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5/26/17 - Abington Memorial Hospital to Pay $491,672 to Settle False Claims Act Liability for Improper Medicare Reimbursement Submissions
Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen announced that Abington Memorial Hospital, which does business as Abington Hospital Jefferson Health, has agreed to pay the United States $491,672, to resolve allegations that an AMH employee forged physician signatures on forms submitted to the Medicare program for home care services. These forms req
5/26/17 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
SUMMARY: The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 da
5/26/17 - Arc Issues Statement on AHCA Being Devastating to Medicaid
The Arc of the United States issued the following statement by Senior Executive Officer Marty Ford in response to the Congressional Budget Office's report on the House-passed American Health Care Act:. Now we know, and our worst fears are confirmed- 14 million fewer people enrolled in Medicaid by 2026, and $834 billion in spending cuts to Medicaid
5/26/17 - As Toomey targets Medicaid spending, some Republicans worry plans go too far [Philly.com]
May 26 WASHINGTON When the House passed its health care overhaul this month, most Republicans from the Philadelphia area objected to its sharp cuts to Medicaid and the impact they expected on Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents. The fiscal hawk is at the center of the Senate GOP's negotiations on Medicaid, pushing for changes that would squee
5/26/17 - Congressional budget report worries health care officials [Redding Record Searchlight, Calif.]
The Senate is set to review the American Health Care Act next month, and the report set forth by the Congressional Budget Office shows that mostly the "working poor" who are on Medicaid will have to brace for the effects of the healthcare bill. If the bill were to pass the Senate as is, $14 billion would be cut in 2018, resulting in about 4 million
5/26/17 - Congressmen Introduce Bipartisan Medicare Orthotics & Prosthetics Improvement Act
U.S. Representatives Glenn' GT' Thompson and Mike Thompson this week introduced H.R. 2599, the Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement Act of 2017, legislation that will provide much needed protections for Medicare beneficiaries and other patients receiving prosthetic and orthotic services. The Medicare Orthotics and Prosthetics Improvement.
5/26/17 - Cortez Masto to President Trump on Proposed Medicaid Cuts: America's Veterans Deserve Better
Senators Elizabeth Warren, Patty Murray, Jack Reed, Ben Cardin, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown, Bob Casey, Sheldon Whitehouse, Al Franken, Richard Blumenthal, Tammy Baldwin, Mazie K. Hirono, Martin Heinrich, Edward J. Markey, Cory Booker, Chris Van Hollen, Tammy Duckworth also signed on to the letter urging President Trump to consider the repercussi
5/26/17 - Democrats: Medicaid concerns haven't derailed provider tax talks
SALEM- Two key Democratic legislators maintain that concerns raised last week by the secretary of state about the state's Medicaid population have not affected negotiations over a possible tax on health care providers. The so-called provider tax aims to raise between $575 million and $600 million to cover part of the state's costs of expanding the
5/26/17 - Department Encourages North Dakotans with Disabilities, Their Families, Advocates, and Others to Complete Survey About Medicaid Waiver Services
The North Dakota Department of Human Services is encouraging people with disabilities, their families and guardians, service providers and professionals, and advocates to participate in a short online survey now through June 2 to help identify gaps in Medicaid waiver services and opportunities to meet any unmet needs. Survey responses will provide.
5/26/17 - Don't get stuck with Medicare late fees
This past holiday season, I found myself in line at the airport counter, waiting to check a bag prior to a flight to visit family and friends. The gentlemen in front of me got frustrated when the customer agent said he had to pay more to check a bag because he hadn't paid for it online beforehand. The gentleman's reaction made me think of a Medicar
5/26/17 - Drug testing for Medicaid sought Republican Gov. Scott Walker seeks drug testing for Wisconsin Medicaid applicants
Scott Walker wants to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require able-bodied, childless adults applying for Medicaid health benefits to undergo drug screening, a move that could serve as a national model. Walker s plan includes imposing a new work requirement on childless adult Medicaid recipients and parents who receive food stamp
5/26/17 - EDITORIAL: LePage, Mayhew's Medicaid-slashing plan doesn't stand up to the most basic test [Bangor Daily News, Maine]
It's a proposal from Maine DHHS to start imposing work requirements on low-income, non-disabled adults in order for them to receive health coverage through Medicaid. If Medicaid enrollees don't pay their monthly premiums, they would lose their coverage after a 60- day grace period. The LePage administration proposes all of these provisions in an...
5/26/17 - How Trump's Health Budget Would Impact States [Governing]
Waivers to transform Medicaid, the health-care program for the poor, are pending. "It's hard to imagine that it'll be enacted fully, but at a minimum, it reflects the priorities of the administration," says Elizabeth Burak, senior program director at Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families. President Trump is proposing to cut Medi
5/26/17 - Lembo Tries To Renew Connecticut Debate Over Health Insurance Public Option
HARTFORD, CT- With 800,000 Connecticut residents at risk of losing their health insurance if the American Health Care Act becomes law, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo says expanding Medicare and creating a public health insurance option would help ensure people continue to have coverage. In letters sent Wednesday to U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Ric
5/26/17 - Letters to the Editor: Majority of Americans support ?Medicare For All'
Even though both of our western North Carolina Congressmen, Mark Meadows and Patrick McHenry, worked hard for Speaker Paul Ryan's American Health Care Act, the flawed bill would negatively impact thousands of their constituents and is unlikely to pass the Senate in its current form. In fact, nationally-syndicated conservative columnists George F. W
5/26/17 - Medicare Coverage of Prolaris Test Expands with the Addition of Men Diagnosed with Favorable Intermediate Risk Prostate Cancer [Times of Oman]
-Myriad Genetics, Inc., a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, today announced thatPalmetto GBA, a Medicare Administrative Contractor that assesses molecular diagnostic technologies, has issued apositive final Local Coverage Determination to expand Medicare coverage of the Prolaris test. Prolaris is the first and only genetic.
5/26/17 - Menendez, Booker, MacArthur, Pascrell, LoBiondo Lead NJ Delegation in Calling for Local Hospitals to Get Fair Share from Medicare
U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, and Congressmen Tom MacArthur N.J. -03), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (N.J.-09) and Frank LoBiondo (N.J.-02) have led a letter from the state's entire Congressional delegation urging the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to reject a proposed rule change that would severely slash Medicare reimbursemen
5/26/17 - Montana lives at stake with proposed Medicaid cut
When the House Republicans rammed through the plan to eliminate $880 billion from Medicaid, they did so without admitting the drastic impact those cuts would have on seniors, people with disabilities, and children. The congressional plan to eliminate Medicaid is a death sentence for my home health clients and thousands of vulnerable Montanans who r
5/26/17 - New Medicare card scam; warn your parents [Asbury Park Press, N.J.]
Now fraudsters are calling Medicare recipients to tell them falsely they'll need to pay for their new Medicare card, one that won't have their Social Security number on the front. Starting in April 2018, Medicare will no longer use a Social Security number as a person's identifier. "It is really helpful to remove one area of fraud concern so peopl
5/26/17 - Poll: Medicare should cover long-term care Poll: Older Americans want Medicare-covered long-term care
WASHINGTON- A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Most older Americans mistakenly believe they can rely on Medicare already, the poll shows, while few have done much planni
5/26/17 - Poll: Most older Americans want Medicare for long-term care
WASHINGTON More and more middle-age and older Americans say Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults.
5/26/17 - Poll: Older Americans want Medicare-covered long-term care
WASHINGTON A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Most older Americans mistakenly believe they can rely on Medicare already, the poll shows, while few have done much plannin
5/26/17 - Rep. Gene Green Introduces Bill to Incentivize Medicaid Expansion in States
Contrary to efforts by Republican-controlled Congress to repeal Medicaid expansion, this language will double-down on the federal commitment to this population by giving all states three years of full federal funding when they expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. In our District alone, over 46,000 residents would gain coverage if Texas...
5/26/17 - Rep. Green Introduces Bill on Enrollment of Individuals Under Medicaid Program
Gene Green, D- Texas, has introduced legislation to amend titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act "to provide for 12- month continuous enrollment of individuals under the Medicaid program and Children's Health Insurance Program." Joe L. Barton, R- Texas. Gene Green in Washington at 2470 Rayburn House Offic e Building, Washington, DC 20515; 20
5/26/17 - Sen. Hassan Highlights Devastating Impact Medicaid Cuts Would Have on Students with Disabilities, School Districts across New Hampshire
Today, Senator Maggie Hassan held a press call to highlight the devastating impact Medicaid cuts would have on students who experience disabilities and school districts across New Hampshire. "Countless children who experience disabilities in New Hampshire are able to go to school and participate in their communities because of the Medicaid program
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