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    The new regulations— implemented by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the beginning of the year— will become mandatory July 1, 2013. After that date, all PTs, OTs and SLPs must use a series of special codes to complete functional limitation reporting for Medicare patients at designated intervals.

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    WASHINGTON, May 16, 2013-- The National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics will return this July for its fourth massive free medical clinic in New Orleans, LA since 2009. This event highlights the continued need for increased access to medical care as the Affordable Care Act is implemented and as many states, including Louisiana, decide not to expand Medicaid.

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    Q1 revenue of $45.1 M and Adjusted EBITDA of $4.4 M, in line with previously announced ranges Profit Optimization Q1 revenue reflects both sequential and year-over-year growth Recovery Audit Services– Americas Q1 gross margin percentage increased over Q1 2012 despite revenue challenges, reflecting ongoing impact of the Service Delivery Model Redesign program Awaiting results of bid for Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services Medicare Part A/B Recovery Audit Contractor Program.

  • AmeriHealth Mercy Becomes AmeriHealth Caritas Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
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    PHILADELPHIA, April 15, 2013-- AmeriHealth Mercy Family of Companies, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for the underserved, today announced that it has chosen AmeriHealth Caritas as its new company name. "

  • The Company's preliminary review of all electronic requisitions submitted by the account during the time when the plaintiff was assigned at that office to be a phlebotomist reveals no apparent Medicare or other billing issues.

  • HMOs Pop on Medicare Decision   Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 2:10 PM ET
    HMOs Pop on Medicare Decision

    HMO stocks jumped on decisions on 2013 Medicare rates, but is this all roses? CNBC's Scott Cohn and Ipsita Smolinski, offer insight.

  • HMOs: A Reversal of Fortune   Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 1:42 PM ET
    HMOs: A Reversal of Fortune

    HMO stocks jumped on decisions on 2013 Medicare rates, with CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • HMOs Jump on 2013 Medicare Rates   Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 12:41 PM ET
    HMOs Jump on 2013 Medicare Rates

    Health insurance stocks like Humana broke out sharply on Monday after the CMS increased the Medicare Advantage rate. The FMHR traders and Steve Grasso discuss how to play these stocks. Also, whether to get cautious on news the Dow has set a new intraday high in 12 of the past 20 trading sessions, with Jason Pride, Glenmede.

  • HMO Stocks on a Surge   Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    HMO Stocks on a Surge

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs explains how a change in budget calculations sent some health insurance shares higher.

  • Health Insurers Soar on Medicare Rate Rise   Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 10:32 AM ET
    Health Insurers Soar on Medicare Rate Rise

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs explains why the government's new program for Medicare and Medicaid has sent some insurers soaring.

  • Booster Shot For Health Insurers   Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 7:42 AM ET
    Booster Shot For Health Insurers

    Sarah James, Wedbush Securities analyst, reveals her outlook on health care companies, after a recent report indicates an estimated growth rate of 3.3% for insurers.

  • US to Raise Medicare Advantage Payment Rate Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 6:07 AM ET

    Following intense lobbying from the health insurance industry and members of Congress, the U.S. government said it will increase the payment rate for health insurers that offer coverage through the popular Medicare Advantage program.

  • Health Care & Your Retirement   Monday, 1 Apr 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
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    Enrollment season for Medicare Advantage plans and Obama's health reform plan is six months away. One big question is how many people will show up to be insured, reports CNBC's Bertha Coombs.

  • Hospital Stocks on a Hot Streak   Friday, 22 Mar 2013 | 6:35 AM ET
    Hospital Stocks on a Hot Streak

    A new study that estimates hospitals can expect to see a 25 percent growth in revenues from Medicaid money.

  • TUCSON, Ariz., March 18, 2013-- The following statement was issued by the Arizona State Chapter of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons:. "Arizona's Governor Jan Brewer, like some other Republican governors who say they oppose ObamaCare, is pushing for implementation of a key feature of the Affordable Care Act: an expansion of Medicaid.

  • Obama: Political Gap May Be 'Just Too Wide' for Deal Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    President Obama arrives Tuesday at the Capitol to meet with the Senate Democratic Caucus.

    President Obama is warning that it may be impossible to reach a deal with Republicans on trimming the budget deficit.

  • Is There a Doctor in the House? Probably Not Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 2:31 PM ET
    Dr. Martha Perez examines a patient at Community Health of South Florida.

    Obamacare and the aging of doctors and patients are exacerbating the shortage of primary care physicians.

  • When Medicare was enacted, Congress promised that it would not interfere in the practice of medicine, or prevent patients from freely choosing a physician. Physicians enroll in Medicare by completing a form from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Hansen explains.

  • Jan Brewer spoke to the press, backed up by dozens of physicians and nurses in medical attire, to promote passage of Medicaid expansion.

  • Generics Brought Down Common Drug Prices Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
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    Spending on drugs to treat common diseases fell 1.5 percent among customers who receive prescription benefits through commercial insurers.