WASHINGTON, June 19- A day after the American Medical Association classified obesity as a disease, U.S. lawmakers introduced bipartisan bills in the Senate and House of Representatives that would require Medicare to cover more obesity treatment costs.
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WASHINGTON, June 19, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The American Association for Homecare, along with a home medical equipment provider from Maryland, announced today the filing of a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., asking that the scheduled July 1 expansion of the Medicare competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment be stopped because of serious licensing irregularities.
Fifth customer support center in California offers health education and other services to consumers with Medicare coverage, and benefit education to people enrolled in employer-sponsored health plans.
HARRISBURG, Pa., June 18, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale said today that the current fragile state of Pennsylvania's economy and the anemic job creation performance should prompt Governor Corbett and State Legislators to shift away from another round of spending cuts and austerity budgets and concentrate on increased spending and job creation to spur Pennsylvania's economy and job growth.
"The study released today demonstrates that new government rebates imposed on the Medicare Part D prescription drug program would result in a cost-shifting from government to private payers.
WASHINGTON, June 18, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare today released data demonstrating that the rebasing of Medicare home health payments within the proposed Home Health Prospective Payment System rule for 2014 would negatively impact Utah's home health sector and the nearly 18,500 vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries receiving home health by driving Medicare margins to an all-time low.
TUCSON, Ariz., Jun 17, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Medicare's recent release of hospital charges and Medicare payments was widely covered in the press, but the figures were wrong, writes anesthesiologist G. Keith Smith, M.D., in the summer issue of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons.
Galdos specializes in helping pharmaceutical, medical device, and other life sciences organizations establish and maintain full compliance with rules and guidance enacted by state and federal regulatory authorities, including the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Saying a resolution to the longstanding shortfall between the actual cost of providing quality nursing home care and what the State actually reimburses skilled nursing facilities must rise in terms of being a public policy priority, the Texas Health Care Association today said the 6% Medicaid rate increase ultimately passed by the Legislature is a needed step forward.
WASHINGTON, June 14- In the final months leading up to the launch of the key piece of President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms, the administration is preparing a public-education campaign designed to connect directly with the audience most critical for the law's success.
WASHINGTON, June 14, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- A bipartisan majority of 227 Representatives in the House have joined forces on a letter asking the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to delay implementation of a questionable procurement program for home medical equipment, says the American Association for Homecare.
The U. S. District of Columbia awarded Infosys Public Services, a U.S.-based subsidiary of Infosys, a global consulting and technology leader, a one-year contract valued at $49.5 million to develop its new health benefit exchange, a crucial component of the Affordable Care Act.
LANSING, Mich., June 14, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- The Michigan Chamber of Commerce today applauded the bipartisan passage of legislation to reform Michigan's Medicaid program and provide insurance access to the uninsured. However, our 83- member Board of Directors believes Medicaid reform makes sense for our state and the business community. "
Lawmakers approved a bill to expand Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul by a 23-12 vote. Medicaid is administered as MaineCare in the state. LePage vetoed a more sweeping Medicaid expansion bill last month that included a provision to repay the state's hospitals for unpaid Medicaid services, one of his top priorities.
The Healthcare Association of Hawaii, in coordination with the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare, today released data demonstrating that the rebasing of Medicare home health payments within the proposed Home Health Prospective Payment System rule for 2014 will negatively impact Hawaii's home health sector and the nearly 3,000 vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries receiving home health by driving Medicare margins to an all-time low.
The report states, "Even though nearly all of the elderly have health insurance through Medicare, many still spend a large share of their income on health expenses, including premiums and out-of-pocket medical costs...
WASHINGTON, June 13, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The May 2013 Employment Situation report released this month by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics signals that the home healthcare sector continues to provide a growing number of healthcare jobs and is a key contributor to economic recovery in America.
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., June 13, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative Medical and Surgical solutions among other core businesses, announced today that its ENDOEYE FLEX 5 was one of 14 medical innovations on display in front of thousands of healthcare providers and experts at the Premier healthcare alliance's 2013 Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition.
WASHINGTON, June 12, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare today released data demonstrating that the rebasing of Medicare home health payments within the proposed Home Health Prospective Payment System rule for 2014 would negatively impact Oregon's home health sector and the more than 21,000 vulnerable Medicare beneficiaries receiving home health by driving Medicare margins to an all-time low.