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Holcomb asks feds to allow Medicaid work requirements

Gov. Eric Holcomb has submitted a finalized proposal allowing for changes to the state's Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 serving low-income Hoosiers. The Family and Social Services Administration announced Thursday that … Click to Continue...

Nursing home in pro-Trump Missouri town fears Obamacare repeal will force them to turn the elderly away

11 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

A nursing home in a small town over 100 miles away from St. Louis may soon be forced to turn residents away who can’t afford their services without Medicaid. According to St. Louis public radio, administrators at Monroe City Manor in the tiny Monroe City, Missouri are worried Republicans will...

Internal medicine physicians pleased with proposed rule to improve medicare payments

(American College of Physicians) The American College of Physicians (ACP) today noted they are pleased with the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Understanding CMS’s Surprising Reimbursement Cut for 340B Hospitals

Last Thursday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shocked everyone with a proposal altering a small part of the 340B Drug Pricing Program. CMS proposed reducing reimbursement for certain Medicare Part B drugs purchased by 340B-eligible hospitals: from Average Sales Price (ASP) plus 6% to ASP minus 22.5%. Show More Summary

Does Medicare/Medicaid incentive payment affect home hospice care in last week of life?

(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study has shown that the new Service Intensity Add-on (SIA) payment for in-person routine home hospice care during the last 7 days of life, which was added to Medicare/Medicaid coverage in 2016, could increase visits by registered nurses or social workers during a patient's last week of life.

The ‘Pro-Life’ movement is a joke and Trumpcare proves it

4 days agoNews : USAToday: News

There’s nothing more conservative in these United States than the services Medicaid provides for citizens with disabilities.        

White House pitches health bill to skeptical US governors

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma made their pitch Saturday morning during a closed-door meeting of the bipartisan National Governors Associat...

How Medicaid cuts could worsen health services in rural areas

Patient advocates say Republican bills to replace the federal health law would worsen rural areas’ financial straits through reductions in Medicaid funding. Such changes threaten the health of thousands of state residents, especially those in rural areas. Continue reading ? The post How Medicaid cuts could worsen health services in rural areas appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Paying to prep for end of life

The Washington Examiner had a nice little article on a small bipartisan bill for a Medicare payment tweak. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services would be authorized to pay a one time incentive of $75 for an advanced care directive or a living will to be filed by a Medicare member. A bipartisan bill […]

CMS approves Alaska health insurance exchange stabilization plan

(Reuters) - The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said on Tuesday it had approved Alaska's proposal to stabilize its state health insurance exchange by creating a program to cover claims by people with certain high cost conditions.

Tom Price's Health and Human Services Dept. forced to admit Obamacare is doing pretty well

Campaign Action This is inconvenient for the Trump administration. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, part of Tom Price's Department of Health and Human Services, mis out with its report on the health of the insurance markets...Show More Summary

For Millions, Life Without Medicaid Services Is No Option

2 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

Supplemental benefits for millions of recipients, many of them disabled, would be at risk under Republican proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Fox News Doctor: Do Medicaid Patients 'Need A Wheelchair Every Two Years? I Don't Think So'

Fox News' Medical A Team doctor Marc Siegel blasts Medicaid patients as opioid abusers who are milking the system by using covered services and refusing to work because Medicaid is so damn generous. This is what Trump meant by not wanting...Show More Summary

Let’s Cut the Crap: Trumpcare Cuts Medicaid Spending a Ton

Every tedious old argument in the world is being regurgitated lately in service of the final, desperate defense of the Republican health care bill. The latest hotness is the old “we’re not cutting, we’re just slowing the rate of growth” argument for Medicaid. So let’s make this easy. Here’s the basic chart of federal Medicaid […]

Kentucky editorial roundup

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ June 24 Richmond Register on more health plan options: As states and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) sort through plans submitted … Click to Continue »

Texas Medicaid cuts leave special needs kids without therapy

Some Texas children with special needs have lost critical services since the state implemented $350 million in Medicaid cuts to speech, occupational and physical therapy in December. Continue reading ? The post Texas Medicaid cuts leave special needs kids without therapy appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Dexcom G5 and Medicare: What’s Going On?

History On January 12, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a ruling indicating that the Dexcom G5 CGM was a therapeutic medical device and eligible for reimbursement as Durable Medical Equipment (DME). I published a blogpost on 1/15/17 discussing this ruling and I urge you to read it as background for what has been going […]

Ohio Bill Would Make It the Third State to Ban Abortions on Babies With Down Syndrome

Today, the Ohio Senate Health, Human Services and Medicaid Committee began hearings on Ohio Right to Life’s Down Syndrome Non-Discrimination Act (S.B. 164), legislation which would prohibit abortions from being formed for the sole reason of a Down syndrome diagnosis. Pro-life Senator Frank LaRose (R-Hudson), sponsor of the bill, testified on behalf of the legislation, […]

State settles Medicaid dispute for sliver of original demand

The New Mexico Human Services Department has settled with a former Las Cruces behavioral health provider for a sliver of the amount it originally demanded. More than four years ago, … Click to Continue »

Secretary Price Hosts Listening Session with Obamacare Victims

On Wednesday, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, M.D., hosted a listening session at the White House with Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Seema Verma to hear from individuals who are facing...Show More Summary

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