April 21 Medicare information sessions to be held. Senior Services and The Shepherd's Center are sponsoring several information sessions to help Medicare recipients and their caregivers understand the Medicare Summary Notices. Senior Services, Inc., 2895 Shorefair Drive at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, for more information, call 721-6957..
April 20 In his first visit to the Flathead since being elected, Governor Steve Bullock spoke to an enthusiastic crowd Friday evening at a spring dinner for local Democrats. But what he is pursuing with the bulk of his political strength is an expansion of Medicaid. Bullock read nearly verbatim a statement he gave earlier that day at a press conf
April 21 A slim majority of South Carolinians 50.8 percent support expanding Medicaid, the government-run health-insurance program for the poor. For months, South Carolina's Republican-dominated state government has vowed not to expand Medicaid, an expansion that supporters say is critical to improving the state's heath and economy.
Res. 25, authored by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin passed by a vote of 221-207. The measure awaits action in the U.S. Senate. And when we eliminate wasteful Washington spending, that means we'll have the resources to strengthen and preserve Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Under the federal health care law enacted by
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health& Science CHICAGO- For-profit hospitals are out-performing other hospitals when treating stroke, heart attack and pneumonia patients in emergency departments and, thus, will be more likely to receive bonuses under Medicare's new payment rules, according to a new Northwestern Medicine s
April 21 If someone calls you asking for personal information so they can send you a new Medicare card, hang up it's a scam. "The caller tells the beneficiary that records need to be updated so that a new Medicare card can be issued, in the hopes that the beneficiary provides personal information such as Social Security number, date of birth,
Tens of thousands of Medicare Advantage plan participants are unexpectedly faced with looking for new medical and prescription drug coverage after Universal Health Care Inc. was placed into receivership April 1, according to Allsup, which provides Medicare plan selection services through the Allsup Medicare Advisor . Allsup s Medicare plan sel
April 21 It's an expensive irony: Health care workers who can't afford health insurance, but in Florida that is the plight of some full-time employees of local nursing homes and other smaller or independent health-industry players. As the state legislature continues to debate the future of Medicaid in the state, local healthcare workers like Mili
Today, Zane Benefits, Inc. published new information on Health Insurance Navigators. According to Zane Benefits website, on April 9, 2013, the Center for Medicare& Medicaid Services released a Funding Opportunity Announcement for health insurance marketplace navigators. Eligible self-employed individuals and private and public entities can apply
April 20 HELENA A contentious Medicaid proposal to fund private health insurance for thousands of low-income Montanans appears dead at the 2013 Legislature, after House Republicans Friday successfully bottled up the bill in committee. House Minority Leader Chuck Hunter, D- Helena, said Democrats haven't given up on passing the Medicaid- expansi
BRUNSWICK| Dietitians from Brunswick and Newnan are charged in a 45- count federal indictment with health care fraud and identity theft in using the identities of Head Start students to bill the government for $4 million in meals. Licensed dietitians Schella Hope, 47, who owned Hope Nutritional Services LLC in Brunswick, and Arlene Murrell, 65, who
Current IRS rules force retirees age 70- and-a-half and older to make regular withdrawals from tax-deferred accounts; that "income" in turn can put them in the bracket that requires higher Medicare premiums. That happened to Albuquerque retiree Sheila Pugach, a former computer systems analyst who lives on a modest street and drives an 18- year-old
Families USA released a report this week that estimates that nearly 598,000 Washingtonians will be eligible for the new premium tax credits in 2014. The vast majority 88 percent of those eligible for the credits will be in working families, according to the report. The health care act not only extends Medicaid coverage for the low-income uninsu
HELENA- A contentious Medicaid proposal to fund private health insurance for thousands of low-income Montanans appears dead at the 2013 Legislature, after House Republicans on Friday successfully bottled up the bill in committee. House Minority Leader Chuck Hunter, D- Helena, said Democrats haven't given up on passing the Medicaid- expansion bill.
Mia Jones, D- Jacksonville, that would have implemented Medicaid expansion as offered under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. While the plan, carried in an amendment filed by Jones, had no shot of passing, it gave Democrats a public stage to praise Medicaid expansion, which would bring $51 billion in federal money over the next decade and cost
Sander M. Levin, D- Mich., George Miller, D- Calif., Jim McDermott, D- Wash., and Robert E. Andrews, D- N.J.. For more information about congressional legislation and services offered by Targeted News Service to track issues, key words or members of Congress who introduce or co-sponsor legislation, please contact email@example.com or call 703
Sam Brownback's administration said Friday that its privatization of some Medicaid services known as KanCare is saving more money than expected, and that some of that cash could reduce the list of people with physical disabilities who have been waiting for services. Colyer said the administration plans to present a plan to lawmakers that would
Amy Klobuchar, D- Minn., has introduced legislation to "apply the Medicaid primary care payment rate to additional physician providers of primary care services." For more information about congressional legislation and services offered by Targeted News Service to track issues, key words or members of Congress who introduce or co-sponsor legislation
April 20 It's an expensive irony: Health care workers who can't afford health insurance, but in Florida that is the plight of some full-time employees of local nursing homes and other smaller or independent health-industry players. As the state legislature continues to debate the future of Medicaid in the state, local healthcare workers like Mili
April 20 HELENA Did Medicaid expansion in Montana die Friday because of a mistakenly cast vote? Tom Jacobson, D- Great Falls, mistakenly voted "yes" to uphold a decision by Republican House Speaker Mark Blasdel to send the Medicaid expansion bill to its likely death in a committee. Steve Bullock for his signature into law.
Today, Zane Benefits, Inc. published a new guide on the Kentucky Health Insurance Exchange. Kentucky plans to offer a state-based exchange called Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange. The Exchange will also allow individuals and businesses to apply for premium subsidies and tax credits, and learn if they are eligible for public coverage under Medicaid
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: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicaid.
April 19 RALEIGH State health officials charged a Wake County woman wrongly collected more than $17,000 in food stamp and Medicaid benefits from 2009 to 2011 because she did not tell Wake County officials that two children she had cared for had moved to Texas. Stacy Wilson Nabors, 36, who arrest records say lives at 112 Young Wood Road in Fuqua
CareTouch Communications, Inc. announced the launch of a new Managed Services Program for Home Medical Equipment providers who won the recent Medicare bid. With a 47% cut in Medicare reimbursement, HMEs who won the Medicare bid are looking for ways to reduce costs and increase revenue,? explained Matthew Dolph, Vice President of CareTouch.
Hemanth Rao, a Charlotte neurologist, has agreed to pay more than $2 million to the federal government to settle civil fraud allegations in connection with administration of intravenous therapy. Rao is owner of the Neurological Institute in Charlotte, formerly known as Neurological Consultants of the Carolinas. Investigators found that, from Oct. 1