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8/20/17 - Aging Matters Aging Matters: Workshop will explain Medicare and options
The Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem and the Forsyth County Public Library will hold a free Medicare workshop for people who will soon turn 65 to learn about Medicare and the options available. The session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Southside Branch Library, 3185 Buchanan St.. Hospice and Palliative Care Center will
8/20/17 - Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Achieves Prestigious 5-Star Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Gurwin Jewish Nursing& Rehabilitation Center is proud to announce it has earned the 5- star Overall Quality Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The prestigious accolade is awarded to the top 20% of facilities in the nation in recognition of their achievements in three categories: health inspections, quality measures and st
8/20/17 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 24128) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment, August 21-22. LOCATION: CMS Central Office, 7500 Security Boulevard, Auditorium, Woodlawn, Md.. CONTACT: Susan Janeczko, 410-786-4529, APCPanel@cms.hhs.gov.
8/20/17 - Mount Sinai partners with Contessa Health to expand hospital-level care at home program
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health The Mount Sinai Health System announced that it has partnered with Contessa Health, an innovative health care company that manages acute-care services at home through prospective bundled payment arrangements, to extend Mount Sinai's existing hospital-level care at home program, known as
8/20/17 - Mylan finalizes settlement over Medicaid payments for EpiPen
PITTSBURGH Generic drug giant Mylan announced Thursday it has finalized its settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice for overcharging Medicaid for the EpiPen. The settlement amount is $465 million, unchanged from when Mylan announced a preliminary deal in October that was criticized by lawmakers and others as not being harsh enough.
8/19/17 - New to Medicare classes offered in Delaware, Sunbury, Ashley
Insurance specialists from SourcePoint will teach New to Medicare classes this month in Delaware, Sunbury, Ashley. Upcoming classes include: Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at SourcePoint, 800 Cheshire Road, Delaware; Friday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sunbury Community Library, 44 Burrer Drive, Sunbury; and Monday, Aug. 28, 10
8/19/17 - Attorney General Announces Medicaid Settlement With Mylan, Inc.
New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph A. Foster issued the following news release:. Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that New Hampshire will receive $1,002,453.72 in restitution and other recoveries from Mylan, Inc. New Hampshire has joined other states and the federal government to settle allegations that Mylan, Inc. knowingly underp
8/19/17 - Delaware Medicaid Program to Be Reimbursed Almost $900K for Overcharges on EpiPens
Delaware Attorney General Matthew Denn issued the following news release:. The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice will join the United States and other states to settle allegations against Mylan Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mylan Specialty L.P.. Mylan Specialty owns the exclusive rights to sell EpiPen in the
8/19/17 - Delaware part of settlement over EpiPen charges to Medicaid
The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice will join the United States and other states to settle allegations against Mylan Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary over charges for its EpiPen. As part of the settlement, Delaware will receive $899,882 in restitution and other compensation. As part of the settlement, Delaware
8/19/17 - Democrats Demand Trump Administration Detail Open Enrollment Plan for ACA
Frank Pallone Jr., D- N.J., ranking Democratic member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release:. Today, the Ranking Members of the congressional committees with jurisdiction over health care sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services Administrator S
8/19/17 - Doctor and Owner of Multiple Home Health Companies Sentenced in a Nearly $60 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, John R. Parker, issued the following news release:. Myrna S. Parcon, a/k/a " Merna Parcon," 62, of Dallas and Ransome N. Etindi, 57, of Waxahachie, Texas, were sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle for their role in a nearly $60 million Medicare fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attor
8/19/17 - Financial Alignment Initiative for Medicare-Medicaid Patients Holds Potential for Improved Outcomes
The Bipartisan Policy Center issued the following news release:. A new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center highlights the opportunities and challenges of a federal demonstration program that seeks to better integrate care and payment structures for patients who receive both Medicare and Medicaid services. While early evaluations of the.
8/19/17 - New study finds way to improve health, lower costs among Medicaid, uninsured patients [Tehran Times (Iran)]
Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania showed that patients who received support from community health workers trained local residents who provide tailored support to high-risk patients had 30 percent fewer hospital admissions in one year compared to those who did not receive CHW support.
8/19/17 - State proposes Medicaid reimbursement cut [The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
The Department of Human Services which oversees the government-sponsored insurance program covering more than 600,000 poor and needy Iowans has asked the federal government for permission to eliminate the three months of retroactive Medicaid benefits it reimburses for, according to documents filed with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medic
8/18/17 - As Senate Prepares to Take-Up Veto Overrides, Buckeye Experts Weigh-In
The Buckeye Institute issued the following news release:. As the Ohio Senate prepares to return to Columbus to vote on overriding some of Governor John Kasich's vetoes in the state's biennial budget, The Buckeye Institute's experts weighed-in on three critical areas. "With the federal government expressing a desire to partner with states on Medica
8/18/17 - Bipartisan Bill Protects Diabetic Medicare Beneficiaries' Access to Needed Supplies
Tom Reed, R- N.Y., issued the following news release:. Representatives Diana DeGette, Susan Brooks and Tom Reed introduced the "Protecting Access to Diabetes Supplies Act", which would strengthen protections for Medicare beneficiaries who buy blood glucose testing supplies through the National Mail Order Competitive Bidding Program. DeGette and Ree
8/18/17 - Bring Medicare Tourism to Puerto Rico [Zimbabwean, The]
The federal budget faces a problem: the rising cost of Medicare benefits. At $10,000 per beneficiary per year, Medicare is one of the largest costs facing the U.S. taxpayer. At the same time, the U.S. island of Puerto Rico faces a problem.
8/18/17 - CMS Proposes Changes to Medicare Bundled Payment Models
On Aug. 15, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released a proposed rule that would cancel the cardiac and surgical hip and femur fracture treatment episode payment and cardiac rehabilitation incentive payment models scheduled to begin Jan. 1, 2018. In addition, the rule proposes to revise the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement mod
8/18/17 - Community Health Workers Lead to Better Health, Lower Costs for Medicaid Patients
The University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine issued the following news release:. Researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania showed that patients who received support from community health workers- trained local residents who provide tailored support to high-risk patients- had 30 percent fewer...
8/18/17 - Correction: Abortion-Oregon story
SALEM, Ore. In stories Aug. 15 and July 5 about Oregon's expansion of abortion and reproductive health care coverage, The Associated Press reported erroneously the amount of money allocated from the general fund for reproductive health care coverage to immigrants who aren't otherwise eligible for Medicaid. The new law allocates about $6.2 milli
8/18/17 - Doctor & Owner of Multiple Home Health Companies Sentenced in a nearly $60 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
DALLAS Myrna S. Parcon, a/k/a " Merna Parcon," 62, of Dallas and Ransome N. Etindi, 57, of Waxahachie, Texas, were sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Jane Boyle for their role in a nearly $60 million Medicare fraud scheme, announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. According to their pleas, Ezukanma, Parcon, an
8/18/17 - Findings from Yale University Provides New Data about Medicare and Medicaid (End-of-Life Care Transition Patterns of Medicare Beneficiaries)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Investigators publish new report on Medicare and Medicaid. Funders for this research include National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Nursing Research, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Yale University, "...
8/18/17 - Getting the Most From Your Medicare Benefits
The North Carolina Department of Insurance issued the following news release:. SHIIP will also emphasize the importance of Medicare beneficiaries reviewing and comparing Medicare Part D prescription drug plans during the Open Enrollment Period, Oct. 15- Dec. 7. 228 Fairplains School Rd., North Wilkesboro.
8/18/17 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 24128) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment, August 21-22. LOCATION: CMS Central Office, 7500 Security Boulevard, Auditorium, Woodlawn, Md.. CONTACT: Susan Janeczko, 410-786-4529, APCPanel@cms.hhs.gov.
8/18/17 - Houston Home Health Agency Owner Sentenced to 480 Months in Prison for Conspiring to Defraud Medicare and Medicaid of More Than $17 Million
Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez of the Southern District of Texas, Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of the FBI' s Houston Field Office, Special Agent in Charge C.J. Porter of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspecto
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