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9/12/17 - "Health Care: Issues Impacting Cost and Coverage."
My name is Aviva Aron-Dine. Previously, I served in government in a number of roles, including as the chief economist at the White House Office of Management and Budget, as Acting Deputy Director of OMB, and as a Senior Counselor at the Department of Health and Human Services, where my portfolio included Affordable Care Act implementation and Medic
9/12/17 - #SubHealth to Markup Seven Bipartisan Medicare Part B Bills
Michael C. Burgess, R- Texas, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Health, issued the following news release:. Michael C. Burgess, M.D., has announced it will markup seven bipartisan bills on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 1 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Joyce Beatty, would expand the ability of pat
9/12/17 - After insurer departures, 70,000 Virginians will not be able to purchase health coverage in 2018
The Affordable Care Act exchange is collapsing in Virginia, with the last potential insurer pulling out of western Virginia and leaving about 70,000 people without the ability to purchase health insurance for 2018.. Should nothing change before the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid's Sept. 27 deadline for insurers to participate, parts of Virginia,
9/12/17 - Arizona moving ahead with proposal to add AHCCCS work requirements [The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson]
Sept. 11 Arizona could become one of the first states in the country to impose work requirements and five-year lifetime limits on "able-bodied" adult enrollees in Medicaid. But you need a place to live if you need a job, "said Rick McCallum, who volunteers at a welcome center for homeless people at the Z Mansion in downtown Tucson. But proponents
9/12/17 - Bill Includes Major Provision Written by Gillibrand Allowing Every American to Buy into Not-For-Profit Public Option During Transition Period to Medicare-For-All Senator Gillibrand has been Calling for a Public Option Since Her First Congressional Ra
Washington, DC- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that she has signed on to the Medicare-For-All Act of 2017 as an original cosponsor. The bill, which will be introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders, includes a major provision written by Senator Gillibrand that would allow Americans to buy into a public health insurance plan during the t
9/12/17 - BLUMENTHAL ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR MEDICARE-FOR-ALL
BLUMENTHAL ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR MEDICARE-FOR-ALL. -Today U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal announced his support of legislation authored by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders that would allow all Americans to purchase health insurance through Medicare. "That's why I'm proud to join my colleagues in the Senate and Americans around the country supporting a
9/12/17 - E&C Dems Seek Answers From HHS on Open Enrollment
Frank Pallone Jr., D- N.J., ranking Democratic member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release:. Energy and Commerce Democratic leaders sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma today raising serious questions over the...
9/12/17 - Expensive Drug Driving Up Medicare Expenditures Without Evidence of Greater Efficacy
Oregon Health and Science University issued the following news release:. Medicare spent more than $1 billion over a five-year period and more than $500 million in 2015 alone on a high-priced drug that has not proved more effective than much less expensive corticosteroids, researchers at OHSU in Portland, Oregon, and the OHSU/Oregon State University
9/12/17 - Former acting CMS administrator applauds Basic Health Plan as tool to reduce costs
WASHINGTON, D.C.- At a hearing of the Senate Committee on Finance today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell continued her efforts to lower the cost of health insurance through the Basic Health Plan a health care option that would provide quality, cost-efficient coverage for 162,000 eligible Washingtonians who do not qualify for Medicaid, but struggle to
9/12/17 - GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCES SUPPORT FOR MEDICARE-FOR-ALL LEGISLATION
Senator Gillibrand has been Calling for a Public Option Since Her First Congressional Race in 2006. Washington, DC- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that she has signed on to the Medicare-For-All Act of 2017 as an original cosponsor. The bill, which will be introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders, includes a major provision written by S
9/12/17 - Hawaii Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Urges an Employee of an Hawaii Healthcare Provider to Call About Rewards If Their Employer Is Overbilling Medicare For Unnecessary Treatments
A Hawaii based nursing home that is billing Medicare as if they are fully staffed even though they do not have adequate staffing levels to treat their current Medicare patients. WASHINGTON, DC, USA, September 12, 2017/ EINPresswire.com/ The Hawaii Corporate Whistleblower Center says, We are appealing to an employee of any kind of healthcare pr
9/12/17 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 37593) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education Health on insurance marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and children's health insurance programs. LOCATION: HHS, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 505- A, Washington, D.C.. CONTACT: Thomas Dudley, 410-786-
9/12/17 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 37593) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education Health on insurance marketplace, Medicare, Medicaid, and children's health insurance programs. LOCATION: HHS, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 505- A, Washington, D.C.. CONTACT: Thomas Dudley, 410-786-
9/12/17 - LARSON, COURTNEY, & HIGGINS INTRODUCE MEDICARE BUY-IN OPTION FOR AMERICANS AGES 50-64
LARSON, COURTNEY,& HIGGINS INTRODUCE MEDICARE BUY-IN OPTION FOR AMERICANS AGES 50-64. John B. Larson, Joe Courtney, and Brian Higgins announce introduction of the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act. "Throughout the entire health care debate in Congress, all the American people have wanted are common sense solutions.
9/12/17 - Medicaid Health Plans Prescription Drug Coverage Topic of Oct. 9 Meeting
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued the following news release:. The Michigan Medicaid Health Plan common formulary stakeholder meeting is from 9:30 a.m. to noon in the Lansing Community College West Campus Auditorium, 5708 Cornerstone Drive in Delta Township near Lansing. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
9/12/17 - RAM Technologies, Inc. to Provide Clients with Support for Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) Well in Advance of Mandated Deadline
"We work closely with our clients and CMS to understand their needs and requirements and to remain ahead of the curve in delivering IT solutions to simplify their administrative and compliance requirements," stated Robert A. Tulio, President of RAM Technologies. "Delivering capabilities like this, in advance of the CMS requirement date is just ano
9/12/17 - Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) News Release
WASHINGTON, DC- Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter led 31 House Democrats today in sending a letter urging the Trump administration to release promised funding for the Affordable Care Act's Navigator enrollment assistance grant program. The letter, addressed to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers for Medicare& Medic
9/12/17 - Rep. John B. Larson (D-CT) News Release
John B. Larson, Joe Courtney, and Brian Higgins announce introduction of the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act. A commonsense effort to create a Medicare Buy-In option for Americans ages 50-64 and to stabilize the health care marketplaces. "Throughout the entire health care debate in Congress, all the American people have wanted ar
9/12/17 - Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) News Release
Washington, D.C.- Today, the Medicare Buy-In and Health Care Stabilization Act was introduced with the cosponsorship of Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi. A commonsense effort to create a Medicare Buy-In option for Americans ages 50-64 and to stabilize the health care marketplaces. The Act will provide a new option for Americans ages 50-64 to buy-in
9/12/17 - Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich released the following statement on cosponsoring U.S Senator Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All bill:. "America is the wealthiest country on Earth, yet despite our health care progress in recent years, we still spend far too much of our GDP on health care and some New Mexicans still find themselves wit
9/12/17 - Sen. Mazie K. Hirono (D-HI) News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement announcing her support for Senator Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All bill:. "We are all one diagnosis away from a major illness. When that time comes, no one should have to worry about whether they can afford the care that might save their life.
9/12/17 - Sen. Merkley Announces Cosponsorship of Medicare for All Legislation
Jeff Merkley, D- Ore., issued the following statement:. Oregon's Senator Jeff Merkley released the following statement announcing that he will cosponsor Sen. As Sen. Merkley has talked with Oregonians and Americans while Congress debated health care this year, he has heard from many about the importance of not only solidifying the gains we have mad
9/12/17 - Sen. Udall, Tom - (D - NM) News Release
WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced that he will sign on as an original cosponsor to Senator Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All legislation, which would ensure every American would have access to comprehensive health insurance regardless of income or employment status. John Conyers when he was a member of the U.S. House of Representat
9/12/17 - Sen. Whitehouse Backs Sanders' Medicare for All Act
Sheldon Whitehouse, D- R.I., issued the following news release:. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has announced his intention to cosponsor the Medicare for All Act, legislation authored by Senator Bernard Sanders to create a single-payer national health care insurance system. In January, Whitehouse, along with Senators Sherrod Brown and Al Franken, reint
9/12/17 - South Carolina Family Practice Chain, Its Co-Owner, and Its Laboratory Director Agree to Pay the United States $2 Million to Settle Alleged False Claims Act Violations for Illegal Medicare Referrals and Billing for Unnecessary Medical Services
WASHINGTON Family Medicine Centers of South Carolina LLC, has agreed to pay the United States $1.56 million, and FMC's principal owner and former chief executive officer, Dr. Stephen F. Serbin, and its former Laboratory Director, Victoria Serbin, have agreed to pay $443,000 to resolve a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that they submitted and ca
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