Medicare and medicaid

Symposium on poverty organized at the headquarters of the IEHP

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA., August 4, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Facilitating ongoing conversations to benefit the health and well-being of its most vulnerable members, Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) has organized the Community Action Partnership of San Bernardino County (CAPSBC) Fourth Annual Poverty Symposium 2022 friday july 29 at his seat. The …

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Ensign CEO: Small-market model is best defense against nursing home headwinds

Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) management is confident of its future growth and financial stability at this stage of the pandemic, as occupancy rates continue to improve while labor issues are attenuating. Ensign CEO Barry Port also pointed to the most recent SNF final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare …

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Predict Health and Rex Wallace Consulting Launch New Solution to Help D-SNPs Launch and Maintain Impactful Enrollment Advisory Boards

This new solution from Predict Health and Rex Wallace Consulting helps Medicare Advantage plans better engage Dual-Special Needs Plan (D-SNP) members, meet new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requirements, and improve their competitiveness in the market ARLINGTON, Va., August 12022 /PRNewswire/ — Predict Health, an innovative leader in …

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Closing the Medicaid Coverage Gap – InsuranceNewsNet

After months of doing nothing, Democrats in Congress finally seem on the verge of achieving something – or rather, several things, from protections for same-sex marriage to tens of billions of dollars for computer chips to, finally, an economic package passed through reconciliation. There’s still room for the majority to …

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Danville pharmacist to pay Medicare and Medicaid fraud settlement

(© Aquir – stock.adobe.com) Piedmont Infusion Services and its owner, Jacob Patterson, have agreed to pay $310,000 to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act and the Virginia Fraud Against Taxpayers Act by submitting false bills to Medicare and Medicaid. Patterson, 66, of Danville, was a pharmacist who …

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Washington state hospitals are in financial trouble

A report released last week by the Washington State Hospital Association indicates that virtually all hospitals in the state are in financial difficulty. (here) A recent survey found that hospital revenues increased by 5% from 2021 to 2022, but spending increased by 11% over the same period. It is unbearable. …

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Payer-Specific Factors Drive Regional Health Care Spending

Discrepancies in regional health spending are not limited to private or public payers Researchers from Yale, Stanford and Dartmouth conducted a nationwide analysis of Medicare, Medicaid and private insurer spending over a small area, looking to see if certain areas have low spending in all three or if other factors …

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Woman charged with Medicaid fraud 4 times pleads guilty – InsuranceNewsNet

QUINCY – The owner of a Quincywas sentenced to three to four years in state prison after pleading guilty to defrauding public and private insurance companies, including the state’s Medicaid program. Nicole Kasimatis48 years old, from Quincyowner of Fortitude Advice and Recovery Center in Quincypleaded guilty to Norfolk Superior Court …

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The oncology model of care and its successor

Although the cancer model of care produced positive results, the value-based model of care cost Medicare money. Attention now turns to its successor, the Oncology Improvement Model. The Oncology Model of Care (OCM) was introduced in 2016 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) with the goal of …

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Health Authority Newsletter – June 2022 #5 | Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

Securities • High Court Rules for HHS in Hospital Health Insurance Payment Disputes• Volume of healthcare services transactions down 9% in the first quarter• CMS’s Proposed Payment Rule Could Impact M&A Activity• AHA urges lawmakers to change proposed IPPS payment rule• Lawmakers introduce rural hospital support law• Hospital CEO departures …

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Senior Living Know your rights to get free screenings – InsuranceNewsNet

An ounce of prevention… well, you know the rest. In medicine, prevention aims to detect problems before they become serious, affecting both a patient’s health and finances. One of the most popular parts of the Affordable Care Act, which allows patients to get certain tests or treatments without paying money …

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Why states’ success in tying Medicaid to endowment could propel CMS policy

While setting higher staffing standards for nursing homes continues to be a top priority in the minds of federal leaders, few in the industry see it as a viable or sustainable path. Given the current staffing climate, with an approximately 15% decline in the long-term care workforce since the start …

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Congressmen Cohen and Cooper applaud Biden administration for asking Tennessee to roll back Medicaid block grant plan in response to public outcry

WASHINGTON — Congressmen Steve Cohen (TN-09) and Jim Cooper (TN-05) today applauded the Biden administration’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for ask Tennessee to redesign major changes that would have turned Tennessee’s Medicaid program, known as TennCare, into a block grant. This demand makes it more likely that …

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ADUS and AMED stocks have opposing views to Stifel on Medicare rate cuts (NASDAQ:AMED)

Pgiam/iStock via Getty Images Launch of its cover on Amedisys (NASDAQ: AMED) and Addus HomeCare (ADUS), Stifel had mixed views on the two home health care companies after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed Medicare home rate reductions last week. Issuing a buy rating on Addus (ADUS), …

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MSP Recovery Begins Billing Big Pharma Over $5.6 Billion in Billed Amounts and More… | New

CORAL GABLES, Fla., June 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MSP Recovery, Inc. (“MSP Recovery” or “MSPR”), a Medicare, Medicaid, commercial and secondary reimbursement recovery and technology leader, today provided commercial update today. MSP has begun submitting individual claims totaling more than $5.6 billion in billed amounts for payments owed by …

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Analysis of the recent OIG advisory opinion on the employment of excluded people | Arnall Golden Gregory LLP

The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently issued a favorable advisory opinion, OIG Advisory Opinion No. 22-11 (the “Opinion”), analyzing the proposed employment of a person excluded from federal health care programs. to perform marketing functions related to workers’ compensation (WC) programs (the …

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Telemedicine Market to Reach Around USD 565.81 Billion by End of 2030, Growing at 26.3% CAGR – Reports and Data

According to a new report from Reports and Data, the global telemedicine market is expected to reach USD 565.81 billion by 2030. NEW YORK CITY, NY, USA, June 20, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — According to a new report from Reports and Data, the global telemedicine market is expected to reach USD …

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Kahle Law extends reimbursement program for county nursing homes

Legislation sponsored by State Rep. Bronna Kahle to expand a reimbursement program to county medical care facilities is now law. Kahle’s bill extends the sunset on a program that reimburses county health care facilities that provide care to many Medicaid patients, according to a news release. The extension allows counties …

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How Private Funding Plays a Crucial Role for Care Homes in a Challenging Operating Environment

Policy makers would serve the nursing home industry better if they understood where and how capital markets can most effectively support the sector – namely how private financing plays a role in helping support a challenging operating environment. According to a new report compiled by ATI Advisory and commissioned by …

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Every Dollar Counts: How Operators Can Leverage SNF’s Value-Based Buying Program

Accurately performing assessments and documenting patient care should be more of a priority for skilled nursing facilities in the future. Not only because operators are facing more MDS coordinator shortages and outsourcing the process as a result, but also reducing hospital stays could be a way for NFCs to capitalize …

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Medicaid can attach strings to nursing home payments

By Susan Jaffe | Kaiser Health News The Biden administration plans to require the nation’s 15,500 nursing homes to spend most of their Medicaid payments on direct resident care and limit the amount used for operations, maintenance and capital improvements or diverted to profits. If passed, it would be the …

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San Diego’s Veyo, which introduced an Uber model to healthcare transportation, is being acquired by rival MTM [The San Diego Union-Tribune]

San Diego’s Veyo, which introduced an Uber model to healthcare transportation, is being acquired by rival MTM [The San Diego Union-Tribune]

San DiegoVeyo-based company, which developed an Uber-style model to get Medicaid and Medicare members to doctor’s appointments, has signed a deal to sell to its rival Medical transport management of Saint Louis for an undisclosed price. The acquisition, which is not yet finalized, should bring Medical transport management annual turnover …

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Another spending siren for Joe Manchin

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin Photo: Tom Williams/Zuma Press Progressives are still trying to get West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to support a partisan tax and spending bill. How rude of Medicare and Social Security administrators to interrupt this serenade with a reminder last week that entitlements are going bankrupt. …

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Cumberland County man to pay $900,000 for bogus health insurance claims

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A Cumberland County man who controlled a group of local pain clinics has agreed to pay $900,000 for alleged violations of the False Claims Act. According to the United States Attorney’s Office, between 2017 and 2019, Rodney Yentzer “caused the submission of false Medicare claims” for …

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Confusion around face-to-face documentation remains for home care providers

Documenting face-to-face encounters remains a pain point for home care providers. It makes sense why, too. The rules and regulations surrounding it are often inconsistent, but there are also ways for providers to combat claim denials. Face-to-face documentation is already a top reason for these claim denials in Medicare and …

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Medical respite offers sanctuary for recovering homeless: Gunshots

Henry Jones, who kept falling ill after 11 years of homelessness, was admitted in 1991 to Christ House, one of the nation’s first medical respite programs. Ryan Levi/Compromise hide caption toggle caption Ryan Levi/Compromise Henry Jones, who kept falling ill after 11 years of homelessness, was admitted in 1991 to …

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Former medical laboratory CEO sentenced to prison for kickback scheme | USAO-WDWA

Seattle – The former chief executive of the Northwest Physicians Laboratory (NWPL) was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to two years in prison and $7.6 million in restitution for conspiring to solicit bribes, US Attorney Nick Brown said. Jae Lee, 51, of Bellevue, Washington, served as CEO …

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Feds to cut Medicaid funds to NJ nursing home, which could force closure of beleaguered facility

A day after New Jersey went to court to take control of one of the worst nursing homes in the state, federal regulators unexpectedly decided to block Andover’s Woodland Behavioral and Nursing Center , long-struggling, to receive funding from Medicare and Medicaid. The decision, which could mean the death knell …

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OpenLoop Clinicians Now Cover 300 Million Patient Lives

DES MOINES, Iowa, May 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — OpenLoop, a leader in white-label telehealth support services powering virtual care across the country, has officially exceeded 90% coverage by national insurers thanks to OpenLoop’s network of accredited clinicians. . This further drives customer success by expanding access to patient coverage in …

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How Home Health’s value-based buying model could further reduce nursing home utilization

As patients continue to seek ways to be cared for at home rather than in more institutional settings like nursing homes, an imminent nationwide rollout of the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing (HHVBP) model could reduce managed care relationships and move care away from NFCs. Results from a five-year demonstration of …

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Polygon Partners with MSP for Healthcare Blockchain Initiative

What you should know: – Today, Polygon Networks, a leading blockchain and scaling solution, announced a partnership with Tokenology and MSP Recovery to provide LifeChain – a new healthcare claims platform. – LifeChain will leverage blockchain technology to solve healthcare’s biggest problems, including fraud, payment inefficiencies and outdated processes. Tokenize …

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Is the GAO Holding CMS responsible for the expansion of Medicaid Telehealth?

The GAO is conducting a study on telehealth. The United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) provides Congress, heads of executive agencies, and the public with timely, factual, and nonpartisan information that can be used to improve government and save taxpayers billions of dollars. For example, the GAO recently determined that …

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Nebraska hospitals provide $1.4 billion in community benefits each year

Nebraska hospitals provide a $15 billion boost to the state’s economy each year. That’s according to a new study from the Nebraska Hospital Association. “Our hospitals employ 50,000 Nebraskas and pay more than $3.6 billion a year in payroll and benefits,” said Jeremy Nordquist, president of the Nebraska Hospital Association. …

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Ex-CMS head Verma: focusing on SNF ownership is a ‘colossal waste of time’, more holistic approach needed to improve quality

As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services continues its efforts to increase transparency about nursing home ownership — and with private equity in particular gaining momentum — the former head of the government agency said called some of the initiatives a “colossal waste of time”. Instead, former CMS administrator …

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Advocacy for own claims

Are health insurance providers specific to your claims? Federal regulations require that 90% of “clean claims” be paid to health care providers within 30 days. But what if the payer doesn’t pay within 30 days? What if your claims are impure? The problem is – who determines what a clean …

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The end of the public health emergency could have consequences for people with disabilities

Government officials and disability advocates are preparing for a possible end to the public health emergency. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS) As attention on COVID-19 fades and the federal government considers ending the pandemic-triggered state of emergency, officials are warning big changes are coming for some disability programs. Currently, the nation is …

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Lawmakers Push Health Department to Expand Medicaid Coverage for Transgender Health Care

Unsplash.com photo by Hush Naidoo Jade Photography. In light of recent federal policy changes, Sen. Mary L. Washington (D-Baltimore City) and Congresswoman Anne R. Kaiser (D-Montgomery) are urging the Department of Health to rethink its Medicaid health care policy for transgender people in Maryland. Washington and Kaiser wrote to Maryland …

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Medicare Advantage plans often deny needed care, says federal report

Each year, tens of thousands of people enrolled in private Medicare Advantage plans are denied necessary care that should be covered by the program, federal investigators concluded in a report released Thursday. Investigators urged Medicare officials to step up oversight of these private insurance plans, which provide benefits to 28 …

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LI doctor charged in COVID-19 healthcare fraud scheme: DOJ (ICYMI)

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on Thursday, April 21, 2022. GREAT NECK, NY — A Long Island cardiologist was indicted Tuesday on federal charges, accused of defrauding Medicare and Medicaid of more than $1.3 million during the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal prosecutors say Perry Frankel — owner and operator …

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Home care stakeholders break down ‘uncertain’ legislative and regulatory landscapes

With more attention than ever on home care, there are a number of legislative and regulatory developments that will be essential for providers to stay informed. For providers like Help at Home, which works in the Medicaid space on private pay, the short-term gains are obvious. “If you take what’s …

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The art of defending against contractor audits

To punch holes in Medicare audits, you need to know the rules. I’d like to write today about the sheer absurdity of how these Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC), Area Program Integrity Contractor (ZPIC), Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) and other types audits are held against health care providers. When an auditor …

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More and more seniors are using legal marijuana. What you need to know about the benefits and risks.

Growing numbers of American seniors are adding a touch of green to their golden years as more states legalize marijuana for medical or recreational use and cannabis companies conduct outreach to communities of people elderly to educate potential patients and caregivers about the potential benefits. Newsletter Sign-Up Retirement Barron’s brings …

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Feds reverse course on Alzheimer’s drug after outcry from Down syndrome advocates

Marilyn Long, left, helps her brother, Jeff Malanoski, who has Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, at their home in Elk Grove Village, Illinois in 2014. (Chris Walker/Chicago Tribune/TNS) After complaints of discrimination, federal authorities are scrapping a plan that would have prevented people with Down syndrome from accessing a new …

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What Drives Racial and Ethnic Gaps in the Medicare Quality Agenda?

Over the past 10 years, the Medicare system has attempted to improve the quality of health care received by millions of older Americans, while slowing rising costs to the federal budget, by encouraging health care providers to join Responsible Care Organizations (ACOs). Today, ACOs coordinate care for 11 million people, …

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Providence agrees to pay $22 million in medical fraud case | Washington News

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Providence Health & Services Washington has agreed to pay $22.6 million to resolve allegations that its Walla Walla hospital fraudulently billed Medicare, Medicaid and other federal health care programs for medically unnecessary neurosurgical procedures, prosecutors said Tuesday. Vanessa R. Waldref, …

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Study shows benefits of Medicaid expansion for patients diagnosed with de novo stage 4 breast cancer

A new study led by Susan G. Komen® The researchers indicate that patients diagnosed with de novo stage 4 breast cancer – also called metastatic breast cancer – had improved survival rates and decreased death rates when these patients had access to care. de novo means the breast cancer was …

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Trips to Medicare-funded doctors failing the elderly

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Your tax dollars pay to get Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to critical medical appointments, but, for some, those trips never happen. Missing these doctor visits can have disastrous consequences. We’re not just talking about health checks. A Tampa Bay-area woman says the problem is now delaying …

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Free “Understanding Medicare” virtual presentations offered in April

Three presentations offered on Thursdays in April – The Health Insurance Advisory and Advocacy Program (HICAP) will sponsor free virtual presentations for those interested in better understanding Medicare benefits. Understanding Medicare presentations will take place: • Thursday 14 April, at 12 noon• Thursday 21 April, at 2 p.m.• Thursday 28 …

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Arkansas Medicaid worked as planned in pandemic, faces challenges in emergency

I’ve read a lot of columns recently that begin with the phrase, “If there’s one hard lesson we’ve learned from the pandemic…”. Well, this is not one of those columns, because I’m sure we’ve learned a lot of hard lessons that we should all reflect on and not repeat. Instead, …

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Minimum nursing home staffing law goes into effect in New York

New York state nursing homes must now comply with a new law that requires nursing homes to meet minimum staffing levels after Governor Kathy Hochul lifted a three-month recess on Friday. Hochul initially delayed implementing the mandates, citing industry staffing issues compounded by the omicron variant. The state’s more than …

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Thousands more people with Medicaid and CHIP coverage now eligible to access critical postpartum coverage thanks to US bailout – InsuranceNewsNet

Baltimore, Maryland, April 2 — The US Department of Health and Social Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued the following press release on April 1, 2022: The Biden-Harris administration announces that as of today, no less than 720,000 pregnant and postpartum women across United States could be guaranteed …

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The end of COVID could lead to major turbulence for health care in the United States

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the end of the COVID-19 pandemic arrives, it could create major disruptions for a cumbersome U.S. healthcare system made more generous, flexible and technologically up-to-date through a series of temporary emergency measures. The end of these policies could begin as early as the summer. It could …

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Marriage Penalty of a Disabled Adult Child (DAC)

What is the DAC? The Disabled Adult Child or DAC benefit is a Social Security Administration (SSA) disability benefit. It is a “secondary” benefit, ie it is based on the work record of another person (in this case, the recipient’s parent). A DAC beneficiary must be a dependent “adult child” …

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How Medicare may make it harder to use palliative care for end-stage dementia patients

Streamlined access to doctors, nurses, social workers and Medicare-covered medication quickly became essential for Jean and her husband, and allowed them to continue living together on their 40-acre farm in the ‘Rural Iowa. But as can be the case with dementia, Jean’s decline was less precipitous than expected. When she …

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Federal contractor call center workers go on strike | Louisiana News

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Call center workers who handle health insurance issues for Americans have gone on strike at facilities in Mississippi and Louisiana. Call center workers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and Bogalusa, Louisiana are employed by Maximus Inc., one of the nation’s largest federal call center contractors, The Sun Herald …

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Judge suspends prison sentence in Medicaid fraud case

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – A Las Vegas man has been ordered to pay $42,510 in restitution and placed on probation for a year in a Medicaid fraud case involving billing for services that were never provided from April 2015 to April 2019. Kelly Addam Gersting, 51, was also sentenced to …

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Ensuring children have access to doctors beyond COVID

As summer winds down and the start of a new school year draws near, pediatric practices in Nevada and the United States are bracing for a flood of incoming appointments. Anxious parents call to “seize” this necessary appointment so that their child(ren) can go to daycare, play a sport or …

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Building new SNF means moving away from Medicaid for Diakonos Group

Tightening margins and drying up supplier relief funds have made renovations and new construction nearly impossible for many skilled nurse operators. The Diakonos Group, however, recently opened its second new SNF in Oklahoma in the past year – this one costing $17 million – as the state’s longtime operator is …

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5 steps to find the right doctor

(Family Features) Whether you rarely get sick or have multiple conditions that require frequent doctor visits, having a reliable and knowledgeable health care provider is an important step in protecting your health. A health care provider helps you stay healthy by recommending preventive services like screenings and vaccinations. He or …

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Low-income medical patients could benefit from proposed deal

MANISTEE COUNTY — An agreement targeting “indigent, uninsured and underinsured” residents of Manistee County is set to go to the County Board of Commissioners. Billy Evans, director of pharmacy at Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital, is set to appear before the board to seek approval of a deal that would allow …

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Port Clinton Doctor Sentenced to Jail for Prescribing Controlled Substances Without Medical Necessity and Healthcare Fraud | USAO-NDOH

Acting U.S. Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler announced that William Bauer, 85, of Port Clinton, Ohio, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary to 5 years in prison and ordered to pay $464,099.14 in compensation, of which $253,300.55 will go to Medicare and $210,798.59 to Medicaid. Additionally, Judge Zouhary …

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Disability programs still not receiving federal funds

Direct support workers caring for people with disabilities gather at the Ohio Statehouse in 2018 to raise awareness of their industry’s employee shortage and low wages. (Jonathan Quilter/The Columbus Dispatch/TNS) LILBURN, Ga. — Matthew Southern, 35, who has intellectual and developmental disabilities, is able to stay out of an institution …

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Hospice Myths – Canon City Daily Record

“The Hospice gives up.” “The hospice is too expensive.” Perhaps you have heard these statements about palliative care at some point. Perhaps you said them yourself. Unfortunately, there are many misconceptions about palliative care, so hopefully the information in this article will help clarify some of these myths. Many believe …

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Is it time to review your facility’s natural disaster plan?

Sheldon Yellen, CEO, BELFOR Property Restoration Over the past year, the United States has suffered from tornadoes, hurricanes, wildfires, and more. Because natural disasters are unpredictable and often quick-moving, an aged care community’s natural disaster plan can play a vital role in keeping staff and residents safe. Three experts have …

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A dispute between UVM Health Network and an insurance company could leave thousands of people on the floor

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – A dispute between our region’s largest health care provider and a health insurance company leaves nearly 3,000 patients in the lurch. This will not change unless UVM Health Network and UnitedHealthcare reach an agreement. A letter has been sent to UnitedHealthcare commercial policyholders who have visited …

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Health insurance market for seniors booming globally with AIG, Chubb – company ethos

Senior health insurance market report focused on the comprehensive analysis of the current and future outlook of the Senior Health Insurance industry. It describes the optimal or favorable fit for vendors to adopt successive strategies of merger and acquisition, geographic expansion, research and development, and new product introduction strategies to …

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Consider generic or brand name therapy for glaucoma

Transcription: Neil Minkoff, MD: The question I’m asking is when do you determine that a patient has failed a generic and should switch to a branded agent, and then how do you choose the branded agent given that there are these new classes drugs? Terri-Diann Pickering, MD: If we start …

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Bad Medicare decision on Alzheimer’s drug

For the editor February 26, 2022 In July 2021, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved aducanumab, the first treatment to treat the underlying cause of Alzheimer’s disease. In other words, it’s the first drug that doesn’t just treat the symptoms of this devastating disease that affects 6.2 million …

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End of public health emergency triggers end of Medicare and Medicaid flexibilities

As the country eagerly awaits the end of the COVID-19 pandemic to regain a sense of normalcy, there are fears that the end of the public health emergency (PHE) could trigger an end to Medicare waivers and regulations and Medicaid that could have a significant impact on patients, explained Mark …

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Society cleans up the mess of the unvaccinated – Michael Brandt | Letters to the Editor

No one should be vaccinated against their will. No one should be prevented from expressing their animosity towards vaccination mandates, including through open public protests. And no one but the anti-vaxxer should suffer the consequences when their right path takes a wrong turn. A large majority of those hospitalized and …

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Ambulance board approves pension bond payment

The Nodaway County Ambulance District Board voted to pay unfunded obligations to LAGERS, Missouri’s local government employee retirement system, at its Feb. 9 meeting. Chief Operating Officer Bill Florea told board members that the unfunded liabilities were due to the increase in employee accounts that was voted on last year. …

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Residents’ lives are at extreme risk, feds say, as they threaten to essentially shut down struggling NJ nursing home

Federal regulators are threatening to cut off the struggling Woodland Behavioral Health and Nursing Center in Andover from all Medicaid and Medicare funding in two weeks, following a damning report citing the nursing home for health care violations that threatened the life and safety of the more than 450 residents …

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Sen. Williams and Dems frustrated with GOP Medicaid antics | Local News

With the voter-approved Medicaid Expansion Amendment again under Republican onslaught, State Sen. Brian Williams is tearing up the misguided effort. “To think that this is still a conversation after voters showed at the polls that they want to expand Medicaid in Missouri, well, it’s extremely frustrating that we’re still having …

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CMS Expands Lung Cancer Screening Coverage with Low-Dose CT Scanning

February 10, 2022 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) just announced a National Coverage Determination (NCD) that expands coverage of lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) to improve outcomes health of people with lung cancer. Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers and …

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