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Medicaid cuts leave patients in a lurch

In the U.S. the state governments are finding themselves in a tight corner with finances being scarce. This has led to the state government to seek for further Medicaid cuts. The physician across the country feel that these cuts would result in dire consequences for patient care. To add to the woes the Texas House of Representatives has cut off $3 billion from the Medicaid program, and this als...

Homecare Association Highlights Cost-Effectiveness of Medicare and Medicaid

The American Association for Homecare announced that it disagreed with several provisions of the President's 2007 budget proposal. Among them the provision to compel the transfer of ownership of oxygen equipment to the beneficiary after on e year and the suspension of home// health reimbursement are being opposed by the Association. ..Commenting on their stand, Tom Ryan, Chairman of the American...

Misplaced Priorities in Medicaid Dispensation

Olympia: Its Audit time and things are coming under the microscope. Coughing up for health care for the needy, cost the exchequer a whopping sum and while they struggled // to make the amount, taxpayers at Washington were paying up for frivolous operations like a sex change, penile implants and breast lift up jobs, to suit people’s fancy. ..Auditor Brian Sonntag, found many fishy areas in the...

Bush Administration to Exempt Medicaid Recipients on Proof of Citizenship

The White House has declared on Thursday that it would exempt the millions of vulnerable Medicaid recipients from the new law which requires them to give proof of their citizenship// by showing passports, birth certificates or other documents. ..This move was mainly seen as an attempt to pre-empt a ruling by a federal judge who is scheduled to hold a hearing on Friday on a lawsuit challenging th...

Few Medicaid Kids with Asthma Get Recommended Flu Shot

Researchers at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital say many children with asthma – who are at an increased// risk for influenza-related complications – aren’t getting immunized against the flu, even when they visit their doctor during flu season. ....In this month’s issue of the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, the researchers report that among unvaccinated chil...

Medicaid Security Riddled with Flaws

Medicare and Medicaid computer security is riddled with serious flaws according to federal investigators which could lead to improper disclosure of medical information//. ..The New York Times reported that the computer network contained sensitive financial data on beneficiaries connecting the databank of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to many organizations, like banks, hospitals,...

Lowest Spending growth in US Medicaid

A new survey showed that the total spending on Medicaid has shown its slowest pace of growth in 10 years which was a reflection of a better economy// that has held down new enrollments, cost-containment efforts as well as a new federal Medicare drug benefit, according to a new survey. ..Medicaid is the state-federal health care program for the poor. It has shown a growth of 2.8 percent in fiscal...

New Medicaid Rule For New Borns

A child born in the United States to "an illegal alien mother is not a deemed newborn" a new federal regulation has ruled , requiring that undocumented mothers of new// borns must apply for Medicaid. ....Under previous policies, insurance during the first year was automatic for all babies whose mothers received emergency Medicaid coverage for the delivery . Doctors feel that the new rule could...

Medicaid Data Analysis

An analysis of Medicaid data released today from five states indicates that psychiatric and substance abuse services may be missing their mark if they are limited to community settings, such as community clinics and therapists offices. ......Although most intervention policies for co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders are community-based, a significant number of people with co-occur...
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