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8/14/18 - Action begins toward lowering drug prices [All Iraq News Agency (AIN)]
But experts who pay close attention to federal drug policy and Medicare rules say the administration is preparing to incrementally roll out a multipronged plan that tasks the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services and the Food and Drug Administration with promoting competition, attacking the complicated drug rebate system and introducing tactics t
8/14/18 - As Oklahoma implements Medicaid work requirements, public asked to chime in [The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City]
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority will hold several public meetings hoping to hear from people who might be affected by a proposed change in Medicaid work requirements. The public meetings will take place over the next two weeks in Lawton, Norman, Oklahoma City, Enid, McAlester, Poteau and Tulsa. Mary Fallin, the Health Care Authority was directed
8/14/18 - Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski Announces Newark/Philadelphia Regional Medicare Fraud Strike Force
The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release:. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division today announced the formation of the Newark/ Philadelphia Regional Medicare Fraud Strike Force, a joint law enforcement effort that brings together the r
8/14/18 - BREAKING: Pharmacy middlemen could lose billions in Ohio Medicaid contracts [Dayton Daily News, Ohio]
Aug. 14 Ohio plans to overhaul the way it pays for prescriptions in the wake of mounting controversy over how private companies manage $2.5 billion in annual Medicaid drug spending. CVS Caremark, which contracts with four of the five Medicaid plans in Ohio, said in a statement that the company "is aware of this new requirement from the Ohio Depar
8/14/18 - DXC Technology Signs Agreement to Modernize Wisconsin's Medicaid Management Information System
Five-year deal extends DXC s 40- year relationship with the state of Wisconsin. TYSONS, Va. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services awarded DXC Technology a contract to manage the technology and business processes associated with its Medicaid program. The contract extends DXC s longstanding relationship with the Wisconsin DHS; through
8/14/18 - Health Care Authority taking comments on Medicaid work requirements
The Oklahoma Health Care Authority will hold several public meetings hoping to hear from people who might be affected by a proposed change in Medicaid work requirements. While the requirements are only expected to affect a few thousand people who meet certain criteria, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority will hear from people across the state.
8/14/18 - HealthEC Launches Opioid Analytics Module at 2018 MESC Conference [T-break Tech (Middle East)]
-HealthEC, a KLAS-recognized end-to-end provider of Population Health Management solutions, today announced the launch of the firms opioid-abuse module, HealthEC Opioid Analytics, at the 2018 Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference in Portland, Oregon. As the opioid epidemic continues, states are actively exploring new strategies to protect resident
8/14/18 - Lawsuit filed over Arkansas Medicaid work requirement
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. Three people on Arkansas' expanded Medicaid program are suing to prevent the state from enforcing its new requirement that would drop coverage for them and thousands of others if they don't work.
8/14/18 - MAXIMUS Awarded North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Contract for Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Broker Services
MAXIMUS, a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced today that it has signed a new contract with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to provide Medicaid managed care enrollment broker services. This program has an estimated base contract of $17 million, though the actual cost is dependent upon the number
8/14/18 - Medicare Advocacy Groups Issue Joint Statement on Nursing Homes Medical Loss Ratios
The Center for Medicare Advocacy issued the following joint statement with Long Term Care Community Coalition on the medical loss ratios for nursing homes:. However, the nonpartisan Medicare Payment Advisory Commission reports that nursing homes have experienced double-digit Medicare profits for the last 17 years. Additionally, in July 2018, the Ce
8/14/18 - Miami judge tosses key evidence, accuses feds of 'misconduct' in Medicare fraud case [The Miami Herald]
Aug. 13 Federal prosecutors have lost a major battle in the nation's biggest Medicare criminal case as a judge threw out key evidence in the $1 billion fraud indictment against wealthy Miami Beach businessman Philip Esformes while finding "misconduct" by the Justice Department's investigative team. But in her scathing, 117- page ruling issued lat
8/14/18 - NEW REPORT - Medicare Advantage: Challenges and Opportunities - Presented by RAM Technologies, Inc.
RAM Technologies, Inc., the perennial leader in the development of enterprise software for healthcare payers, is pleased to announce the availability of a new report as part of the "Sharing Knowledge to Improve Healthcare Administration" program. It is about the plan's ability to support new and evolving offerings including customized benefits and
8/14/18 - New report: Medicaid expansion increases costs for the rest of us
A just-released Goldwater Institute study concludes an unfortunate side effect of providing free health coverage for able-bodied, childless adults is: Doing so likely increases the cost of health care for everyone else. This finding comes on the heels of a separate study, released by the Foundation for Government Accountability, that found Medicaid
8/14/18 - NHPCO Partnering with Better Medicare Alliance [Sport360]
-The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is pleased to announce its partnership with Better Medicare Alliance, to engage in a mutual collaboration addressing the challenges and opportunities associated with possible policy changes that would carve-in hospice under the Medicare Advantage program. This dialogue is an important step in..
8/14/18 - Regional Medicare Fraud Strike Force Launched and Additional Federal Prosecutors Assigned to Philadelphia
The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release:. United States Attorney William M. McSwain and Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the U.S. Justice Department's Criminal Division announced today the formation of the Newark/ Philadelphia Regional Medicare Fraud Strike
8/14/18 - Texas Hospital Association Issues Statement on Payments to Private Hospitals
Texas Hospital Association issued the following statement by President and CEO Ted Shaw on the decision of the Appeals Board at the Department of Health and Human Services to uphold the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' disallowance of approximately $26 million in federal uncompensated care payments to private hospitals in Dallas-Fort Wor
8/13/18 - Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Adds Sullivan County Community Hospital to Its Medicare Advantage Provider Network
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Indiana is committed to increasing consumer access to high-quality, affordable healthcare. As part of this commitment, Anthem and Sullivan County Community Hospital announced today that Anthem will be adding SCCH to its preferred list of care providers for its Medicare Advantage plans. This ensures that more con
8/13/18 - Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski Announces Newark/Philadelphia Medicare Fraud Strike Force to Focus on Health Care Fraud and Illegal Opioid Prescriptions
Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division today announced the formation of the Newark/ Philadelphia Regional Medicare Fraud Strike Force, a joint law enforcement effort that brings together the resources and expertise of the Health Care Fraud Unit in the Criminal Division's Fraud Section, the U.S.
8/13/18 - Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski Announces Newark/Philadelphia Regional Medicare Fraud Strike Force
NEWARK, N.J.- Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division today announced the formation of the Newark/ Philadelphia Regional Medicare Fraud Strike Force, a joint law enforcement effort that brings together the resources and expertise of the Health Care Fraud Unit in the Justice Department's Criminal
8/13/18 - Bright Health to Enter New York City Medicare Advantage Market in Partnership with Mount Sinai Health Partners
Today, Bright Health announced its intention to offer Medicare Advantage plans in New York City, making this partnership the newest market addition to Bright Health's exclusive Care Partner collaborations. In New York City, Bright Health is partnering with Mount Sinai Health Partners whose clinically integrated network coordinates effective and..
8/13/18 - Eldorado woman pleads guilty to federal charges in Medicaid fraud scheme [Governance, Risk & Compliance Monitor Worldwide]
According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft, Betsy J. Gutowski, 45, is in custody with her bond revoked until her sentencing, which is set for November. Gutowski admitted she falsely billed the program between Dec. 1, 2011, and Oct. 15, 2012. In total, Gutowski falsely billed 349.5 hours of services, and made out with $4,036.
8/13/18 - HART Center nearing completion in Canton [The Repository, Canton, Ohio]
Aug. 13 CANTON The Lenzy Family Institute is poised to open its new rehabilitation and detox center after nearly a year of renovation and the investment of $2.5 million. The Hezekiah& Annie Ruth Treatment Center at 2330 Penn Place NE will provide mental health and addiction treatment to individuals covered by private insurance or Medicaid, or tho
8/13/18 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 19785) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment, August 20-21. AGENDA: Agenda includes: Addressing whether procedures within an Advanced Primary Care group are similar both clinically and in terms of resource use; Evaluating APC group structure
8/13/18 - Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) (F.R. Page 27993) - Meeting
EVENT: Health and Human Services Department; Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services holds a meeting on the state of evidence on Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell therapies that are approved by the FDA. LOCATION: CMS, 7500 Security Boulevard, Main Auditorium, Baltimore, Md.. CONTACT: Maria Ellis, 410-786-0309, Maria.Ellis@cms.hhs.gov.
8/13/18 - HealthEC Launches Opioid Analytics Module at 2018 MESC Conference
HealthEC, a KLAS-recognized end-to-end provider of Population Health Management solutions, today announced the launch of the firm s opioid-abuse module, HealthEC Opioid Analytics, at the 2018 Medicaid Enterprise Systems Conference in Portland, Oregon.. As the opioid epidemic continues, states are actively exploring new strategies to protect
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