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2/22/18 - Court: Kansas can't cut Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood
WICHITA, Kan. A federal appeals court says Kansas can't cut Medicaid funds to a Planned Parenthood affiliate over videos anti-abortion activists secretly recorded in 2015.
2/22/18 - Kansas can't cut off Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood, appeals court rules [The Kansas City Star]
Feb. 21 Kansas acted improperly when it tried to cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood under former Gov. Brownback, who has now taken a position in President Donald Trump's administration, sought to block Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funding for breast exams, birth control and other services in 2016.. Two years later and le
2/21/18 - 7 Facts About the New Short-Term Health Draft Regulations [LifeHealthPro]
Regulatory impact analysts at the Employee Benefits Security Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services say the draft regulations could be nice. The Trump administration is preparing to publish the draft regulations in the Federal Register on Wednesday. Officials at EBSA, CMS and the Internal Revenue Service developed the dra
2/21/18 - AHCCCS hosting public meeting about opioid treatment funding [The Arizona Daily Star, Tucson]
Feb. 20 Officials with the state's Medicaid program will hold a community meeting in Tucson Thursday that will focus on how to spend an infusion of money for Arizonans with substance use disorders. The Tucson meeting is one of several being held around the state, hosted by officials with the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System, which is t
2/21/18 - Benefits of a Medicare supplement insurance policy
With all the choices you have for your health care coverage, it is important to understand how each one works, its benefits and your share of the costs. Here is a brief look at how Medicare Supplement insurance differs from other coverage. Every year, your Medicare Supplement insurance policy benefits coordinate with your Medicare benefits to help
2/21/18 - COA: Analysis Shows Virginia Hospitals Benefit From Recent Changes In Medicare Payment
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2018/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Hospitals in Virginia, especially those in rural areas, will benefit from recent changes to Medicare payments, including changes to reimbursement of prescription drugs under a federal program known as the 340 B Drug Pricing Program. On average, Virginia hospitals will see a 2.4 percent increase
2/21/18 - Dueling budgets Will Medicaid expansion emerge?
Down in Richmond, the General Assembly is moving forward with consideration of the state s biennium budget, the spending blueprint that shapes the Commonwealth s fiscal priorities for the coming two years. Last week, the money committees of each chamber, specifically the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, m
2/21/18 - Fact Sheet: Short-Term, Limited-Duration Insurance Proposed Rule
Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services issued the following fact sheet:. In October, President Trump issued an Executive Order instructing the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and the Treasury to consider proposing regulations or revising guidance to promote healthcare choice and competition
2/21/18 - GAO Issues Report on Medicaid Demonstrations
Orrin G. Hatch, R- Utah, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Sen. Lamar Alexander, R- Tennessee, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, Rep. Greg Walden, R- Oregon, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Rep.
2/21/18 - Geisinger Health Plan Signs Multi-Year Deal with Connecture to Expand Strategic Partnership
Connecture, Inc. and Geisinger Health Plan announced today that they have signed a multi-year contract to significantly expand their current business partnership. Specifically, the companies will roll out a more comprehensive technology solution that builds on the initial Medicare-shopping platform Connecture launched for Geisinger Health Plan in
2/21/18 - Johns Hopkins University - Hospital Charges for Outpatient Cancer Care Highly Variable Medicare Billing Records Show
A report of the findings, published in the American Journal of Managed Care on Feb. 17, emphasizes the need for fair and transparent pricing of cancer-related medical services to protect patients from unpredictable financial burdens at a time when they are most vulnerable, according to researchers who conducted the analysis. Hospital differences in
2/21/18 - Medicaid buy-in provision could slow the rising tide of ACA premiums
For many in Arizona, health insurance has been anything but affordable. This is a uniquely Arizona innovation. Rep. Butler represents District 28 at the Arizona Legislature.
2/21/18 - Medicaid expansion plan draws crowd to public hearing [The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester]
Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig urges lawmakers to continue Medicaid expansion in New Hampshire for another five years at a public hearing Tuesday in the State House. CONCORD Edward Shanshala, CEO of Ammonoosuc Community Health Services in Littleton, came to the State House well-prepared to make the case for expanded Medicaid in New Hampshire.
2/21/18 - Register: Medicaid bill demonizes low-income Iowans
When Iowans helped send Donald Trump to the White House in November 2016, they also gave Republicans control of the Iowa Legislature. Tom Courtney was among the long-serving Democrats who were unseated. Courtney was known for sponsoring criminal justice reform that became law and for leading the Senate's Government Oversight Committee, among other.
2/21/18 - Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) News Release
WASHINGTON- U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Richard Blumenthal led a group of twelve senators in a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services urging CMS to restore rules designed to enforce nursing home health and safety standards. U.S. Senators Bob Casey, Elizabeth Warren, Catherine C
2/21/18 - SourceLink Partners with MassMedia Health to Provide Medicare Age-In Data to Healthcare Groups [Times of Oman]
-SourceLink, an industry-leading multichannel marketing services firm and statement solutions provider, announces a partnership with MassMedia Health to arm their clients with targeted data to help them grow their Medicare patient populations. As part of a partnership agreement with MassMedia Health, SourceLink will provide customized Age-In and...
2/20/18 - Accountable Care Organizations Demonstrate About $1.2 Billion In Savings Over Four Years OPEN MINDS Releases 2018 Update On Medicare ACOs
A new market intelligence report from OPEN MINDS has reported that Medicare accountable care organizations have saved about $1.2 billion over the past four years. The ACO financing model is becoming more dominant in the Medicare market-and becoming more successful at producing cost savings, while taking on more risk, said OPEN MINDS Market Int
2/20/18 - Alaska Corporate Whistleblower Center Now Urges an Employee of a Nursing Home or Healthcare Provider in Alaska To Call About Rewards If Their Employer Is Gouging Medicare with Overbilling
WASHINGTON, DC, USA, February 20, 2018/ EINPresswire.com/ The Alaska Corporate Whistleblower Center says, We are appealing to an employee of any type of healthcare provider in Alaska 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 forc
2/20/18 - Hospital Charges For Outpatient Cancer Care Highly Variable, Medicare Billing Records Show
A report of the findings, published in the American Journal of Managed Care on Feb. 17, emphasizes the need for fair and transparent pricing of cancer-related medical services to protect patients from unpredictable financial burdens at a time when they are most vulnerable, according to researchers who conducted the analysis. Hospital differences in
2/20/18 - House panel votes to expand Medicaid Telemedicine also gets boost from HHHS committee
TOPEKA- Telemedicine services that bring health care to remote parts of Kansas could become more widely available under a bill a Kansas House committee passed Monday, but some legislators argue a controversial anti-abortion provision could put the whole bill in jeopardy. The House Health and Human Services committee agreed unanimously on a voice vo
2/20/18 - Implementing States' Medicaid Wishes Won't Be Cheap [Governing]
Feb. 19 After years of having most of their health care requests denied by the Obama administration, conservative states seeking to add eligibility requirements to Medicaid have received a blessing. It has already approved Kentucky and Indiana's waivers, and at least eight other states have asked the federal government for permission to make simi
2/20/18 - Medicaid expansion getting second look after work rule
GOP- led states that had been reluctant to expand Medicaid under President Obama are suddenly giving it another look after the Trump administration said last month they can require those on the program to also hold down jobs. It's the latest twist in the GOP's delicate dance with the Affordable Care Act, which is still the law of the land more than
2/20/18 - Primaria Accountable Care Organization Selected to Participate in The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model
Primaria Health provider partners are now engaged with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to continue to improve quality and reduce costs for its approximately 30,000 aligned Medicare beneficiaries. We are committed to finding ways to improve the health and wellness of our aging population, and this new Medicare program is a great st
2/20/18 - SourceLink Partners with MassMedia Health to Provide Medicare Age-In Data to Healthcare Groups
SourceLink, an industry-leading multichannel marketing services firm and statement solutions provider, announces a partnership with MassMedia Health to arm their clients with targeted data to help them grow their Medicare patient populations. As part of a partnership agreement with MassMedia Health, SourceLink will provide customized Age-In and...
2/20/18 - Two-thirds of retirees using new Willis Towers Watson tool reduce prescription drug costs
Nearly two-thirds of retirees who used Willis Towers Watson s pilot Prescription Coverage Check-Up tool during the 2017 Medicare open enrollment period saved money as a result of the tool s recommendation to switch plans. Given the success of the pilot, Willis Towers Watson, a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, will mak
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