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1/22/18 - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky Medicaid Provides the Gift of Warmth and Support to Foster Youth During the New Year
Anthem Medicaid would like to see all youth experience happiness over this new year, so it was very important for us to make an extra effort to brighten the lives of some of our state s most underserved kids our foster youth, said Celia Manlove, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky Medicaid president. Foster children face formi
1/22/18 - Centene Awarded Statewide Medicaid Contract In New Mexico
Centene Corporation announced today that its New Mexico subsidiary, Western Sky Community Care, has been awarded a statewide contract in New Mexico for the Centennial Care 2.0 Program. "We look forward to working with the state of New Mexico to build on the success of the existing Centennial Care program," said Michael F. Neidorff, Chairman and
1/22/18 - EDITORIAL: Is a Medicaid work requirement fair? [Chicago Tribune]
About a dozen other states, including Indiana, New Hampshire, Wisconsin and Maine, have submitted similar proposals to the federal government. Illinois, like almost every state, struggles to control rising Medicaid costs. Illinois added hundreds of thousands of people to the rolls, many of them able-bodied adults and Washington, not Illinois taxp
1/22/18 - EDITORIAL: Trib editorial: Medicaid & work: A healthful update [The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
Jan. 22 Allowing states to require work, education or job-skill training for able-bodied Medicaid recipients under a Trump administration policy shift will inevitably invite a court challenge. Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, says current law gives the administration "broad authority" to allow states t
1/22/18 - Grassroots resistance to '55 clawback' for older Minnesota Medicaid recipients seeks federal response [Duluth News Tribune, Minn.]
"It needs to be removed at the federal level because it can come back to haunt us at any time, really," said Julie Gelle of Sandstone. Minnesota took that option, said state Sen. Recipients of Medicaid known as Medical Assistance in Minnesota were subject to an asset test, meaning that those who qualified for Medicaid had no estates from which
1/22/18 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 57275) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting to discuss FY2019 applications for add-on payments for new medical services and technologies under the hospital inpatient prospective payment system. LOCATION: Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Md..
1/22/18 - January 23 is National Report Pharmaceutical Fraud Day, Founded by Whistleblower Advocate and Former Department of Justice Attorney Joel D. Hesch
National Report Pharmaceutical Fraud Day is officially celebrated on January 23. *Because the government spends $650 billion a year on Medicare, $65 billion a year is lost to Medicare fraud. To combat fraud, Congress authorized the Department of Justice to pay whistleblower rewards of between 15% and 30% of funds recovered based upon a whistleblowe
1/22/18 - LIBERTY BELL
Last week, the Trump administration announced it will allow states to impose a "community engagement" requirement on healthy adults getting Medicaid, the public health insurance program for low-income people. So far, 10 states intend to do it, though not welfare-haven New York. Democrats and the liberal media call the requirement "cruel" and "patho
1/22/18 - Marbella Dentistry in San Antonio Now Accepting Medicaid
Marbella Dentistry, located at 791 FM1103 in Cibolo, TX 78108, is a family friendly dental practice that is committed to superior patient care and modern dental treatments. However, to further their mission to make top quality dental care easy and accessible to all patients, the Cibolo dental practice also accepts a variety of payments. "We are pl
1/22/18 - Medicaid work requirements needed
This is why President Donald Trump has the right idea this week with his administration's new guidelines for Medicaid. The Department of Health and Human Services says it is inclined to let states impose work requirements for childless, able-bodied adults in the Medicaid program. The Kaiser Family Foundation reports that 3 in every 5 nonelderly Med
1/22/18 - Northam bullish on Medicaid expansion, budget Closing out first week, Northam says he's optimistic about Medicaid expansion, state budget
As the state Capitol turned quiet Friday afternoon, Gov. As the state Capitol turned quiet Friday afternoon, Gov. After meetings with high- ranking Republicans in the legislature, Northam said he's optimistic that a bipartisan deal will be achieved on one of the biggest agenda items for the 60- day legislative session: Medicaid expansion.
1/22/18 - Northam bullish on Medicaid expansion, budget
As the state Capitol turned quiet Friday afternoon, Gov. Brushing aside Executive Mansion pranks and "ruffled feathers" over his speech to the General Assembly on Monday night, Northam said he felt good about his first week on the job. After meetings with high- ranking Republicans in the legislature, Northam said he's optimistic that a bipartisan d
1/22/18 - One of Portsmouth's teachers of the year gets house arrest for scamming Medicaid out of $50,000 [The Virginian-Pilot]
Jan. 22 NORFOLK Casheba Cannon is a dedicated educator, recognized in April by the Portsmouth school system as a "co-elementary teacher of the year." The 41- year-old Chesapeake resident was sentenced Monday to about six months house arrest on one count of felony health care fraud. According to court documents, Cannon, who was most recently a 6
1/22/18 - Oregon voters to decide Medicaid funding as costs rise
PORTLAND, Ore. Oregon voters will soon decide whether to fund the state's expansion of Medicaid and other rising health care costs with taxes on hospitals and health insurers.
1/22/18 - Oregonians to vote on Medicaid taxes as costs soar
Oregon voters decide Tuesday whether to fund the state's expansion of Medicaid and other rising health care costs with taxes on hospitals and health insurers. Experts say it's the only instance of voters - instead of lawmakers - deciding how to fund the expansion in 32 states and Washington, D.C. Oregon added more than 350,000 people in 2014 but no
1/22/18 - Power, money and the high cost of drugs [The Post-Star, Glens Falls, N.Y.]
Today, the Mallinckrodt drug costs more than $120,000 per patient annually, while prednisone is on Walmart's $4 prescription list for a 30- day supply. Because current U.S. laws do not prohibit pricing monopolies of brand-name drugs and because Medicare cannot negotiate prices and drug patents are often extended, U.S. spending on pharmaceuticals ex
1/22/18 - Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., - Discussion
**Revised\\ ADDS PARTICIPANTS, RSVP& LIVESTREAM\\. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., hosts a national town hall with digital outlets NowThis, ATTN: and the Young Turks on "Medicare for All." PARTICIPANTS: Don Berwick, president emeritus and senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and former administrator of the Centers for Medicare& Medicai
1/22/18 - Stakeholders make the case for Medicaid expansion [Foster's Daily Democrat, Dover, N.H.]
Jan. 22 ROCHESTER As the state waits to see whether legislators will implement a work requirement as part of extending the Medicaid expansion program, stakeholders from a variety of local healthcare and social service organizations say New Hampshire must protect Medicaid expansion because it's fueling significant progress against the opioid cri
1/22/18 - State must assure Medicaid patient transportation system works [South Sudan News Agency (SSNA)]
That being said, the number of issues documented last week in a story by Day Staff Writer Martha Shanahan about the company that won the transportation contract, Total Transit Inc. of Arizona, is cause for concern, both because missing medical appointments can be serious and because it suggests the state is not getting what its paying for. The cont
1/21/18 - BRIEF: Mount Vernon dentist faces Medicaid fraud charges [The Joplin Globe, Mo.]
Jan. 21 MOUNT VERNON, Mo. A Mount Vernon dentist was ordered bound over for trial this week in Lawrence County Circuit Court on three counts of Medicaid fraud and a single count of obstruction. Associate Court Judge Scott Sifferman found probable cause at a preliminary hearing Thursday to order Thomas H. Alms, 62, to stand trial on the charges
1/21/18 - Hospitals say Medicaid cuts add to unpaid bills
Montana hospitals will get fewer dollars back for the care they give as a result of cuts to the state s Medicaid spending. In 2016, the Montana health department spent at least $271 million in reimbursements for hospital care. Livingston Healthcare CEO Bren Lowe estimated that loss will come to at least half a million dollars over the next two y
1/21/18 - House editorial: Tax cuts, another Medicaid gap issue
Last Tuesday morning, the House Revenue and Taxation Committee and the Senate Local Government and Taxation Committee heard from the State Tax Commission that the new federal tax overhaul could have a significant impact to the tune of $97 million if the state, as it usually does, models its tax code after the federal tax code. Boise State Universit
1/21/18 - Medicaid expansion is still a bad idea for Virginia Sen. Ryan McDougle: Virginia's General Assembly has changed, but Medicaid expansion is still a bad idea
As Times-Dispatch readers are well aware, the 2017 elections provided better results for Democrats in contests for the House of Delegates than they've enjoyed for some time. When the ranks of Democrat delegates are added to the 19 Democrats in the Senate of Virginia, there are now 68 Democrat legislators serving in the Virginia General Assembly.
1/21/18 - Medicaid work requirement in Wyoming unlikely, but would affect few [Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne]
While the legislation is most popular in the states that expanded Medicaid programs under former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, there is speculation Wyoming could try to take advantage of the new waivers in the upcoming legislative session. Wyoming shares roughly 50 percent of the cost of the program with the federal government.
1/21/18 - Provide A Full Risk, Prepaid Ambulatory Health Plan (pahp) Delivery System Responsible For Executing Specific Comprehensive Dental Services For Eligible Utah Medicaid Members. [TendersInfo (India)]
Tenders are invited for Provide A Full Risk, Prepaid Ambulatory Health Plan Delivery System Responsible For Executing Specific Comprehensive Dental Services For Eligible Utah Medicaid Members. Notes: Term: The contract resulting from this RFP will be for FIVE years. Bid Date& Time: 03/07/18 2:00 PM Major organization: STATE OF UTAH, DIVISION OF PUR
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