Navigation Links
HMS Urges Healthcare Reform Measures to Manage Costs, Target Resources, Fight Fraud
Date:6/24/2009

Cost Management Provider for Government Programs Outlines Ways to Lower Costs and Expand Health Coverage for More Americans

NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HMS, the nation's leader in cost management services for government health and human services programs, today released recommendations to Congress for reducing healthcare costs while expanding coverage under Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and other government programs.

"In an era of scarce resources and increasing public debt, it is critical for policymakers to identify ways to manage costs and target resources for sustainable healthcare expansion," says HMS CEO Bill Lucia. "With nearly 30 years of experience helping government healthcare programs on cost containment and program integrity initiatives, HMS has identified immediate steps that policymakers can take to achieve a healthcare system that works for providers, taxpayers, and Americans in need."

HMS's recommendations, outlined in the recent "Cost-Saving Solutions for Healthcare Reform" whitepaper, can be implemented quickly using existing programs and agencies, without imposing additional burdens on providers or taxpayers. These steps include:

  • Verifying that only eligible people are enrolled in government healthcare programs;
  • Ensuring that the government is the payor of last resort when people enrolled in Medicaid, CHIP, and other programs also have private insurance coverage; and
  • Providing state agencies additional authority and tools to fight fraud, waste, and abuse.

The whitepaper also presents case studies on the Massachusetts Commonwealth Connector and New Jersey Charity Care programs, which have successfully adopted many of HMS's approaches to effectively control costs and manage resources. "Cost-Saving Solutions for Healthcare Reform" is available online at http://www.hms.com.

About HMS (Nasdaq: HMSY)

HMS is the leader in coordination of benefits and program integrity services for government healthcare programs. The company's clients include health and human services programs in more than 40 states, 100 Medicaid managed care plans, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and Veterans Administration facilities. HMS helps ensure that healthcare claims are paid correctly and by the responsible party. As a result of the company's services, government healthcare programs recover over $1 billion annually, and avoid billions of dollars more in erroneous payments.


'/>"/>
SOURCE HMS
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Lung Cancer Alliance Hails Signing of Tobacco Control Legislation Into Law; Urges Action on Lung Cancer
2. Woman Whose Health Insurance Was Cancelled by Blue Cross/WellPoint After She Got Sick Urges Congress to Protect Innocent Patients
3. AMP urges inclusion of molecular diagnostic tests in comparative effectiveness research
4. Brain Injury Association of America Urges President Obama to Include Cognitive Rehabilitation for Returning Service Members as a Part of TRICARE Coverage
5. Founder of Snoring Isn't Sexy, LLC Urges All Dentists to Screen Their Patients for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea
6. MDS Nordion Urges Government of Canada to Complete MAPLE Project to Address Current Medical Isotope Supply Shortage
7. FDA Report Urges Tougher Acetaminophen Warning
8. MyOutcomes Urges Government Leaders to Employ Consumer-Driven Outcomes Management in Reforming Behavioral Health System
9. Planned Parenthood Urges Gov. Schwarzenegger to Rescind Harmful Budget Cuts to Womens Health Care
10. Americans United for Life Memo Urges Senators to Consider New Abortion Polling Data Showing Majorities of all Parties Oppose Judicial Activism, Support Abortion Regulations
11. Disability Activist Urges Obama to Escalate Stem Cell Research to End Paralysis For Millions of Americans
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 27, 2017 , ... It’s ... strength, which often leads to a host of health issues, including urinary incontinence. ... Geriatrics Society discovered that good overall muscle strength in older women, particularly ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... , ... February 27, 2017 , ... ... Shamanic Healing and Spiritual Awakening, is happy to announce her “Spring Rejuvenation ... and body, these individual customized retreats offer the winter-weary soul an excellent opportunity ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... , ... Elisa Guajardo Carothers is not your typical author. She went from working as a ... she writes about God, when she isn’t swimming as a performing mermaid. , Her book ... (Before Satan),” she offers a comedic look at the dysfunctions of God’s family, before Lucifer ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... February 26, 2017 , ... Miro is the ultimate smart ... video system brings songs, movies, TV shows and much more apps for user exploration. ... sound. An immersive view of 1280 x 720 provides crisp images with remarkable clarity ...
(Date:2/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... Sunshine Coast Health Centre (SCHC), one ... at https://www.sunshinecoasthealthcentre.ca/ , is proud to announce the addition of a registered ... Centre's commitment to innovation in drug rehab and alcohol treatment strategies beyond a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/24/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global ... report to their offering. ... The Global Wireless Health Market is poised to ... to reach approximately $330.5 billion by 2025. This industry ... segments on global as well as regional levels presented in the ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... , Feb. 24, 2017 Research and Markets ... & Trends - Industry Forecast to 2025" report to their offering. ... The Global Empty Capsules ... the next decade to reach approximately $2.9 billion by 2025. ... the given segments on global as well as regional levels presented in ...
(Date:2/24/2017)... 24, 2017 Research and Markets has announced the ... 2016" report to their offering. ... The latest research Dry eye Drugs Price Analysis and Strategies ... eye market. The research answers the following questions: ... their clinical attributes? How are they positioned in the Global Dry eye ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: