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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..
Managed Markets, "discusses seven key market drivers that will force further evolution of the U.S. healthcare industry: Telehealth and telemedicine capabilities will expand to provide routine care in rural or underserved areas. Pressure from hospitals and providers— as well as the enticing federal match— will drive more states to expand Medicaid. Star ratings will take on even more prominence, as the average rating for all Medicare Advantage plans increases. Accountable Care Organizations will consolidate to form" Super ACOs. "
TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 18, 2014-- The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons sent the following letter to Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, in an attempt to clarify whether patients enrolled in Medicaid have the right to purchase private care:.
CHARLESTON, S.C., Feb. 18, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- Benefitfocus, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based benefits software solutions, today announced the company's wholly owned subsidiary, BenefitStore, Inc. has signed an agreement with the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services to confirm its status as a Web-Based Entity.
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.
The offering helps Medicare Advantage plans with eligibility and enrollment, Medicare claims processing, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid data submissions, billing and reconciliation, and includes Medicare pricing capabilities.
CHICAGO, Feb. 14, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- NORC at the University of Chicago has been selected to lead the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey, the leading source of information and analysis of the Medicare program's direct impact on beneficiaries.
NEW YORK, Feb 13- The only three insurance companies in Louisiana that sell healthcare policies under President Barack Obama's healthcare law throughout the state are rejecting payments from a federal program intended to help low-income HIV patients, advocacy groups said on Thursday.
SALT LAKE CITY---- Clinical Innovations, a leading global provider of medical devices with special emphasis on labor and delivery, is pleased to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have expanded the existing Current Procedural Terminology code 84112 to include the protein markers associated with ROM Plus effective January 2014. ROM Plus is a rapid qualitative test for the in vitro detection of amniotic proteins in vaginal secretions of pregnant women as a possible diagnosis of ruptured membranes. Premature rupture of membranes affects 10% of term pregnancies and is associated with over 60% of preterm births, making an accurate and timely diagnosis imperative. 1 ROM Plus uses a monoclonal/polyclonal antibody approach to detect two amniotic proteins, AFP and PP12.
The report, "ACA Health Insurer Fee: Estimated Impact on State Medicaid Programs and Medicaid Health Plans," an update of Milliman's 2012 study that takes into account new state Medicaid expansion decisions, shows that the health insurer fee, along with additional taxes paid due to the non-deductibility of the fee, will cost the Medicaid program $37.7 billion over the ten year period 2014-2023 according to a moderate growth scenario.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- A report from actuarial firm Milliman, Inc. and commissioned by Medicaid Health Plans of America shows a provision of the Affordable Care Act intended to tax risk-based managed care insurance companies to help fund health reform will drain $1.08 billion from Florida's Medicaid program.
CINCINNATI, Feb. 12, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- Any hospital in America can have its Medicare status interrupted, suspended or even cancelled if its quality procedures are substandard.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn.---- National HealthCare Corporation, the nation’ s oldest publicly traded long-term health care company, has announced that it will pay a quarterly dividend of 20 cents per preferred share to shareholders of record on March 17, 2014 and payable on April 15, 2014 and a dividend of 32 cents per common share to shareholders of record on March 31, 2014 and payable on June 2, 2014.
"We were encouraged by his willingness to work with the health care community to address capacity issues, such as possible physician shortages and the business challenges of seeing Medicaid patients." "We're going to be looking closely at payment levels for doctors taking Medicaid patients," said Governor Inslee. "
Net revenue increased to $621.8 million; 14.1% over the prior year fourth quarter Net earnings attributable to Team Health Holdings, Inc. were $21.5 million; $32.7 million after adjustments Diluted net earnings per share of $0.30; Adjusted EPS of $0.46 Adjusted EBITDA increased 14.5% to $61.9 million 2014 net revenue growth guidance of 11% to 12%, which includes the benefit from Medicaid parity, but excludes other potential benefits from healthcare reform.
DEERFIELD, Ill.---- Walgreens today announced it is extending through April 15 its program to provide medications to newly insured Americans enrolled under the Affordable Care Act, who have difficulty using their new insurance coverage because they haven't received a plan identification number yet from their insurer.