COVID-19 and Medicaid

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7/6/2021 Many Louisiana residents may need to renew Medicaid benefits as COVID-19 emergency winds down Many Louisiana residents may need to renew Medicaid benefits as COVID-19 emergency winds down 6th July 2021 ¬∑ 0 Comments By Philip Kiefer The Lens Louisiana residents who are enrolled in Medicaid may begin receiving letters from the Louisiana Department of Health informing them that their coverage will end when the federal public health emergency declaration for COVID-19 is lifted. These ‚Aupreclosure‚Au letters are among the first public ...
6/29/2021 Groups Urge Changes as Tennessee Seeks Long-Term Care Funds U.S. News & World Report ... COVID-19 relief law, Tennessee is eligible to receive a $157 million increase in its federal matching Medicaid funds for long-term care services.Groups like the Tennessee Disability Coalition and Tennessee Coalition for Better Aging argue these extra funds can be used as an opportunity to improve caregiver pay and provide better services.‚AuIt is not acceptable to be ranked 49th among all the other states on how we ...
6/23/2021 94% of Nursing Homes Face Staffing Shortages ... of respondents indicated that their workforce situation has worsened compared to 2020, largely due to higher turnover associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Facilities are actively trying to hire across the board, including registered nurses ... a strong workforce. This begins with addressing chronic underfunding of Medicaid for nursing homes, which currently only covers 70 to 80% of the cost of care.‚AuParkinson pointed to the Care For Our Seniors ...
6/21/2021 Garland ISD offering free immunizations for qualified students through July ... for the 2021-22 school year. The district offers the vaccines for those who:Do not have insurance Are underinsured Have Medicaid Are Native American or Alaska Natives The remaining immunization clinic dates for incoming kindergarten ... Meningococcal (Menactra, MCV4) The district also recommends the following immunizations:COVID-19, for appropriate ages. Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis (TdaP) for students in grades 8-12 Human Papillomavirus (HPV) The state permits some exemptions to the immunization ...
6/14/2021 Editorial: Florida is among the last holdouts against expanding Medicaid. Why? It starts with an O | Op Eds | ArcaMax Publishing ... Medicaid because that would mean accepting federal money associated with the Obama administration and its Affordable Care Act.A financial sweetener offered by the Biden administration this spring as part of the COVID-19 relief package would defray the cost to the state for two years, but the Legislature wouldn't even consider the idea.Lawmakers don't put their callous inaction that plainly, of course. With furrowed brows, they talk of ...
6/13/2021 Florida is among the last holdouts against expanding Medicaid. Why? It starts with an O | Editorial ... Medicaid because that would mean accepting federal money associated with the Obama administration and its Affordable Care Act.A financial sweetener offered by the Biden administration this spring as part of the COVID-19 relief package would defray the cost to the state for two years, but the Legislature wouldn't even consider the idea.Lawmakers don't put their callous inaction that plainly, of course. With furrowed brows, they talk of ...
6/11/2021 Gov. Cox names Utah's first chief innovation officer ... Medicaid. He joined the agency‚Aos executive leadership team in 2017. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Saunders was appointed as chief deputy, and in August 2020, he was appointed as interim executive director. In that role, he served in the leadership of the state‚Aos Unified Command. He was installed as executive director, a role that garnered unanimous Senate approval, in February 2021. Prior to his service in ...
5/31/2021 Enrollment in American Rescue Plan health insurance ... 2021-05-30For those who are uninsured or even if you have a plan, Dr. McIver of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said the marketplace presents a great opportunity for you to see what type ... equity and improving health outcomes. As we continue to battle COVID-19, she says it is more important than ever that folks have access to affordable health care. The special enrollment period runs through Aug ...
5/30/2021 How area members of Congress voted last week ... COVID-19 Origin Act (S. 1867), to require the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information relating to the origin of COVID√¢‚C¨‚Au19.There were no key votes in the House this week. Senate votesRUNNING MEDICARE AND MEDICAID: The Senate has confirmed the nomination of Chiquita Brooks-LaSure to be the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services at the Health and Human Services Department. Brooks ...
5/26/2021 Bon Secours to display new mobile medical unit in Greenville Co. ... Matt Caldwell, market president with Bon Secours St. Francis.The Mobile Medical Unit will give patients onsite access to the COVID-19 vaccine and preventive care ‚Ai including screenings for diabetes, heart disease, and other ... Mobile Medical Unit will accept most insurance plans and HMOs, Medicaid, and offer a sliding fee scale for those who qualify. No one will be turned away due to an inability to pay for care ...
5/26/2021 Worldwide Home Healthcare Industry to 2026 – Increasing Demand For Preventive Healthcare Devices Presents Opportunities – ResearchAndMarkets.com | Financial Buzz ... vital driver for the market. Home services are more cost-effective than hospital care, increasing their preference under Medicare and Medicaid. Governments in several countries are encouraging the use of home healthcare for patients suffering ... of the total patient population. With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sales of home healthcare devices reported a boost with the increase in the severity of COVID-19 infections. Patients preferred to ...
5/20/2021 Looking to boost profits, some dentists push unnecessary procedures | News & Features | ArcaMax Publishing ... Medicaid ‚Ai have figured out ways to boost their bottom lines. They push products and procedures a patient doesn‚Aot need or recommend higher-cost treatment plans when less expensive options might accomplish the same thing.The pressure is more intense now since the COVID-19 pandemic cut traffic into dentists‚Ao offices. But while most dentists are ethical, the practice of going with more profitable procedures, materials or appliances ...
5/19/2021 Our view: State should create database on nursing homes ... inspections, complaints and results.The past year has been tough on nursing homes and their residents. During the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19 infection was a huge challenge. Many residents and staff members contracted the novel ... Senior Services. About 500 of those facilities participate in federal Medicaid and/or Medicare programs. Residents and family members of those in the homes rely on a system of inspections ‚Ai many triggered by complaints ...
5/18/2021 Connecticut's largest employers are targeting a fall return to the office as the coronavirus pandemic subsides, but some workers may never come back full time ... COVID-19 vaccination. But doctors say teens and young adults should still get the shot Family fraud: Third family member charged with stealing from Medicaid, Chief State‚Aos Attorney says Campaigns for and against $135 million Farmington High School project blaze as Thursday vote draws near Orlando Sentinel Events Calendar Police continue investigating apparent murder-suicide at Windsor Locks home Advertisement Advertisement Business Hartford companies say they will reopen offices ...
5/17/2021 Medicaid, CHIP Mental Healthcare Access Nosedives During COVID-19 Patient Engagement HIT Patient Care Access News Medicaid, CHIP Mental Healthcare Access Nosedives During COVID-19 Mental healthcare access plummeted during COVID-19 among Medicaid and CHIP beneficiaries, with 26 million fewer mental health services than 2019. Source: CMSByMay 17, 2021 - Millions of Medicaid and Children‚Aos Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries have forgone primary, preventive, and mental healthcare access during the COVID-19 public emergency, according to new CMS data ...
5/14/2021 Connecticut nursing home workers postpone planned strikes Chron ... COVID-19 briefing with reporters Thursday afternoon that his administration had reached a ‚Aubasic agreement‚Au with the nursing home operators and the union. While the state is not a party to the talks, it plays a crucial role because it provides the bulk of nursing home revenues through Medicaid payments.‚AuIt‚Aos a good deal. It‚Aos a good deal for the front-line nurses, the biggest increase they ...
5/14/2021 A Look at Bills Passed by the Missouri Legislature in 2021 U.S. News & World Report ... wrapped up its 2021 session Friday by passing a bill granting legal protections to businesses and health care providers from COVID-19 liability lawsuits. May 14, 2021, at 9:11 p.m. Share MoreJEFFERSON CITY, Mo ... among other things. But it doesn't include money to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income adults as approved by voters last year. HB 1 - HB 13BOARDING SCHOOLSRequires unlicensed children's residential care centers to ...
5/14/2021 A look at bills passed by the Missouri Legislature in 2021 ... boosts funding for public schools, universities, hospitals and nursing homes, among other things. But it doesn't include money to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income adults as approved by voters last year. HB 1 - HB ... the local governing body. Prohibits cities and counties from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations to use transportation systems or public accommodations. SB 271DRUG DATABASEAuthorizes a statewide database to provide physicians and pharmacists with a ...
5/14/2021 A look at bills passed by the Missouri Legislature in 2021 ... boosts funding for public schools, universities, hospitals and nursing homes, among other things. But it doesn't include money to expand Medicaid coverage to low-income adults as approved by voters last year. HB 1 - HB ... the local governing body. Prohibits cities and counties from requiring COVID-19 vaccinations to use transportation systems or public accommodations. SB 271 DRUG DATABASE Authorizes a statewide database to provide physicians and pharmacists with a ...
5/14/2021 CMS issues guidance on COVID-19 relief funds for state Medicaid programs Becker's Hospital Review CMS issues guidance on COVID-19 relief funds for state Medicaid programs Morgan Haefner -CMS issued guidance May 13 outlining how states can use funding from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 for Medicaid programs.Three things to know: 1. The guidance concerns funds that can be used to improve Medicaid beneficiaries' access to home and community-based services, or HCBS, outside of nursing homes and other facilities.2 ...
5/14/2021 CMS: Educate, vaccinate and be ready to prove it McKnight's Long Term Care News Print Evan ShulmanNursing home operators must be ready to prove they provided education and offered both residents and staff the COVID-19 vaccine once enforcement of a new interim rule begins next month.Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials discussed the new rule, how the agency will assess compliance and its enforcement strategy during a Thursday call with nursing home stakeholders.The rule, which was released Tuesday , requires long ...
5/14/2021 The Weekender (5/14/21) ... COVID-19 passed in the American Rescue Plan, and attacking Medicaid expansion. Less than 24 hours after eking out a win, Youngkin was immediately endorsed by Donald Trump . Youngkin reacted to the endorsement with pride, saying he was ‚Au totally honored ‚Au to receive the former president‚Aos endorsement. New Jersey: While the civil war in the New Jersey Republican primary for governor wages on, a new poll showed that ...
5/14/2021 Missouri Minute: Cities relax mask rules after new CDC guidance; legislators hit home stretch ... Medicaid eligibility to an estimated 275,000 Missourians. The move goes against a constitutional amendment approved by voters last year, and it follows Missouri lawmakers‚Ao refusal to provide funding for Medicaid expansion in the fiscal year that starts July 1. The issue now looks to be headed for a court battle. In more long-awaited news, federal health officials have released new guidelines regarding COVID-19 precautions. The Centers for ...
5/14/2021 State announces partnership with health plans to improve COVID-19 vaccine equity (05/14/21) May 14, 2021 State announces partnership with health plans to improve COVID-19 vaccine equity Partnership will leverage existing work to expand access to vaccines for those most impacted by COVID-19The State of ... Nathan Chomilo, COVID-19 vaccine equity director for MDH and Medicaid medical director for DHS. ‚AuOur Minnesota health plans have found unique ways to support their members‚Ao and communities‚Ao health and this partnership ...
5/14/2021 State Plans to Improve COVID-19 Vaccine Equity The State of Minnesota is partnering with Minnesota health plans to improve COVID-19 vaccine equity and access. Starting next week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) will ... Nathan Chomilo, COVID-19 vaccine equity director for MDH and Medicaid medical director for DHS. ‚AuOur Minnesota health plans have found unique ways to support their members‚Ao and communities‚Ao health and this partnership ...