Posts Tagged: Medicaid

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) House passes multiple Medicaid bills. E&C, December 11, 2018.  The House of Representatives passed the Improving Medicaid Programs and Opportunities for Eligible Beneficiaries (IMPROVE) Act. 2) ACOs object to proposed the Medicare rules. The Washington Post,… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Former psychologist, wife sentenced to prison for Medicaid fraud. Wyoming Tribune Eagle, December 5 2018.  The couple was sentenced to 37 months in prison. 2) Medicare improperly paid $34 to medical equipment suppliers: OIG. Fierce Healthcare,… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Healthcare.gov breach compromised applicants’ financial, immigration data. The Washington Times, November 10, 2018.  The hack back in October compromised the personal information of people who applied for healthcare coverage under the Affordable Care Act. 2)… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Drugmakers may have to disclose prices of medicine in television ads. The Washington Post, October 15, 2018.  In an effort to reduce drug spending a proposed Trump administration rule would require drug companies to disclose… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Senate easily passes sweeping opioids legislation, sending to President Trump. The Washington Post, October 3, 2018.  The Senate passed the final version of an opioid bill last week. 2) CMS Says Revisions Will Bring Healthcare… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) AmerisourceBergen to pay $625 million in U.S. civil fraud settlement. Reuters, October 1, 2018.  One of the largest drug wholesalers, AmerisourceBergen, to resolve fraud charges over the sale of syringes, double billing and kick backs… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Obama Praises Medicare For All Idea As He Begins Campaigning For The Midterms.  Politico, September 7, 2018.  Obama gives his support for Medicare For All. 2) UnitedHealthCare wins challenge of 2014 Medicare Advantage overpayment rule. Modern Healthcare,… Read the rest »

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) To lower drug costs, CMS wants Medicare Part D plans to loosen formularies. STAT News, August 30, 2018.  In an effort to lower drug costs the Trump administration is allowing Medicare Part D plans to… Read the rest »