Medicare and medicaid

Advocacy blitz targets Medicare coverage of obesity treatment

In June, a consortium of industrial and medical groups forming the Obesity Care Advocacy Network, or OCAN, launched the Obesity Care Now campaign. The group has published press releases, sponsored newsletters, and recently participated in webinars featuring lawmakers. High-profile groups like the NAACP and the National Urban League have endorsed …

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Religious Exemptions to COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates Do Not Include Political, Social and Economic Beliefs, EEOC Says | Hinshaw & Culbertson – Labor Law Observer

On November 5, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a Temporary Emergency Standard (ETS). It required employers with 100 or more employees to institute mandates requiring employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – or requiring weekly testing of their employees. On the same day, the Centers …

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The arguments in favor of a non-police response to crises

My uncle, who suffers from schizophrenia, was shot dead by police in the summer of 2000. After decades of living on the streets, in prison cells and in hospital beds across the country, he had finally found accommodation. and lived alone in an apartment. He was also disconnected from any …

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Large numbers of hospital staff still not vaccinated against COVID-19

Despite its proven benefits, a large portion of the healthcare workforce is still not vaccinated against COVID-19. According to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control, 30% of healthcare workers in hospitals had not been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of September 15. The study looked at staff …

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Humana VP provides payers’ perspective on MA Hospice Carve-In, Year One

Hospice News recently sat down with Kirk Allen, senior vice president of the home care segment at Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) to discuss the payor’s perspective on the first year of the hospice component of the demonstration of value-based assurance design (VBID). Some hospices have reported discrepancies between the design …

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Senior informed: Does Medicare cover scooters or wheelchairs?

Dear wise elder,I have arthritis in my hips and knees and have difficulty moving around. How do I get a scooter or electric wheelchair covered by Medicare?Need a ride Dear need, If you are registered with the original Medicare, obtaining a scooter or electric wheelchair covered by Medicare begins with …

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How can we improve health care for the homeless?

Building trust, ensuring continuity of care and doing no harm are key principles for improving health care for homeless or “homeless” people, experts said at an online briefing hosted by the Alliance for Health Policy Wednesday. “Trust is a big issue” among the homeless, said David Peery, JD, co-chair of …

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Fourth direct update of the dunning check: COLA 2022 benefits, health insurance, child tax credit …

At least 750,000 California paper stimulus checks were mailed last Monday, announced the California Franchise Tax Board (CFTB). On Friday, the state released approximately 34,000 direct deposits of Golden State Stimulus II payments, added the Council. Most of the direct deposits were sent at the end of October. “We expect …

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How an honest mistake can lead to fraud

Dr Doc has been running an honest, reputable and successful dermatology practice since15 years old. She is respected by her colleagues and loved by her patients. His usual Medicare office visit fee of $ 125 is considered reasonable and customary by all managed care providers in his service area. Unfortunately, …

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