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2/19/18 - February 20 is National Whistleblower Reward Day, Founded by Whistleblower Advocate and Former Department of Justice Attorney Joel D. Hesch
That's why Congress authorized the Department of Justice to pay whistleblower rewards up to 30 percent of the amount it recovers based upon whistleblowers reporting fraud against any federal agency or program, such as Medicare or the military. The largest whistleblower reward in a single case is $150 million The average whistleblower reward is $551
2/19/18 - House of Delegates proposes Medicaid expansion plan
RICHMOND- The stage is set for a showdown between the House of Delegates and Senate over expansion of Virginia's Medicaid program, but the old roles have reversed in the five-year political battle. The House plan, approved by a 20-2 vote, would seek simultaneous federal approval of reforms that would require Medicaid recipients to comply with work,
2/19/18 - House, Senate budget plans are more than $600M apart Virginia House and Senate budget plans are more than $600 million apart because of Medicaid expansion, cash reserve
The stage is set for a showdown between the House of Delegates and Senate over expansion of Virginia's Medicaid program, but the old roles have reversed in the five-year political battle. The House plan, approved by a 20-2 vote, would seek simultaneous federal approval of reforms that would require Medicaid recipients to comply with work, education
2/19/18 - Legislative battle ahead for Medicaid expansion Virginia House and Senate budget plans are more than $600 million apart because of Medicaid expansion, cash reserve
The stage is set for a showdown between the House of Delegates and Senate over expansion of Virginia's Medicaid program, but the old roles have reversed in the five-year political battle. The House plan, approved by a 20-2 vote, would seek simultaneous federal approval of reforms that would require Medicaid recipients to comply with work, education
2/19/18 - Virginia House and Senate budget plans are more than $600 million apart because of Medicaid expansion, cash reserve
The stage is set for a showdown between the House of Delegates and Senate over expansion of Virginia's Medicaid program, but the old roles have reversed in the five-year political battle. The House plan, approved by a 20-2 vote, would seek simultaneous federal approval of reforms that would require Medicaid recipients to comply with work, education
2/18/18 - Fiscal cliff: Is Medicaid fueling opioid crisis?
According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, individuals on Medicaid are three times more likely to have a risk of opioid overdose than those who are privately insured. Further studies by CDC in 2015 show that the seven states with the highest drug-overdose death rates elected to expand Medicaid through Obamacare.
2/18/18 - Hit drug program's PAUSE button
The 340 B program was created by Congress in 1992 to provide life-saving medicine to poor and uninsured Americans by forcing pharmaceutical manufacturers wanting their drugs covered by Medicaid and Medicare to sell them at discounted rates of up to 50 percent to hospitals willing to serve vulnerable patients. The wealthy Duke University hospital ra
2/18/18 - House budget would expand Medicaid, seek federal approval of work requirement
The House Appropriations Committee on Sunday will consider a proposed two-year budget that includes extending Medicaid coverage to more than 300,000 uninsured Virginians under the Affordable Care Act and using the savings to pay for a blockbuster higher education initiative in Northern Virginia, a big infusion of cash into K-12 and early childhood.
2/18/18 - House budget would expand Va. Medicaid RTD Exclusive: The firewall against Medicaid expansion has fallen in the Virginia House of Delegates, budget proposal shows
The House Appropriations Committee on Sunday will consider a proposed two-year budget that includes extending Medicaid coverage to more than 300,000 uninsured Virginians under the Affordable Care Act and using the savings to pay for a blockbuster higher education initiative in Northern Virginia, a big infusion of cash into K-12 and early childhood.
2/18/18 - Kilgore's Medicaid offer Editorial: Kilgore changes the politics of Medicaid expansion
For years, Democrats and Republicans in Richmond have been locked like two tectonic plates pushing in different directions. Democrats want to expand Medicaid. Republicans don't, and since they're in the majority in the General Assembly, their will has prevailed.
2/18/18 - RTD Exclusive: The firewall against Medicaid expansion has fallen in the Virginia House of Delegates, budget proposal shows
The House Appropriations Committee on Sunday will consider a proposed two-year budget that includes extending Medicaid coverage to more than 300,000 uninsured Virginians under the Affordable Care Act and using the savings to pay for a blockbuster higher education initiative in Northern Virginia, a big infusion of cash into K-12 and early childhood.
2/18/18 - Senate GOP unveils Medicaid expansion plan [The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester]
Feb. 18 Senate GOP unveils Medicaid expansion plan. Senate President Chuck Morse, R- Salem, said the Trump administration has been briefed on the proposal but has yet to decide whether it complies with the federal Affordable Care Act. Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, R- Wolfeboro, said moving clients to managed care would save federal taxpayer
2/18/18 - State considers fining Medicaid contractor
Jeff Colyer vowed Friday to fine a company as much as $250,000 a day if obstinate problems with the Medicaid processing clearinghouse serving disabled, elderly and low-income Kansans weren't corrected by June. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment's director of Medicaid told a legislative oversight committee that Maximus, which began...
2/18/18 - Va. House of Delegates considers budget that includes extending Medicaid coverage
The House Appropriations Committee on Sunday will consider a proposed two-year budget that includes extending Medicaid coverage to more than 300,000 uninsured Virginians under the Affordable Care Act and using the savings to pay for a blockbuster higher education initiative in Northern Virginia, a big infusion of cash into K-12 and early childhood.
2/17/18 - Adding work requirements is no reason to expand Medicaid Hernandez: Adding work requirements to Medicaid is no reason to expand program
Hernandez is the Virginia state director for Americans for Prosperity. Most Republicans in Richmond know that expanding our struggling Medicaid program is a bad idea. Hopefully they will keep that in mind during this General Assembly.
2/17/18 - Adding work requirements is no reason to expand Medicaid
Most Republicans in Richmond know that expanding our struggling Medicaid program is a bad idea. Hopefully they keep that keep in mind during this General Assembly. A 2017 report by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission found that Medicaid funding in Virginia has gone up nearly $4 billion over the past 10 years, a 74 percent increase.
2/17/18 - AG Reaches False Claims Act Settlement With Mass. Laboratory Over Medically Unnecessary Drug Tests
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen issued the following news release:. A Massachusetts- based clinical laboratory will forfeit $656,912 and be excluded from participation in Connecticut's Medicaid program for 10 years as part of a settlement agreement with the state, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services...
2/17/18 - Allegheny Health Network`s Clinically Integrated Network Joins Medicare Shared Savings Program [Daily News Egypt]
AHNs CIN, known as Physician Partners of Western PA, LLC, will now participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program as an Accountable Care Organization. Physician Partners of Western PA is one of 124 new MSSP participants across the country, according to a new report from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services. Our clinically integrated netw
2/17/18 - Cline, Kilgore split on Kentucky's Medicaid model
Two Republican delegates voiced sharply different views Friday on whether Virginia should follow Kentucky's example on how to expand Medicaid. Cline, who is seeking the GOP nomination for Congress in the 6th District, said Virginia lawmakers owe it to taxpayers "to continue to manage Virginia's finances in a fiscally responsible way." Terry Kilgore
2/17/18 - EDITORIAL: Now is the time ... expand Medicaid [News & Record, Greensboro, N.C.]
Roy Cooper has done his part to forge a reasonable compromise on expanding Medicaid in North Carolina. In North Carolina, Republicans control the legislature, and their dealings with Democratic Gov. Cooper, for his part, finds little on which to agree with Republicans.
2/17/18 - Expand Medicaid?
As the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported, "The House of Delegates has moved closer to a once-unthinkable decision to expand Virginia's Medicaid program with billions of dollars in federal funds under the Affordable Care Act. Terry Kilgore, R- Scott, that he will support a form of Medicaid expansion to promote a healthy workforce in Southwest Virgini
2/17/18 - Health Proposals in President's Budget Would Reduce Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care
Throughout 2017, the President pressed Congress to enact legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act and making deep cuts to Medicaid. It embraces the ACA repeal-and-replace bill sponsored by Senators Bill Cassidy, Lindsey Graham, Dean Heller, and Ron Johnson, then proposes to cut funding for coverage programs deeply below the levels in that bill
2/17/18 - Hernandez: Adding work requirements to Medicaid is no reason to expand program
Hernandez is the Virginia state director for Americans for Prosperity. Most Republicans in Richmond know that expanding our struggling Medicaid program is a bad idea. Hopefully they will keep that in mind during this General Assembly.
2/17/18 - HHS IG Issues Audit Report on Arkansas Medicaid Unallowable Reimbursement
Arkansas did not invoice manufacturers for rebates associated with $9.9 million in physician-administered drugs. Further, Arkansas did not submit the utilization data necessary to secure rebates for all other physician-administered drug claims totaling $1.4 million. We recommended to Arkansas that it refund $9.9 million and work with CMS to determi
2/17/18 - Improper Medicaid payments allegedly given to aide
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio- A state review of a Scioto County Medicaid provider uncovered nearly $128,000 in improper payments stemming from errors in service documentation and a lack of first-aid training, according to a news release from the office of Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost. The report released Friday shows that personal care aide Joseph Poole cla
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