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4/26/18 - ACHP Calls on Lawmakers to Reward Quality in Medicare Advantage
ACHP submitted a statement to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health ahead of tomorrow's hearing on Identifying Innovative Practices and Technology in Health Care. "Seniors risk being shortchanged an estimated $821 million in increased services and reduced premiums this year because many health plans are not receiving promised quality...
4/26/18 - Hospitals prep for Medicaid funding cuts [Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell, Mont.]
Hospitals across Montana are preparing for a decrease in Medicaid funding through layoffs and program "realignments" as the fallout from last year's state budget shortfall continues to land on Montana's health care providers. The cuts are coming to Montana's Medicaid reimbursement rate, which provides hospitals with funding to serve patients on the
4/26/18 - Medicaid expansion moves ahead
An amended plan to continue New Hampshire s Medicaid expansion program cleared the House Finance Committee nearly unanimously Wednesday in a 24-2 vote that sets the stage for a final vote on the House floor. The work requirement, a new addition to the four-year program that is awaiting approval by the Trump administration, had made some Democrat
4/26/18 - Medicaid favor
The survey revealed a comfortable lead for Hutchinson in his race for renomination over populist outsider Jan Morgan and also showed Arkansas's GOP electorate to be an emphatically conservative one on issues like guns, abortion and taxes. The most interesting result, however, was a shift in the GOP electorate in attitudes about Medicaid expansion i
4/26/18 - Medicare and You 2019 (Spanish Area-Specific Handbooks)
Location: Government Publishing Office, Customer Services Department, Agency Publishing Services. Classification Code: T- Photographic, mapping, printing,& publication services. Subject: Medicare and You 2019.
4/26/18 - New Medicare cards are coming for seniors
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are starting to mail new Medicare cards to all people with Medicare. The new cards will have a new unique Medicare number instead of a Social Security number. Timeframe for Ohio to receive cards is after June 2018.
4/26/18 - Playing with Medicare: Go phish!
This isn t a game for Wayne Palmer. The Port Charlotte resident received a voice mail message from someone identifying himself as being from Humana, his Medicare Advantage provider for the past five years. Absent a major announced data breach, my guess is Palmer s con artist was spear phishing, specifically hunting for Humana Advantage
4/26/18 - Promising Montana Program Offers Services to Help Medicaid Enrollees Succeed in the Workforce
Programs like Montana's can help the minority of Medicaid enrollees who can work but are not working find and hold jobs, without the harmful and often counterproductive effects of work requirements. Montana's Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership Link program targets outreach and services to the minority of Medicaid enrollees who do not have..
4/26/18 - Work requirement could harm those who need care now
Thanks to Medicaid expansion, more than 52,000 Granite State residents are able to access health care through the New Hampshire Health Protection Program. Since the program began in 2015, 130,00 people have received access to life-saving, preventative health care, addiction treatment and routine outpatient care that many of us with private insuranc
4/25/18 - Arc of Anchorage to pay nearly $2.3 million in settlement over Medicaid billing [Anchorage Daily News, Alaska]
April 25 An Anchorage nonprofit that serves people with developmental or intellectual disabilities has agreed to settle allegations about false Medicaid claims. The Arc of Anchorage will pay the Alaska Medicaid Program nearly $2.3 million, according to a statement the Alaska Department of Law released Tuesday. As part of the settlement agreement,
4/25/18 - Big windfalls for corporate CEOs, shareholders; little wind at the backs of middle class
WASHINGTON, D.C.- During a Senate Finance Committee hearing yesterday on initial assessments of the Trump/Republican Tax law, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez questioned whether massive corporate tax breaks were having a positive impact on the lives of middle class families. Pharmaceutical giants such as AbbVie announced it would increase the price of Hum
4/25/18 - Central Ohio Medicaid Provider Owes State $2M for Improper Billings
Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost issued the following news release:. A Franklin County home health agency owes the state more than $2 million, primarily because the company billed the Ohio Department of Medicaid for services it was not yet authorized to provide. America's Home Health Services, a Columbus- based provider, was reimbursed $4.59 million by
4/25/18 - Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Urges an Employee of an Ambulance Company Anywhere in the USA to Call Them About Rewards if Their Employer is Overbilling Medicare for Unnecessary Medical Services
According to the Corporate Whistleblower Center, "We are urging an employee of an ambulance company anywhere in the United States to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 if their employer is on a very regular basis gouging Medicare, Medicaid or TRICARE for medically unnecessary rides in an ambulance. The government recently settled with an ambulance c
4/25/18 - Free medicare seminar set for May 4 at Marshall Public Library
POCATELLO Come learn the A, B, C and Ds of Medicare at a free educational seminar that will be held May 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the community meeting room of the Marshall Public Library. Sponsored by Matthew Rust of Silver Key Benefits of Pocatello. For questions or private meeting times, call Matthew at 208-352-6252 or Naomi McDonald at 208-76
4/25/18 - Hospitals prep for Medicaid funding cuts
Hospitals across Montana are preparing for a decrease in Medicaid funding through layoffs and program "realignments" as the fallout from last year's state budget shortfall continues to land on Montana's health care providers. The cuts are coming to Montana's Medicaid reimbursement rate, which provides hospitals with funding to serve patients on the
4/25/18 - Hospitals prep for Medicaid funding cuts [Daily Inter Lake, Kalispell, Mont.]
Hospitals across Montana are preparing for a decrease in Medicaid funding through layoffs and program "realignments" as the fallout from last year's state budget shortfall continues to land on Montana's health care providers. The cuts are coming to Montana's Medicaid reimbursement rate, which provides hospitals with funding to serve patients on the
4/25/18 - Leigslators voice optimism on (eventually) getting budget, Medicaid expansion
Janet Howell, who serves as one of the Senate's budget negotiators and who, for weeks, has been frustrated by a lack of movement. In the state Senate, however, the Republican leadership has thus far been able to hold its caucus together in opposition. But members of Arlington's legislative brigade Democrats all think the GOP caucus in the Senate ev
4/25/18 - Medicaid expansion edges closer to ballot [Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Moscow, Idaho]
April 25 Garrett Strizich, co-founder of Reclaim Idaho, conservatively estimates the campaign to put Idaho Medicaid expansion on November's ballot has garnered 55,000 qualified signatures, about 1,000 short of what organizers need to put the initiative on the ballot. In addition, signatures from 6 percent of registered voters in 18 of Idaho's 35.
4/25/18 - Medicare and retirement in today's marketplace
The rising cost of health care in the United States has become an important risk to a financially secure retirement. The Medicare and Medicaid programs were signed into law at the Truman Library in Independence, Missouri by President Lyndon Johnson on July 30, 1965, with former President Harry Truman looking on. Medicare Part A: Medicare Part A is
4/25/18 - Medicare and You 2019 (English Area-Specific Handbooks) [TenderNews.com - Tenders (India)]
Medicare and You 2019 more info: Location: UNITED STATES BidDate: 5/ 2/ 2018 Tender Country: UNITED STATES Tender Type: Corrigendum Tendering Authority: Government Publishing Office Tendering Authority Address: Address: Stop: CSAC 732 North Capitol Street N.W.
4/25/18 - Pass SB 1087 to support families
Arizona's KidsCare health insurance has been called a work program by Gov. Ducey because it's designed for working families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid/AHCCCS but can't afford private insurance. Across the country, millions of working families who rely on their state's version of KidsCare can breathe a sigh of relief because Congress
4/25/18 - Repealing Medicaid Exclusion for Institutional Care Risks Worsening Services for People With Substance Use Disorders
Opioid use caused over 42,000 deaths in 2016, and drug overdose deaths rose by statistically significant amounts in 27 states that year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guidance issued by the Obama and Trump Administrations provides an alternative approach to relaxing the IMD exclusion for SUD treatment that makes repea
4/25/18 - Social Security: Fact you should know about enrolling in Medicare parts A and B
Understanding Medicare isn't as difficult as you might think. It's a benefit most working Americans can count on. Here are some facts you might not know about the program.
4/25/18 - The ARC of Anchorage to Pay Nearly $2.3 Million Dollars to Settle Medicaid False Claims Act Allegations
The Alaska Department of Law announced today the Arc of Anchorage has agreed to resolve allegations the company violated the Federal False Claims Act by submitting false claims to the Alaska Medicaid Program and retaining Medicaid overpayment. Under the settlement agreement, The Arc of Anchorage has agreed to pay the Alaska Medicaid Program...
4/24/18 - A better alternative LaRock might support Medicaid expansion if not (let him count the ways)
With the next Virginia budget hanging on the push to expand Medicaid in Virginia, I thought maybe I should consider what a Medicaid expansion proposal would need to look like to get me to vote yes. The argument that 400,000 people go without care if we do not expand Medicaid in Virginia may be based on some degree of truth but is highly exaggerated
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