Similar capital improvements are under way in large markets across the country, said Allan Baumgarten, an independent health market analyst, partly in response to moves by the federal government to tie Medicare reimbursements to patient satisfaction and "avoidance of hospital-acquired conditions" such as deadly infections. South Florida's hospital.
At issue were the Medicaid payments in Minnesota known as Medical Assistance many more Minnesotans received when Medicaid was expanded in 2014 as part of the Affordable Care Act. Tony Lourey, DFL-Kerrick, but it had affected very few people before Medicaid was expanded since a means test meant almost anyone with property was excluded from cover
The 76- bed hospital is reopening as Magnolia Behavioral Hospital of East Texas and has undergone extensive renovations of its rooms since all previous patients moved out as of June, said Allison Debruycker, CEO since October. The reopening comes after a months-long closure triggered by the loss of Medicare reimbursements. The Centers for Medicare&
Republicans... want to replace Medicare altogether with a voucher system..... The effort in question was to change the fee that Medicare now pays doctors for administering drugs in their offices, a fee that amounts to 6 percent of the drug s cost. Given that drug spending by Medicare has been rising by 10 percent annually, and now tops $10
Dec. 31 Planned Parenthood late Friday asked a federal judge in Austin to block plans by Texas officials to kick the organization out of Medicaid. Planned Parenthood received $4.2 million in Medicaid funding in fiscal year 2015, the latest information available, to provide the services to low-income Texans. Citing undercover videos shot by aborti
Planned Parenthood has asked a federal judge to stop Texas from cutting it from the state's Medicaid program, which the nation's largest abortion provider says would reduce health services for nearly 11,000 low-income women. Texas is one of several Republican-controlled states that have sought to deny Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood follo
If they are successful, it is imperative that they restore critical Medicare payment cuts to hospitals and clinics that were embedded in the ACA and which are so important to caregivers in Utah. That means constantly improving the quality of our patient care, preparing for our future needs and managing the Medicare and Medicaid programs to ensure w
Dec. 31 The New Mexico Human Services Department is canceling planned cuts in rates paid to behavioral health care providers treating Medicaid patients. It's unclear if officials met the $30 million savings goal through reducing other Medicaid payment rates or by cutting elsewhere in the Medicaid program. Despite volatile state revenues and the g
SUMMARY: The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS' intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 60 da
Dec. 30 TOPEKA Kansas Medicare beneficiaries can still purchase Medicare Supplement Plans C or F through the end of 2019, according to Commissioner of Insurance Ken Selzer. However, those who are already eligible or enrolled in Medicare before 2020 will be able to keep those plans if they have them. Medicare Supplement insurance can help cover
TOPEKA Kansas Medicare beneficiaries can still purchase Medicare Supplement Plans C or F through the end of 2019, according to Ken Selzer, CPA, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance. However, those who are already eligible or enrolled in Medicare before 2020 will be able to keep those plans if they have them. Medicare Supplement insurance can help cover
Dec. 30 Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin and Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Glisson have requested Mark D. Birdwhistell, a former Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, to assemble a team of experts to assist in the drafting of a Medicaid waiver solution for the Commonwealth, one that addresses the financial unsus
Lisman wants the cost of Medicaid expansion known prior to state legislators finalizing the FY2016 budget adjustment and the FY2017 budget. Without an audit of Medicaid, including compliance with eligibility standards, there is no way for our governor, the legislature, or candidates for governor to put forward a budget that accurately accounts for
SUMMARY: This document corrects technical and typographical errors that appeared in the final rule published in the Federal Register on November 6, 2015, entitled "Medicare Program; End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, and Quality Incentive Program." In FR Doc. 2015-27928 of November 6, 2015 there are technical and typographical erro
Dec. 31 Nearly 89,000 Ohioans selected plans on healthcare.gov as of Dec.15 and about 85 percent of them qualified for financial assistance, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday. "There are still some people who think they don't qualify for Medicaid or for tax credits. Even those who went without health insurance this ye
In the first month, by Dec. 15, the deadline for Jan. 1 coverage through Affordable Care Act plans, Virginia had 164,884 enrollees, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, CMS. It's exciting to see 90,000 new enrollments, "said Jill Hanken, staff attorney with the Virginia Poverty Law Center. "People still need to be mindful of the nex
PHOENIX The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a lawsuit challenging Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan to move forward, a decision that deals a major blow to the governor's signature achievement just days before she leaves office. "I am abundantly confident that Arizona will ultimately prevail, and that the state will be able to
Arkansas became the first Southern state to expand its Medicaid program in a way that many Republicans found acceptable. The state bought private insurance for low-income people instead of adding them to the rolls of the Medicaid system, which GOP lawmakers considered bloated and inefficient. Now Arkansas could be on the brink of another distinctio
Consumer advocates and University of Washington researchers say doctors are likely to restrict access for the state's 1.7 million Medicaid patients including the new enrollees when a two-year bump in reimbursement rates ends Jan. 1. "It does sound likely that certain segments of the state and physicians in certain types of practices say they'r
Susana Martinez's administration based fraud allegations against a Santa Fe- based behavioral health provider primarily on incomplete documentation of workers' credentials, rather than on faulty Medicaid billing practices. Matt Kennicott, a spokesman for Human Services, said the agency could not accept Presbyterian's records of employee...
Dec. 31 A faction of Republicans in the Alaska House of Representatives has formed a "freedom caucus" that will focus on states' rights, Medicaid and budgeting as the state faces a fiscal crisis. Wes Keller, R- Wasilla, one of the group's founders. No effort has been made to organize a similar caucus in the Senate, she added.
Core Documents, the nations premier provider of affordable Section 125 Cafeteria and HRA plan documents since 1997 has reduced the price of their Section 125 Premium Only Plan document from $114 to only $99. For the employer, a Section 125 Plan eliminates the 7.65% in employer-matching Social Security and Medicare taxes, in addition to some Federal
In a 153- page opinion, after more than 90 days of trial over a two-year period, the court found that the requirements that children receive preventative care have not been met, given that "approximately one-third of Florida children on Medicaid are not receiving the preventative medical care they are supposed to receive. "In addition" children on
The strong start for year two means that approximately 800,000 people in Illinois have obtained coverage under the Affordable Care Act either through the private plans offered through the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace or the expanded Medicaid program. Today's announcement is part of Governor Quinn's agenda to ensure that all people have acc