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12/12/17 - Affordable Medicines
Drug prices are too high, and Congress lacks the political will to do anything about it. Yet Congress has failed to take up these proposals, and the prospects are dim for legislation anytime soon. So two states, Massachusetts and Arizona, have asked the federal government for permission to pick and choose which drugs they will cover for Medicaid be
12/12/17 - CareMore Health Expands its Provider Collaboration Network through MemorialCare Agreement
Individuals enrolled in specific Anthem Blue Cross Medicare Advantage plans that receive their health care through CareMore Health will have access to MemorialCare physicians and medical centers located throughout Southern Los Angeles County and Orange County. CareMore Health began their affiliation with MemorialCare last year through an...
12/12/17 - Federal Register Extracts
SUMMARY: This notice announces a 1- year extension of the Medicare Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport. The extension of this model is applicable to the following states and the District of Columbia: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virgi
12/12/17 - Governor LePage Sends Letter to Legislative Leadership Outlining Principles of Medicaid Expansion
Paul LePage, R- Maine, issued the following news release:. Today, Governor Paul R. LePage sent a letter to the leadership of Maine's legislature outlining the principles he will follow in the expansion of Medicaid as passed by the voters on November 7, 2017. "The Legislature must now step up and identify a way to fund this, and it is their duty to
12/12/17 - Health care spending up 3
Health care spending up 3.4 percent. U.S. spending on health care increased 4.3 percent last year to $3.3 trillion, or $10,348 per person, according to an annual report from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services. It increased 3.9 percent to $565.5 billion after growing by 11.5 percent in 2014 and 9.5 percent in 2015.
12/12/17 - HHS IG Issues Advisory Opinion on Pharmaceutical Manufacturer's Medicare Advantage Plan
The U.S. Department of Health& Human Services' Office of Inspector General issued the following advisory opinion:. We are writing in response to your request for an advisory opinion regarding a pharmaceutical manufacturer's proposal to collaborate with a trade association, a Medicare Advantage plan, and a hospital system to implement, fund, and eva
12/12/17 - LePage digs in for Medicaid expansion funding battle [Bangor Daily News, Maine]
Dec. 11 Two days before the Legislature's budget committee is scheduled to discuss how to fund the Medicaid expansion law Maine voters, Gov. LePage also wrote that the money appropriated by the Legislature for Medicaid expansion must be based on the Department of Health and Human Services estimates of the state's share of the cost, not on what th
12/12/17 - Medicaid privatition has been a big failure
As we approach the New Year, the Iowa legislature is preparing to meet and, we hope, work to improve the lives of Iowans. On Dec. 31, 2014, the Department of Human Services announced that the Iowa Medicaid Program had saved about $120 million over the past four years through the "Program Integrity Initiative." Also, on Jan. 15, 2015, it was reveale
12/12/17 - Medicare Program; Extension of Prior Authorization for Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transports
SUMMARY: This notice announces a 1- year extension of the Medicare Prior Authorization Model for Repetitive Scheduled Non-Emergent Ambulance Transport. The extension of this model is applicable to the following states and the District of Columbia: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virgi
12/12/17 - Most Who Enrolled in Michigan's Medicaid Expansion Already Work or Can't Work
The University of Michigan issued the following news release:. Nearly half of the people who enrolled in Medicaid after it expanded in Michigan have jobs, and another 11 percent can't work, likely due to serious physical or mental health conditions, a new University of Michigan study finds. The findings, from a detailed survey of more than 4,000 pe
12/12/17 - New Study Shows Hospitals 340B Profit Margins Increasing; Growing Discounts Putting Upward Pressure on Drug Prices
A new study of trends in the 340 B Drug Discount Program, released today by the Community Oncology Alliance, finds that the average profit margin on oncology drugs purchased by hospitals through the 340 B program has grown to 49 percent in 2015. At the same time, 340 B discounts provided by manufacturers have exploded, leading to pricing pressure
12/12/17 - Other voices: Let states lower Medicaid prescription drug prices
Drug prices are too high, and Congress lacks the political will to do anything about it. Yet Congress has failed to take up these proposals, and the prospects are dim for legislation anytime soon. So two states, Massachusetts and Arizona, have asked the federal government for permission to pick and choose which drugs they will cover for Medicaid be
12/12/17 - Owner of Miami Home Health Agency Sentenced to More Than Nine Years in Prison for Role in $15 Million Medicare Fraud Conspiracy
Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg of the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro of the FBI' s Miami Field Office, Special Agent in Charge Shimon R. Richmond of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office
12/12/17 - Owner of Miami Home Health Agency Sentenced to More Than Nine Years in Prison for Role in $15 Million Medicare Fraud Conspiracy [Al Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)]
Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Departments Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg of the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro of the FBIs Miami Field Office, Special Agent in Charge Shimon R. Richmond of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of
12/12/17 - Provision Of A Medicare Advantage Plan [TendersInfo (India)]
Bid date& time: 12/11/17 1:00 pm Major organization: CONNECTICUT TEACHERS~ RETIREMENT BOARD Address: 765 Asylum Avenue Hartford, CT, 06105-2822 Attn: Darlene Perez Country: United States Tender notice number: 2017-004 Notice type: Tender Notice Open date: 2017-12-11.
12/12/17 - Troubled Florissant nursing home loses Medicare funding after resident bleeds to death [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
Dec. 12 A patient at St. Sophia Health and Rehabilitation Center in Florissant pulled out a dialysis catheter and bled to death in September, leading to a suspension of state and federal payments for new residents. The 240- bed nursing home is run by Creve Coeur- based Midwest Geriatric Management, or MGM Healthcare, which owns 22 facilities in f
12/12/17 - Walker Appoints New Medicaid Director, Deputy Chief Of Staff [News Central Asia]
Scott Walker has appointed a new state Medicaid director. Heather Smith will take over for Michael Heifetz, who is leaving Walker`s administration to work in the private sector. Jablonski replaces Matt Moroney, who left as deputy chief of staff in September to work as the state`s liaison for the Foxconn Technology Group project.
12/11/17 - CMS Ignored Congressional Intent in Implementing New Clinical Lab Payment System Under PAMA, ACLA Charges in Suit
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 2017/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The government agency that runs the Medicare program failed to follow a congressional directive to implement a market-based laboratory payment system, thereby jeopardizing Medicare patients' access to vital laboratory services, according to the American Clinical Laboratory Association in a lawsuit
12/11/17 - Einstein Healthcare Network and Humana Team Up to Offer a Better Patient Experience in Southeastern Pennsylvania for Humana Medicare Advantage Members
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Einstein Healthcare Network and leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. have entered into a value-based agreement designed to offer a coordinated, patient-centered experience to help Humana Medicare Advantage members achieve their best health. The new agreement expands u
12/11/17 - fred's Pharmacy Customers Talk About Consulting with the Pharmacist to Find the Best Medicare Part D Plans for Their Prescription and Financial Needs
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest fred's Pharmacy customers have discovered the value of talking with their fred's pharmacist about Medicare Part D plans. Maryanne Callis, from Henderson, Tenn., has been on Medicare for 6 years. To get clear information she consults with Jan Morris, pharmacist at the Henderson fre
12/11/17 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 57275) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting to discuss FY2019 applications for add-on payments for new medical services and technologies under the hospital inpatient prospective payment system. LOCATION: Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Md..
12/11/17 - Iora Health's Dartmouth Health Connect Now Participating in UnitedHealthcare's Medicare Advantage Care Provider Network
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest Iora Health and UnitedHealthcare have established a new network relationship, giving New Hampshire and Vermont residents enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans access to physicians at Iora Health's Dartmouth Health Connect primary care practice in Hanover.
12/11/17 - Lack of communication puts older adults at risk of clashes between their medicines
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Managed Care Weekly Digest ANN ARBOR, MI- Most older Americans take multiple medicines every day. But a new poll suggests they don't get- or seek- enough help to make sure those medicines actually mix safely. The poll was conducted by the University of Michigan Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation
12/11/17 - LePage digs in for Medicaid expansion funding battle [Bangor Daily News, Maine]
Dec. 11 Two days before the Legislature's budget committee is scheduled to discuss how to fund the Medicaid expansion law Maine voters passed last month, Gov. LePage also wrote in the letter that the money appropriated by the Legislature for Medicaid expansion must be based on the Maine Department of Health and Human Services estimates of the sta
12/11/17 - MedicareCompareUSA Continues Rapid Growth and Marketplace Leadership Through New Agreement with Providence Health
MedicareCompareUSA announced today that it has partnered with Providence Health in South Carolina to launch a toll-free helpline that will make it easier for local Medicare beneficiaries to find a health plan that best meets their personal needs and preferences. Providence Health is part of LifePoint Health, one of the nation s leading healthcar
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