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BOISE, Idaho-- A Boise call center that helps people sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is laying off 1,600 people _ nearly its entire workforce _ as the federal exchange open-enrollment period ends. Maximus Inc. hired about 1,800 people for the Boise facility last year.
DANVERS, Mass. and ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 26, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- At HIMSS14 Annual Conference and Exhibition this week, Eliza Corporation, the pioneer and recognized leader in Health Engagement Management, announced the "Eliza for Medicaid" member management solution suite that addresses key clinical and operational measures for Medicaid populations.
The comprehensive study— "Dashed Hopes, Broken Promises, More Despair: How the Lack of State Participation in the Medicaid Expansion Will Punish Americans With Mental Illness," released by the American Mental Health Counselors Association— shows that 6.7 million uninsured people with a mental illness are currently eligible for coverage under the Medicaid Expansion that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 25, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- One hundred fifty-one organizations, including the National Community Pharmacists Association and the National Rural Health Association, sent a letter today to Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner in strong support of a number of provisions included in the agency's proposed regulation for 2015 Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.
NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2014-- Seeger Weiss LLP today announced that the U.S. Department of Justice, the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey, and the Medicaid Fraud Units of the Attorneys General of New York and New Jersey have reached a $15.5 million dollar settlement in a newly-unsealed healthcare fraud case against Doshi Diagnostic Imaging Services, P.C. and Diagnostic Imaging Group, LLC.
Enrollment assisters at dozens of locations across Arizona on March 1. PHOENIX---- The Cover Arizona Coalition, in coordination with federal agencies and more than 600 member organizations, will host enrollment events across the state on March 1 to help Arizona families find out if they qualify for Medicaid or the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace.
MIAMI---- QualMetrix, a healthcare analytics company delivering actionable insights to payers, providers and employers, has been selected by Integral Quality Care of Florida for its analytics needs.
Since 2012, HIPAA data breaches have increased 138 percent, as reported by covered entities to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and many more data breaches go unreported. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, there are over 500,000 covered entities and business associates.
TEANECK, N.J., Feb. 25, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- Cognizant today announced that it has enabled Fallon Health, a Massachusetts- based not-for-profit health care services organization, to become the first Massachusetts health insurer to provide quotes for merged market plans mandated by the Affordable Care Act.
CHARLESTON, W.Va., Feb. 24, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- The West Virginia Behavioral Healthcare Providers Association is urging legislators to approve an increase in the state's minimum wage only if they also increase Medicaid reimbursement rates for healthcare providers.
To date, electronic medical records have been the most widely adopted HIT, with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reporting EMR reimbursements totaled more than $15.1 million as of June 2013.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is phasing in a combination of incentives, penalties and public reporting requirements to affect operational behaviors and outcomes in U.S. hospitals.
The federal government will ease potential funding cuts to Medicare Advantage plans next year, but the reductions still could translate into slimmer benefits and other disruptions for the fast-growing form of retiree health insurance coverage, industry watchers say.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.---- National HealthCare Corporation, the nation's oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, today announced net income available to common shareholders of $55,942,000 or $4.05 per share basic for the year ended December 31, 2013, compared to $50,629,000 or $3.65 per share basic for the year ended December 31, 2012.
Feb 21- The U.S. government on Friday proposed a cut in payments to private health insurers for 2015 Medicare Advantage plans, a move Republican lawmakers said would hurt benefits for the elderly and disabled.
DALLAS, Feb. 20, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- A new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposal would cause almost 14 million seniors to lose their Medicare Part D stand-alone drug plans next year, according to a new National Center for Policy Analysis report..
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 19, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- Gateway Health SM fully supports and commends Governor Corbett's decision to re-evaluate Medicaid and respond with a solution that expands health care coverage to reach more Pennsylvanians.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 19, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Governor Tom Corbett today submitted Pennsylvania's plan to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to reform the state's Medicaid program and to provide increased access to quality affordable health care for more than 500,000 uninsured Pennsylvanians.
OLDWICK, N.J.---- The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as health care reform, was on everyone’ s mind in 2013, according to a special report by A.M. The aging of the U.S. population has led to increased interest in Medicare— both Medicare Advantage and Medicare supplement— among health insurers.
Springfield, IL- February 18, 2014— Journalists are invited to attend a press conference with Representative Robyn Gabel and Senator Mattie Hunter, who are introducing the Healthy Eating and Active Living Act to fight the Illinois obesity epidemic and invest in our residents' health through a penny-per-ounce excise tax on sugary beverages..