"We thank Governor Brewer and members of the Arizona legislature who braved the opposition and stood up for expanding Medicaid in our state," said Terry Rambler, Vice Chairman of AIGA and Chairman of the San Carlos Apache Tribe. "
Kidney Care Partners, representing the broader kidney care community, applauded the bipartisan group of senators for their leadership and attention to this important issues facility both patients and the stability of the Medicare benefit.
AUSTIN, Texas, May 22, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- The sweeping health care changes contained in the Affordable Care Act will likely affect every American, regardless of how they obtain health coverage. Kelly Fristoe, president of the Texas Association of Health Underwriters, said that whether individuals and businesses are prepared or not, big changes are coming soon.
BALTIMORE, May 22, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The National Council on Disability, an independent federal agency that advises the President, Administration, Congress, and other federal agencies on disability policy, is releasing two new Medicaid policy publications at the Medicaid Managed Care Congress in Baltimore, MD Wednesday, May 22– one on the topic of Medicaid block granting and the other on Medicaid self-direction.
According to local caregivers, extreme inequalities in what Medicaid and Massachusetts insurers are willing to pay hospitals for the same services at the same quality is a problem that has now grown out of control and has reached a tipping point that threatens the availability of convenient, affordable hospital access in several regions of the state.
–a national coalition of organizations representing older Americans, persons with disabilities, military veterans and healthcare providers who advocate for the elimination of waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare– today called on Congress to implement program integrity reforms in Medicare instead of re-imposing or expanding beneficiary cost-sharing requirements as a means to produce federal savings.
WASHINGTON, May 21, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Home health leaders today cautioned lawmakers on Capitol Hill that a cost-sharing requirement in the Medicare home health benefit could potentially have negative effects on many of the nation's 3.5 million home health beneficiaries and future Medicare costs.
MINNETONKA, Minn.& WASHINGTON---- More than 30 million Americans who care for an aging parent can take advantage of free educational resources that can help them learn more about Medicare. 1, 2 These resources, available in both English and Spanish, are the focus of a 30- second public service announcement that UnitedHealthcare and the Caregiver Action Network distributed to television stations across the country earlier this month.
GASTONIA, N.C. and HENDERSONVILLE, N.C., May 21, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The controversial Medicare bidding procurement program for home medical equipment is forcing many small and large providers in North Carolina to lay off employees or close their businesses, developments that will likely disrupt the quality of service and products received by Medicare beneficiaries, says the American Association for Homecare.
Premier’ s Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition, taking place June 11-14 in San Antonio, brings together leaders in healthcare from across the U.S. to share learnings and innovations.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla.---- Humana Inc. announced today that Tracie Fahy, formerly Chief Operating Officer for Humana Florida Medicare Advantage HMO CarePlus Health Plans, has been appointed Regional Market Vice President for Humana’ s North Florida Medicare market operations.
The new regulations— implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the beginning of the year— will become mandatory July 1, 2013. After that date, all PTs, OTs and SLPs must use a series of special codes to complete functional limitation reporting for Medicare patients at designated intervals.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H., May 17, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- Michaeline Daboul, President& CEO of MMIS, Inc., announced Monday that MediSpend ® is fully compliant with the final Physician Ownership, Research, and General Payments templates released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on May 7, 2013..
WASHINGTON, May 16- The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law on Thursday in a symbolic move aimed as much at healing internal Republican rifts as demonstrating dogged party opposition to "Obamacare."
WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013-- The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics will return this July for its fourth massive free medical clinic in New Orleans, LA since 2009. This event highlights the continued need for increased access to medical care as the Affordable Care Act is implemented and as many states, including Louisiana, decide not to expand Medicaid.
RESTON, Va.---- MAXIMUS, a leading provider of government services worldwide, announced that Bruce Caswell, President and General Manager of Health Services, will be a featured panelist at a Brookings Institution forum on the organizational challenges of implementing the Affordable Care Act.
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 16, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that Pennsylvania was awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation to design a state healthcare innovation plan. Pennsylvania currently has the fourth highest healthcare expenditures in the nation.
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas, May 15, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- Effective July 1, CCS Medical, a leading provider of home delivery medical equipment and supplies, will be one of only 18 Medicare mail order suppliers providing diabetic testing supplies nationwide.
WASHINGTON, May 15- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Marilyn Tavenner, a former nurse and hospital company executive, as the first full-fledged administrator for the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs since 2006.. Medicare program and Medicaid are also on the firing line for potential deficit reduction.
WASHINGTON, May 15- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Marilyn Tavenner, a former nurse and hospital company executive, as the first full-fledged administrator for the Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs since 2006..