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Texas has the highest rate of uninsured in the nation, nearly one in four, and a GOP governor, Rick Perry, who has vociferously opposed the program. Perry also has refused to expand Medicaid, despite federal dollars offered to do so.
MIAMI-- Florida is one of several states on track to meet White House projections for enrollment in health plans during the first year of the Affordable Care Act, according to figures released Tuesday. Health and Human Services officials said more than 442,000 Floridians have signed up for plans since October.
SAN DIEGO---- DJO Global, Inc., a global provider of medical device solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management, today released an independent, estimated financial impact on Medicare patients who suffer from chronic low back pain.
WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters)- The Obama administration said on Tuesday that 4.2 million people have signed up for private health insurance under Obamacare, and indicated that total enrollment could surpass a 6 million-enrollee forecast by the end of March.
WASHINGTON---- Today, Council for Citizens Against Government Waste President Tom Schatz sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging members to support H.R. 4160, the“ Keep Your Promise to Seniors Act,” after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services claimed in a March 10, 2014 letter to Congress that they will not go forward with the proposed rule for Medicare Part D’ s drug benefit program.
March 11- Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd agreed to pay $27.6 million to settle charges that it paid kickbacks to a Chicago psychiatrist to induce him to prescribe an anti-schizophrenia drug to patients, resulting in more than 100,000 false Medicaid and Medicare claims.
In this week's Patient Services, Inc. Health Reform Update, the Obama Administration further delays key Affordable Care Act provisions. The Senate Finance Committee has upped the pressure on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services not to finalize controversial Medicare Part D changes.
"We are committed to providing the highest quality healthcare coverage to the traditionally underserved populations of Massachusetts and New Hampshire" said Lisa Feingold, Vice President of Clinical Informatics at BMCHP.
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- A new study released today at a meeting of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association shows that patients treated in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units had better long-term clinical outcomes than those treated in nursing homes 1.
LAS VEGAS---- LifeNexus announced today Amerigroup Nevada will be the first Medicaid health plan in the nation to use the innovative iChip ® technology to improve the quality of care for its members.
PHILADELPHIA, March 10, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- Health Partners Plans, a not-for-profit health plan serving more than 180,000 Medicare, CHIP and Medicaid members in the Greater Philadelphia region, received the PR News Nonprofit PR Award for best branding/rebranding campaign during an annual awards luncheon on February 26 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The competition attracts entries from national leaders in numerous fields, including Allstate, ExxonMobil, the U.S. Postal Service, NYU Langone Medical Center and Longwood Gardens.
ARLINGTON, Va., March 10, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The National Alliance on Mental Illness today issued the following statement by NAMI Executive Director Mary Giliberti in response to the announcement by the U.S. Department of Health& Human Services that it will not move forward to "finalize" proposed rule changes under Medicare Part D that would have restricted access to antidepressant and antipsychotic medications.
WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- I was impressed by President Obama' s joint interview for UNIVISION and Telemundo's audiences this past Thursday, to pitch them on enrolling by March 31 st for new health insurance plans offered this year.
WASHINGTON, March 10- The Obama administration on Monday pulled back from possible changes to the popular Medicare Part D prescription drug program, saying it would not finalize proposals that have spawned fierce opposition from a broad coalition of interests.
WASHINGTON, March 10- The Obama administration on Monday told members of Congress that it will not finalize controversial changes to the Medicare Part D prescription drug benefits program "at this time," following weeks of growing opposition to the proposals from a broad coalition of interests.
LOS ANGELES---- Phil Dalton, president and CEO of MDS Consulting, will be part of a distinguished faculty panel for an upcoming webinar exploring the Affordable Care Act rollout in California and what the future holds for providers, insurers and the residents of the state.
PHOENIX, March 7, 2014/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Two-thirds of states prefer methadone above other opioid medications to treat chronic pain, particularly in low-income residents, a practice top pain physicians say adds unnecessary risk.
WASHINGTON, March 6- A top U.S. healthcare official, accused by Republicans of misleading Congress about the readiness of the Obamacare rollout, will resign from his post at the end of March, officials said on Thursday.
At the Tenth Annual State of Personalized Medicine Address Luncheon hosted by the Personalized Medicine Coalition, Patrick Conway, M.D., Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services will discuss CMS' perspective on innovation and quality health care reform.
KENNEBUNK, Maine---- Mark Farrah Associates reported that nearly 16 million people were enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans as of February 2014, over 30% of the 52.7 million people eligible for Medicare, based on data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.