TUCSON, Ariz., May 10, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The following is being released by Association of American Physicians and Surgeons:. This week, a new lawsuit raising issues not addressed by the U.S. Supreme Court in its ruling on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was filed by Texas physician Steve F. Hotze, M.D., and his business.
WASHINGTON, May 9, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- When it comes to access to routine dental care– a major determinant of oral health– the Affordable Care Act falls well short in its goals of lowering costs, increasing access and improving health outcomes, according to new analysis by the American Dental Association.
FRANKFORT, Ky.-- Kentucky's Medicaid program will expand to cover an additional 300,000 people, most of them the working poor who don't now have insurance coverage, Gov. Beshear said he made the decision after completing research that found Kentucky will benefit in terms of health and financial outcomes by expanding Medicaid coverage.
WASHINGTON, May 9- The White House announced a new $150 million initiative on Thursday to get uninsured Americans covered under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law, as Republicans raised the volume on their calls for "Obamacare" to be repealed.
PARKERSBURG, W.Va., May 9, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- Executives of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield West Virginia today announced that the company supports Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin' s recent decision to expand the state's Medicaid program to cover thousands of uninsured West Virginians.
SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 9, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- A new HealthPocket consumer survey looks at what factors will contribute to the perceived success or failure of the Affordable Care Act beginning in January 1, 2014.
SAN FRANCISCO---- Today, the federal government released in-depth Medicare provider charge data for the 100 most common inpatient procedures conducted at hospitals across America. In regards to the data, Giovanni Colella, M.D., co-founder and CEO of leading Health Care Transparency provider Castlight Health, added:.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.---- National HealthCare Corporation, the nation’ s oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, announced today that it will pay a quarterly dividend of 32 cents per common share to shareholders of record on June 28, 2013 and payable on August 30, 2013.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.---- National HealthCare Corporation, the nation's oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, today announced net income available to common shareholders for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 of $11,637,000 compared to $10,486,000 for the quarter ended March 31, 2012, an increase of 11.0%.
In Denver, Colorado, for instance, treatment for heart failure ranges from $21,000 to $46,000, according to the data on services used in the 100 common hospital stays covered by the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled. In Jackson, Mississippi, fees for the same treatment range from $9,000 to $51,000.
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The National Patient Advocate Foundation today convened a briefing on Capitol Hill to highlight the patient perspective on specialty tier prescription medicines and the barriers to their access for patients with cancer, multiple sclerosis, arthritis and other life-threatening and debilitating diseases.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-- Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has rejected the wording of a proposal to ask voters to approve a new law that would use federal Medicaid dollars to purchase private insurance for thousands of low-income residents.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- A bill that restructures the way Medicaid is administered passed the Alabama Legislature Tuesday and now awaits the governor's signature. The State Medicaid Agency now pays doctors directly for services provided to Medicaid patients.
ROSELAND, N.J., May 8, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- ADP ®, a leader in human resource and payroll outsourcing solutions, will host a free webcast on May 14, 2013, to help small business owners and employers understand the impact of new Affordable Care Act provisions that will take effect in 2014, including the establishment of Health Insurance Exchanges and, in many states, the expansion of Medicaid.
CONCORD, N.H.-- New Hampshire has changed key rates to entice medical providers to participate in a managed care network for Medicaid clients currently stalled for lack of providers. Toumpas believes moving to a managed care system will not only save the state money but in the long run improve the health of the state's Medicaid participants.
The net favorable impact of certain prior period Medicare related adjustments, which increased net revenue by $11.1 million and adjusted EBITDA by $7.0 million in the prior year quarter; Continued reimbursement pressures in Texas resulted in Medicaid rate reductions and an additional $6.1 million of changes in other related reimbursement estimates associated with the Company’ s Houston market in the second quarter that are not expected to recur; Costs and start-up related losses associated with certain long-term strategic investments in the Company’ s Houston market totaled $2.9 million; and Consistent with previous quarters, Arizona’ s budget control efforts throughout fiscal 2012 to restrict the eligibility of certain Medicaid enrollees contributed to a $3.1 million decline in adjusted EBITDA at Health Choice..
*CEO expects Texas to expand Medicaid eventually. NEW YORK, May 7- Tenet Healthcare Corp sees its hospitals playing a role in signing up uninsured Americans for President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul, particularly in states that are balking at implementing the reform.
"Our clients depend on our data solutions for a variety of business objectives and challenges," commented Matt Reichert, CEO, Health Market Science, "these include near real-time decisions on whether to process a Medicare Part D claim or to enroll a physician to Medicaid based on his or her credentials.
AUSTIN, Texas, May 7, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Noting the Chair of the Texas Health Care Association's Nurse Council recently warned the ongoing provision of quality nursing home care to Texas seniors could be compromised by the continuation of unacceptably low state Medicaid reimbursements, THCA President Tim Graves said the continued well-being of 60,000 frail, Medicaid dependent seniors is unquestionably at stake in the state budget end-game now underway.
BATON ROUGE, La.-- A Maryland- based company whose nearly $200 million Medicaid contract was canceled amid an ongoing federal investigation sued Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration Monday for terminating the deal.