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11/11/17 - Gubernatorial candidates from both parties pan privately managed Medicaid in Iowa [The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
Nov. 10 DES MOINES Six candidates looking to unseat Gov. Kim Reynolds in 2018 four Democrats and two Republicans agreed Thursday they would repeal privately managed Medicaid and replace it with a state-run system offering quality, reliable services and paying Iowa providers on time. Democrats Andy McGuire, Cathy Glasson, Jon Neiderbach and
11/10/17 - Announcement Comes as King Continues Open Enrollment Information Tour at Penobscot Community Health Care
BANGOR, ME- U.S. Senator Angus King today announced that he sent a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma to request an extension of the 2018 Affordable Care Act open enrollment period for Maine. "As you may know, a severe storm with hurricane-force winds recently hit Maine causing historic, widespread power
11/10/17 - As AmeriHealth exit looms, Iowa legislators worry over logistics [The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
Iowa's Department of Human Services announced at the end of October that it could not reach an agreement with AmeriHealth the Medicaid insurer that not only has the highest number of members, but the highest concentration of special-needs members. The state said Tuesday that is would move all 214,000 AmeriHealth members to UnitedHealthcare of the
11/10/17 - As Mainers endorse expanding MaineCare, feds back LePage methods to shrink it [Bangor Daily News, Maine]
Coming against a backdrop of conservative opposition to the Affordable Care Act and the provision that supports and funds the Medicaid expansion, the CMS announcement lends further uncertainty to the future of the voter-approved expansion in Maine. In a speech Tuesday morning to state Medicaid directors gathered in Arlington, Va., CMS Administrator
11/10/17 - ASPiRA Labs Lands Strategic Managed Care Coverage and Medicaid Licensure for OVA1
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News ASPiRA Labs, a Vermillion company, announced it has entered into agreements with Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories, LLC, QCA Health Plan of Arkansas, Inc., Louisiana State Medicaid program, and Arizona State Medicaid Program to provide coverage for its in vitro diagnostic test, OVA1
11/10/17 - Early ACA sign-ups top 600K Despite Trump's scorn, early 'Obamacare' sign-ups top 600k
WASHINGTON- Despite President Donald Trump's efforts to take down "Obamacare," more than 600,000 people signed up for coverage the first week of open enrollment, the government said Thursday. Figures from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services showed that 601,462 people signed up Nov. 1-4 in the 39 states served by the federal HealthCare.go
11/10/17 - Ending Medicaid's Retroactive Coverage Harms Iowa's Medicaid Beneficiaries and Providers
The Center on Budget& Policy Priorities issued the following news release:. The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services has granted a section 1115 waiver to let Iowa end Medicaid payments for medical costs that beneficiaries incurred up to three months before enrolling in Medicaid if they were eligible for Medicaid during that period. Iowa's waiver
11/10/17 - Enriched By The Poor: Calif. Health Insurers Make Billions Through Medicaid
But some insurance companies are reaping spectacular profits off the taxpayer-funded program in California, even when the state finds their patient care is subpar. A unit of Centene Corp., the largest Medicaid insurer nationwide, raked in $1.1 billion in profits from 2014 to 2016, according to state data obtained and analyzed by Kaiser Health News.
11/10/17 - Four possible explanations for the shocking Obamacare enrollment figures
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Thursday that more than 600,000 people selected plans from Nov. 1 through 4. From Larry Levitt, senior vice president of the Kaiser Family Foundation: "601,462 people signed up on the ACA federal marketplace in the first four days of open enrollment, including 137,322 new consumers.
11/10/17 - Gubernatorial candidates from both parties pan privately managed Medicaid in Iowa [The Gazette, Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
Nov. 10 DES MOINES Six candidates looking to unseat Gov. Kim Reynolds in 2018 four Democrats and two Republicans agreed Thursday they would repeal privately managed Medicaid and replace it with a state-run system offering quality, reliable services and paying Iowa providers on time. Democrats Andy McGuire, Cathy Glasson, Jon Neiderbach and
11/10/17 - Maine expands Medicaid by referendum with 60 percent approval [Al Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)]
-Residents of Maine on Tuesday voted to expand access to Medicaid to an additional 70,000 low-income individuals under the Affordable Care Act, making it the first state to implement this expansion by referendum. Maine Governor Paul LePage vetoed the previous five attempts by the State Legislature to expand the program. The last time Maine experime
11/10/17 - Maine voted to expand Medicaid by referendum. Could Missouri be next? [The Kansas City Star]
Peterson is at the beginning of what could be a long fight to get the same question on the ballot in Missouri next year, and he got a jolt of energy when Mainers voted 59 percent to 41 percent in favor of it. The Missouri Secretary of State's Office approved his referendum question last month, but now he needs about 100,000 signatures. Missourians
11/10/17 - Medicare patients in poorest US counties more likely to incur higher out-of-pocket hospitalization expenses
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Philadelphia, PA, When Medicare beneficiaries are admitted to the hospital, their care is normally covered by Part A benefits with a fixed deductible. In a study published in The American Journal of Medicine, researchers found that patients in low-income U.S. counties utilized observat
11/10/17 - New Medicare Study Findings Reported from University of Texas (Discordance of conflict of interest self-disclosure and the Centers of Medicare and...
New Medicare Study Findings Reported from University of Texas. By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Current study results on Medicare and Medicaid- Medicare have been published. The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the University of Texas, "Our objectives were to compare industry and self-disclo
11/10/17 - New Medicare Study Results from University of North Carolina Described (High-Tech Versus High-Touch: Components of Hospital Costs Vary Widely)
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the University of North Carolina, "We use Medicare Provider and Analysis Review inpatient claims data and Medicare cost report data for fiscal years 2008 and 2012 to examine variations in the contribution of' high-tech' resources versus' high-touch' resources to the total costs of providing
11/10/17 - New Orleans Woman Convicted for Role in $3.2 Million Medicare Kickback Scheme [Al Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)]
A federal jury found a New Orleans woman guilty today for her role in an approximately $3.2 million Medicare fraud and kickback scheme. Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Departments Criminal Division, Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans of the Eastern District of Louisiana, Acting Special Agent in Charge Daniel Evan
11/10/17 - Number of newly diagnosed cancer patients without insurance drops in first year of ACA
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News BLOOMINGTON, Ind. The number of newly diagnosed cancer patients who were uninsured fell by one-third in the first year of the Affordable Care Act's implementation, according to research from Indiana University. "These findings suggest that the general increase in coverage seen in na
11/10/17 - Part A/B Medicare Administrative Contractor, Jurisdiction 8
Location: Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services, Office of Acquisition and Grants Management. Classification Code: G- Social services. Subject: Part A/B Medicare Administrative Contractor, Jurisdiction 8.
11/10/17 - Pharma gifts to providers result in more branded, expensive prescriptions
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News WASHINGTON Physicians and other health care providers who received "gifts" from pharmaceutical companies were much more likely to prescribe a higher number of drugs per patient, including more costly prescriptions for branded medicines, compared to prescriptions written by medical pr
11/10/17 - Report Summarizes Medicare Study Findings from Boston University (Geographic Variation in Use of Ambulance Transport to the Emergency Department)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News New research on Medicare and Medicaid- Medicare is the subject of a report. According to news reporting out of Boston, Massachusetts, by VerticalNews editors, research stated, "Evidence on variability in emergency medical services use is limited. Our news journalists obtained a quote f
11/10/17 - Reports on Prostate Cancer Findings from National Institutes of Health Provide New Insights (Risk of Alzheimer's Disease Among Senior Medicare...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News Data detailed on Oncology- Prostate Cancer have been presented. According to news originating from Bethesda, Maryland, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "To assess the relative risk of Alzheimer's disease among patients with prostate cancer who received androgen deprivat
11/10/17 - Researchers from Brown University Discuss Findings in Medicare (Favorable Risk Selection in Medicare Advantage: Trends in Mortality and Plan Exits...
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News A new study on Medicare and Medicaid- Medicare is now available. Funders for this research include Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, National Institute on Aging. For more information on this research see: Favorable Risk Selection in Medicare Advantage: Trends in Mortality and
11/10/17 - Sens. Hirono, Capito, Green, Bucshon Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Increase Seniors' Access to Shingles Vaccine
Mazie K. Hirono, D- Hawaii, issued the following news release:. Senators Mazie K. Hirono and Shelley Moore Capito and Representatives Gene Green and Larry Bucshon introduced the Protecting Seniors through Immunization Act bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would eliminate Medicare Part D beneficiaries' out of pocket costs for the shingles vac
11/10/17 - Stark County Care Facility Owes Thousands to Ohio Medicaid
Ohio State Auditor Dave Yost issued the following news release:. A care facility in Stark County received more than $11,000 in Medicaid reimbursements during 2015 for services that never occurred, state auditors found. The reimbursements for those services amounted to $11,445 in overpayments from the Ohio Department of Medicaid.
11/10/17 - Under fire from GOP on Medicaid cost, Golden vows 'we will handle this' [Sun Journal, Lewiston, Maine]
Nov. 09 AUGUSTA Maine Republicans and Democratic congressional hopeful Jared Golden exchanged harsh words Thursday as a political battle takes shape about whether the state will follow the dictate of voters to expand Maine's Medicaid program. "The governor and the Maine GOP tried to make a case to Maine voters against expanded health care cove
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