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6/25/17 - CareSet Labs Releases Root NPI Graph the Next Generation Medicare Doctor Referral Dataset
CareSet Labs released the Root NPI Graph today at the 2017 Academy Health ARM Meeting in New Orleans. "Medicare is the largest single payer in the United States, and the map of the healthcare system that can be generated from its claims database is one of the most comprehensive pictures of the healthcare system in the United States," says Trotter.
6/25/17 - CASEY: Union contract causes health-care hassles for some Kroger retirees
The company was United American and the insurance was a Medicare supplemental policy. Winners called her insurance agent, Jim Trout of Salem, and learned she wasn't the only Kroger retiree who had received the enrollment notice. Next, Winners called United American and told them she wanted no part of the policy and resented being enrolled without c
6/25/17 - Don't cut, cap Medicaid
That's because proposed changes to Medicaid in the Senate this month will lead to extensive service cuts if they become law. Capping federal contributions and cutting overall funding, as the Senate bill proposes, leaves two options: Both shift costs to the already stretched state budgets or cut services drastically, which would lead to fewer resour
6/25/17 - EDITORIAL: Secure Medicaid [The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa.]
In 2016, Medicaid spent about $575 billion in state and federal money, $27.5 billion in Pennsylvania alone. Pennsylvania is one of 36 states that chose to use it. According to the Congressional Budget Office, it would reduce Medicaid expenditures by $880 billion over 10 years.
6/25/17 - Hicks column: Health care reform will hurt a lot of South Carolina children
There are more than a million kids living in South Carolina today, and 60 percent of them are on Medicaid. As Mary Katherine Wildeman reported last week, a Kaiser Family Foundation study says South Carolina would be among the states most hurt by the House Republicans proposed health care plan. South Carolina has more to lose than most states bec
6/25/17 - Medicaid cuts in GOP health care bill could take toll on Minnesota seniors [Star Tribune (Minneapolis)]
June 25 The Senate GOP health care bill could lead to cuts in programs that help frail Minnesota seniors and jeopardize many cost-saving services that support caregivers and help seniors stay in their homes. In Minnesota, seniors account for about 9 percent of the 1.2 million men, women and children covered under the program, which is called Medi
6/25/17 - Medicaid cuts likely to hurt drug, mental-health programs in Tucson [The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson]
June 24 After three felony convictions and years of drug use, Tucson resident Jacob Kirk was facing a mandatory prison sentence. All of that happened through a Pima County Superior Court prison-diversion program for nonviolent offenders that in the future could be hobbled by congressional efforts to undo the Affordable Care Act. While much of the
6/25/17 - Michigan heart surgery outcomes improved after Medicaid expansion, study finds
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at VerticalNews Health& Science Expanding Medicaid coverage is associated with better outcomes for heart surgery patients, according to a study led by University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers. Researchers examined outcomes from heart surgery quality databases in Michigan, which expanded Medicaid,
6/25/17 - Missouri health care advocate: U.S. Senate bill a 'slow-moving catastrophe' [The Joplin Globe, Mo.]
With the newest iteration of Congress's health care bill released Thursday by the U.S. Senate, one of the largest concerns for health care advocates in Missouri is the bill's reconfiguration of how the federal government provides for Medicaid, which serves disabled, pregnant, elderly and low-income Americans. Not only would the Senate bill phase ou
6/25/17 - Tennessee Hospital Association opposes Senate, House GOP health care bills [Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.]
How the Senate health bill compares to House, Obamacare. "I think definitely, you're going to see more rural hospital closures coming along, particularly as it relates to these Medicaid cuts coming down the pike," Becker said after Republican Senate leaders unveiled their plan last week. "We've told them we're absolutely in opposition to the Sena
6/25/17 - Tester hears pleas from at-risk Medicaid recipients at town hall [The Montana Standard, Butte]
June 25 GREAT FALLS If the Republican plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act passes, Shyla Patera may have to move out of her home. The 48- year-old Great Falls resident was born with cerebral palsy and relies on Medicaid coverage for home health services. Nearly a hundred Montanans concerned about the Better Care Reconciliation Act
6/25/17 - Union deal causes hassles CASEY: Union contract causes health-care hassles for some Kroger retirees Some 275 retirees from Kroger who used to get Medicare supplemental insurance through the company will lose that entitlement beginning July 1. Some ar
Some 275 retirees from Kroger who used to get Medicare supplemental insurance through the company will lose that entitlement beginning July 1. The company was United American and the insurance was a Medicare supplemental policy. Winners called her insurance agent, Jim Trout of Salem, and learned she wasn't the only Kroger retiree who had received t
6/24/17 - Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansion Benefits Hospitals, Particularly in Rural America
The Center on Budget& Policy Priorities issued the following news release:. Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid coverage to low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act, particularly those in rural areas, have fared significantly better than hospitals in non-expansion states, based on recent published and unpublished research by the Urban
6/24/17 - Annals of meanness: Senate health bill could affect 400,000 Arkansas children
I'd mentioned the impact of the Senate health bill on health coverage for 400,000 Arkansas children yesterday, but as luck has it Benjamin Hardy has fleshed out the topic for the Arkansas Nonprofit News Network. In Arkansas, 30 percent of the state's population- about 912,000 people- were enrolled in some form of Medicaid in March 2017, according t
6/24/17 - Better Care Reconciliation Act is not receiving good praise Senate hoped for
We think it s a bad bill, said Valley Health President and CEO Mark Merrill, who also opposed the House American Health Care Act, which passed the House last month. For the same reasons... it s the same reaction.. Though the CBO had not released a score as of Friday, The American Hospital Association reads the Senate bill as being
6/24/17 - Blumenthal And Murphy: 'Titanic Political Fight' Over Health Care Looms [The Hartford Courant]
Blumenthal and Murphy lambasted the Senate Republicans' health care plan as an evil proposal that would slash Medicaid to provide tax cuts to wealthy Americans and have a catastrophic humanitarian and fiscal impact on the state of Connecticut. They said the defunding of Planned Parenthood that is included in the proposal, which Blumenthal chided as
6/24/17 - Charlie Dent 'concerned' by Senate health care bill [The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)]
Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania wasn't happy with the House GOP health care bill and had hoped to see the Senate take a different approach on several aspects, including changes to Medicaid. Dent, whose 15th District includes Lehigh County and part of Northampton County, was among four Pennsylvania Republicans to vote against the House GOP health care
6/24/17 - Collins says New York provision to Medicaid funding included in Senate version of healthcare insurance bill
Congressman Chris Collins today hailed the inclusion of his amendment to the House passed American Health Care Act into the Senate version of the bill. The amendment, introduced with Congressman John Faso, would require New York State to take over the county portion of Medicaid by 2020 and would provide the largest property tax reduction ever to We
6/24/17 - EDITORIAL | Deep cuts to Medicaid are a bad medicine for hospitals
Proposed cuts to Medicaid under the U.S. Senate's health care bill are the very definition of an unfunded mandate. By some estimates, the proposal would cut the federal program by hundreds of billions of dollars. That might seem like a great idea on its face.
6/24/17 - Health bill's impact on Medicaid a concern
They're particularly worried about funding for Medicaid, a cornerstone of health care in Alabama. Medicaid provides health care to about 1 million low-income Alabamians and is critical funding for many hospitals and clinics, particularly in rural Alabama. Like the House bill passed last month, the Senate plan would eliminate hundreds of billions of
6/24/17 - HHC monitors potential delay of Medicaid payments [Claremore Daily Progress, Okla.]
June 24 Hospitals throughout the state may be facing the possibility of delayed Medicaid payments due to the lack of federal funds, according to the Oklahoma Healthcare Authority. The Authority estimates there is a $35 million shortfall for the upcoming fiscal year. The state budget crisis, coupled with the ambiguity around the future of the Affo
6/24/17 - Hospitals concerned with proposed health care bill
"We don't know what to do with the unknown," said Junior Briner, chief operating officer at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Walnut Ridge. The newly unveiled plan, which mirrors in many ways the plan passed by the House of Representatives last month, would roll back the Medicaid expansion started by the Affordable Care Act, a legacy of President Barac
6/24/17 - Legislators Call on Cuomo to Break Assembly Impasse: Demand Governor Convene One-House Special Session if Medicaid Penny Not Reauthorized in 53 Counties
Niagara County issued the following news release:. With critical sales tax legislation impacting the budgets of 53 counties across the state being held hostage to a New York City fight by the Downstate-dominated leadership of the state Assembly, Niagara County lawmakers passed a last-minute resolution Tuesday imploring Gov. In the case of Niagara C
6/24/17 - Parents, groups share Medicaid cut concerns Parents, stakeholders tell Kaine they're concerned about potential Virginia Medicaid cuts
Tim Kaine, D- Virginia, met with stakeholders in Richmond on Friday for a round table discussion on the potential effect of Medicaid cuts in Senate Republicans' health care proposal. Kaine met with about 25 interested parties, including representatives of ARC of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, AARP Virginia, Voices
6/24/17 - Parents, groups tell Kaine they're concerned about potential Va. Medicaid cuts Parents, stakeholders tell Kaine they're concerned about potential Virginia Medicaid cuts hammer
Tim Kaine, D- Va., met with stakeholders in Richmond on Friday for a roundtable discussion on the potential effect of Medicaid cuts in Senate Republicans' health care proposal. Kaine met with about 25 interested parties, including representatives of ARC of Virginia, the Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, AARP Virginia, Voices for V
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