According to a Gallup poll, Obamacare helped 10 million Americans to get new health insurance, making the percentage of insured people plummet.» Read More
IRVINE, Calif.---- ResearchDx, LLC of Irvine, California announced today that it has received a 2013 Strategic Partner Award from WuXi AppTec, Ltd. The award was given in recognition of the outstanding consulting and personnel services provided to the WuXi AppTec Genome Center Clinical Laboratory in attaining Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments certification from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
WASHINGTON, April 22- The Obama administration on Tuesday announced the departure of the top health official responsible for reforming Medicare under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened. Instead, because lawmakers in her state refused to expand Medicaid, the 46- year-old mother of four from Texas uses home remedies or pays $75 to see a doctor when she has an asthma attack.
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Despite mounting criticism of the Medicare bidding program for durable medical equipment, the President's fiscal year 2015 budget includes a proposal to use the program's unrealistically low reimbursement rates for Medicaid.
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- An array of clinicians and advocates for Medicare patients, as well as home medical equipment providers, manufacturers, and trade groups, sharply oppose a proposal by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services to expand the prices of goods and services under their bid procurement program to non-bid areas throughout the country, says the American Association for Homecare.
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Dorena Hyatt of Meyersdale, Pa., has been disabled since the age of 12. "My disability affected my legs and I am no longer able to walk," said Hyatt. Now 65 years old, she lives alone and maintains her independence by using a power wheelchair.
BURLINGTON, Mass., April 16, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- Decision Resources Group finds that the United States patient monitoring device market will expand modestly through 2022, benefiting from a number of changes implemented as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
Employers of low income employees can best be served by enrolling as many of these workers as possible in Medicaid, government health insurance that also includes vision and dental, with limited out-of-pocket expenses.
The Advisory Board Company AARP BMJ Canadian Institutes of Health Research Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services England National Health Service Hospital Corporation of America Eli Lilly and Company MyHealthBook Polyglot Systems Surescripts.
WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- Voxiva, Inc. and Amerigroup, a wholly owned subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., are experiencing early success with enrollment in Txt4health, a mobile health and wellness program for adults age 18 and over. Mary McCluskey, senior vice president and chief medical officer, WellPoint Government Business Division.
*Fiscal year 2014 deficit estimated to fall to $492 billion. WASHINGTON, April 14- Health insurance subsidies under the Affordable Care Act will cost slightly less than previously thought, helping to slow down the forecast growth of U.S. deficits over the next decade, the Congressional Budget Office said on Monday.
The Congressional Budget Office predicts that health insurance subsidies under the so-called "Obamacare" plan will total a little more than $1 trillion over the next 10 years, instead of almost $1.2 trillion initially estimated.
Expands into Northern California, Mississippi and Ohio. GLENDALE, Calif.---- Apollo Medical Holdings, Inc., an integrated, physician-centric healthcare delivery company, today announced that its subsidiary ApolloMed ACO has increased its member physicians to more than 700 with patient enrollment now at 30,000 Medicare beneficiaries.
"But by strategically allocating the Medicaid funds and working with New York State, healthcare providers can create incentives and payment methodologies that will improve the way quality healthcare is delivered to some of our most vulnerable populations."
WASHINGTON— Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political. Burwell, until now White House budget director, was named by President Barack Obama on Friday to replace Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, who oversaw the messy rollout of the health care overhaul.
WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- The Community Oncology Alliance has issued a statement on the release of physician-specific Medicare reimbursement claims data by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services in which COA outlines serious concerns with the data.
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The Radiation Therapy Alliance– a non-profit organization representing leading freestanding radiation therapy centers and equipment manufacturers– today expressed concern that physician payment data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services fundamentally misrepresent the true economics of freestanding radiation oncology.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 10, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Leaders of the California Medical Association, who are fighting a ballot measure to increase public accountability for dangerous doctors, received nearly $5 million from taxpayers in Medicare payments, according to data released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
WASHINGTON, April 10- More than 7.5 million people are expected to sign up for private health coverage this year under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, the top U.S. health official said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition applauds the Congress for protecting Medicaid beneficiary rights with the recent passing of H.R. 4302,.