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11/21/17 - California Physicians Advocate for Medicaid Demonstration Project
Members of the California Medical Association joined Congressman Jeff Denham today for a meeting with Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma to advocate for initiatives that would increase access to care for Medi-Cal patients in underserved areas, such as the Central Valley. The ACCESS Act aims to increase access to care
11/21/17 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Announce Medical Insurance Program Actuarial Rates
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a notice announcing the monthly actuarial rates for aged and disabled beneficiaries enrolled in Part B of the Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance program beginning Jan. 1. The monthly actuarial rates for 2018 are $261.90 for aged enrollees and $295.00 for disabled enrollees.
11/21/17 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Insurance Notices
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the inpatient hospital deductible and the hospital and extended care services coinsurance amounts for services furnished in 2018 under Medicare's Hospital Insurance Program. For CY 2018, the inpatient hospital deductible will be $1,340. The daily coinsurance amounts for CY 2018 will be: $335
11/21/17 - Climbing Costs for Treating Breast Cancer Poised to Strain Medicare in the Near Future
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., Nov. 21, 2017/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ With cancer care costs projected to increase 32% from 2010 to 2020, researchers are working to determine the main drivers of costs for treating breast cancer. In a study led by Ami Vyas, PhD, MS, MBA and published in the November issue of JNCCN- Journal of the National Comprehensive Canc
11/21/17 - DHHS Submits Amendment to Medicaid Waiver Application
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release:. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services today submitted to the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services an amendment to the 1115 Demonstration Waiver application originally submitted by North Carolina in 2016. In September 2015, the General Assemb
11/21/17 - EDITORIAL: Tuesday Cost remains chief impediment to national health care [The Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville]
The group that has done well with Obamacare include people who are heavily subsidized, many through Medicaid expansion, said Robert Laszewski, a health industry analyst. "But the middle class is just getting clobbered," Laszewski said on CNBC, "both because they face huge deductibles and huge premiums." In Iowa, for instance, Politico's story was
11/21/17 - Federal Matching Shares for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and Aid to Needy Aged, Blind, or Disabled Persons for October 1, 2018 Through September 30, 2019
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caryn Marks or Rose Chu, Office of Health Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Room 447 D Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201, 690-6870.. This notice announces the calculated FMAP rates, in accordance with sections 1101 and 1905 of the Ac
11/21/17 - Federal Register Extracts
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Caryn Marks or Rose Chu, Office of Health Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Room 447 D Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201, 690-6870.. This notice announces the calculated FMAP rates, in accordance with sections 1101 and 1905 of the Ac
11/21/17 - Gov. Brown's Medicaid Scandal Grows by $112 Million
Shocking testimony by the director of the Oregon Health Authority late last week revealed $112 million in "erroneously paid, allocated, inaccurately recorded or over-claimed" Medicaid expenditures. This is now the third Medicaid scandal for Kate Brown this year alone. The editor of the Bend Bulletin took Kate Brown to task for her repeated scandals
11/21/17 - IEHP Is First Health Plan In The Nation To Reach 25,000 Medicare-Medicaid Members
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Nov. 20, 2017/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Inland Empire Health Plan is the first of 65 Medicare-Medicaid Plans in the nation to reach 25,000 members. IEHP's DualChoice Cal MediConnect Plan serves residents of San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Cal MediConnect plans are also offered in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, San
11/21/17 - Make the ACA better with Medicare-X
Many Americans struggle to manage the demands of work, family and wellbeing in their busy lives. They expect us, as U.S. senators, to carry their voices to Washington and craft legislation that is responsive to their concerns. But this year, too many Americans have been inundated with headlines about plans to take away their health care, including
11/21/17 - Medicare Part B Increase Will Consume Retirees' Entire COLA, Warns Seniors League
Despite receiving the largest Social Security cost of living adjustment in five years, the majority of retired and disabled beneficiaries will not see any increase in their net Social Security benefits in January, warns The Senior Citizens League. "For this group of Medicare beneficiaries, this will also be the largest Medicare Part B increase in
11/21/17 - Medicare Program; CY 2018 Inpatient Hospital Deductible and Hospital and Extended Care Services Coinsurance Amounts
For CY 2018, the inpatient hospital deductible will be $1,340. The daily coinsurance amounts for CY 2018 will be: $335 for the 61st through 90th day of hospitalization in a benefit period; $670 for lifetime reserve days; and $167.50 for the 21st through 100th day of extended care services in a skilled nursing facility in a benefit period. FOR FURTH
11/21/17 - Medicare Program; CY 2018 Part A Premiums for the Uninsured Aged and for Certain Disabled Individuals Who Have Exhausted Other Entitlement
SUMMARY: This annual notice announces Medicare's Hospital Insurance premium for uninsured enrollees in calendar year 2018. The monthly Part A premium for the 12 months beginning January 1, 2018 for these individuals will be $422. The premium for certain other individuals as described in this notice will be $232.
11/21/17 - Medicare Program; Medicare Part B Monthly Actuarial Rates, Premium Rates, and Annual Deductible Beginning January 1, 2018
SUMMARY: This notice announces the monthly actuarial rates for aged and disabled beneficiaries enrolled in Part B of the Medicare Supplementary Medical Insurance program beginning January 1, 2018. The monthly actuarial rates for 2018 are $261.90 for aged enrollees and $295.00 for disabled enrollees. The standard monthly Part B premium rate for all.
11/21/17 - Operator of Purported Durable Medical Equipment Providers Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Charges for Role in Durable Medical Equipment Fraud Scheme
An operator of multiple purported durable medical equipment companies pleaded guilty today to fraud charges for her role in a scheme to defraud Healthfirst, a non-profit, New York- based health maintenance organization that administers Medicare Advantage plans and New York Medicaid Managed Care plans. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Bl
11/21/17 - Operator of Purported Durable Medical Equipment Providers Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Charges for Role in Fraud Scheme
Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Suzanna Meliksetyan, an operator of multiple purported durable medical equipment companies pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud for her role in a scheme to defraud Healthfirst, a non-profit, New York- based health maintenance organization that administers Medicare Advanta
11/21/17 - Patient advocates heartened by Baker's latest opioid bill [Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass.]
The act has many prongs, but one of the most significant mandates that facilities such as Gosnold on Cape Cod, the largest mental health and addiction organization in Barnstable County, treat people on MassHealth and Medicare the same as they would those insured by the private market. "I am the go-to in my practice in getting people into treatment
11/21/17 - Trump Disaster Relief Request Doesn't Address Any of Puerto Rico's Medicaid Needs
As we've explained, increased federal assistance for the Medicaid programs of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands is essential for their hard and protracted recovery from Hurricanes Maria and Irma. Moreover, while states' federal matching rates are based on their per capita income relative to the nation, territories like Puerto Rico and the Vir
11/20/17 - 5 million will decide they no longer want free government health care if Congress scraps Obamacare
Five million people will decide they no longer want free government health care if Congress scraps Obamacare's individual mandate that currently forces them to obtain coverage, says the Congressional Budget Office. GOP lawmakers question the assumptions, wondering why those poor people who qualified for Medicaid would suddenly decide they didn't wa
11/20/17 - AAA7 encourages Medicare beneficiaries in Vinton County to attend Medicare event in McArthur on Dec. 4
If so, then mark your calendars for an upcoming Medicare event that will be held on Monday, Dec. 4 at the Wilkesville Community Center, located at 164 Main Street, Wilkesville. The Area Agency on Aging District 7, which covers ten counties in southern Ohio, including Vinton, encourages Medicare beneficiaries to attend this important and helpful eve
11/20/17 - Amerigroup Continues Commitment to Texans with SilverSneakers Benefit
Amerigroup in Texas will continue offering access to SilverSneakers , as one of the many benefits included in its 2018 Medicare Advantage plans. My Amerigroup Medicare Advantage plan really changed my life for the better when it introduced me to the SilverSneakers program the first fitness program or gym I ve attended in my life, said
11/20/17 - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Offering Medicare Supplement Plan G to Eligible Individuals in Connecticut
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Connecticut will be offering Medicare Supplement Plan G in Connecticut starting January 1, 2018. This announcement adds to the existing Medicare Supplement options Anthem offers individuals in the state, which include Plans A, F, and N. These p
11/20/17 - Data from A. Baer and Colleagues Advance Knowledge in Affordable Care Act (Reducing Barriers to Medication Access and Adherence for ACA and Medicaid...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Researchers detail new data in Affordable Care Act. According to news reporting originating in Dallas, Texas, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "To identify how peer-to-peer support programs empower patients by improving health literacy and providing education on important p
11/20/17 - DHHS discloses tailored plans DHHS discloses tailored plan initiative for intellectual/developmental disabilities
Medicaid covers 2.01 million North Carolina residents and costs $14 billion a year in federal, state and local funding. "These concept papers, which DHHS will continue to release over the next several months, provide details on certain components of the managed care program design," the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said. DHHS said
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