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7/22/17 - #SubHealth Reviews Bipartisan Bills to Strengthen Medicare
Greg Walden, R- Ore., chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release:. Brett Kissela, Chair, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Cincinnati Gardner Neuroscience Institute, spoke on behalf of the American Academy of Neurology in support of H.R. 1148, the Furthering Access to Stro
7/22/17 - GAO Issues Report on Medicaid Expansion
Frank Pallone Jr., D- N.J., ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep. Diana DeGette, D- Colo., ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, and Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III, D- Mass., on June 22.
7/22/17 - N.D. Medicaid Receives Federal Approval to Cover ABA Services for Individuals With Autism Age 21 and Younger
The North Dakota Department of Human Services issued the following news release:. The North Dakota Department of Human Services announced today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has approved its Medicaid State Plan to provide coverage for Applied Behavior Analysis services to qualifying individuals from infancy to age 21 diagnosed with
7/22/17 - Rep. Buchanan Issues Statement at Hearing on Efforts to Combat Waste, Fraud, Abuse in Medicare Program
Vern Buchanan, R- Fla., chairman of the House Ways and Means subcommittee on Oversight, issued the following opening statement at a hearing entitled, "Efforts to Combat Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in the Medicare Program":. As it stands now, Centers for Medicare Services has not been in a position to ensure that this is the case. "A couple weeks ago,
7/22/17 - Reps. Pallone, Kennedy, DeGette Release Report on Medicaid Expansion & Mental Health
Frank Pallone Jr., D- N.J., ranking Democratic member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following news release:. With Senate Republicans still seriously considering legislation to repeal Medicaid expansion next week, Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. and Congresswoman Diana DeGette released a Governmen
7/22/17 - Sen. Bob Casey backs 'Medicare-like' option to keep premiums down [The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
Bob Casey stopped in Pittsburgh on Friday to denounce a Senate Republican health care bill that could be voted on next week. The bill has floundered, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell saying it lacked the 50 GOP votes needed to pass, but some of the senators have been meeting to try to revive it. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Offic
7/22/17 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Implement Mandate to Reduce Legionella Risks in Healthcare Facilities
Pure Air Control Services in conjunction with their Environmental Diagnostics Laboratory assists healthcare facilities with fulfillment of the newly mandated CMS Legionella requirements.
7/22/17 - West Virginia Among Worst-Harmed States Under Senate Health Bill
West Virginia would be among the worst-harmed states in the nation under the latest version of the Senate health bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act. The Senate bill would effectively end the ACA's expansion of Medicaid; cap and cut federal Medicaid funding for seniors, people with disabilities, and families with children; increase premiums an
7/21/17 - As local case shows, Medicare fraud is always bigger than it seems As local case shows, Medicare fraud is always bigger than it seems
At the same time, the U.S. Attorney's Office for northern Georgia announced another unit of national hospice company Compassionate Care Hospice Group agreed to pay $2.4 million to settle a whistleblower lawsuit. Prosecutors said Compassionate Care Hospice of Atlanta paid five physicians to refer patients and certify they were eligible for hospice c
7/21/17 - Concerns on institutionalizing disabled, Medicaid funding in Wyoming [Wyoming Tribune-Eagle, Cheyenne]
July 21 CHEYENNE Funding troubles are leading to a variety of difficulties when it comes to caring for the intellectually and developmentally disabled in Wyoming. The Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston and the Life Resource Center in Lander are mental health facilities owned by the state Department of Health. In the last 40 years, Wyoming Prote
7/21/17 - Findings from University of Pennsylvania Provide New Insights into Medicare and Medicaid (The Association Between Activity Limitation Stages and...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Investigators discuss new findings in Medicare and Medicaid. According to news reporting from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "This study aimed to examine whether activity limitation stages are associated with admission to facilities providing.
7/21/17 - Hospitals: Medicaid strategy is hurting us But state says hospitals can withstand cuts better than other providers Public hearing set on Medicare/Medicaid payment change
LINCOLN- Nebraska hospitals are crying foul over a pair of recent decisions by state Medicaid officials that are hurting hospital finances. But Thomas "Rocky" Thompson, interim state Medicaid director within the Department of Health and Human Services, said the decisions were necessitated by Nebraska's budget woes. The two decisions came in late Ma
7/21/17 - House Bipartisan ACE Kids Act of 2017 Introduced to Improve Care for Children in Medicaid
Joe Barton, R- Texas, and Kathy Castor, D- Fla., introduced the bipartisan Advancing Care for Exceptional Kids Act of 2017 in the U.S. House of Representatives. Gene Green, D- Texas, Anna Eshoo, D- Calif., Dave Reichert, R- Wash., and Jaime Herrera Beutler, R- Wash. The Senate introduced a version of the legislation in February. "The ACE Kids Act
7/21/17 - Internists make recommendations at meeting with HHS Secretary
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Washington The American College of Physicians told a meeting convened by Health and Human Services Department Secretary Tom Price that it has long identified reducing excessive administrative tasks as an important objective. However, "we recommend that the medical decision-making por
7/21/17 - Intervention for caregivers of dementia patients can lead to substantial Medicaid savings
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News A new study published in The Gerontologist finds that states could save tens of millions of dollars and help more Americans with dementia remain in their communities if their caregivers took part in a program designed to improve their emotional and physical well-being so that they
7/21/17 - Investigators at Johns Hopkins University Report Findings in Arthroplasty (Post-Discharge Care Duration, Charges, and Outcomes Among Medicare...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Researchers detail new data in Arthroplasty. According to news reporting from Baltimore, Maryland, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "In April 2016, the U.S. Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services initiated mandatory 90- day bundled payments for total hip and knee arthropl
7/21/17 - Medicaid issues
Some statistics in the Deseret News from July 9 by George Will state that Medicaid spending has increased faster than the economy in every decade since its formation in 1965 and has a greater impact on the greater economy than almost any other program. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania gives the statistics on the growth of Medicaid spending that show it h
7/21/17 - Medicaid Program; State Allotments for Payment of Medicare Part B Premiums for Qualifying Individuals (QIs): Federal Fiscal Year 2014 and Federal...
DATES: The final QI allotments for payment of Medicare Part B premiums for FY 2014 are effective October 1, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Gibson, 786-5404 or Toni Cincibus at 786-2997.. As amended by section 621 of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, section 1933 of the Social Security Act provided $300 million in funding fo
7/21/17 - Medicare for All march scheduled for Monday [Herald-Times, Bloomington, Ind.]
Democracy for Monroe County and Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan are hosting the event that will start at Rose Hill Cemetery at 6 p.m. and end with a rally at the Monroe County Courthouse square. "We believe that healthcare is an American issue, not a partisan one, because it is a right for all people, not just for those who can afford it,"
7/21/17 - Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2018; Medicare Shared Savings...
DATES: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on September 11, 2017. You may mail written comments to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS-1676-P, P.O. Box 8016, Baltimore, MD 21244-801
7/21/17 - Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP); Meeting on Behavioral Health Payment and Care Delivery
SUMMARY: This notice announces a public meeting to discuss ideas for a potential behavioral health payment model to improve health care quality and access, while lowering the cost of care for Medicare, Medicaid, or Children's Health Insurance Program beneficiaries with behavioral health conditions. Meeting Registration: Individuals must register on
7/21/17 - NCPA Urges House Committee to Support Three Medicare-Strengthening Bills
The National Community Pharmacists Association issued the following news release:. In a letter this week, the National Community Pharmacists Association encouraged the House Energy& Commerce Subcommittee on Health to consider three bills that will achieve their stated goals of improving the care Medicare delivers to vulnerable patients, streamlinin
7/21/17 - Rep. Higgins Says Proposed 2018 Federal Budget Is Vehicle to Take From Hardworking Americans, Give to Wealthy
Brian Higgins, D- N.Y., issued the following news release:. Congressman Brian Higgins, a member of the House Committee on the Budget, objected to the Fiscal Year 2018 budget resolution introduced by House Republicans this week which slashes Medicare and fails to invest in the growth of the American Economy. This is similar to a voucher plan propose
7/21/17 - Rep. Lewis Issues Statement at Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on Medicare
"Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding this hearing. "As you know, Mr. Chairman, this Subcommittee's work touches many areas, and protecting and preserving Medicare is one of our most important duties. "In 2016, the Medicare fee-for-service program paid an estimated $41 billion in improper payments, and the Medicare Advantage program paid about $16
7/21/17 - Rep. O'Halleran Opposes Cuts to Medicaid, Veterans Programs
Tom O'Halleran, D- Ariz., issued the following news release:. "I cannot stand idly by while some in Congress attempt to privatize Medicare or slash funding for Medicaid, veterans programs, or our education system," said Rep. O'Halleran. The cuts in the budget, which passed the House Budget Committee along party lines this week, include $487 billio
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