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  1. Nevada's ObamaCare Co-Op Will Close in 2017Read the original story

    24 min ago | Drudge Retort

    Nevada Health CO-OP, a nonprofit insurer created by the Affordable Care Act and federally funded to offer health coverage through the Nevada Health Link marketplace, said Wednesday that it cannot make enough money to stay in business after Jan. 1. Co-op CEO Pam Egan said a second year of high claims costs and limited growth projections for enrollment made it "clear" the insurer would have a hard time providing "quality care at reasonable rates" in 2016. The nonprofit reported a $19.3 million operating loss in 2014, and a $3.5 million first-quarter loss through March, according to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services records.


  2. AK--Alaska News Coverage Advisory-Sunday, AKRead the original story

    32 min ago | Washington Times

    ... in Alaska has ruled that a law further defining what constitutes a medically necessary abortion for purposes of Medicaid funding is unconstitutional. Superior Court Judge John Suddock ordered that the state be blocked from implementing the law, ...


  3. Families slammed by steep rate hikes in the Healthy Kids plan can seek refuge in ObamacareRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | St. Petersburg Times

    ... offers health insurance for children between the ages of 5 and 18 whose families make too much money to qualify for Medicaid. It covers about 185,000 kids. The coverage is subsidized for families making less than $48,500. (Monthly premiums are ...


  4. Column: Expanding Medicaid would have been wrong moveRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

    The debate over Medicaid expansion was among the most contentious in recent Florida history - and it shows no signs of ending any time soon. My organization, Americans for Prosperity, recently launched television and digital advertisements thanking state legislators for not expanding the Affordable Care Act.


  5. Showcase benefits Cancer Services of GBRRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Advocate

    ... relations director. Dupuy said Cancer Services, which began in 1959, receives no government funding, Medicare, Medicaid or insurance reimbursements for the support services it provides to cancer patients and their families in Ascension, Iberville, ...


  6. Researchers from University of Michigan Detail Findings in Medicare...Read the original story

    3 hrs ago | Insurance News Net

    ... will endure over time." For more information on this research see: Primary Care Appointment Availability For New Medicaid Patients Increased After Medicaid Expansion In Michigan. Health Affairs , 2015;34(8):1399-1406. Health Affairs can be contacted ...


  7. Neal Senior Center Calendar for SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Star Online

    ... the center to register. Oct. 16 9:30 to 11 a.m., Flu Shots for senior adults age 55 and older. Insurance - either Medicaid or Medicare - will be billed. If participants are uninsured or insurance does not cover the cost, there will be a fee. Flu ...


  8. CMS sends Medicaid outpatient drug rule to OMBRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Modern Healthcare

    The CMS has completed work on a long-awaited rule overhauling the way prescription drugs are purchased for Medicaid beneficiaries. The regulation has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review.


  9. North Shore-LIJ Begins Posting Online Patient Reviews of PhysiciansRead the original story

    5 hrs ago | Market Wire

    The North Shore-LIJ Medical Group, one of the nation's largest multi-specialty group practices, today began posting online patient reviews of its doctors, the first large medical group in the New York metropolitan area to do so. Consistent with its commitment to quality care and transparency, North Shore-LIJ Medical Group ratings are based upon actual surveys that are collected and monitored by a certified US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services vendor, Press Ganey.


  10. Amputees fight proposal to limit prostheticsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | WTAE-TV Pittsburgh

    ... with his kids at the beach. When asked why there was an effort to change the rules, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the decision came from the Medicare contractors who administer payment for prosthetic care -- all companies that ...


  11. Florida gives 7.7 percent rate increase to Medicaid insurersRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | St. Petersburg Times

    ... uptick in doctors visits. But the state Agency for Health Care Administration, which oversees Florida's $23 billion Medicaid program, wasn't willing to go that far. "The 7.7 percent increase takes into account the recent Legislative hospital rate ...


  12. Rubio's Shaky ACA HypotheticalRead the original story

    6 hrs ago |

    ... insurance to full-time workers or pay a penalty. And the fictional employee in question would likely qualify for Medicaid. Rubio, a Republican presidential candidate, laid out his hypothetical example in an Aug. 20 speech to the Detroit Economic ...


  13. A "Perverse" Marketplace for Prescription DrugsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Switched

    ... for diabetes medications for several years. The Alliance of Community Health Plans, an association representing 57 Medicaid-centered insurers in 24 states, including New York, recently showed that spending on insulin and other diabetes medications ...


  14. The Bizarro Bullshit Logic Whole Foods Uses to ProfitRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Gawker

    ... t having birth control. I chose the latter. The truth: I had better healthcare options when I was unemployed and on Medicaid than as a full-time Whole Foods


  15. Medicare ACOs Saved $411M in 2014, But Few Earned BonusesRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | P&T Community

    Medicare accountable care organizations generated $411 million in savings in 2014, but few of the Pioneer and Medicare Shared Savings Program ACOs qualified for bonuses in the second year of the program, according to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services . Only 97 of the 333 MSSP ACOs and 20 Pioneer ACOs qualified for shared savings payments of more than $422 million by meeting quality standards and their savings thresholds.


  16. Texans Have Every Reason to Register for Disaster AssistanceRead the original story

    7 hrs ago | Federal Emergency Management Agency

    ... required to accept an SBA loan. FEMA assistance is nontaxable and will not affect eligibility for Social Security, Medicaid or other federal benefits. Find answers to questions on . Topics include rumor control, ...


  17. Hospital Compliance Program OverviewRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | JD Supra

    ... plans, policies, procedures, training, and internal compliance audit functions. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, along with various ...


  18. American Medical Response drops request for rate increase at Shawnee County Commission meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

    ... about how the rate increase would impact their budget and how often AMR bills a private payer instead of Medicare, Medicaid or an insurance agency. Scott Lenn, a general manager with AMR, said a 10-percent rate increase would be only $2 additional ...


  19. Listen now or download MP3Read the original story

    8 hrs ago | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    ... combined. About 40 percent of the hospital charges were billed to publicly funded insurance programs, including Medicaid and Medicare. However, the impact on the healthcare system is likely much greater. Patients with neurocysticercosis often ...


  20. Rx Care Management by Proxsys Rx - Transition of Care Technology...Read the original story

    8 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

    The program, named "RxCare Management," provides hospitals with technology systems and pharmacy support services to improve hospital performance measures that have been mandated by Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services such as reducing readmission rates and improving patient experience scores. The program also improves clinical outcomes, reduces adverse drug events, and reduces hospital expenses related to conducting medication reconciliation.