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  1. HHS awards $3 million to Illinois to improve health careRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Bureau County Republican

    ... funds will support states in integrating and coordinating the many elements of health care – including Medicaid, Medicare, public health and private health care delivery systems – to the benefit of patients, businesses and taxpayers ...


  2. High infection rates plague four Jacksonville-area hospitalsRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Florida Times-Union

    ... care. UF Health Jacksonville is a teaching hospital that, according to its website, is one of the state's largest Medicaid providers. "We do not believe the measures accurately reflect the overall service our organization provides," he said. "Many ...


  3. Health Net Federal Services Receives Full URAC Health Utilization...Read the original story

    18 hrs ago | Customer Interaction Solutions

    ... group, individual, Medicare (including the Medicare prescription drug benefit commonly referred to as "Part D"), Medicaid, U.S. Department of Defense, including TRICARE, and Veterans Affairs programs. Health Net also offers behavioral health, ...


  4. Changing Landscape Heralds Transition for TransforMEDRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | American Academy of Family Physicians

    ... June 2012, TransforMED was awarded a $20.75M Health Care Innovation Challenge Grant by CMS' Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation. The project focuses is on supporting care coordination among PCMHs, specialty practices and hospitals. ...


  5. Nonprofit Hospitals Seize Low-Income Patients' WagesRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago |

    An investigation reveals the ongoing struggles of people too poor to afford health insurance but no poor enough to qualify for Medicaid Many hospitals in the U.S. receive tax breaks in exchange for the community service of providing care to those who cannot afford to pay. But hospitals in at least five states employ aggressive debt collectors to garnish the wages of low-income patients with unpaid debts, a ProPublica/NPR investigation Hospitals in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Alabama and Missouri pass debts along to for-profit collection agencies.


  6. How to Prepare Your Hospital or Medical Practice for a Meaningful Use AuditRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | JD Supra

    For the past several years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has incentivized hospitals and eligible professionals to adopt and make "meaningful use" of certified electronic health records technology through the Medicare and Medicaid Meaningful Use programs. Since the inception of these programs, over $16.6 billion in Medicare incentive payments and $8.6 billion in Medicaid incentive payments have been made to hospitals and eligible professionals.


  7. Total Cost of Care Data Released by MN Community MeasurementRead the original story

    19 hrs ago | Minnesota Medical Association Online

    ... Blue Shield of Minnesota, HealthPartners, Medica and PreferredOne; it does not include data on care provided to Medicaid or Medicare patients. Clinics were only included in the analysis if they had a minimum of 600 commercial patients aggregated ...


  8. Patient groups urge HHS to define 'discrimination'Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Hill

    ... hamper sick patients in their effort to procure care and drug coverage. "We call on [the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services] and others to begin to enforce the ACA non-discrimination provisions and to issue regulations that further define ...


  9. Want to win in 2016? Talk long-term careRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Hill

    ... the notion that expanding access to long-term care are only Democratic Party issues, Kasich has both expanded Medicaid and rebalanced his state's spending to go more towards home and community-based services, rather than nursing homes. He handily ...


  10. Reducing emergency surgery cuts health care costsRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

    ... with standardized information on inpatient cost and charge as reported by hospitals to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid. When compared to elective surgery, emergency surgery was 30 percent more expensive for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, 17 ...


  11. What would a combined Tufts Medical Center and BMC look like? Here's a breakdown.Read the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Business Journal

    ... pulations, with Tufts serving twice as many commercial payers in 2013 than BMC, and BMC seeing almost double Tufts' Medicaid patients, who are largely low-income.


  12. Report: NC Medicaid expansion would create thousands of jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

    Expanding the federal Medicaid program in North Carolina would create 43,314 jobs in the state by 2020, including more than 4,000 jobs in Mecklenburg County, according to a The study was conducted by researchers at the George Washington University and funded by the Cone Health Foundation in Greensboro and the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem. The hospital industry backs Medicaid expansion because it would result in hospital reimbursements for medical services provided to poor people who can't afford insurance and can't pay for hospital visits.


  13. Vermont governor abandons single-payer health care over 'enormous' costsRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Business Journal

    ... this state. Basically, single payer is another way to say government-run health insurance. Think the Medicare and Medicaid model for everyone, instead of just the elderly, disabled and people with low-income. "These are tax rates that I cannot ...


  14. Hospitals are not physician officesRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Hill

    ... physician offices. Patients treated in a hospital outpatient department are about four times more likely to be on Medicaid, self-pay or in need of charity care. They have more severe chronic conditions, including congestive heart failure, ...


  15. Vermont Bids Farewell to Single-Payer SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Independent Women's Forum

    ... on painting a rosy fantasy that he would bring back a single-payer plan. "[Medicare] took 31 years to become law. Medicaid took 50 years to pass; Social Security took 25 years," he said in a statement. "Our time will come." James Haslam of the ...


  16. Lawmakers Urge HHS to Shorten 2015 EHR Reporting PeriodRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Health Data Management

    ... (R-N.C.), the letter points out that a final rule published on Sept. 4 by HHS and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services offered flexibility in attesting for Stage 2 during the short period of time remaining in the 2014 calendar and fiscal ...


  17. Health Highlights: Dec. 19, 2014Read the original story

    22 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    ... for not prescribing medications electronically, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has also told about 200 hospitals they will have their Medicare payments cut by one percent next year for missing a ...


  18. Are Online Physician Ratings Any Good?Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | US News & World Report

    ... addictive drugs. In an open letter to Marilyn Tavenner, the administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, two senators expressed their concern that Medicare's use of patient satisfaction ratings may be unintentionally encouraging ...


  19. WellCare Donates $2,500 To Kansas City's Metro Lutheran Ministry's Food PantriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PRWeb

    ... Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind, ...


  20. Still waiting for HIP 2.0Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 |

    Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he isn't as concerned that his proposed expansion of the Healthy Indiana Plan receives federal approval on his original timeline of Jan. 1 - as long as it is eventually approved in its original format. The Pence administration submitted its request to the U.S. Health and Human Services Administration in July, asking to use federal dollars to implement HIP 2.0, as it is more commonly called, as the state's expansion of Medicaid - which is called for under the Affordable Care Act.