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7/16/18 - AHIP Adds Four Health Insurance Providers to Its Membership
CalOptima is a public, community-based health plan that serves low-income residents in Orange County, CA. CalOptima has enrollees in four programs: Medicaid, Medicare-Medicaid Plan, Medicare Advantage Dual Eligible Special Needs Plan, and Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. CareOregon is a nonprofit insurance provider serving individuals
7/16/18 - Amerigroup Medicare Solutions Center Opens in Houston's International District
The Amerigroup Medicare Solutions Center recently opened in the International District to deliver a high level of support to consumers who are exploring their Medicare health insurance options, as well as current members of Amerigroup s Medicare health plans. The Amerigroup Medicare Solutions Center recently opened in Houston's International...
7/16/18 - Free Advisement on Orlando Medicare Insurance Plans: Health Plan Markets is currently offering free advisement for Orlando Medicare insurance plans.
Orlando, FL 07/16/2018 Health Plan Markets will be offering free advisement regarding Orlando Medicare insurance plans. However, this service is available for anyone in the state of Florida, regardless of age or location. "You can be a 25- year-old in Miami looking for coverage or a 64- year-old in Tampa who is looking for assistance from Or
7/16/18 - Oklahoma Medicaid approved for drug pricing experiment [Algeria Press Service]
"When a company signs an agreement, we hope that they`re going to agree to only have us pay for the therapy that works.... and if it doesn`t work we should get a rebate on it," said Nancy Nesser, pharmacy director for the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which administers the Medicaid program in the state. "This is a good thing," said Matt Salo, ex
7/16/18 - Zanthion: U.S. Seniors' Fall-Related Deaths Up 31%, Causing Nearly $750M in Medicare Costs
Deaths from fall-related injuries account for the largest percentage of reported accidental death injuries among older adult U.S. residents. This means that in 2016, there were 29,668 U.S. adults who died due to fall-related injuries, as compared to 18,334 in 2007. Philip Regenie, CEO of artificial intelligence healthcare company, Zanthion Inc., sa
7/15/18 - Lawyer: US trying to force Ed Henry to testify against others [The Decatur Daily, Ala.]
Ed Henry is based in large part on someone else waiving Medicare co-payments, which his lawyer said last week is a "weird" charge that demonstrates the goal of the indictment is to get Henry to testify against others. "But Ed Henry is resolute. Ed Henry is not guilty, and he is not going to lie and say that he is guilty in order to reduce his sent
7/15/18 - Medicaid shouldering soaring number of opioid addicts
COLUMBUS A new report by the Ohio Auditor of State's office shows the number of Ohio Medicaid recipients with an opioid-related diagnosis climbed 430 percent between 2010 and 2016, with the state now providing assistance to a soaring number of Ohioans addicted to opioids. "Despite the tragic number of deaths associated with opioid abuse, and th
7/15/18 - Medicare books like "Medicare Made Clear" help people turning 65 or retiring answer questions through Medicare sign up.
#1 Medicare Online resource Center. "Allen TREASURE ISLAND, FL, UNITED STATES, July 15, 2018/ Press Release For New Book. If you are turning 65 or retiring this book about Medicare will help you. FOR RELEASE July 15, 2018 Media Contact: Keith Armbrecht, 1-877-88 KEITH Download " Medicare Made Clear" This Book Answers Many Com
7/15/18 - New Mexico lawsuit puts 'Obamacare' provision on chopping block [The Santa Fe New Mexican]
July 15 A decision by the federal government this month to suspend risk adjustment payments to health insurance companies is either a hopeful sign or overkill, depending on your view of health care. The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services on July 7 suspended the transfer of $10.4 billion between insurance carriers nationwide for the 2017 plan
7/15/18 - Uncounted benefit from Medicaid expansion
When I served on the governor s first workgroup that studied and recommended Medicaid expansion for the state of Idaho, I sat on the panel next to a former director of the Idaho Department of Correction. I had previous experience working as a physician in the Idaho prisons, and we had discussed this in the past. That cost comes right out of the
7/14/18 - Ambulance calls & Medicare: A dilemna
MILFORD- Medicare does not always cover ambulance calls, Alicia Bonnadonna, Pike County APPRISE Coordinator, stated at the June 20th county commissioners' meeting. A great concern for senior citizens statewide, Andrew Seder, field representative for Senator Lisa Baker, added that a Senate bill has been passed to address part of the concern.
7/14/18 - Beshear: Jefferson County Man Caught Stealing From State Medicaid Program
After submitting false timesheets to the Kentucky Medical Assistance Program, a Jefferson County man entered a guilty plea to felony charges of Medicaid fraud and theft by unlawful taking, Attorney General Andy Beshear announced today. At sentencing Tuesday, Charles Alexander, 54, of Louisville, paid more than $24,400 in restitution to the state an
7/14/18 - CMS Proposed Updates to Policies and Payment Rates for the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System
On July 11, 2018, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule that proposes to update payment policies and rates under the End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System for renal dialysis services furnished to beneficiaries on or after January 1, 2019. In addition, this rule also proposes changes to bidding and pricing..
7/14/18 - McMaster reverses family planning cuts, orders Medicaid to drop abortion clinics
McMaster strikes care for poor to block fraction of funding to Planned Parenthood. McMaster spokesman Brian Symmes told The Post and Courier on Friday that the governor s executive order means to ensure that abortion providers don t receive a single penny of taxpayer dollars.. Symmes said McMaster always intended to impact as few of the
7/14/18 - New Medicare Proposal Would Implement Schatz's Telehealth Provisions, Expanding Health Care Access to More People
Brian Schatz, D- Hawaii, issued the following news release:. Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a new proposal on how to pay Medicare clinicians. This new proposed fee schedule would allow clinicians to be paid for telehealth services, implementing key provisions from U.S. Senator Brian Schatz's CONNECT for Health Act.
7/14/18 - Rep. Burgess Issues Statement on Medicare Proposed Changes
Michael C. Burgess, R- Texas, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a proposed changes to strengthen and modernize Medicare:. "These proposed changes seek to strengthen the critically-important doctor-patient relationship by re
7/14/18 - Reporter's notebook: Walz wants to give seniors more time on Medicare [The Free Press, Mankato, Minn.]
Tim Walz, D- 1st District, believes. Collin Peterson, D- Minnesota, introduced legislation Wednesday to extend a 2019 deadline to switch Medicare Cost plan beneficiaries to Medicare Advantage plans by two years. One agent, Carolyn Mager of St. Peter, shared her thoughts with Walz's staff as part of a public pitch to extend the deadline.
7/14/18 - SC Gov. McMaster issues order to boot Planned Parenthood as a Medicaid provider [The State (Columbia, S.C.)]
July 13 COLUMBIA, S.C. S.C. Henry McMaster ordered the state's health agency Friday to remove abortion providers from its Medicaid provider network. That hole was created when McMaster, in an effort to remove any money for Planned Parenthood from the state's 2018-19 budget, vetoed almost $16 million to pay for health care services for low-incom
7/14/18 - Shawn Moody Follows LePage's Lead on Medicaid Expansion
While nearly 60 percent of Maine people voted to approve Medicaid expansion because of its substantial benefits for the health of Maine people and the health of the state's economy, Shawn Moody is continuing to echo Governor LePage's obstructionist rhetoric on its future. Portland Press Herald: "In a statement released before Mills' appearance with
7/14/18 - The Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive Demonstration
Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued the following fact sheet:. The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services is announcing the Medicare Advantage Qualifying Payment Arrangement Incentive Demonstration. The MAQI Demonstration will be tested under the authority of Section 402 of the Social Security
7/13/18 - 7,000 people fail to meet Arkansas Medicaid work requirement
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. More than 7,000 people on Arkansas' Medicaid expansion didn't meet a requirement that they report at least 80 hours of work in June and face the threat of losing their coverage if they fail to comply sometime before the end of this year, state officials said Friday.
7/13/18 - Chasing the curve: As budgets churn, can Montana get its mentally ill care before they hit crisis?
A pair of sweeping changes have rocked Montana's healthcare system, including mental health services, over the past two-and-a-half years- first state-level Medicaid expansion in 2016 and then a round of major budget cuts that have come into effect in 2018.. Despite vocal opposition from fiscal conservatives, Montana lawmakers voted in 2015 to adopt
7/13/18 - Community notes
To help Florida families interested in applying for Florida KidCare, the Florida Healthy Kids Corporation has recently debuted a free online eligibility calculator. Florida KidCare offers quality, affordable health and dental insurance to kids from birth through the end of age 18 and encompasses the following four insurance programs: Medicaid, Medi
7/13/18 - Community Oncology Alliance Finds Proposals in 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Puzzling
No words can adequately describe how puzzling the CMS 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposals are " Ted Okon, executive director of COA WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, UNITED STATES, July 13, 2018/ Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services released its proposed rule for the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Sch
7/13/18 - Cost of opioid addiction stretching Medicaid safety net
In southern Ohio's Scioto County, ground zero for the state's opioid crisis, 62 of every 1,000 Medicaid enrollees have been diagnosed with drug addiction, the highest rate in the state and up 148 percent since 2010.. As much as we've done in Ohio to curb this epidemic, more needs to be done. " Southern and eastern Ohio continue to be particularly h
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