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Medicare statement on ALS speech-generating devices

21 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

A spokesman for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said last week that coverage rules relating to speech-generating devices are being reviewed but that no change or reinterpretation will reduce access for ALS patients who need them. Read full article >>

GOP Governor In Tough Re-election Bid Prepares To Implement Obamacare

On Thursday, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will announce that it has granted a waiver and reached agreement with the state to provide health care coverage to 281,000 low-income residents. The post GOP Governor In Tough Re-election Bid Prepares To Implement Obamacare appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Medicare Approval of DNA Colorectal Cancer Test Should Lead to Virtual Colonoscopy Coverage

The evidence standard that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) used to approve Medicare coverage of a stool DNA colorectal cancer (CRC) screening test, under a new joint approval process with the Food and Drug Administration, should be applied to CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) and other CRC screening exams. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: School officials lose $356M in special education funds

City public schools lost $356 million during the past three years in federal Medicaid payments for special education services because city and state officials failed to properly apply for reimbursement, the Daily News has learned.

Top Federal Health Official to Spokesperson While Obamacare Website Crashes: “Please delete this email…”

last weekNews : Reason

On October 5, 2013, just days after Obamacare’s exchanges officially—and disastrously—launched, Marilyn Tavenner, the head of he Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), sent an email o Julie Bataille, a spokesperson for CMS...Show More Summary

Self-Reported Health Information Predicts High-Need Medicaid Patients

Just three types of simple self-reported measures can predict which Medicaid-eligible adults are more likely to access intensive and costly health services over the next year, a new study in Health Services Research suggests.

CMS Launches Road to 10 Webcast Series

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a new webcast introducing the “Road to 10” tool. The webcast is available through link, or through the “Road to 10? link on the CMS website. This initial webcast covers the history of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) and the benefits of ICD-10. This is the first in […]

Historic Vote Brings Comprehensive Transgender Health Care to Oregon's Medicaid Program

The Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC), which is charged with overseeing the prioritized list of services in Oregon's Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan, voted today to approve the coverage of medically necessary health care...Show More Summary

Fed Government Removes Many Hospital Errors from Public Access

3 weeks agoHealth : Healthland

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services removed data about many serious hospital errors from public access earlier this month, preventing patients from thoroughly researching the malpractice rate of various hospitals

TX: TAPS Access Starts Call Center Service for Medicaid Transportation Services

In preparation for its upcoming expansion into Medicaid transportation services, the Texoma Area Paratransit System launched its TAPS Access call center in Sherman on Friday. TAPS Access will now be accepting calls to set up non-emergency medical transportation for eligible Medicaid recipients for when it starts the new service in September.

The Obamacare Miracle in Eastern Kentucky

Fatlip (Louisville LEO Newsblog): (There are) amazing new numbers from Kentucky's Department of Medicaid Services on what the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Medicaid has meant for the state. Right there in the heart of anti-Obama coal country, Kentucky saw it's most dramatic double-digit drops in the percentage of uninsured citizens. Show More Summary

U.S. gov’t: Here’s what went wrong with Healthcare.gov

The report is loud and clear in criticizing the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for its handling of the Healthcare.gov debacle.

Raw Medicare data singles out radiation oncology. That’s misleading.

This past April, just after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the highly-anticipated 2012 Medicare provider charge data, the New York Times published an article,”Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of Payout.” Continue reading... Your patients are rating you online: How to respond. Manage your online reputation: A social media guide. […]

2014 Medicare and Social Security Trustees' Reports

last monthHealth / Aging : Time Goes By

On Monday, the Medicare and Social Security Trustees released their annual report. Since it is 283 pages long, I'll give you the highlights as transmitted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) Media Center and NBC News. MEDICARE...

Quarter of Hawaii’s population now on Medicaid

MEDICAID: Of Hawaii’s 1.3 million people, some 320,000 qualify for the government health-care program. By Malia Zimmerman | Watchdog.org HONOLULU — New statistics released by the state Department of Human Services show about a quarter of Hawaii’s population relies on Medicaid. Show More Summary

MAC Transparency Legislation Gains Momentum

Today’s guest post comes from Todd Grover, President & CEO of ChainDrugStore.net and Co-Founder of Glass Box Analytics. Todd reviews the new Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) final rule regarding the disclosure and updating of Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) reimbursement limits. Show More Summary

drchrono is Now Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certified; Voted #1 Mobile EHR in Black Book Rankings 2014

drchrono has announced it has officially been certified for Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 2. The company enhanced the EHR platform with new features as part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services EHR Incentive Program, i.e. Meaningful Use. InfoGard Laboratories completed the platform certification review. Some of the new features within the platform which […]

Twelve Inexpensive Strategies for Saving on Medical Costs and Improving Your Family’s Health

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the average American incurs $9,807.50 in medical expenses each year. Let me repeat that: according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the average American incurs $9,807.50 in medical expenses each year. Show More Summary

Medicaid Home Care Cuts Are Unjust, Lawsuit Says

2 months agoHealth : NYT: Health

Lawyers contend that home services for the chronically ill and disabled people have been denied or slashed without proper notice.

In-depth primer on NC's Medicaid issues

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

You may want to bookmark this page: Q: How do you apply for benefits? How are those benefits delivered? People may apply online or in person through their county social service office. In addition, those who apply for Supplemental Security...Show More Summary

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