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1/10/2022 Private insurers to pay for eight rapid tests a month, Biden administration says The Washington Post ... to COVID-19 tests for millions of people,‚Au Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, administrator of HHS‚Aos Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, said in a statement.Experts consider the diagnostics, also known as antigen tests, to ... said Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health ‚Ai even in the face of new research that suggests that they might be less effective at identifying illness caused by the omicron ...
12/15/2021 Ticker: COVID pushes US health tab to $4T; Smash and grabs targeted by task force Boston Herald ... Medicaid programs facing a potential wave of uninsured people in a public health crisis.Smash-and-grabs targeted by task forceConnecticut has formed a task force charged with combating the growing problem of organized robberies at brick-and-mortar retailers, Gov. Ned Lamont and Attorney General William Tong announced Wednesday.The national issue involves smash-and-grab thefts in which large quantities of relatively inexpensive goods are stolen and ...
12/9/2021 The Medical Coding News in November ... Medicaid Services (CMS) has revised its policies in these areas.CMS reviews and updates its MLN publications every 12-18 months, and in November 2021 the federal agency updated the following:Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility Fact SheetCMS deleted the section on IDTFs and COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE).Ordering External Breast Prostheses and Supplies Fact SheetThere have been many coding updates to this policy since CMS first published ...
12/6/2021 Big Pharma Hunts Down Dissenting Doctors ... Posted on 12/06/2021 1:10:26 PM PST by ransomnoteWe‚Aore now in a situation where asking valid questions about public health measures are equated to acts of domestic terrorism. It‚Aos unbelievable, yet here ... stiff fines.At the same time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (‚AuCMS‚Au) at the Department of Health and Human Services (‚AuDHHS‚Au) implemented a requirement that forced health care workers at facilities participating ...
10/13/2021 Physician groups warn nearly 10% in Medicare cuts could stall shift to value-based care, force staff cuts | FierceHealthcare FierceHealthcare ... a briefing on Tuesday sponsored by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA), which represents specialty medical groups.‚AuOn heels of public health emergency to be dealt this blow it does feel a little bit like ... financial shortfalls caused by the pandemic.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services also proposed to reduce the physician fee schedule conversion factor by 3.75%, but that increase is expected to go away after this year ...
10/7/2021 United States: The End Of The COVID-19 PHE And Medicaid Continuous Coverage: Health Equity Implications - Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP Editor's Note: In a new Expert Perspective-prepared for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Health and Value Strategies program-Manatt Health highlights the urgent need for states to retain coverage gains for Medicaid-eligible individuals at the end of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and to ensure that coverage retention efforts include an equity focus. To that end, the Expert Perspective, summarized below, concludes with recommendations for ...
10/6/2021 Healthcare Whistleblowing Versus Medicare And Medicaid Whistleblowing - EXPLAINED PRSync Healthcare Whistleblowing Versus Medicare And Medicaid Whistleblowing - EXPLAINED [Brown LLC] Submitted by [fightforyourrights] . Many state and federal laws prohibit companies from retaliating against their employees who have come forward and reported certain practices within the organizations that are possibly threatening public health and safety, or violating the law. There are certain other laws as well, prohibiting retaliation against employees who have filed complaints against their own working conditions, including unprotected ...
10/6/2021 Healthcare Whistleblowing Versus Medicare And Medicaid Whistleblowing - EXPLAINED Healthcare Whistleblowing Versus Medicare And Medicaid Whistleblowing - EXPLAINED [Brown LLC] Whistleblower Law Firm,Class Actions and Injury La Many state and federal laws prohibit companies from retaliating against their employees who have come forward and reported certain practices within the organizations that are possibly threatening public health and safety, or violating the law. There are certain other laws as well, prohibiting retaliation against employees who have filed complaints against their ...
10/6/2021 How the Debt Ceiling Not Being Raised Could Affect You Newsweek ... public health system, which has enabled this country to react to a global pandemic, would be unable to adequately function," it said. Joe Biden Says Dems May Sidestep Filibuster, in New Clash With Joe Manchin Read more Joe Biden Says Dems May Sidestep Filibuster, in New Clash With Joe ManchinHealth coverage would also be adversely affected. With more than 60 million people on Medicare, 75 million enrolled in Medicaid ...
10/6/2021 In California, where new Black moms are far more likely to die, a law aims to reduce that racial disparity ... aimed at reducing the disparity.The law, among other things, creates a new committee within the state‚Aos Department of Public Health to review maternal deaths throughout California by interviewing family members and doctors as ... after pregnancy instead of for two months. The state‚Aos Medicaid program, a government-funded health insurance plan for the poor, will also now pay for doulas ‚Ai trained professionals who support mothers before, during ...
10/5/2021 New California law aims to reduce deaths among Black moms Modern Healthcare ... new law aimed at reducing the disparity. The law, among other things, creates a new committee within the Department of Public Health to review maternal deaths throughout the state by interviewing family members and doctors ... year after pregnancy instead of for two months. The state's Medicaid program, a government-funded health insurance plan for the poor, will also now pay for doulas ‚Ai trained professionals who support mothers before, during ...
10/5/2021 To poke or not to poke… ... federal workers and contractors to get vaccinated with no testing alternative, the plan calls for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to issue a rule mandating that health care workers in most health ... believe vaccination is a duty to preserve both individual and public health. For some workers, even the testing concession will reek of government overreach and an infringement on individual freedoms. But what of the individual ...
10/5/2021 Q&A: Community Mental Health Asso. director discusses his opposition to bills on behavioral and physical health integration ... Medicaid managed care for behavioral health is run by 10 public health plans that are actually formed and governed by the CMHCs (Community Mental Health Centers). They‚Aore quasi-governmental because they‚Aore formed by the CMHCs. They‚Aore bound by the insurance code and actually bound by the mental health code. So, those Senate Bills actually moved all that $3.5 billion from the hands of those public plans into ...
10/5/2021 Also in the News for Tuesday, Oct. 5 McKnight's Long Term Care News Louisiana operator plans legal battle to get facilities licenses, Medicaid contracts restored ‚A¶ Catholic Health Association backs COVID vaccinations, says few bishops granting religious exemptions ‚A¶ Ensign Group adds more SNFs ‚A¶ West Virginia wraps up booster clinics for long-term care facilities ‚A¶ Facilities with low COVID staff vax rates avoid state fines ‚A¶ AHCA backs data initiative to better track COVID-19, other future public health threats Louisiana ...
10/5/2021 Oregon Lawmakers, Health Authority Weigh In On Health Care's Future Oregon Lawmakers, Health Authority Weigh In On Health Care‚Aos Future By: Medicaid puzzle.jpgOregon health care stands at a crossroads.COVID-19 has laid bare inequities and shortcomings in Oregon‚Aos health care and behavioral health systems, including a workforce crisis and public health problems that hit marginalized communities harder than others.Meanwhile, Oregon Health Authority officials are in the midst of preparing the state‚Aos next five-year ...
10/5/2021 Behrend Speaker Series to feature former FDA commissioner ... previously worked as deputy FDA commissioner for medical and scientific affairs and as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. His Nov. 11 talk at Behrend begins at 7:30 p.m. in McGarvey Commons ... AuScott Gottlieb is one of the nation‚Aos most influential public health experts, and his experience and perspective are important at this point in the pandemic.‚Au The Speaker Series is designed to spark conversation ...
10/5/2021 New California law aims to reduce deaths among Black moms ... aims to reduce deaths among Black moms The law, among other things, creates a new committee within the Department of Public Health to review maternal deaths throughout the state by interviewing family members and doctors ... after pregnancy instead of for two months. The state‚Aos Medicaid program, a government-funded health insurance plan for the poor, will also now pay for doulas ‚Ai trained professionals who support mothers before, during ...
10/4/2021 Rubio, Capito, Colleagues Urge Biden Administration to Establish National Strategy to Prevent Alzheimer's and Dementia-Related Diseases US Senate ... public health crisis that is expanding, with a projected increase to nearly 14 million people in the U.S. with the disease by 2050. In 2021, Alzheimer's and other dementias will cost the nation $355 billion, including $239 billion in Medicare and Medicaid payments combined. Unless we prevent, slow or adequately treat this disease, in 2050, Alzheimer's is projected to cost more than $1.1 trillion (in 2021 dollars) ‚Ai a three ...
10/4/2021 Vaccine mandates: What's the latest? ... Medicaid funding are also subject to the mandate."The only way we're going to get this pandemic behind us is if enough people get the vaccine," said C√°rdenas.In Los Angeles County, certain indoor venues including bars, lounges, nightclubs and wineries will require employees and patrons to show proof of vaccination starting Oct. 7.Dr. Andrea A. Kim, chief epidemiologist at LA County's Public Health Department, joined McRae to ...
10/4/2021 New California law aims to reduce deaths among Black moms - WBOC TV ... new law aimed at reducing the disparity.The law, among other things, creates a new committee within the Department of Public Health to review maternal deaths throughout the state by interviewing family members and doctors ... pregnancy instead of for two months. The state's Medicaid program, a government-funded health insurance plan for the poor, will also now pay for doulas ‚Ai trained professionals who support mothers before, during ...
10/4/2021 'Momnibus' bill, aimed at reducing deaths among Black mothers, signed into law | WACH ... new law aimed at reducing the disparity.The law, among other things, creates a new committee within the Department of Public Health to review maternal deaths throughout the state by interviewing family members and doctors ... year after pregnancy instead of for two months. The state's Medicaid program, a government-funded health insurance plan for the poor, will also now pay for doulas ‚Ai trained professionals who support mothers before, during ...
10/1/2021 Stop the Mandates Rally Friday, Oct. 1 ... Medicaid or Medicare funding to mandate vaccines for members of their staff, with no testing option. These mandates are outright violations of Americans‚Ao civil liberties. Public health should always be balanced with individual freedom. This unnecessary federal mandate must be met with full-throated opposition from all freedom-loving Americans. It is wrong to force people to choose between feeding their families and following their consciences on this issue ...
9/30/2021 300,000 petition signatures delivered to Senate for the protection of abortion rights under federal law ... public health insurance programs, including Medicaid, Medicare, and the Children‚Aos Health Insurance Program, as well as insurance plans for federal employees. Further, abortion care must be available at federal, and federally supported, health care facilities to individuals eligible for services at such facilities. Additionally, the bill prohibits federal, state, or local governments from restricting coverage for abortion care available through private health insurance plans. The Women‚Aos Health Protection ...
9/30/2021 Viewpoints: Texas Must Close Medicaid Coverage Gap; A Glimpse Into Texas Abortion Care After SB 8 | Kaiser Health News Kaiser Health News Editorial writers tackle these public health issues.Houston Chronicle: My Ingrown Nail And The Medicaid Gap - Essential Workers Deserve Health Care, Too It feels like sticking my foot into a hot hornet‚Aos nest. Right on time, the pain shoots up my entire leg, making it hard to walk. Each agonizing step is a reminder of a minor health issue that should have been easily remedied all those years ago ...
9/29/2021 What You Need to Know if You Want to Increase Your Revenue by Becoming a Telehealth Provider Physicians Weekly During the COVID-19 public health emergency, the federal government has encouraged healthcare providers to use telehealth to see patients via virtual appointments. Of course, potential uses of telehealth, which includes video visits, phone calls ... purchasing a video solution. - Understand reimbursement and licensing basics. Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial plans all have different reimbursement policies for telemedicine services, so it‚Aos important to find out about relevant federal and state regulations ...