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Yes, ObamaCare is a Government Takeover of Health Insurance and Care

Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner is always a good read: In 2014, according to new data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published in the journal Health Affairs, “[h]ealth care spending sponsored by the federal government is projected to have risen by 10.1 percent.” This was the year that Obamacare added millions […]

Former ObamaCare Executive Now Works for Insurance Company Lobbying Group

Marilynn Tavenner, former chief of Medicare and Medicaid services in the Obama administration, is now a lobbyist for health insurance companies.

Medicaid Enrollment Surge Causes Concern About State Budgets

Lawmakers warn that the price of expanding could mean less money for other state services

Medicaid Officials Work To Find A Formula For 'Medically Complex' Kids

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. TAMPA, Florida — Five-year-old Lakota Lockhart talks about Batman nonstop. Show More Summary

Medicaid Officials Work To Find A Formula For 'Medically Complex' Kids

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. TAMPA, Florida — Five-year-old Lakota Lockhart talks about Batman nonstop. Show More Summary

Turn, Turn, Turn - from Colubia/ HCA Executive, to Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources, to Director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to America's Healt Insurance Plans (AHIP)

Marilyn Tavenner's career continues to revolve, er, evolve.Columbia/ HCAMarilyn Tavenner worked for Columbia / HCA, now HCA, although details of her job there are sketchy. Apparently she worked there for a long time, according to a 2015...Show More Summary

CMS Office of Minority Health Releases Updated Index of Marketplace, Medicare and Medicaid Resources in Multiple Languages

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH) has released an updated Index of CMS Resources by Language [PDF 2.9MB]. This resource provides English and non-English speakers access to information about the Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare and Medicaid in 19 different languages. Show More Summary

Statement from AMGA on the Nomination of Andy Slavitt as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) supports the nomination of Andy Slavitt as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Legislators Introduce EACH Woman Act to Force Insurers to Fund Abortion Services

The Hyde Amendment, introduced in 1976, is a pro-life piece of legislation that bans abortion coverage under Medicaid. While it is heralded by...

CMS, AMA Partner to Help Providers Get Ready For ICD-10

With less than three months remaining until the ICD-10 transition, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are announcing efforts to continue to help physicians get ready ahead of the October 1 deadline. In response to requests from the provider community, CMS is releasing additional guidance that will allow... Read More

Medicaid for Services Update

Two weeks ago, I wrote about Medicaid - A Path to Housing & Services. In the previous blog, I explain how California is asking the federal government for permission to use Medicaid funds contributed by Uncle Sam to pay for rental assistance for the most medically fragile and vulnerable people facing homelessness. Show More Summary

Not Expanding Medicaid Can Cost Local Taxpayers

last monthNews : Huffington Post

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily reporting and analysis on trends in state policy. DALLAS — Dallas County property owners...Show More Summary

Independence at Home Program at Penn Medicine Part of National Demonstration That Saved More than $25 Million in its First Year

House calls, a long-running option dating back to the early days of medicine, can be used in a new way to improve geriatric care and lower costs, says a report issued last week from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)...

Medicaid - A Path to Housing & Services

"I am too old and sick to be back out there on the streets. It kind of takes a toll on a person." These words, spoken to Kaiser Health News by a gentleman once facing homelessness and now in supportive housing, say it all. That's why...Show More Summary

The privatization of NC Medicaid begins

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

And Ralph Hise is leading the charge: Sen. Ralph Hise detailed plans that would move Medicaid away from the state Department of Health and Human Services and to a newly created Health Benefits Authority. The HBA, according to Hise, would...Show More Summary

AMGA Submits Comments on Proposals to Modify Meaningful Use from 2015 through 2017

Yesterday, the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) making recommendations on the proposed rule to modify Meaningful Use in 2015 through 2017.

CMS Issues National Coverage Decision for Pacemakers Dangerous To Patients

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : Dr. Wes

Who needs the Independent Payment Advisory Board to limit indicated care for patients when you have the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)? Today I learned that CMS has issued a National Coverage Decision (NCD) for pacemakers...Show More Summary

The price of healthcare in North Carolina

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

When it comes to North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), few words written are more damning than these... The need to catch up with nearly two years worth of Medicaid expenses runs counter to the state Health and Human Services department’s narrative that it has cleaned up longstanding problems in Medicaid.

New CMS Policy To Provide Entrepreneurs Access Medicare Data

Today at sixth annual Health Datapalooza, the acting Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator, Andy Slavitt, announced a new policy that for the first time will allow innovators and entrepreneurs to access CMS data, such as Medicare claims. As part of the Administration’s commitment to use of data and information to drive transformation of... Read More

CMS Seeks Input on Proposed Out-of-Pocket Comparison Tool

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is developing an Out-of-Pocket (OOP) Cost Comparison Tool to help consumers make more informed choices about their health insurance coverage and help them pick a plan that will best meet their needs. The proposed tool will allow shoppers in the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces (FFMs) to see estimates of...

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