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9/20/17 - A Psychological Twist
The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation New Orleans Field Office issued the following news release:. A Louisiana man and his mother were sentenced in July to lengthy prison terms for fraud schemes spanning six years that bilked Medicare for more than $13 million in bogus claims. Rodney Hesson, 47, and his mother, Gertrude P
9/20/17 - AADE to Work With Truck Drivers and Other At-Risk Populations Including Hispanic, African American and Native American Communities to Prevent/Delay Type 2 Diabetes
The American Association of Diabetes Educators issued the following news release:. Specifically, making sure the program is available and serving at-risk populations such as over-the-road truck drivers; Medicare beneficiaries; Hispanic, Native American and African American communities; and residents of high-incidence states in the diabetes belt. "
9/20/17 - AAMSI Confirms Sponsor for Medicare Supplement Insurance Sales Summit
The American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance has secured a sponsor for the organizations no-cost day for agents at the organization's 2018 Medigap National Sales Summit.
9/20/17 - Another opinion Does Bernie Sanders' single-payer health care plan have a real shot?
Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" plan, unveiled last week, is an ambitious and enticing idea: a single, government-run health plan with generous benefits for everyone- just like most industrialized countries have enjoyed for decades. The Vermont senator has offered only vague estimates of what his plan would cost and a generic menu of tax increas
9/20/17 - Brady Encouraged by CMS Decision to Move the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in a New Direction
Brady Encouraged by CMS Decision to Move the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in a New Direction. WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady released the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' issuing a Request for Information from the Center for Medicare and M
9/20/17 - BRIEF: Bernie Sanders to visit San Francisco to promote Medicare for All plan [The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, Calif.]
Bernie Sanders will be in San Francisco on Friday to promote his Medicare for All 2017 plan at a convention of California nurses. "We are enormously proud of Sen. Sanders for his sponsorship of S. 1804 and want to welcome all the activists and supporters who have worked so long with Sen. Sanders and nurses' fight in our common fight for healthcare
9/20/17 - Cassidy-Graham health care bill could cut state's Medicaid funding by $2 billion [The Register-Herald, Beckley, W.Va.]
Sept. 20 The Cassidy-Graham bill, the latest piece of legislation attempting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, would cut West Virginia's Medicaid funding by $2 billion by 2027.. Bill Cassidy, R- La., and Lindsey Graham, R- S.C., would significantly cut federal funding for health coverage over the next decade. The Congressional Budget Office has
9/20/17 - Christie opposes GOP health overhaul over Medicaid money
Chris Christie says he is opposed to a health care overhaul measure being pushed by fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate. Christie said Wednesday that he has been lobbied to support the measure but will not because it will take money away from states like New Jersey that expanded Medicaid. GOP leaders and the White House are pushing for a vote nex
9/20/17 - Does Bernie Sanders' single-payer plan have a shot?
Bernie Sanders' "Medicare for All" plan, unveiled last week, is an ambitious and enticing idea: a single, government-run health plan with generous benefits for everyone- just like most industrialized countries have enjoyed for decades. The Vermont senator has offered only vague estimates of what his plan would cost and a generic menu of tax increas
9/20/17 - Extreme Drug Cost Variation Between Drug Plans Found In New Comparison Released By The Senior Citizens League
Medicare doesn't have the authority to negotiate drug prices, leaving millions of older Americans at risk of price gouging for their prescription drugs, according to a new comparison of drug plans by The Senior Citizens League. Johnson compared the highest and lowest prices of the top ten most-prescribed drugs in the U.S. using the Drug Plan Finder
9/20/17 - Former Owner of Durable Medical Equipment Supplier to Pay $220,000 to Resolve Civil False Claims Allegations
PHILADELPHIA Victor Saul, of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey and a former owner of R&V Medical Supplies LLC, has agreed to pay $220,000 to resolve civil claims under the False Claims Act. Victor Saul owned R&V together with his brother, Robert Saul, and Robert's wife, Sheila Saul. The government alleges that R&V engaged in an extensive scheme to
9/20/17 - Governor Cuomo Calls on Congress to Rescind DSH Payment Cuts and Reject Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today called on Congress to immediately rescind the federal government's devastating cuts in Medicaid Disproportionate Share Hospital payments that will go into effect on October 1st unless Congress acts. At the same time, Governor Cuomo is calling on New York's Congressional Delegation to fight the latest and most drastic.
9/20/17 - House Ways and Means Committee News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.- Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady released the following statement in response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' issuing a Request for Information from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation:. "For years, members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have voiced opposition to mi
9/20/17 - How Much Will You Spend on Health Care in Retirement?
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9/20/17 - How Sanders, the GOP are both trying to kill Obamacare
If you thought the threat to Obamacare ended when Republicans failed to get a repeal bill through the Senate in July, you are sorely mistaken. Meanwhile, Democrats are trying to figure out whether to support Sen. Bernie Sanders' proposal to address the ACA's shortcomings by expanding Medicare to cover virtually anyone who wants it.
9/20/17 - Latest GOP Repeal Bill Slashes North Dakota's Medicaid Funding by $677 Million
A new report from the nonpartisan Center for Budget and Policy Priorities shows that the latest Republican health care repeal bill- known as Cassidy-Graham-Heller- would reduce North Dakota's Medicaid funding by $677 million over the next decade, increasing costs for families and jeopardizing coverage for over 90,000 North Dakotans who rely on Medi
9/20/17 - Medicaid plans to go forward with contracts after no action by review panel [Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo]
Sept. 20 JACKSON Members of the state Personal Service Contract Review Board refused to adopt its own staff recommendations to approve contracts totaling about $2 billion annually awarded by the Division of Medicaid to three managed care companies. Erin Barham, a spokeswoman for the Division of Medicaid, confirmed after the hearing that Medicai
9/20/17 - Medicare Access CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 Eliminates Medigap Plan F by 2020
Newtown Square, PA 09/20/2017 People on Medicare, have always been able to supplement their Medicare benefits with Medigap plans. This may change soon as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 is slated to pass Congress.Due to MACRA Congress is eliminating Medigap plans that cover the Part B deductible, such as Plan C and Pl
9/20/17 - Medicare card remake to protect seniors
WASHINGTON Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers plastered on the card. While the first mailings of new cards begin next April, Congress has set an April 2019 deadline for all beneficiaries to have received one.
9/20/17 - Miami Physician Sentenced to 97 Months for Role in Pain Pill Diversion and $4.8 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme
A Miami physician was sentenced today to 97 months in prison and three years of supervised release, for his role in a $4.8 million health care fraud scheme that involved the submission of false and fraudulent claims to Medicare and the illegal prescribing of controlled substances, including oxycodone and hydrocodone. Acting Assistant Attorney Gener
9/20/17 - Nurse Practitioner Admits to Receiving Kickbacks for Signing Orders for Medicaid Services
RALEIGH The United States Attorney Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, John Stuart Bruce, announced that today in federal court, CHRISTINE HICKS THOMAS, 62, of Murfreesboro, North Carolina, pleaded guilty to Illegal Remunerations. Under the terms of the plea agreement, THOMAS faces up to 5 years in prison, $25,000 in fines, and 3 y
9/20/17 - Renacci Is Right Husted, DeWine Are Cowards on Medicaid Expansion
Jim Renacci attacked his fellow Republican candidates for governor yesterday, calling out Jon Husted and Mike DeWine for their "stunning political cowardice" a statement that rings true because Husted and DeWine have refused to back Medicaid expansion, which has helped more than 700,000 Ohioans gain health coverage. "It's not every day I agree w
9/20/17 - Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, along with Michigan Reps. Sander Levin, John Conyers, Dan Kildee and Brenda Lawrence today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma strongly urging reconsideration of the harmful cuts to the Michigan navigator organizations. Dingell, whose district
9/20/17 - Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI) News Release
Sander Levin, Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Ranking Member, along with Michigan Reps. John Conyers, Dan Kildee, Debbie Dingell, and Brenda Lawrence today sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma strongly urging reconsideration of the harmful cuts to the Michigan navigator organizations.
9/20/17 - Report: Graham-Cassidy health bill would cut state funding by $215B
Washington- based Avalere Health, a health policy consulting firm, determined that legislation sponsored by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana would slash nearly three dozen states' federal funding that's earmarked for Medicaid and private insurance subsidies between 2020 and 2026.. The biggest losses wo
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