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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.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. and HOUSTON, Nov. 19, 2013/ PRNewswire/-- RadSite, a national leader in the certification and accreditation of diagnostic imaging systems--and now an official accrediting body as designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid-- is pleased to announce the first wave of successful applicants for its Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 Accreditation Program.
WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (Reuters)- The race intensified on Monday between Republicans trying to discredit President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law and officials trying to repair the flawed website crucial to the success of his policy reform.
WASHINGTON, Nov 18- The race intensified on Monday between Republicans trying to discredit President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law and officials trying to repair the flawed website crucial to the success of his policy reform.
The findings reveal that more than half of the 60 million people enrolled in Medicaid in the United States are in managed care plans whose drug management is guided by the plans and associated pharmacy benefit managers.
California, Colorado, Florida, South Carolina, Ohio and Oregon said they would act on Obama's offer, announced on Thursday, to give a one-year extension to existing policies. Washington, Vermont and Rhode Island- all of which are running their own state-based insurance exchanges- said they would not.
California, Colorado, Florida, South Carolina, and Ohio said they would act on Obama's offer, announced on Thursday, to give a one-year extension to existing policies. Washington, Vermont and Rhode Island- all of which are running their own state-based insurance exchanges- said they would not.
TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 15, 2013/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- In a Nov. 14 press conference, President Obama apologized for "fumbling the rollout" of the Affordable Care Act and said he understood that Americans were "frustrated" when they got notice of cancellation of the health plan they liked, despite his clear, oft repeated promise that they could keep it.
WASHINGTON---- Today Citizens Against Government Waste released its WasteWatcher, a monthly dispatch to members of the news media, highlighting some of the most prominent fiscal issues affecting American taxpayers. Obamacare Rollout- It's More Than Just Glitches Elizabeth Wright.