With the rising cost of health care, Medicaid Filing Services, LLC, Clearwater, FL, helps seniors to qualify for the Medicaid coverage they need. Their focus is on long-term care and crisis Medicaid planning, helping clients to determine their eligibility and receive benefits. Show More Summary
Americans pay a lot for health care. The latest information from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS, shows that around $6,815 per person is spent on various forms of health care, including hospital stays, physician care, skilled nursing, prescription drugs, and a host of other areas. Show More Summary
Shares of private insurers spiked weeks prior to an April 1 announcement that The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) planned to put $8 billion into the private-sector Medicare Advantage program, according to a report in The Washington Post. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) On April 1 of this year, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a decision to increase funding to the private-sector Medicare Advantage program by $8 billion. In the days before this announcement, there was a surge of trading in the stock of Humana and other private health insurers. Show More Summary
The Obama administration can't do anything about the sequester cuts to cancer treatment for Medicare patients, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reiterated to Congress. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius...Show More Summary
In 2010 the Obama Department of Health and Human Services predicted in their Actuarial Report that 55.1 million Americans would be enrolled in Medicaid in 2013. Here’s how that prediction worked out… A record 72,600,000 were enrolled in Medicaid for … Continue reading ?
(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court will not disturb a lower court ruling that blocks Indiana’s effort to strip Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood because the organization performs abortions among its medical services. The justicesShow More Summary
Getty Images By MANDI WOODRUFF When the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services went public with the first-ever comprehensive data on disparities in hospital billing last week, we knew it would be a game-changer. First of all, the differences are massive. Show More Summary
Today’s EHR and HIT news includes an update from Axion Health on their HIPAA compliant web based services, personnel news from MDI Achieve and news from SA Ignite of the first successful Meaningful Use attestation to the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program with Wisconsin physicians using their MU Assistant. Axion Health’s HIPAA and NIST-Compliance Provides Customers [...]
The Obama administration’s strategy of enticing more primary-care doctors to treat the poor by raising Medicaid reimbursement rates is off to a slow start. Only a handful of states, including Maryland, have begun paying doctors at the higher rates, which average a 73 percent increase nationally. Show More Summary
Medicare's governing body, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS), has made strides to cut healthcare spending by establishing accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs are groups of medical practitioners who coordinate treatment options for their patients.
Got questions or comments about the McCrory Administration’s plan to privatize much of the state’s Medicaid system? Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos and Medicaid Director Carol Steckel will hold two public hearings today...Show More Summary
The vote was 91 to 7 for Marilyn B. Tavenner, acting leader of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services since December 2011.
Just this evening, the Senate voted to confirm Marilyn Tavenner as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Of the many appointed positions in the federal government, this one doesn’t sound exciting. And it isn’t. But it is important. Show More Summary
Moments ago, the Senate did something it has not done in nearly a decade: It confirmed a leader for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Obama nominee Marilyn Tavenner received a 91 to 7 vote on the Senate floor … Continue reading ?
In the following video segment, health-care analyst David Williamson discusses the biggest news of the week: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released hospital pricing data for the first time, and public outrage ensued....Show More Summary
In keeping with the fine tradition of the McCrory administration, Aldona Wos looks citizens in the eye and lies through her teeth. Thank goodness North Carolina Health News was on the scene. Secretary of Health and Human Services Aldona...Show More Summary
Remember last February when we discussed Steve Brill's illuminating (and infuriating) results of his investigation into hospital pricing? Now, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (which administers Medicare and Medicaid) for the first time ever, has released data...
Steve Brill’s piece on healthcare costs in America is getting results: Acting on the suggestion of her top data crunchers at the department’s Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Sebelius will release a data file that shows the list — or “chargemaster” — prices by all hospitals across the U.S. for the 100 most […]
The US government is giving a whole new meaning to the term “price discovery”. Today, the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services released a trove of seemingly basic data to the public for the first time: the prices American hospitals charge Medicare for the 100 most common inpatient procedures.