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9/20/18 - Medicaid expansion on ballots across U.S. in midterm vote
Andrew Gillum, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Florida, says the state has left some 700,000 poor residents without health coverage by refusing to sign up for Obamacare's expansion of Medicaid. Republicans in Washington have repeatedly looked to rein in the Medicaid expansion as part of their broader efforts to curb the 2010 law.
9/20/18 - U.S. approves new taxes to be paid by Va. hospitals to fund Medicaid expansion U.S. approves new taxes to be paid by Virginia hospitals as state moves toward Medicaid expansion
Virginia has secured federal approval of two new taxes paid by hospitals that will fund the state's share of expanding its Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, while boosting the reimbursement rate paid to hospitals for treatment of patients under the program. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved four of the state's do
9/20/18 - Worcester man collected Medicaid for years under stolen identity [Telegram & Gazette, Worcester, Mass.]
According to the office of U.S. Attorney Andrew E. Lelling, Jose Agosto, 51, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 37 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $11,036 in restitution. According to the U.S. attorney's office, Mr. Agosto also sought medical treatment under the victim's name
9/20/18 - Worcester Man Sentenced for Fraud and Identity Theft
The U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Andrew E. Lelling, issued the following news release:. A Worcester man was sentenced today in federal court in Worcester for fraud and identity theft charges arising from unlawfully using the identity of a disabled Medicare beneficiary for 17 years. In January 2018, Agosto pleaded guilty to four
9/19/18 - Aetna Announces CEO to Lead New Aetna Medicaid Plan in Kansas
Aetna has named Keith Wisdom as the Chief Executive Officer for Aetna Better Health of Kansas, Aetna s Medicaid health plan in the state. We are excited for Keith to be the first CEO of our new Medicaid plan in Kansas, said Janet Grant, Aetna Better Health s vice president of the Great Plains Region. Keith has over 25 years of exp
9/19/18 - Amerigroup and CareMore Health Partner to Launch New Enhanced Primary Care Services to Increase Access to Comprehensive Care for Chronically Ill Individuals
Amerigroup Texas and CareMore Health have announced a partnership to expand care options for Amerigroup Medicaid consumers who are chronically ill and reside in the Dallas Fort Worth area. All services, including primary care, chronic disease management, behavioral health and assistance with identifying social services programs will be integrated a
9/19/18 - Betsy Rader Launches TV Ad Focused on Prescription Drug Prices
The campaign of Betsy Rader, a Democrat running for election in Ohio's 14th Congressional District, issued the following campaign news release:. On Tuesday, Betsy Rader's campaign for Congress started airing her second TV ad of the cycle. In the ad, Rader notes that she has worked at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and knows that the
9/19/18 - Clearwater Doctor Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud
The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida issued the following news release:. As part of the plea, Iyer has agreed to surrender both her DEA registration number that she used to prescribe controlled substances and her Florida medical license, and to a permanent exclusion from the Medicare and Medicaid programs. According to
9/19/18 - DCCA Awarded $44.7 Million Contract by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Data Computer Corporation of America, a veteran-owned information technology and engineering services company, today announced that it was awarded a professional services contract to develop a user-centric, modern financial system for the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services. The $44.7 million single-award contract has a four-year period of...
9/19/18 - Federal Court Orders $1.3 Million Judgment Against Toxicology Laboratory for Committing Healthcare Fraud
FRANKFORT, Ky.- The U.S. District Court has entered a civil judgment of $1,374,058, in favor of the United States and against Calloway Laboratories, Inc., a clinical laboratory based in Woburn, Massachusetts, holding Calloway liable for submitting false claims to federal healthcare programs, including Medicare and TRICARE. This civil judgment, anno
9/19/18 - Final Opioid Package Should Include Several Medicaid Provisions That Improve Access to Care
Negotiations are underway on final legislation to help address the opioid epidemic after the House and Senate passed separate packages. The House and Senate bills would take important steps to improve access to substance use treatment, but fall short of a comprehensive transformation of the substance use treatment system. Even so, both the House an
9/19/18 - Groundbreaking Medicaid Claims Study Demonstrates Significant Cost Savings and Nearly 5x ROI via myStrengths Digital Behavioral Health Platform [Tehran Times (Iran)]
-myStrength, Inc., an innovative leader in digital behavioral health care, today announces the publication of results from a claims-based return on investment evaluation of a statewide initiative in Missouri in the Journal of Medical Economics. Mental illnesses are considered the costliest health care conditions, 1 exceeding the costs of diabetes,.
9/19/18 - Health Insurance Matters: HMO, PPO, & Medicare
At our first meeting I learned that she has not elected to receive early Social Security benefits, as she is not in the "system." Had she been already receiving Social Security benefits, she would automatically receive her Medicare ID card about 3 months before the effective date. If a person fails to enroll during the Initial Enrollment Period, yo
9/19/18 - Highlights of the Medicare Part D 15th Anniversary Summit
The Lupus Foundation of America issued the following news release:. This historic summit brought together some of America's leading health care experts and policymakers, "said Sandra C. Raymond, CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America." Dan Best, Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Drug Pricing Reform, and John O'Brien, Advisor to the Secretary and
9/19/18 - Kohl Campaign Launches TV Ads Focused on Protecting Medicare and Social Security, Skyrocketing Drug Costs
The ads focus on Kohl's pledges to protect Medicare and Social Security from partisan attacks and to lower prescription drug costs for Americans. Shortly after passing a tax bill that added nearly $2 trillion to the national debt in late 2017, congressional leadership proposed cuts to Social Security and Medicare in an attempt to offset the tax bil
9/19/18 - LETTER: Hubbell would rid Iowa of Medicaid privatization
Not only that, it is delaying and denying payments to Iowa providers that are struggling to stay in business and many of them, especially in rural communities across the state, are closing their doors as a result. This is the type of leadership we need in Iowa. Iowa needs a governor who can deliver results in restoring access to health care.- Mary
9/19/18 - Medicaid Application Assistance
Location: Department of Veterans Affairs, Manchester VAMC, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
9/19/18 - Newtown psychologist charged with Medicaid fraud [Governance, Risk & Compliance Monitor Worldwide]
A Newtown psychologist has been charged with bilking Medicaid out of thousands of dollars for services she never performed. Jeannie Pasacreta, 61, of Abbey Lane, Newtown, was arrested Monday by inspectors from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Chief States Attorney and charged with one count each of first-degree larceny by defrau
9/19/18 - Newtown psychologist charged with Medicaid fraud [Utilities Middle East (United Arab Emirates)]
A Newtown psychologist has been charged with bilking Medicaid out of thousands of dollars for services she never performed. Jeannie Pasacreta, 61, of Abbey Lane, Newtown, was arrested Monday by inspectors from the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Office of the Chief States Attorney and charged with one count each of first-degree larceny by defrau
9/19/18 - OPINION: Medicaid expansion is not a waste of money [Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Moscow, Idaho]
Sept. 19 More than 56,000 signatures were collected in Idaho to get Proposition 2 otherwise known as Medicaid expansion on this November's ballot. The signatures were needed because for years, the state Legislature has failed to address a situation that has resulted in more than 60,000 Idahoans falling into the so-called "Medicaid gap." Forem
9/19/18 - Patient Groups and Doctors Tell Congress to Pass Medicare Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage
Colorectal cancer care advocacy groups and the American College of Radiology are calling on Congress to pass the CT Colonography Screening for Colorectal Cancer Act. The bipartisan bill introduced in the US Senate today would provide Medicare coverage for screening CT Colonography commonly known as virtual colonoscopy. CIGNA, Aetna, UnitedHeal
9/19/18 - PELOSI Statement on Larry Kudlow Admitting to New GOP Plan to Slash Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security
"Yet again, a top GOP official has blurted out the truth of Republicans' plan to slash Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security if they control Congress next year. From Larry Kudlow disclosing the coming GOP assault on Medicare and Social Security to Vice President Pence's declaration that a GOP Congress will once again try to repeal the Affordable C
9/19/18 - Physician and Two Clinic Operators Found Guilty for Their Roles in $17 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick of the Southern District of Texas, Special Agent in Charge Perrye K. Turner of the FBI' s Houston Field Office, Special Agent in Charge C.J. Porter of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General's
9/19/18 - President George W. Bush Attends Medicare Part D 15th Anniversary Summit
The Lupus Foundation of America issued the following news release:. Today, George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States, spoke at a summit celebrating the 15th anniversary of Medicare Part D. The event was hosted by MAPRx- a coalition convened by the Lupus Foundation of America consisting of more than 55 patient, family caregiver and health
9/19/18 - R Medicaid Application Assistance
Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs; VAMC Manchester; 718 Smyth Road; Manchester NH 03104. Description: Department of Veterans Affairs. The Department of Veteran s Affairs, Network Contracting Office 1, Boston VA Healthcare System will be soliciting a request for quotation on FBO on or about September 18, 2018 for Medicaid application as
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