more than $82,500 to the Nebraska Health and Human Services Department and more than $4,700 to Iowa`s Inspections and Appeals Department. Authorities say Garro provided dental services at several nursing h
6/21/18 - Fix Social Security, Medicare
According to the Social Security Administration, the Medicare trust fund will run dry in 2026 and Social Security funds in 2034. The Harvard Business Review reports, "Among Americans between 40 and 45 years of age, the median retirement account balance is just $14,500- less than 4 percent of what the median-income worker will require in savings to
6/21/18 - General Dynamics call center workers sue over pay
General Dynamics employees who claim they were underpaid for overtime and misclassified in Medicare call centers have filed a lawsuit against Information Technology through Hattiesburg-based law firm Roberts& Associates. Stories in The Washington Post and The New York Times specifically referenced call centers in Hattiesburg and Bogalusa, La..
6/21/18 - Healogics Agrees To Pay Up To $22.51 Million To Settle False Claims Act Liability For Improper Billing Of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
The Justice Department announced today that Healogics, Inc. has agreed to pay up to $22.51 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing wound care centers to bill Medicare for medically unnecessary and unreasonable hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Healogics, a Florida- based company, manages nearly 700 hospital
6/21/18 - Health Plan Markets Launches New Website to Help with Medicare Plans: Health Plan Markets providing free insurance consultation throughout Florida
Orlando, FL 06/21/2018 Health Plan Markets, the insurance agency that provides help with Medicare plans, has launched their new website which provides detailed information and assistance for people throughout Florida as well as other states. Do Medicare plans in Orlando cover things like urgent care, telehealth, pharmacy consultations and mor
6/21/18 - House Passes Walters Bill to Remove Barrier to Care in Medicaid
Greg Walden, R- Oregon, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release:. H.R. 5797 previously passed the Energy and Commerce Committee by voice vote. The targeted removal of this outdated law that has become a barrier to care will allow Medicaid to cover the cost of care for adult patients who need specialize
6/21/18 - LARSON HIGHLIGHTS MEDICARE BUY-IN BILL
Washington, DC- Today, Congressman John B. Larson issued the following statement after speaking in support of Congressman Brian Higgins' amendment, that would commission a Health and Human Services Department study on a Medicare Buy-In option for Americans aged 50-64.. Data from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that a 60 year old American could s
6/21/18 - Maine high court delays Medicaid expansion to hear LePage appeal [Bangor Daily News, Maine]
June 21 AUGUSTA, Maine The chief justice of Maine's high court delayed the implementation of Medicaid expansion, at least until oral arguments in a legal battle on the issues are held in mid-July, rankling advocates by stretching past a statutory deadline for coverage. Nearly three in five Maine voters backed a law in 2017 that directed the sta
6/21/18 - Maine Senate Gives Initial Approval for Medicaid Expansion Funding
The Maine Senate Democrats issued the following news:. Maine people spoke loud and clear when they voted last year and the courts reaffirmed that vote last week, "said Sen. Cathy Breen of Falmouth, who serves as ranking Democratic Senator on the Legislature's Appropriation and Financial Affairs Committee.
6/21/18 - Medicaid expansion a reason to smile
Only about 2,800 of the state's 9,000 or so dentists accept Medicaid patients, Greg Johnson, executive director of the Illinois State Dental Society, told The Associated Press. The federally funded Whiteside County Health Department Dental Clinic in Rock Falls already provides preventive and emergency dental care for adults, and you don't have to l
6/21/18 - Medicaid fraud exploded after Obamacare expansion: GOP report
Medicaid fraud has risen and bogus payments have more than doubled since Obamacare expanded the government's chief health insurance program for the poor, topping $37 billion a year, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Senate's chief watchdog committee. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which oversees the program, doesn
6/21/18 - Medicaid Work Requirements and Health Savings Accounts May Impact People's Coverage, Access to Care
"There's been a lot of recent research showing that expanding Medicaid leads to improved access to care and better quality of carewhich suggests that any expansion will be better for public health than not expanding," said Benjamin Sommers, associate professor of health policy and economics at Harvard Chan School and lead author of the study.
6/21/18 - Medicare Advantage Plan Member Satisfaction Holds Steady as Enrollment Surges, J.D. Power Finds
Even as approximately 1.5 million new enrollees have joined Medicare Advantage plans in the past year, these health plans have been able to maintain customer satisfaction levels year over year, according to the J.D. Power 2018 Medicare Advantage Study, SM released today. While this relative stability in satisfaction is consistent with commercial
6/21/18 - OUR VIEW Fix Social Security, Medicare
According to the Social Security Administration, the Medicare trust fund will run dry in 2026 and Social Security funds in 2034. The Harvard Business Review reports, "Among Americans between 40 and 45 years of age, the median retirement account balance is just $14,500 less than 4 percent of what the median-income worker will require in savings to
6/21/18 - Rep. Guthrie Bill to Target Fraud, Modernize Medicaid Passes House
Brett Guthrie, R- Kentucky, issued the following news release:. Congressman Brett Guthrie's bill to modernize state Medicaid programs and help those who rely on in-home health services get quality care yesterday passed the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously. After learning from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector
6/21/18 - Sen. Johnson Releases Report on CMS's Poor Oversight of Medicaid Fraud and Overpayments
Ron Johnson, R- Wisconsin, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following news release:. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, released a majority staff report Wednesday titled, "The Centers For Medicare& Medicaid Services Has Been A Poor Steward
6/21/18 - Sens. Klobuchar, Smith Request Information and Resources for Minnesota Seniors About Medicare Changes Taking Effect This Fall
Amy Klobuchar, D- Minnesota, issued the following news release:. U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith requested information and resources from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to ensure Minnesota seniors can continue to access the health care coverage they need when Medicare changes required by law come into effect in many parts
6/21/18 - Some Straight Talk For Younger People On Social Security (And Medicare Too) OpEd [Eurasia Review]
Let me start out with full disclosure: I m 69 and next April I will start collecting $30,000 a year in Social Security benefits the amount I qualify for on the basis of both my highest 35 years of earnings as an employed and later self-employed journalist, and because I ve waited until I hit 70, the maximum age for starting to collect bene
6/21/18 - Trump-favored Medicaid setup may make care less affordable
An independent study of Indiana, which has helped pioneer the strategy of charging Medicaid patients, identified lower rates of health coverage in the state than in neighboring states that do not impose the same costs. And a second study of the state found that low-income Indiana residents have more problems paying medical bills and are more likely
6/21/18 - Your legal rights: Beware of Medicare card fraud
Over 55 million people receive Medicare benefits, including about 950,000 Minnesotans. A federal law requires that SSNs be removed from all Medicare cards by April 2019. CMS began sending new Medicare cards to beneficiaries in April 2018 and will continue to do so on a rolling basis until April 2019.
6/20/18 - Carrollton doctor, 2 nurses go on trial in alleged $13 million scam to cheat Medicare [Governance, Risk & Compliance Monitor Worldwide]
Kelly Robinett`s signature was worth a lot of money for one Dallas home health care company and its nurses, federal prosecutors say. With that signature, Timely Home Health Services was free to recruit able-bodied people for home health care services they didn`t need, prosecutors said Monday on the opening day of trial in Dallas. Robinett, 69, neve
6/20/18 - Children's Hospitals' Patient Families to Congress: Prioritize Children's Health and Pass Bipartisan Solutions for Kids
The event enables patient families to meet with members of Congress on issues that directly affect their children's care. Specifically, the children and their families will ask Congress to: safeguard Medicaid and improve it for children with complex medical conditions by passing the bipartisan Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act; and to support
6/20/18 - Colorado Business Owners Indicted for $7 Million Biodiesel Tax Credit Fraud Scheme
The Justice Department announced today that Healogics, Inc. has agreed to pay up to $22.51 million to settle allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by knowingly causing wound care centers to bill Medicare for medically unnecessary and unreasonable hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Healogics, a Florida- based company, manages nearly 700 hospital
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