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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said it is replacing data center services from Verizon Communications Inc's Terremark subsidiary, with services from Hewlett-Packard Co..
WASHINGTON, Nov 27- The U.S. government is switching providers of Web hosting services for the troubled HealthCare.gov website, replacing Verizon Communications Inc's Terremark subsidiary with Hewlett-Packard Co, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Wednesday. The contract was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
WASHINGTON, Nov 27- The Obama administration says it is on target to make its problematic health insurance website work smoothly for the "vast majority" of users by this weekend, but some Americans who want coverage by Jan. 1 may not be able to get it- even if they successfully navigate the portal and sign up for a plan.
WASHINGTON, Nov 27- The Obama administration says it is on target to make its problematic healthcare insurance website work smoothly for the "vast majority" of users by this weekend, but some Americans who want coverage by Jan. 1 might not be able to get it- even if they successfully navigate the portal and sign up for a plan.
SAN JOSE, Calif.---- Satellite Healthcare, along with other major dialysis patient advocacy organizations, reacted with disappointment this week to the news that the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services just approved drastic cuts to dialysis reimbursement for patients on Medicare.
SEATTLE-- Washington state's Medicaid program that gives free health insurance to the poor is working with the federal government on an experiment that is expected to save taxpayer dollars and improve services. The new program would combine Medicaid with Medicare, which is the federal health insurance for older Americans.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Dialysis Patient Citizens appreciates the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' acknowledgment of patient concerns in delaying implementation of its proposed cut to the Medicare End Stage Renal Disease Program.
HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 25, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Medicare beneficiaries in Pennsylvania are reminded that the deadline for Medicare annual open enrollment is Saturday, Dec. 7. Older Pennsylvanians are urged to utilize the state Department of Aging's APPRISE program to determine a Medicare health plan that works for them.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Home health leaders warned that the Home Health Prospective Payment System Final Rule, released Friday by the Obama Administration's Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, will directly impact the homebound seniors and disabled Americans who are the Medicare program's most vulnerable beneficiaries and will limit their access to the clinically advanced, cost effective home health care they need.
This means that Medicare dialysis rates will be flat in 2014 and 2015 in an environment of increasing expenses. “The good news is that Medicare rates will not be decreased next year, when most thought rates would be down.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The nation's kidney care leaders today expressed disappointment that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' decision to cut Medicare payments for dialysis by 12 percent– or nearly $30 per treatment– over three to four years will have a negative impact on vulnerable dialysis patients by threatening access to and limiting options for quality care.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The Kidney Care Council is concerned about the negative impact of the multiyear reduction in payment released today by the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services in the Medicare end-stage renal disease prospective payment system Final Rule.
Nov 22- Medicare, the U.S. government healthcare program for elderly and disabled people, will leave its overall reimbursement rates for kidney dialysis treatment unchanged for next year, and said it will take three to four years to implement a mandated adjustment to its base rates.
WASHINGTON, Nov 22- HealthCare.gov, the ailing website handling health insurance sales under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, will soon be able to handle 50,000 simultaneous users, the top official charged with making it work said Friday.
WASHINGTON, Nov 21- In the last days before the botched Oct. 1 launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare website, the team in charge was seeing alarming results from performance tests, according to internal emails released by Republican lawmakers investigating the rollout.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Nov. 21, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak has determined that President Obama' s administrative fix to the Affordable Care Act isn't needed in Oklahoma because consumers in both the individual and small group health insurance markets were offered early policy renewals.
WASHINGTON, Nov 20- President Barack Obama's signature health law has helped spur stronger economic growth by contributing to slower increases in healthcare prices and spending, the White House said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, Nov 19- Up to 40 percent of the technology needed to run the new Obamacare health insurance marketplace has not yet been built and will not be ready when insurance companies start sending in bills when coverage begins Jan. 1, the project manager of HealthCare.gov told the U.S. Congress on Tuesday.
ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 19, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association today presented its Investigation of the Year Award to a team of federal and state agencies and a Medicare Part C health plan that together helped uncover a multimillion-dollar health care fraud scheme committed by now-convicted Mississippi physician Meera Sachdeva.
NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- Pharmspective LLC has launched an elearning platform for key stakeholders impacted by the Affordable Care Act. This digital learning solution addresses the overwhelming need for comprehensive training related to the many facets of the ACA.