Medicare and medicaid

Legal Experts Look at CMS Vaccination Mandate, SCOTUS Case, Implications for Nursing Homes

Nursing home operators remain in limbo as the Supreme Court is due to hear arguments on Friday over the constitutionality of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) vaccine mandate. Healthcare litigators and other legal experts expect it will be much easier to repeal previously ordered lower court injunctions, …

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Q&A: Andrew Behrman, CEO of FACHC, on Omicron’s impact on community health centers – State of Reform

Andrew Behrman, MBA, is the president and CEO of the Florida Association of Community Health Centers (FACHC), which provides resources such as COVID-19 testing and vaccinations at hundreds of primary and skilled health care centers in federal level (FQHC) across Florida. Across the various clinics, FACHC provides a vital safety …

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$ 1.1 billion available next year to support hospitals, according to Beshear – The Advocate-Messenger

FRANKFORT, Ky. (KT) – Kentucky hospitals that meet federal quality measures can receive up to $ 1.1 billion in additional payments for Medicaid services next year, Governor Andy Beshear said Wednesday. The funding, available through a federally approved and state-led payment model, helps provide and expand quality health care to …

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Florida urges appeals court to block Biden rule requiring COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers

TALLAHASSEE – By saying it’s among ‘unprotected’ states, Florida is pushing full federal appeals court to at least temporarily block a Biden administration rule that would require healthcare workers to be vaccinated against COVID -19. David Costello, deputy state attorney general, filed a document Wednesday afternoon with the 11th U.S. …

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Medi-Cal’s Landmark Transformation in California to Improve and Expand Services Gets Federal Approval – State of Reform

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) announced today that it has the green light to launch its long-term commitment to transform and strengthen Medi-Cal. The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have approved the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal (CalAIM) proposal which will launch on January …

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State Attorneys General Tackle National Health Crises, One Person at a Time (Podcast) – Food, Medicines, Health Care, Life Sciences

United States: State Attorneys General Tackle National Health Crises, One Person at a Time (podcast) December 28, 2021 Kelley Drye & Warren LLP To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. self Kelley Drye Ad Law Access Podcast State Attorneys General Speak to National Health Crises, One Person …

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Stimulus Control Live Fourth Update: $ 8,000, COLA 2022 Benefits, Medicare, Child Tax Credit …

More Americans go hungry as child tax credit ends Democrats in Congress have made major changes to the child tax credit for fiscal 2021. The credit increased from $ 2,000, of which $ 1,400 was reimbursable, to $ 3,600 per child under six and $ 3,000 for each child from …

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Exceptional Community Hospital accepting all insurances

The Exceptional Community Hospital-Maricopa is open [Stock] The city’s first hospital opened on Wednesday, bringing 24-hour emergency care and inpatient services to Maricopa for the first time. With this opening came questions about the insurance plans taken out by the hospital. According to Exceptional Healthcare CEO Saeed Mahboubi, the new …

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Nursing homes ask for visitation flexibility as Omicron rages

Seniors’ service organizations are now urging the Biden administration to provide flexibility to limit nursing home visits, citing expected increases in COVID-19 cases linked to the omicron variant. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidelines in November allowing visits for “all residents at any time.” While visitors …

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