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4/20/18 - Bristol Woman Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding Medicaid Program
The U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, John H. Durham, issued the following news release:. John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Phillip Coyne, Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, and Chief State's Attorney Kevin T. Kane announced th
4/20/18 - Bucks County dentist pleads guilty, pays $1.5M for fraud [Philly.com]
April 19 Ilya Babiner, a Bucks County dentist with offices in Feasterville and Philadelphia, pleaded guilty to submitting fraudulent bills to Medicaid and paid $1.5 million in restitution, the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General said Thursday. "The probationary sentence reflects Dr. Babiner's extraordinary acceptance of responsibility," Babi
4/20/18 - Campaign finance reform, Medicare for all, part of the four election goals
This is part of a series of commentaries from candidates for Oregon Congressional District 2, the seat now held by Republican Greg Walden. My name is Jim Crary and I am a Democrat running for Congress in Oregon s 2nd Congressional District. I live on the Greensprings Highway, in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.
4/20/18 - CMS National Correct Coding Initiative Medicare and Medicaid Program
Office Address: Department of Health and Human Services; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services; Office of Acquisition and Grants Management; 7500 Security Blvd.C2-21-15 Baltimore MD 21244-1850. Description: Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services.
4/20/18 - E&C Democrats Urge HHS to Reinstate Medicaid Family Planning Guidance
Frank Pallone Jr., D- New Jersey, ranking Democratic member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release:. The Democrats are also troubled that HHS appeared to work in tandem with an anti-abortion advocacy organization in rescinding the guidance. On January 19, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services re
4/20/18 - MEDICAID & ASET PRESERVATION SEMINAR
A program for seniors and those who care for and/or work with seniors will be held on April 24, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Clifton Main Library, 292 Piaget Ave. Eldercaid owner Ellen Miller will provide information regarding the qualification process for long-term care Medicaid. The Clifton Main Memorial Library, 292 Piaget Ave., is offering keyboarding
4/20/18 - Medicaid work-requirement bill heads to Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam [Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.]
NASHVILLE The Tennessee Senate sent a controversial Medicaid work requirement to Gov. Senate Democratic Caucus Chairman Jeff Yarbro of Nashville unsuccessfully sought to amend the bill to have the state also seek federal approval to expand Medicaid to an estimated 180,000 working Tennesseans under the federal Affordable Care Act.
4/20/18 - Medicare and You 2019 (Spanish Area-Specific Handbooks)
Office Address: Government Publishing Office; Customer Services Department; Agency Publishing Services; Stop: CSAC, 732 North Capitol Street, N.W. Washington DC 20401. Subject: Medicare and You 2019. Contact: Bid Room, Area Responsible for Bid Solicitation Questions, Phone 202-512-0526, Email ppdkcodes@gpo.gov- Bid Room, Area Responsible for Bid So
4/20/18 - Michigan Medicaid Proposal Would Lead to Large Coverage Losses, Harm Low-Income Workers
However, analyses of similar proposals from other states suggest that the Michigan bill would result in:. To provide a sense of magnitude, Kentucky estimates that its Medicaid waiver, whose centerpiece is a work requirement policy similar to Michigan's proposal, would eventually lead to a 15 percent drop in adult Medicaid enrollment. A comparable c
4/20/18 - Michigan Senate: Many Medicaid recipients must work 29 hours a week [Detroit Free Press]
April 19 LANSING The debate ranged from experiencing the "joys of work" to a more spiritual take about helping the "least of these," but in the end, work prevailed and the full Senate passed legislation Thursday that would require many recipients of Medicaid to be gainfully employed for at least 29 hours a week. "And those who are opposed to t
4/20/18 - New York City Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty to Committing $8.5 Million Fraud on Medicare and Medicaid
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey S. Berman, issued the following news release:. Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that SAJID JAVED, an owner and operator of nine different pharmacies in the New York City area, pled guilty today to participating in a healt
4/20/18 - Sen. Hatch Issues Statement at Substance Abuse in Medicare, Medicaid Hearing
Orrin Hatch, R- Utah, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, issued the following opening statement at a hearing to address opioid and substance-abuse disorders in Medicare, Medicaid and human services programs:. "I'd like to welcome everyone to today's hearing on tackling opioid and substance use disorders in Medicare, Medicaid, and human serv
4/20/18 - Sen. Merkley Speaks About Legislation on Medicare Part E Public Health Plans
President, the most important words of our Constitution are the first three words: "We the people." That is the mission statement of our Constitution. "They put that mission statement in supersized font, so even if you were reading the Constitution from across the room, you would understand its core missiona core mission that unfortunately has b
4/20/18 - Senate Finance Committee Sets Hearing on Medicare for Opioid, Substance Use
The Senate Finance Committee issued the following hearing information: Tackling Opioid and Substance Use Disorders in Medicare, Medicaid, and Human Services Programs at 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building at 10 a.m. on April 19:. Brett P. Giroir, Assistant Secretary For Health, Office Of The Assistant Secretary For Health, Senior Advisor To The Secr
4/20/18 - Sens. Udall, Heinrich Introduce 'Choose Medicare Act' To Make Medicare Available To Everyone
Martin Heinrich, D- New Mexico, issued the following news release:. U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich introduced the Choose Medicare Act to give every individual who is not already eligible for Medicaid or Medicare the opportunity to enroll in Medicare as an individual or every employer to purchase Medicare for their employees. I will con
4/20/18 - Sources Sought Notice for Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Services, Medicare Parts A & B, Jurisdictions 5, 6 and E
Office Address: Department of Health and Human Services; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services; Office of Acquisition and Grants Management; 7500 Security Blvd.C2-21-15 Baltimore MD 21244-1850. Description: Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services.
4/20/18 - State Auditors Report Improper Medicaid Payments of $900K to Franklin County Provider
Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost issued the following news release:. A Franklin County Medicaid provider that administered some of its care with unqualified staff improperly billed the state for more than $900,000 worth of services, according to a report released today. Gardenia Home Health Care, based in Whitehall, was paid $5.8 million by the Ohio De
4/19/18 - A threat to long-term care
This is a backdoor means of enabling very unpopular Medicaid cuts that failed in Congress. A March report to Congress confirmed the desperate plight long-term care is in, even as our aging population rapidly grows. While long-term care is allowed to starve, CMS showers more bounty upon insurers, giving a 3.4 percent increase to Medicare Advantage p
4/19/18 - Bristol Woman Sentenced to 4 Years in Federal Prison for Defrauding Medicaid Program
John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Phillip Coyne, Special Agent in Charge for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, and Chief State's Attorney Kevin T. Kane announced that RONNETTE BROWN, 45, of Bristol, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridg
4/19/18 - Have Medicaid? New Michigan bill may force you to work [Detroit Free Press]
Republicans aligned with the business community in supporting the bill, which passed on a 4-1 vote, while Democrats and social service groups roundly criticized the bill as both onerous for the state Health Department and punitive against a vulnerable population in the state. The full Senate is expected to fast track the bill and take it up for a v
4/19/18 - How Medicaid Work Requirements Will Harm People Who Are Experiencing Homelessness
But coverage for many of these newly insured individuals is at risk due to the Trump Administration's decision to let states to take away Medicaid coverage from people who don't work a specified number of hours each month, other than those who are 65 or older, pregnant, or qualify for Medicaid based on a disability. The first work requirement appro
4/19/18 - Idaho Medicaid petition drive in the home stretch [Lewiston Tribune, Idaho]
April 19 An effort to expand Medicaid in Idaho through a citizens initiative is coming down to the wire, with about 5,000 qualified signatures still needed before the May 1 deadline. However, the success or failure of the initiative could ultimately depend on Canyon County. It's all coming down to Canyon County. "
4/19/18 - Know the laws regarding home ownership, Medicaid
Courtesy of West Virginia Senior Legal Aid. "I know I will lose my house if I go into a nursing home on Medicaid" is something many believe will happen. Currently, you may have equity in your house up to $572,000, a car, irrevocable prepaid burial plan, personal property and $2,000 in an account- and still have Medicaid pay for your nursing home e
4/19/18 - Memorial Hermann Earns CMS Certification for Lung Transplant Program
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center recently earned certification from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services for lung transplants. According to the United Network of Organ Sharing, only California and Pennsylvania have more extensive lung transplant wait lists than Texas. "The CMS certification makes our program more accessible to people
4/19/18 - New York City Pharmacy Owner Pleads Guilty To Committing $8.5 Million Fraud On Medicare And Medicaid
Southern District of New York. Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that SAJID JAVED, an owner and operator of nine different pharmacies in the New York City area, pled guilty today to participating in a health care fraud scheme that used his pharmacies to submit more than $8.5 million in f
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