Medicaid

Medicaid Providers Increasingly Frustrated By Delays In Covid-19 Funding

Health care providers that primarily treat the poor, children and people with disabilities are getting left out of the COVID-19 aid being issued by the Trump administration, frustrating advocates who worry about the future of the Medicaid safety...

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They Lost Their Jobs And Insurance In The Pandemic. Now They’re Slipping Through Texas’ Health...

Texas had the highest uninsured rate of any state before the outbreak. It’s also among a minority of states that have declined to expand Medicaid coverage to people with incomes near or below the poverty line. Laci Crosson’s son doesn’t...

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Healthcare Worker Charged With Elder Abuse

"Attorney General Ashley Moody’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit and the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office today announced the arrest of a Fort Walton Beach woman for neglecting an elderly adult for more than a month. While employed at Destin...
Related topics: Sheriffs

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Looming Federal Regulation A Nightmare For Rural States And Healthcare

Entitlement programs are in desperate need of reform, and it’s no secret. Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid accounted for an astounding $2.1 trillion, or 48%, of the fiscal year 2019 federal...
Related topics: Social Security, Medicare

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Cms: Use 'extreme Caution' In Reopening Nursing Homes

TUESDAY, May 19, 2020 -- State governors should use "extreme caution" in deciding when to allow visits to nursing homes to resume, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Monday. It does not offer firm dates for doing so but...
Related topics: Nursing, Medicare

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As Millions Lose Insurance, States Cut Medicaid In Response To The Coronavirus Crisis

States are announcing deep Medicaid cuts due to budget shortfalls stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, at the same time that millions of people lose their employer-based health coverage.This article first appeared on Salon.During the Great...

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Fewer People Are Dying From Cancer Thanks To Obamacare

The report is the first to include evidence tying cancer survival to the Affordable Care Act. Cancer deaths have dropped more in states that expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act than in states that did not, new research...
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Obamacare, Medical Research

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Docs Push Cms To Pay For Phone-only Risk Adjustment Visits

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Physician groups are unhappy with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) decision not to allow them to use audio-only visits -- such as phone calls -- for determining risk adjustment for patients in...
Related topics: Medicare

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Health Care Fraud Ring Busted

A youth football coach and his co-conspirators have been sentenced for stealing millions of dollars from Medicaid by using children’s information to bill for fake mental health treatments.

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Gop Senator Admits Goal To Eliminate Medicare, Medicaid, And Social Security

Chuck Todd and Katy Tur gave us yet another reason to pronounce most Beltway media worse than useless today while interviewing Republican Senator Mike Braun from Indiana. In discussing the COVID-19 pandemic, the more than 80,000 citizens killed by...
Related topics: Medicare, Social Security, Social Media

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House Democrats Press Pelosi For Automatic Unemployment Insurance And Food Stamp Extensions

A group of moderate House Democrats on Monday urged Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to include provisions in the next coronavirus relief package that would automatically extend safety net programs including enhanced unemployment insurance,...
Related topics: Nancy Pelosi, Unemployment

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Us Creating Guidelines To Reopen Nursing Homes: Report

Federal regulators have drafted guidelines for reopening nursing homes amid the coronavirus pandemic, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reportedly circulated a draft ...
Related topics: Medicare

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Misleading "research"

Our friend Rick B tipped us to this bit of propaganda:"Four in 10 residents in states that have not expanded Medicaid may be uncovered by health insurance because of COVID-related unemployment."Do tell. Are they somehow no longer eligible for COBRA,...
Related topics: Medical Research

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Thcb Spotlights: David Smith, Medicaid Transformation Project At Avia

By ZOYA KHAN Matthew Holt talks to David Smith who is working on the Medicaid Transformation Project at Avia, which is looking at how hospitals & health plans can benefit from Medicaid programs. David talks about the tremendous amount of...

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States Cut Medicaid As Millions Of Jobless Workers Look To Safety Net

States facing sudden drops in tax revenue amid the pandemic are announcing deep cuts to their Medicaid programs just as millions of newly jobless Americans are surging onto the rolls. And state officials are worried that they’ll have to slash...
Related topics: Unemployment, Taxes

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Federal Gov't Considering Easing Infection Control Requirements For Nursing Homes Despite...

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought renewed attention to a proposed rules change by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that would, among other changes, ease infection control requirements for nursing homes, USA Today reported.What's the...
Related topics: Nursing, Medicare

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As Millions Stripped Of Health Coverage Amid Covid-19, House Dems Unveil Bill For Emergency...

Jessica Corbett, staff writerJust a day after the U.S. Labor Department announced that more than 30 million people have applied for unemployment benefits since mid-March, over 30 House Democrats came together to introduce legislation that would...
Related topics: Medicare

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Obamacare May Have Boosted Use Of Mammograms

FRIDAY, May 1, 2020 -- Medicaid expansion under Obamacare has increased access to mammograms for impoverished older women, a new study suggests. In those states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), women who didn't have...
Related topics: Obamacare, Mammography, Medical Research

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Cms Suspends Covid-19 Advance Payment Program

]]>(MedPage Today) -- WASHINGTON -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has paused its program to give providers advance Medicare payments to help them keep their practices open in the wake of COVID-19, suggesting that the program...
Related topics: Medicare

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Covid-19 Fuels Explosive Growth In Telehealth ― And Fraud Concern

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services temporarily lifted a variety of federal restrictions on the use of telehealth, which had been limited to rural areas. But telehealth schemes abound as well. Kaiser Health News
Related topics: Medicare

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