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  1. Prescription drugs: Innovative medicines are worth the priceRead the original story w/Photo

    51 min ago | Star Tribune

    ... are interesting but misguided. It is also strange in that many of these same doctors advocated for repeal of Medicare's global budget and price controls for physician services just this year. New medications are often staggeringly expensive. But ...

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  2. Fitch Maintains Humana's Ratings on Watch PositiveRead the original story

    51 min ago | Information Technology

    ... Positive. Fitch considers the credit-quality of commercial health insurance membership to be higher than that of Medicare Advantage (MA) and Medicaid membership. The agency's view is that the U.S. Government's ability to set reimbursement rates and ...

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  3. Proposal Bans Trans Health-Care DiscriminationRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | New York Magazine

    ... and insurers could face questions if they deny services that are medically necessary. The regulation would apply to Medicare and Medicaid and insurers that offer plans through HealthCare.gov would have to comply with their plans outside of the ...

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  4. Louisiana Medical News: Blue Cross Medicare Advantage , EJGH officer, Ochsner Emergency RoomsRead the original story

    1 hr ago | BayouBuzz.com

    ... Inc., a subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana , has signed a contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to sell Medicare Part C plans, also known as Medicare Advantage. Blue Advantage (HMO) will be available in 14 ...

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  5. Aetna Raised to Buy at ZacksRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | AmericanBankingNews.com

    ... which will enhance its market power in the sector. Continued impact of Coventry-related synergies; higher Medicare underwriting margins; additional fixed cost leverage and continued management of operating expenses are other positives. Nevertheless, ...

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  6. Blue Cross jumps into Medicare Advantage businessRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | NOLA.com

    Officials announced Thursday HMO Louisiana signed a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to sell Medicare Part C plans, which are more commonly known as Medicare Advantage. Blue Advantage--HMO--will be available in 14 parishes throughout the Baton Rouge, New Orleans, North Shore and Acadiana areas, officials said, which include Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Lafayette, Livingston, Orleans, St. Charles, St. Helena, St. James, St. John the Baptist, St. Landry, St. Tammany, Washington and West Baton Rouge.

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  7. What Chronic Diseases Cost: Tool Calculates State ExpensesRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | LiveScience

    ... The calculator was updated in 2013 to include information on all payers (including not only Medicaid, but also Medicare and private health insurance), and to include three additional diseases: arthritis, asthma and depression. The 2013 update also ...

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  8. The Definition of Identify: The 60-Day RuleRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | JD Supra

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act established that any person who receives an overpayment from the Medicare or Medicaid programs and who does not report and return the overpayment within 60 days after it is identified will be subject to potential False Claims Act liability. [1] This is known as the "60-day rule."

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  9. Gloucester County presents 15th annual Women s Health SummitRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Gloucester County Times

    ... how to change your relationship with stress so you can practice self-compassion and meet life's challenges. B. Medicare 101 - The session will include Medi-Gap or Supplemental Plans, Medicare Advantage Plans, and Part D Prescription Drug Plans ...

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  10. U.S. Government To Extend Healthcare Nondiscrimination Law To Transgender PeopleRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Medical Daily

    ... like hearing loss. The proposed rule applies to doctors who participate in government healthcare programs like Medicare or Medicaid and to insurers who provide these and other government plans, such as those sold on the individual health insurance ...

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  11. Molina to spend $200 million on behavioral, mental health servicesRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Orange County Register

    ... with social services outside behavioral and mental health help. Molina offers coverage under the federally funded Medicare program and runs state-and federally-funded Medicaid coverage in several states. It also sells insurance on nine of the ...

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  12. Creating 'Common Wealth' Spawns Health and ProfitsRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | LiveScience

    ... a godsend for the uninsured, insurers and taxpayers. The company sets its prices to never exceed half the U.S. Medicare reimbursement rate for each procedure, an approach that, with widespread adoption, could save the nation billions. [ Why ...

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  13. Plan targets health care bias against transgender peopleRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    ... impact throughout the health care system because service providers who accept federal dollars would have to comply. Medicare and Medicaid are the cornerstone of hospital finances. That means transgender people could not be restricted from access to ...

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  14. UPDATE 1-U.S. govt to extend healthcare nondiscrimination law to transgender peopleRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Reuters

    ... like hearing loss. The proposed rule applies to doctors who participate in government healthcare programs like Medicare or Medicaid and to insurers who provide these and other government plans, such as those sold on the individual health insurance ...

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  15. Nebraska's Department of Health and Human Services and Medicaid reformRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | AEI

    ... fees for physician services in Nebraska's Medicaid program are higher, when measured as a percentA age of Medicare's rates, than in all but ten other states. Further, while program enrollment has surged nationwide and in Nebraska too, Nebraska's ...

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  16. What's Going On With Nuo Therapeutics?Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

    ... " were coming to the wound care market thanks to a new and aggressive change in policy proposed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In 2014, CMS instituted the process of essentially switching wound care reimbursement from the ...

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  17. When can we coerce others?Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Fairfield Ledger

    ... taxes go toward the salaries of government employees, infrastructure projects and programs like Social Security and Medicare, among others. If someone goes on welfare, the other taxpayers and I have to pick up the tab. Imagine I oppose subsidized ...

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  18. Obamacare Expands Rights for Transgender PatientsRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    ... final, it will apply to health insurance plans sold through federal- and state-run marketplaces, and to Medicaid, Medicare and the Children's Health Insurance Program. It will also apply to any doctor, hospital or clinic that accepts government ...

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  19. Psych-Appeal, Inc. and Zuckerman Spaeder LLP File Class-Action...Read the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Market Wire

    ... Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). "Aetna has unjustifiably categorized TMS as 'experimental and investigational' while Medicare and numerous commercial insurers routinely cover it," said Brian Hufford, partner at Zuckerman Spaeder, LLP. "By denying ...

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  20. MoreRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    ... in the state treated for each disease. Medical costs were estimated for all payers and separately for Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurers. Projected medical costs for all payers (2010 through 2020) were calculated using medical costs and ...

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