May 25 CONCORD The Senate Finance Committee approved a proposal to force state hospitals to join Medicaid managed care networks or face losing state aid for charity care. Hospitals have balked at the compensation offered by the three companies the state hired to run the Medicaid managed care program. In the last budget, budget writers decided t
May 25 Always a bad idea, Pennsylvania accepting Obama-Care's expansion of Medicaid looks even worse and up to $515 million in financial benefits projected by the state's Independent Fiscal Office look even more dubious in the light shed by Gov. Keep in mind that hospitals' pro-ObamaCare, pro- Medicaid- expansion lobbying is self-serving purs
The governor decided in March not to recommend to the state legislature that Tennessee participate in the expansion of Medicaid, TennCare in Tennessee, offered by the federal Affordable Care Act and instead ask President Barack Obama's administration to let the state use the federal money to buy private health insurance for those eligible for the M
May 24 OKLAHOMA CITY The Oklahoma House of Representatives passed a final-day concurrent resolution that suggests an independent future for the endangered Insure Oklahoma program, but it did so after the state Senate had adjouned for the year, making the action probably meaningless. Insure Oklahoma uses federal Medicaid funding, $50 million in
May 25 OKLAHOMA CITY The state House of Representatives passed a final-day concurrent resolution to "quarantine" the funding for the endangered Insure Oklahoma program, but it did so after the state Senate had adjourned for the year, making the action essentially meaningless. Insure Oklahoma uses federal Medicaid funding, $50 million in state t
May 24 For the third time in 14 months, Austin's state institution for people with intellectual disabilities is in danger of losing millions of dollars in Medicaid money after a string of incidents left one resident dead and two severely injured. The facility has until June 17 to make significant improvements or it could lose its eligibility for
Recovery Audit Contract for Medicaid Over/Under Payments more info: Location: United States BidDate: 6/ 20/ 2013 Tender Country: United States Tender Type: Tenders Tendering Authority: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Tendering Authority Address: Ship-to Address: Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Department of Health and Menta
In compliance with the requirement of section 3506 (c) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection; Title of Information..
The controversial Medicare bidding procurement program for home medical equipment is forcing many small and large providers in North Carolina to lay off employees or close their businesses, developments that will likely disrupt the quality of service and products received by Medicare beneficiaries, says the American Association for Homecare.
Forty-nine thousand 12 percent of currently uninsured adults in Arizona who would receive health care coverage through Medicaid restoration are living with mental illness, according to a national report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness scheduled for official release on May 30. Copies of the report have been released early to Arizona
Florida Association of Counties issued the following news:. The federal Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services recently announced the opening of the second round of Health Care Innovation Awards. Through the program, CMS will offer up to $1 billion in funding for initiatives that test new payment and service delivery models designed to improve hea
Ethington on Thursday joined Lucas County Sheriff John Tharp, Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates, and Cyndy Rees, state director of Fight Crime: Invest in Kids in calling on the Ohio legislature to expand Medicaid coverage. They contend that women who have Medicaid coverage and can see a physician regularly have a far greater chance of giving birt
The only person likely to make that argument with a straight face would be a person who already has health care insurance, like the governor and members of the Legislature. But that's what Paul LePage and minority Republicans seem to be saying to thousands of uninsured people in Maine. Refusing to accept an extension of Medicaid, as they are now do
The Connecticut Division of Criminal Justice's Office of Chief State's Attorney issued the following news:. Arrested Thursday, May 23, 2013, were ERIC JIMINEZ, age 33, of Hillside Ave., Hartford, MASSIMO GRECA, age 35, of Countryside Drive, Rocky Hill, and AMANDA LUCEY, age 28, of Landers Road, East Hartford, are accused of conspiring with former p
May 24 PLAINVILLE Four people were arrested this week as the result of an investigation into Medicaid fraud that has already produced four arrests and one jail sentence for a former physician. The four allegedly plotted with former Plainville physician Richard Luzietti to obtain prescription drugs paid for by the government health program Medic
Jan Brewer's push to expand Medicaid received an obscene and threatening voicemail at her office, a sign that the rancorous debate over embracing a signature component of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul in the state is far from over. Kate Brophy McGee of Phoenix urged fellow members Thursday to tell their constituents to be civil, aft
BATON ROUGE, La. The Louisiana attorney general's office said a special grand jury was selected Thursday to look into possible criminal activity involving a $200 million Medicaid contract awarded by Gov. Assistant Attorney General Butch Wilson told a judge that the grand jury was being empaneled in Baton Rouge as part of an ongoing investigation
Republicans in the Maine Legislature have given excuse after excuse for opposing a bill to both expand Medicaid to about 60,000 people and pay the state's $186 million share of debt to 39 hospitals. Maine must pay back the hospitals, and it must expand Medicaid. The state has delayed making a decision about expansion since June 28, 2012 when the
Florida Association of Counties issued the following news:. Earlier this year, and following 2011 state legislation which laid the groundwork for Statewide Medicaid Managed Care in Florida, the federal government granted conditional approval to allow the state to move most Medicaid recipients into managed care programs. Long-term care patients will
SUMMARY: This notice extends the comment period for the Survey, Certification and Enforcement Procedures proposed rule, which was published in the April 5, 2013 Federal Register. The comment period for the proposed rule, which would have ended on June 4, 2013, is extended to July 5, 2013. DATES: The comment period for the proposed rule published in
NASHVILLE, May 24, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Adding to Medicare' s mounting woes is new evidence that its national bidding program is not being run according to the rules set by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, says the American Association for Homecare. The bidding program, which was mandated by Congress, is supposed to establish
SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting to receive comments and recommendations from the public on the appropriate basis for establishing payment amounts for new or substantially revised Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System codes being considered for Medicare payment under the clinical laboratory fee schedule for calendar year 2014..
SUMMARY: This notice announces the second semi-annual meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment for 2013. The purpose of the panel is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services on the clinical integrity of the Ambulatory Payment...
Joe Heck announced that after voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act over 30 times, Heck is now offering a "replacement" to the legislation. "Joe Heck has already voted twice to replace Obamacare with his plan to end Medicare by turning it over to private insurance companies and today's announcement will not fool anyone," said Nevada State Democ
The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Chicago, "This study assessed the rate of ectopic pregnancy among Medicaid beneficiaries, a previously unstudied population. We identified Medicaid administrative claims records for inpatient and outpatient encounters with a principal International Classification of..