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1/21/19 - $9 million fraud charge, SC woman got arrested [Agency Tunis Afrique Press]
The prime accused is identified as Susan A. Butler, the founder of the S.C. Early Autism Project, and after arrest charged with overbilling Tricare and Medicaid, two federal health insurers, and making false claims about patient services. With seven S.C. clinics, the Early Autism Project is the states largest care center for autistic children.
1/21/19 - Billings hospitals keep an eye on Medicaid expansion, other bills [Billings Gazette, Mont.]
Jan. 20 Medicaid expansion is on the minds of Billings' two hospitals as the 2019 Montana Legislature continues its work, though that's not the only issue they're focused on. "The No. 1 priority is Medicaid expansion and removing the sunset in June," said Jesse Laslovich, regional vice president for network development for SCL Montana, which inc
1/21/19 - Miami-Area Pharmacy Owner Sentenced to Over Seven Years in Prison for Role in $8.4 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme [Al Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)]
Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Departments Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Ariana Fajardo Orshan of the Southern District of Florida, Special Agent in Charge George L. Piro of the FBIs Miami Field Office and Special Agent in Charge Shimon R. Richmond of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Insp
1/21/19 - Tobacco makes $400 million impact on Mississippi Medicaid [Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo]
Jan. 20 Jackson An in-depth analysis of Mississippi Medicaid claims estimates tobacco use costs the program nearly $400 million a year. Based on the detailed estimates, Mississippi's share of the tobacco-attributed health care costs is around $90 million; federal allocations cover 77 percent of Medicaid costs. The estimated direct and indirect
1/20/19 - Aging Matters Aging Matters: Medicare workshop set for Thursday
The Shepherd's Center of Greater Winston-Salem will have a free Medicare workshop for people turning 65 and others who have Medicare, to learn about the insurance options available. The session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Shepherd's Center, 1700 Ebert St.. Trellis Supportive Care is located at 101 Hospice Lane, building 121.
1/20/19 - EDITORIAL: Editorial: Medicaid tax renewal deserves a robust debate [The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.]
Kate Brown's plan to fund Oregon's Medicaid costs barely rates a mention in the long list of controversial issues ahead for the 2019 legislative session. Legislators may well bless the proposal as the best legal and pragmatic solution for funding Oregon's share of Medicaid costs. And Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen, who served on the
1/20/19 - Rep. Walberg Introduces Bill on State Medicaid Fraud, Abuse Control Units
Tim Walberg, R- Mich., has introduced legislation to amend title XIX of the Social Security Act "to clarify the authority of State Medicaid fraud and abuse control units to investigate and prosecute cases of Medicaid patient abuse and neglect in any setting." Tim Walberg, 2266 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515; 202/ 225-6276; or i
1/20/19 - Sen. Cardin Introduces Medicare Dental Benefit Act
Benjamin Cardin, D- Md., has introduced the Medicare Dental Benefit Act to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for coverage of dental services under the Medicare program. Benjamin Cardin, 509 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510; 202/ 224-4524; or in the state at 100 S. Charles St., Tower 1, Ste. 1710, Baltimore, MD
1/20/19 - Shopping for your next heart attack? Hospitals are posting prices online, but what you'll pay is elusive
You can get an AICD OHR THN SGL/DU5 at one area hospital for $133,617. Joseph Ravid, a primary care physician affiliated with Bayfront Health Port Charlotte and Punta Gorda hospitals. On Aug. 2, the U.S. Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services updated federal guidelines included in the Affordable Care Act, which ushered in these new menus hospitals
1/20/19 - Tobacco makes $400 million impact on Mississippi Medicaid [Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo]
Jan. 20 Jackson An in-depth analysis of Mississippi Medicaid claims estimates tobacco use costs the program nearly $400 million a year. Based on the detailed estimates, Mississippi's share of the tobacco-attributed health care costs is around $90 million; federal allocations cover 77 percent of Medicaid costs. The estimated direct and indirect
1/20/19 - With Medicaid expansion in Virginia, about 4,000 in Henry County, Martinsville now qualify
Ann Walker is trying to get the word out that Virginia's Medicaid rules for adults have changed with Medicaid expansion, and that on Jan. 1 more Virginia residents ages 19-64 became eligible for quality low or no-cost health insurance. For example, prior to Jan. 1, childless adults did not qualify for Virginia Medicaid, but now those with income le
1/19/19 - Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. Arizona has become the only state in the country where members of federally recognized tribes are exempt from work or volunteer requirements for Medicaid benefits, while 120,000 state residents risk losing health coverage if they don't comply.
1/19/19 - Baker proposes Medicare eligibility expansion for low-income seniors [Boston Herald]
In his annual budget submissions, Baker is including the proposal to spend $7 million every year to leverage more than $100 million in federal funds for Medicare prescription drug subsidies for eligible seniors over 65.. The proposed expansion would raise the income eligibility for the program from the current levels of 100-135 percent of the feder
1/19/19 - Charlie Baker proposes Medicare eligibility expansion for low-income seniors [Boston Herald]
In his annual budget submissions, Baker is including the proposal to spend $7 million every year to leverage more than $100 million in federal funds for Medicare prescription drug subsidies for eligible seniors over 65.. The proposed expansion would raise the income eligibility for the program from the current levels of 100-135 percent of the feder
1/19/19 - Consultant to provide Medicaid billing services. The intent of the Scope of Work is to obtain the maximum amount of reimbursable funds possible under Medicaid. [TenderNews.com - Tenders (India)]
Consultant to provide Medicaid billing services. The intent of the Scope of Work is to obtain the maximum amount of reimbursable funds possible under Medicaid. more info: Location: UNITED STATES BidDate: 1/ 31/ 2019 Tender Country: UNITED STATES Tender Type: Tenders Tendering Authority: City of Fitchburg Tendering Authority Address: Address: City o
1/19/19 - Cracking Down On Medicaid Fraud [Governance, Risk & Compliance Monitor Worldwide]
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey may have the right idea in asking lawmakers to transfer jurisdiction of the states Medicaid Fraud Unit to his office. According to the Government Accountability Office, total improper Medicaid payments cost the U.S. nearly $29 billion in 2015. Working with the Social Security Administration and the st
1/19/19 - Department of Human Services Transitioning to Second Lowest Bidder for Medicaid Transportation in 4 Regions
The Arkansas Department of Human Services notified Medical Transportation Management on Thursday that DHS is canceling its contracts for non-emergency medical transportation and day treatment transportation for Medicaid beneficiaries in four regions of the state effective Jan. 31. DHS will transition to the second-lowest bidder for those services..
1/19/19 - EDITORIAL: John Bel Edwards not backing down on Medicaid [The Advocate, Baton Rouge, La.]
That was not the governor of Louisiana, as John Bel Edwards is hardly known for Churchillian eloquence. There has already been sharp criticism coming from several prominent Republicans against Edwards, a Democrat. John N. Kennedy, R- Madisonville, has recently focused on how the state-federal insurance program for the poor was administered.
1/19/19 - Gov. Baker proposes expanding Medicare savings program
BOSTON Low-income seniors would see a break in how much they pay for health care under a plan Republican Gov. Charlie Baker is including in his state budget proposal.
1/19/19 - Gov. Charlie Baker's budget to include extra $10 million for Medicaid Savings Program, which would expand coverage for low-income seniors [MassLive.com, Springfield, Mass.]
Charlie Baker hopes to expand eligibility for some Medicare coverage in his annual budget, helping low-income seniors pay for out of pocket hospital, doctor and drug costs. With this plan, people over 65 making from $15,790 to $20,000 per year would be included, instead of only including people who make less than $16,400, as the program covers now.
1/19/19 - Hastings man ordered to pay $133K in restitution for Medicaid fraud [Lincoln Journal Star, Neb.]
Jan. 18 A 61- year-old Hastings man Thursday was sentenced in federal court in Lincoln to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons for a year and a day for double billing Medicaid. Randy J. Kirby pleaded guilty to a single count of health care fraud. In court records, prosecutors say an investigation confirmed that Kirby was double billing, or report
1/19/19 - Health care: Medicaid expansion prospects uncertain
The ACA expanded eligibility of the program for disabled, pregnant and low-income residents, but a U.S. Supreme Court ruling struck down the expansion mandate, leaving the decision up to each state. Sam Brownback and Jeff Colyer, Kansas lawmakers rejected expansion as a government overreach, and pointed to states where costs exceeded projections.
1/19/19 - Health care: Research solidifies estimates for Medicaid expansion
Premiums spiked following implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and she didn't qualify for a plan through the marketplace with just $14,000 in annual income from her housecleaning business in Allen County. Emmons, who is raising two grandchildren, made too much money to qualify for Medicaid in Kansas, where funds for adults are reserved for th
1/19/19 - Hill Issues First Golden Fleece of 2019
Congressman French Hill named the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as the latest winner of the Golden Fleece Award for accepting inflated bids for the management of Medicare Part D plans, resulting in roughly $9.1 billion in extra payments to insurers from 2006 to 2015.. Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services. I write today to inform you
1/19/19 - Home health aides for 102-year-old woman left in lurch after home care exec bilked NY State medicare for $11M [New York Daily News]
Jan. 19 The health and welfare of a 102- year-old Queens woman hangs in limbo after the head of a home health care company was charged with embezzling an estimated $11 million of state Medicaid money then used her ill-gotten gains to treat herself and her NYPD cop hubby to fancy cars and a Cape Cod getaway they dubbed "Rich at Heart." Farrah Ru
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