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8/22/17 - Alaska Welcomes Former DOJ Prosecutors of Oberheiden & McMurrey LLP to Represent Clients Accused of Medicare Fraud and Medicaid Fraud
Dallas, TX 08/22/2017 Federal litigation firm Oberheiden& McMurrey, LLP has started to accept clients involved in Alaska healthcare fraud investigations and litigation proceedings. "I am not sure if Alaska is the last frontier for us. From Alaska to Alabama, from Virginia to Louisiana, from California to Florida, from Colorado to Oklahoma, f
8/22/17 - American Cancer Society Honors AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania Medicaid Plans with Health Systems Excellence Award
AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need, announced today that two of its Medicaid health plans, AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania and AmeriHealth Caritas Northeast, were recently recognized by the American Cancer Society s East Central Division Awards Committee with th
8/22/17 - Clinic files suit over Medicaid cutoff
SANTA FE A cardiovascular clinic with offices in Rio Rancho and Roswell alleges the state Human Services Department improperly cut off its Medicaid payments after an undisclosed allegation of fraud echoing the 2013 shake-up that critics say disrupted New Mexico s behavioral health network. Myo Cardiovascular Clinic LLC filed a lawsuit in s
8/22/17 - Florida program offers free elderly counseling on Medicare, health insurance [Crestview News Bulletin, Fla.]
Aug. 22 CRESTVIEW Florida Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders provides free, unbiased, confidential counseling to help elderly residents with their yearly Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance plan reviews. Linda Goodman of the Northwest Florida Area Council on Aging will provide SHINE services at the Crestview Public Library 10 a.m. to
8/22/17 - Hospital System $60 Billion in Improper Payments Crackdown; Fi-Med Spots Behavioral Coding Issues [Tehran Times (Iran)]
-The $60 billion in improper payments to private Medicare Advantage health plans and Medicare in 2016 was nearly twice the amount spent on medical research by the National Institutes of Health. 3 Incorrect coding is to blame in 42% of improper claims submitted to Medicare in 2016 and 80% of medical bill overpayments to providers. The cost to the na
8/22/17 - Maine Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Urges an Employee of a Nursing Home or Healthcare Provider in Maine To Call About Rewards If Their Employer Is Gouging Medicare with Overbilling
WASHINGTON, DC, USA, August 22, 2017/ EINPresswire.com/ The Maine Corporate Whistleblower Center says, We are appealing to an employee of any type of healthcare provider in Maine to call us anytime at 866-714-6466 for a discussion about potentially very lucrative whistleblower rewards-if their employer is routinely gouging Medicare by forcing
8/22/17 - McAuliffe backs devoting full surplus to reserve McAuliffe backs devoting full surplus to reserve funds, pitches Medicaid expansion again
Terry McAuliffe warned General Assembly budget leaders on Monday that Virginia needs to bolster its cash reserves to hedge against the potential threat to the state's economy from President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget. Terry McAuliffe warned General Assembly budget leaders on Monday that Virginia needs to bolster its cash reserves to hed
8/22/17 - McAuliffe supports keeping state's full budget surplus in reserve funds McAuliffe backs devoting full surplus to reserve funds, pitches Medicaid expansion again
Terry McAuliffe warned General Assembly budget leaders on Monday that Virginia needs to bolster its cash reserves to hedge against the potential threat to the state's economy from President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget. McAuliffe, speaking to the assembly money committees in their temporary home in the Pocahontas Building, also called on.
8/22/17 - Medicaid managed care contracts pending review by state board [Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo]
A coalition of Mississippi hospitals, which formed its own managed care company and tried unsuccessfully to win a contract with the Division of Medicaid, and another insurance company are challenging in Hinds County chancery court the decision of Medicaid to award the contract to California- based Molina and two existing managed care providers.
8/22/17 - Most opioid users stay on drugs even after overdosing, Pa. Medicaid study finds [Philly.com]
Aug. 22 Perhaps the one good thing about an overdose is that it might scare a drug abuser into going straight. But new research shows that's usually not the case. "We had hoped to see a greater response," said Julie M. Donohue, an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and senior author of the study.
8/22/17 - Ohio Senate Republicans return to consider override [The Blade, Toledo, Ohio]
Aug. 22 COLUMBUS Senate Republicans will return to the Statehouse on Tuesday to consider whether to override their governor's vetoes of budget provisions nearly two months ago that he saw as restricting Ohio's expansion of Medicaid that he has fought to protect. The Republican-controlled General Assembly sent Mr. Kasich a $65 billion, two-year
8/22/17 - Western Mental Health Center Improves Outcomes for Medicaid Enrollees
Innovative behavioral health home services providers across Minnesota, including Western Mental Health Center in Marshall, are improving care for Medicaid enrollees who have serious mental health issues. Western Mental Health Center was among the first 13 behavioral health home services providers to be certified by the Minnesota Department of Human
8/22/17 - What do Pa. Medicaid patients get after overdosing on opioids? Prescriptions for more opioids [The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.]
Aug. 22 After a person overdoses on opioids, most experts agree that person needs treatment. But that's not necessarily what they're getting, according to a study by the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health. Instead, the bulk of patients who overdose on prescription opioids get more prescriptions for opioids.
8/21/17 - Agewise: Enrolling in Medicare after retirement AgeWise: Enrolling in Medicare
Answer: If your retiree employer group health insurance plan coverage includes prescription drug coverage that is as good as or better than Medicare Part D plan, you do not need to do anything but enroll in Medicare Parts A and B prior to your 65th birthday. If your EGHP does not include prescription drug coverage, you will need to enroll in a Medi
8/21/17 - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky Medicaid Helps Hundreds of Youth Prepare to Go Back to School
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kentucky Medicaid recently joined forces with the Boys& Girls Club of Hopkinsville& Christian County to sponsor a Back to School Bash and help prepare the Club's 200 members to succeed during the upcoming school year. Anthem' s sponsorship helped
8/21/17 - BRIEF: Florida program offers free elderly counseling on Medicare, health insurance [Crestview News Bulletin, Fla.]
Aug. 21 CRESTVIEW Florida Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders provides free, unbiased, confidential counseling to help elderly residents with their yearly Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance plan reviews. Medicare open enrollment is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. SHINE is a Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Area Agency on Aging program
8/21/17 - EpiPen maker finalizes settlement for government overcharges
TRENTON, N.J.- EpiPen maker Mylan has finalized a $465 million government agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade- charges brought after rival Sanofi filed a whistleblower lawsuit and tipped off the government. On Thursday, the Department of Justice disclosed that its EpiPen case began
8/21/17 - Findings from B.D. Sommers and Colleagues Update Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid (State Medicaid Expansions And Mortality, Revisited: A...
Findings from B.D. Sommers and Colleagues Update Understanding of Medicare and Medicaid. According to news reporting originating from Boston, Massachusetts, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "Previous research found that Medicaid expansions in New York, Arizona, and Maine in the early 2000 s reduced mortality. For more information on this res
8/21/17 - Florida DOH removed 13,000 children from Medicaid health care plan in 2015 [Tehran Times (Iran)]
Pediatricians claim more than 13,000 ill children in Florida have been deprived of essential treatment after the state moved them onto a different healthcare plan that doesnt cover their procedures. During the spring and summer of 2015, the Florida Department of Health changed the healthcare plan of over 13,000 children with long-term health condit
8/21/17 - Government Intervenes in Ambulance Service Medicare Fraud Lawsuit Filed by Berger & Montague and Wenzel Fenton Cabassa
The lawsuit alleges that AmeriCare defrauded the government by billing Medicare for thousands of medically unnecessary services. The firms' client worked as a paramedic at AmeriCare, and during his employment, became aware that AmeriCare was providing medically unnecessary ambulance transportation services to Medicare beneficiaries.
8/21/17 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 24128) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment, August 21-22. LOCATION: CMS Central Office, 7500 Security Boulevard, Auditorium, Woodlawn, Md.. CONTACT: Susan Janeczko, 410-786-4529, APCPanel@cms.hhs.gov.
8/21/17 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 29864) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee to discuss the state of evidence for health outcomes in the Medicare population for surgical and endoscopic procedures for weight loss. LOCATION: Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Ser
8/21/17 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 33913) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program to discuss behavioral health payment and care delivery.
8/21/17 - 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-
8/21/17 - Hospital System $60 Billion in Improper Payments Crackdown; Fi-Med Spots "Behavioral" Coding Issues
The $60 billion in improper payments to private Medicare Advantage health plans and Medicare in 2016 was nearly twice the amount spent on medical research by the National Institutes of Health. 3 Incorrect coding is to blame in 42% of improper claims submitted to Medicare in 2016 and 80% of medical bill overpayments to providers. The cost to the nat
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