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5/24/17 - Albany Physician Pays $100,000 and Agrees to 15-Year Period of Exclusion from Medicare for Submitting False Claims
Michael Esposito has agreed to pay $100,000 for billing Medicare despite his exclusion from all federal health care programs, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian. In December 2016, Dr. Esposito entered into an agreement with the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to resolve allegations
5/24/17 - Analysts: Proposal could alienate supporters Analysts: Trump budget proposal could alienate core supporters
The Trump administration's first budget proposal runs the risk of alienating many of his core constituents, including in North Carolina, through proposed major cuts to Medicaid and other federal safety-net programs, economists and analysts said Tuesday. The Washington Post reported that the White House budget would add $616 billion in new cuts to M
5/24/17 - California takes wait-and-see approach to Trump's proposed Medicaid cuts
While President Trump's proposed budget would mean a big hit to Medi-Cal, California is opting for a wait-and-see approach to let the political debate in Washington run its course. About one-third of Californians are on Medi-Cal, the state's version of Medicaid, the health insurance program for certain low-income Americans. "We don't want to have
5/24/17 - Federal officials accept plan to fix Kansas Medicaid program [The Kansas City Star]
May 24 Federal officials have accepted a corrective action plan for Kansas' privatized Medicaid program, an important hurdle in ensuring the program can continue to operate next year. Angela de Rocha, a spokeswoman for the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services, said CMS still needs to approve the state's extension, but the agency's
5/24/17 - Governor Hickenlooper Signs Bill to Implement Medicaid Delivery and Payment Initiatives
"Colorado's Accountable Care Collaborative is making wiser use of resources and is improving health outcomes for the members we serve," said Susan E. Birch, MBA, BSN, RN executive director for the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. "The Accountable Care Collaborative is Colorado's approach to managed care and has been our platform for
5/24/17 - GUEST COLUMN
Driving near Monterey, California, recently, I stopped at a roadside stand to buy some freshly picked strawberries. When I told him I work for Medicare, he said he was having difficulty paying for his prescription drugs. If you have Medicare and you're having trouble paying for prescription drugs, signing up for Medicare's Part D prescription drug
5/24/17 - Houston-Area Psychiatrist Convicted of Health Care Fraud for Role in $158 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme [African Manager (Tunisia)]
A federal jury convicted a Houston- area psychiatrist today for his role in a $158 million Medicare fraud scheme. According to evidence presented at trial, from 2006 until February 2012, Mazcuri and others engaged in a scheme to defraud Medicare by submitting to Medicare, through Riverside General Hospital, approximately $158 million in false and f
5/24/17 - How to lower your Medicare drug costs
Driving near Monterey, California, recently, I stopped at a roadside stand to buy some freshly picked strawberries. When I told him I work for Medicare, he said he was having difficulty paying for his prescription drugs. If you have Medicare and you're having trouble paying for prescription drugs, signing up for Medicare's Part D prescription drug
5/24/17 - Huntsville Hospital System, UnitedHealthcare, OK network agreement [The News Courier, Athens, Ala.]
May 23 Those enrolled in UnitedHealthcare's Medicare Advantage plan now have access to the Huntsville Hospital System and facilities, which includes Athens-Limestone Hospital and Madison Hospital. "Huntsville Hospital is an important addition to our Medicare Advantage care provider network and offers our plan participants greater choice and acce
5/24/17 - Medicare Discussion
If you would like to learn more about Medicare for All New Yorkers-how it would decrease costs and improve quality-join Indivisible Manhasset for an informational meeting, featuring the powerful documentary Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point at the Manhasset Public Library on Thursday, June 1, from 7 to 9 p.m.. What if New York State could off
5/24/17 - More Than 75 National Organizations Urge U.S. Senate to Defend Medicare and Medicaid
The letter voices opposition to provisions in the AHCA that undermine Medicare's financing and risk access to essential care for people with Medicare and Medicaid. The AHCA also advances devastating Medicaid cutsper-capita capsthat threaten access to needed care for the 11 million people with Medicare who also depend on Medicaid.
5/24/17 - Norwalk Man Indicted For Evading Taxes As CFO Of 'Soup Nazi' Business
The indictment was unsealed at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, N.Y., charging Robert N. Bertrand, of Norwalk, with 20 counts of failure to pay Medicare, Social Security, and federal income taxes. He is the chief financial officer of Soupman Inc., which licenses the name and recipes of Al Yeganeh, the "Soup Nazi" character from "Seinfeld." The i
5/24/17 - PRESIDENT'S BUDGET IS MISSING A HEART
It's called "A New Foundation for American Greatness" and would slash federal spending by $4.5 trillion over 10 years. The president does not touch the third rail of entitlement programs Social Security and Medicare but does cut $800 billion from Medicaid over the next 10 years. Another savings $40 billion over 10 years comes from not allow
5/24/17 - Programs that help poor Kentuckians face big cuts under Trump's budget plan [Lexington Herald-Leader]
It would also phase out the Appalachian Regional Commission, which has directed hundreds of millions of dollars to Eastern Kentucky for roads, water and sewer projects, worker training and other programs. Trump's budget also would reduce projected spending on Medicaid, which provides health care for poor and disabled people, by 11.8 percent, the Po
5/24/17 - Rep. Pallone: Cuts to Medicaid Intensify Zika Threat
Frank Pallone Jr., D- N.J., ranking Democratic member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following opening remarks at an Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing titled, " U.S. Public Health Response to the Zika Virus: Continuing Challenges":. "Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and thank you to all our witnesses for joining us
5/24/17 - Trump administration proposes budget cuts for social programs [Asian News International]
The budget sought USD 1.5 trillion in nondefense discretionary cuts and USD 1.4 trillion in Medicaid cuts over the course of a decade, while adding nearly half a trillion dollars to defense spending, reports the Hill. A sizable portion of the cuts to domestic spending would be made to Medicaid. The budget assumes full passage of the House-passed ve
5/24/17 - Trump looks to crack down on Medicaid, food stamps in budget [Detroit Free Press]
As the Free Press reported Monday, Trump's first budget proposal covering $4.1 trillion in spending increases funding for the military, border security, law enforcement and school choice while severely cutting other programs, including Medicaid, Great Lakes restoration efforts and heating aid for low-income individuals. "This budget's defining
5/24/17 - Trump's budget means deep cuts for health care safety net
While not addressing Medicare's long term financial problems, the budget targets the much smaller Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. And Trump's Medicaid cuts appear even bigger than those in the health care bill recently passed by House Republicans, above what would be needed to fulfill the GOP vow to repeal "Obamacare." But the budget
5/24/17 - Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net
While not addressing Medicare's long term financial problems, the budget targets the much smaller Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. And Trump's Medicaid cuts appear even bigger than those in the health care bill recently passed by House Republicans, above what would be needed to fulfill the GOP vow to repeal "Obamacare." But the budget
5/24/17 - WISNIEWSKI PUSHES SINGLE-PAYER PLAN
In a meeting with the editorial board of The Record on Tuesday, Wisniewski, who is perhaps best known for spearheading the investigation into the Bridgegate scandal, said that such a system often referred to as " Medicare for all" would cover all New Jersey residents. "When you create a single-payer health care system where everybody who's in
5/24/17 - Wolf, Casey slam Medicaid cuts in Trump budget [The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)]
May 24 President Donald Trump's new budget plan calls for deeply cutting Medicaid over the next decade, a proposal that was swiftly slammed by top Pennsylvania Democrats. The administration's new budget blueprint, released Tuesday morning, would slash $610 billion from the program, which provides health coverage for 2.8 million low-income, disabl
5/23/17 - Albany Physician Pays $100,000 And Agrees To 15-Year Period Of Exclusion From Medicare For Submitting False Claims
Michael Esposito has agreed to pay $100,000 for billing Medicare despite his exclusion from all federal health care programs, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian. In December 2016, Dr. Esposito entered into an agreement with the Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to resolve allegations
5/23/17 - Big Hospitals Bully Private Insurers: Medicare Watchdog [LifeHealthPro]
Mark Miller, the United States' top Medicare watchdog, says big, growing hospital companies are getting too much bargaining clout over commercial payers. "It is imperative that Medicare continue to restrain payment rates for hospitals," Miller says in a written statement he gave to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health. The 17 members of
5/23/17 - California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Takes Another Step Forward
The California Nurses Association issued the following news release:. SB 562, the Healthy California Act, took another step forward in the California legislature Monday in a hearing by the state Senate Appropriations Committee and appears headed to a full vote on the Senate floor by early June. The bill would establish an improved Medicare for all
5/23/17 - CBC Again Urges Trump to Learn from its "Moral and Responsible" Alternative Budget
WASHINGTON- Today, the Congressional Black Caucus again urged President Trump to learn from its "moral and responsible" FY18 alternative budget released in March. Unlike the budget that President Trump released today, the CBC budget protects social safety net programs like Medicaid, SNAP, and Pell Grants and provides other pathways out of poverty.
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