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House Committee Approves Amendment Eliminating Cost-Sharing for Medicaid Preventive Services

Partnership for Prevention Led Coalition Backing Amendment WASHINGTON, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Energy and Commerce Committee on Friday unanimously approved an amendment to health reform legislation that would prohibit cost-sharing to Medicaid patients f...

ER Visits Mostly by Medicare, Medicaid Recipients

But government study also shows uninsured accounted for almost 1 out of 5 ER patients FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 50 million, or 42 percent, of the 120 million visits made in 2006 to U.S. hospital emergency departments were billed to the Medicaid and Medicare pro...

Eliminate Cost-Sharing for Medicaid Preventive Services, Partnership Urges House Committee

WASHINGTON July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Partnership for Prevention today urged the House Energy and Commerce Committee to prohibit cost-sharing to Medicaid patients for recommended clinical preventive services. Partnership President Robert J. Gould praised an amendmen...

New Lewin Report Shows Need for National Medicaid Out-of-Network Claims Policy

WASHINGTON, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lewin Group today released a new report assessing the financial impact and administrative burden that out-of-network claims pose in Medicaid managed care. The authors of the report recommend a federally mandated payment standard for ...

Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation QIO Uses Milliman Care Guidelines(R) for Medicare, Medicaid Reviews

SEATTLE, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation, one of the nation's leading Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), has signed a five-year licensing agreement with Milliman Care Guidelines, LLC, A Milliman Company, to use the Care Guidelines for Medicare utilization ...

WellPoint State Sponsored Business Launches New Program with Arcadia HealthCare to Help Improve Medication Safety, Efficacy and Compliance for Medicaid Members

- One of the nation's largest Medicaid managed care organizations to implement DailyMed(TM) to high-risk Medicaid members in five states. - The aim of the DailyMed(TM) program is to help to reduce healthcare costs by reducing chronic medication costs and decrease hospitalizations. INDIAN...

Health Care Finance to Implement District's First Medicaid 'Patient Data Hub' Using MedPlus Technology

Health Information Exchange for Medicaid Beneficiaries, Powered by MedPlus Centergy(TM) Solutions, will Connect Physicians, Hospitals and Clinics to Accelerate Access to Patient Information and Better Health Outcomes WASHINGTON, and MADISON, N.J., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Departme...

MHPA, Leading Association Representing Medicaid Health Plans, Issues Statement on Proposed California SCHIP Elimination

WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicaid Health Plans of America (MHPA) Executive Director Thomas L. Johnson issued the following statement regarding the proposed elimination of California's State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), called "Healthy Families": "The ...

Oregon Department of Human Services Selects APS Healthcare to Manage Expanded Statewide Medicaid Program

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- APS Healthcare, a leading provider of specialty healthcare solutions, has been selected by the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), Division of Medical Assistance Programs, to manage its statewide Medicaid disease and medical care management progr...

HMS Adds Over One Million Lives in New Medicaid Managed Care Contracts

NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HMS today announced that it had been awarded contracts with six additional Medicaid managed care plans, adding over one million lives to the company's portfolio. HMS will be providing one or more of its core services -- including third party recovery and ...

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Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute and Inverness Medical Innovations to Develop Commercial Test to Detect Early Alzheimer's Disease

...ences Institute. In 2005, the cost to Medicare for care of beneficiaries with AD and other dementias was $91 billion and the cost to state and federal medicaid for nursing home care for people with AD and other dementias was $21 billion. Dementia currently afflicts over 29 million people worldwide, and the an...

Midwest Research Institute Launches Clinical Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory

... accreditations include: Certificate of Registration from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & medicaid Services (CMS) regulated through the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) Accreditation from the College of American Pathologists...

Edifecs, CAQH and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Will Examine CORE Phase II Testing Outcomes and Lessons Learned at HIMSS09 Interoperability Showcase

...E. Participating health plans cover more than 130 million lives or more than 75 percent of the commercially insured plus Medicare and state-based medicaid beneficiaries. Over 35 health plans, large provider groups and health IT products are Phase I CORE-certified and committed to Phase II certification. ...

Observational Study Finds Changes in Medicare Reimbursement for Erythropoiesis-Stimulating Agents Associated With Increased Need for Blood Transfusion

... Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology on Saturday, December 6th at 9:00 a.m. PST. In July 2007, the Centers for Medicare and medicaid Services (CMS) issued coverage limitations, in the form of a National Coverage Determination (NCD), for the use of ESAs in anemic cancer patients rece...

News Media Advisory: World's Leading Surgical Oncologists to Gather at McLaren Regional Medical Center to Present Latest Work on Breast, Gastrointestinal Cancer Treatments

...cal Center in Pontiac. Visiting Nurse Services of Michigan, an award winning home health provider, and McLaren Health Plan, a top rated commercial and medicaid HMO are also a part of the system. To find out more about how we're changing the future of health care, visit http://www.mclaren.org . ...

Surgeon General's 'Call to Action' to Prevent DVT/PE Praised by NATT as Turning Point

...d entering into a cooperative agreement with NATT to educate patients, the public and healthcare professionals. In August, The Center for Medicare and medicaid Services issued final regulations that recognizes DVT/PE as Hospital Acquired Conditions for patients undergoing hip/knee replacement surgery because,...

Theranostics Health Receives Green Light to Perform Clinical Testing

... quality standards for the accuracy, reliability, and timeliness of patient laboratory test results. The Federal Government's Centers for Medicare and medicaid Services (CMS), under the umbrella of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is responsible for management of the CLIA program. According ...

Are PET Scans Beneficial During Cancer Diagnosis, Staging and Monitoring?

... MRIs," said Freedman. "So their use is being researched to discover if and how much they may improve patient outcomes." The Center for Medicare and medicaid Services is one agency currently studying how PET scans might change oncology treatment decisions and improve patient outcomes. The agency currently a...

Four Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Address a Variety of Treatment Targets - Amyloid, Tau, Synapse Formation

...tion, delaying the onset and slowing the progression of Alzheimer's in the next five years could generate billions of dollars annually in Medicare and medicaid savings for nursing home care alone," Gandy said. Dr. Gandy is Mount Sinai Professor of Alzheimer's Disease Research, Professor of Neurology and Psy...

Amarin Proceeding to Phase 3 With AMR101 for Hypertriglyceridemia

...ossible domestic and foreign legislation or regulatory action affecting, among other things, pharmaceutical pricing and reimbursement, including under medicaid and Medicare in the United States, and involuntary approval of prescription medicines for over-the-counter use; Amarin's ability to protect its patent...
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Dr Works™

Features:... real-time format Electronic claims filing capabilities for Medicare and private insurance carriers Electronic remittance capabilities, Medicare and medicaid HL7 interface capabilities Superbill generator, creates Superbills for the practice ...
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Seniors

... Senior and Elder care planning and management agency in Denver Colorado. ... Seniors Inc Services. Help Line. Elder Care Planning. Medicare & medicaid Counseling ... What every couple should know about Senior Care. Featured article ... Senior Link:Our Supporters:Our Volunteers:Donations:Conta...

Infant

...sumption. The first preparations for the feeding of infants were produced commercially in 1867 by Justus von Liebig. Today, most infant ... medicaid on infant health, and results from previous studies are inconclusive. ... Thus, better infant ... infant health. ... Shop for Disney Infant...

Circumcision

..., will the child need a circumcision later on? ... Circumcision is Battery ... Circumcision in India. Arizona Joins Growing Movement Against medicaid Circumcisions ... Related Pages on Male & Female Circumcision ... Organization dedicated to educating the public about the risks and repercu...

Child Health

... children and youth. ... Children of Immigrants: Health , Adjustment, and Public ... - Table ... Health Coverage of Children : The Role of medicaid and SCHIP ... View all Children's Health Headlines from the Kaiser Daily Reports ... Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry with spe...

Aging

...ES CITIZENS TO REPORT ABUSE AND NEGLECT OF OLDER ... Links to HHS topics on Aging ... Administration on Aging (AOA) Centers for Medicare & medicaid Services (CMS) National Institute on Aging (NIH) ... Alex Comfort - studied and popularized the biology of aging , while promoting life extensi...

Acute Care

...olutions, Eclipsys helps healthcare organizations integrate ... Eclipsys Sunrise Acute Care Receives CCHIT Certification " ... Distribution of medicaid Spending by Service - Acute Care - Table ... Acute care services include inpatient, physician, lab, X-ray, outpatient, clinic, ... Acute ...
Medicaid in Biological News

Plastic and reconstructive surgery -- in brief

... The Numbers: According to ASPS statistics, $12.4 billion was spent on elective cosmetic procedures in 2007. In 2007, the Centers for Medicare and medicaid Services estimated that health care spending in the US reached $2.2 trillionand is projected to exceed $4 trillion by 2017. Medicine Cabinet Main...

FCSO Selects Burgess as Exclusive Pricing Solution for New Medicare Contract

...nized as an industry leader in Medicare reimbursement solutions, to support a new Medicare contract awarded recently by the Centers for Medicare & medicaid Services (CMS). Under this new contract, FCSO will resolve reimbursement disputes beginning Jan. 1, 2009 between health care providers and organi...

Medicare coding for maggots and maggot therapy

...dical Association (AMA), in collaboration with the Centers for Medicare and medicaid Services (CMS) have just issued reimbursement coding guidelines for medicin...nonexcisional debridement. To further clarify, the Centers for Medicare and medicaid Services Transmittal 5, dated November 19, 2004, included maggot therapy as...

American Society for Microbiology honors Vickie S. Baselski

...es, HIV diagnosis, and HIV prognosis. For the past five years, Dr. Baselski has represented ASM at the Open Door Forum at the Centers for Medicare and medicaid Services to discuss reimbursement levels for new Current Procedural Technology (CPT) codes. Her outstanding performance secured a place for ASM at sub...

NASA scientist James Hansen to speak at July 11 conference on 'Rejuvenating Public Sector Science'

...Professor of Ecology and Agricultural Sciences, Cornell University Gail Wilensky, Senior Fellow, Project Hope; former chief, Center for Medicare and medicaid Services ...

Endobronchial valve significantly improves emphysema

...ed up to a year following insertion. Endobronchial valve data must be presented to the Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Medicare and medicaid Services before the treatment becomes widely available to emphysema patients. Currently, the treatment is limited to those who took part in the clinic...
Medicaid in Biological Technology

Sanofi-aventis U.S. Announces Settlement of Medicaid 'Best Price' Investigation

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., May 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sanofi-aventis U.S. announced today a civil settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts to resolve a Medicaid " best price" investigation involving one of its predecessor comp...

APS Healthcare and Thomson Reuters to Manage New York State's Medicaid Clinical Best Practices Review Program

Health Analytics and Utilization Review Services to Improve Safety and Quality of Care WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- APS Healthcare, a leading provider of specialty healthcare solutions, and Thomson Reuters, a global business information company, have been selected by the New Y...

Maryland Approves Medicaid Reimbursement for ActiPatch(R)

Other States May Soon Follow FREDERICK, Md., April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Maryland Medicaid has approved medical necessity product reimbursement for ActiPatch(TM) for kidney-compromised patients. BioElectronics Corporation, (Pink Sheets: BIEL), is the maker of ActiPatch, a re...

New York Medicaid Program Establishes Coverage for Trofile(TM)

Approximately 80% of U.S. HIV/AIDS Patients Live in States Now Providing Medicaid Coverage for Trofile SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monogram Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGRM ) today announced that New York Medicaid has established cov...

STAAR Surgical's Collamer(R) IOL Designated as a New Technology Intraocular Lens by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

MONROVIA, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced that the Afinity Collamer(R) Aspheric foldable intraocular lens (IOL) Model CQ2015A has been d...

AstraZeneca Response to February 21, 2008 Ruling In Re: Alabama Medicaid Pharmaceutical AWP Litigation - cv2005-219 - Circuit Court of Montgomery, Alabama

WILMINGTON, Del., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca believes this lawsuit is legally and factually unfounded and we intend to appeal to the Alabama Supreme Court, if the trial court does not reject the jury's verdict. The case was based on the misleading premise that the Alabama St...

Change in Medicare and Medicaid Legislation Creates Market for Antimicrobial Coatings In the U.S.

- Kline Report on Smart Coatings Cites Immediate Opportunities in Antimicrobial Coatings, Cool Paint, and Smart Glass - LITTLE FALLS, N.J., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent announcement by Medicare and Medicaid that they will no longer reimburse expenses related to most hospital-a...

UniCare Unveils Community Resource Center in Topeka to Serve Medicaid Enrollees

Center Will Provide UniCare's HealthWave Members with Valuable Local Resources TOPEKA, Kan., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- UniCare Health Plan of Kansas, Inc. today announced the opening of its first Community Resource Center (CRC) in Topeka, Kansas. With many of Kans...

State picks long-time vendor for $189m Medicaid information system

Madison, Wis. EDS , a provider of health-care and business technology, announced a seven-year contract with the state of Wisconsin to install a new Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS). The new system is expected to be live in 2007. The deal, first announced in November, contracts E...

NeurogesX Reports Second Quarter 2009 Results

...ith certain U.S. pre-commercialization activities for Qutenza during the second quarter of 2009, including a meeting with the Centers for Medicare and medicaid Services (CMS) to discuss U.S. reimbursement. The Company is also evaluating metrics to help size its own U.S. specialty sales force, and remains in a...
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