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4/16/17 - Study compares hospice care in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and patient homes
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health& Science INDIANAPOLIS A new study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute has found only minimal differences in the intensity of hospice services provided in nursing homes as compared to hospice services provided to patients in assisted livin
4/15/17 - A ?shameful' rejection of Medicaid
I hold Virginia Republicans accountable for failing to expand Medicaid and give 400,000 vulnerable neighbors health care coverage. With a single vote, Republicans in the Virginia General Assembly could have delivered health care coverage to so many through Medicaid expansion that Gov. Medicaid expansion under Obamacare would unlock tens of millions
4/15/17 - Advocates worry that patients will fall through cracks during Medicaid managed care rollout in Missouri [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
April 15 On May 1, 250,000 additional Medicaid recipients in Missouri will be enrolled in a managed care system, and advocates and health policy experts say they are worried that not enough has been done to make them aware of the changes. In Missouri, Medicaid covers nearly half of all children and nearly half of all births. There are two systems
4/15/17 - BRIEF: Mount Airy woman pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud [The Frederick News-Post, Md.]
April 15 A Mount Airy woman who pleaded guilty to Medicaid fraud will face up to five years in prison. Elizabeth Ann Imhoff, 55, pleaded guilty Wednesday to a single count of Medicaid fraud. Authorities said Imhoff, who cared for her paraplegic son, submitted false claims to the Maryland Medical Assistance Program between January 2014 and January
4/15/17 - Case Study: How NovuHealth Engages Hard-to-Reach Medicaid Members and Raises HEDIS Quality Measures
NovuHealth has released a new case study revealing their unique approach to boosting HEDIS quality measures and Medicaid member engagement. The case studydownloadable from NovuHealth's website here reveals how NovuHealth drives continuous member engagement among the right member populations, so Medicaid plans can cost-effectively impact...
4/15/17 - Health officials want Medicaid lawsuit tossed State health officials request dismissal of lawsuit holding up Medicaid expansion
Roy Cooper's request to expand North Carolina's Medicaid program. Supporters of expanding Medicaid coverage in North Carolina, as well as several academic studies, have determined that it could benefit more than 500,000 North Carolinians- potentially raising total Medicaid recipients to 2.4 million. The goal would be having Medicaid expansion in ef
4/15/17 - Sisters accused of scheming Medicaid out of $1.2 million [The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
April 15 The federal government alleged this week that two sisters who run home health care businesses in Pittsburgh defrauded Medicaid out of at least $1.2 million, billing for services their companies didn't provide while using the money to pay for Porsches and houses. Arlinda Moriarty of Cranberry and her sister, Daynelle Dickens of Pittsburgh
4/15/17 - Socialism Editorial: Republicans won't touch the sociialism of Medicare
Nancy Pelosi beamed as Democrats watched Republicans attack themselves. During debate on the Affordable Care Act in 2010, critics called on Congress to reject Obamacare and to keep its filthy government hands off Medicare. Republicans spoke of defending Medicare against any effort to change it.
4/14/17 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
SUMMARY: The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 da
4/14/17 - CMS Issues Final Rule to Increase Choices and Encourage Stability in Health Insurance Market for 2018
Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued the following news release:. The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services today issued the final Market Stabilization rule, to help lower premiums and stabilize individual and small group markets and increase choices for Americans. *2018 Annual Open Enrollment
4/14/17 - Detroit Podiatrist Charged for Role in $13.9 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme [Agency Tunis Afrique Press]
Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Departments Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Daniel L. Lemisch of the Eastern District of Michigan, Special Agent in Charge David P. Gelios of the FBIs Detroit Division and Special Agent in Charge Lamont Pugh III of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of I
4/14/17 - Doctors say repeal of Obamacare would stop Medicaid coverage for children with disabilities
More than 250,000 children have special needs in Arizona, many with two or more conditions that require specialized health care, said Dr. About 663,000 children receive health insurance coverage through Medicaid in Arizona, making up 51.5 percent of the state's Medicaid population, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Pope, one of sever
4/14/17 - Don't let Washington cut Medicare
Any U.S. "senior" who's been on Medicare long enough to use it, already knows how vital to saving one's personal solvency it truly is. House Speaker Paul Ryan's plan would jeopardize the current guaranteed level of Medicare coverage. Further, Ryan and GOP leadership in Washington, D.C. argue- on behalf of what they want to accomplish-that Medicare
4/14/17 - EDITORIAL: Still hope for Medicaid expansion? [The Wichita Eagle]
April 14 Good for health care advocates for not giving up on Medicaid expansion this legislative session though it likely is a long shot. Large bipartisan majorities in the House and Senate approved Medicaid expansion last month. "We see tremendous energy from supporters to find a solution this session," said David Jordan, director of the Alli
4/14/17 - Findings from Jackson Memorial Hospital Provides New Data on Atrial Fibrillation (Differences Between Access to Follow-Up Care and Inappropriate...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Investigators publish new report on Heart Disorders and Diseases- Atrial Fibrillation. Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Jackson Memorial Hospital, "Insurance status was classified as uninsured/ Medicaid or private/ Health Maintenance Organization/ Medicare.
4/14/17 - Findings from University of Michigan Update Understanding of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (Hospital Teaching Status and Medicare Expenditures for...
According to news reporting originating from Ann Arbor, Michigan, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "To evaluate the relationship between hospital teaching intensity, Medicare payments, and perioperative outcomes. Risk-adjusted 30- day Medicare payments were price-standardized to account for graduate medical education payments,...
4/14/17 - Findings from University of New Mexico Broaden Understanding of Joint Replacement (Risk-Adjusted Hospital Outcomes in Medicare Total Joint...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Current study results on Surgical Technology- Joint Replacement have been published. The purpose of this study was to develop risk-adjusted models for Medicare inpatient and post-discharge adverse outcomes in elective lower-extremity total joint replacement and to apply these models fo
4/14/17 - Findings from University of Pennsylvania in the Area of Medicare and Medicaid Described (Synchronized Prescription Refills and Medication Adherence:...
Findings from University of Pennsylvania in the Area of Medicare and Medicaid Described. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Investigators publish new report on Medicare and Medicaid. Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the University of Pennsylvania, "Retrospective study among patients enrolled in M
4/14/17 - Findings in the Area of Hepatitis C Virus Reported from Inova Health System (Treating Medicaid Patients With Hepatitis C: Clinical and Economic...
According to news reporting originating in Falls Church, Virginia, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "To estimate change in chronic hepatitis C virus disease and the economic burden associated with comprehensive treatment of the chronic HCV-infected Medicaid population. Patients entered the model insured under Medicaid and were treated.
4/14/17 - Findings on HIV/AIDS Reported by Investigators at University of California (Transitioning From Medicaid Disability Coverage To Long-term Medicare...
According to news reporting out of Los Angeles, California, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, " Medicaid can serve as a bridge to Medicare coverage for the long-term disabled with sufficient covered work experience. We perform multinomial logistic regression on 2007-2010 Medicare and Medicaid claims data to examine transitions to Medicare f
4/14/17 - Fitch: Medicaid Expansion May Benefit Some US Nonprofit Hospitals
Release date- 13042017- Nonprofit hospitals in some states could see a fiscal benefit if their legislatures expand Medicaid under The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, according to Fitch Ratings. The failure of recent proposed legislation that would have repealed the ACA may have contributed to broader support for Medicaid expansion.
4/14/17 - Lieberman: Major Changes May Be Coming to Medicare
What's going to happen to Medicare? Those ideas would drastically change the way Medicare works for those already on it and those joining in the next few years. Writing about Medicare for nearly 30 years and watching it evolve, I've seen how easily Congress has already made big changes with hardly a peep from the press or the public.
4/14/17 - Medicare Program; Funding in Support of the Pennsylvania Rural Health ModelCooperative Agreement
This Funding Opportunity is available solely to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania acting through the Pennsylvania Department of Health. DATES: The project period of the initial award, in the amount of $10 million, to the Pennsylvania Department of Health will be 12 months from the date of award. The project period of the second award, in the amount
4/14/17 - New Medicare and Medicaid Study Findings Have Been Reported by Researchers at Diagnostica Stago (Evaluating levels of dentist participation in...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Research findings on Medicare and Medicaid are discussed in a new report. Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from Diagnostica Stago, " The American Dental Association Health Policy Institute has called for more nuanced measures that better reflect dentistry's contr
4/14/17 - New Medicare and Medicaid Study Results from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Described (Medicare Telehealth Services and Nephrology:...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News A new study on Medicare and Medicaid is now available. According to news originating from Baltimore, Maryland, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "The criteria for Medicare payment of telehealth nephrology services, and all other Medicare telehealth services, are set forth i
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