Overall, the review raises questions about whether the system is allowing homes to pay for poor quality services that may be harming residents, investigators said, and recommended that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services tie payments to homes’ abilities to meet basic requirements for care. The report also recommended that the agency strengthen its regulations and ramp up its oversight. The report did not name individual homes and did not estimate the number of patients who had been mistreated, but instead looked at the overall number of stays in which problems arose.
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Bill aims to reduce hospital re
“This innovative RPM technology has the ability to revolutionize patient care and dramatically reduce the amount of money Medicare spends on hospital readmissions each year,” said Thune. “Not only could this technology reduce costs and improve health outcomes, but it also offers patients the individual freedom to stay in their homes, reducing costs associated with nursing homes and long-term care facilities. I’m pleased to have worked with many industry stakeholders in developing this legislation over the past few years, and I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to move this legislation through Congress.”
Why today's seniors object to the dissolution of Medicare
Privatization / corporatization of health care in the U.S. is the reason why our health care is prohibitively expensive, and can boast of only mediocre outcomes, at best. Nowhere else in the industrial world do citizens find themselves going bankrupt over medical care, and most industrial countries achieve substantially better health outcomes, and at lower cost, than we do. All Mr. Ryan’s plan will do is perpetuate our current dysfunctional system, with CEOs of health insurance companies being paid 7-figure salaries while nameless clerks deny coverage and the people they ostensibly “serve” find themselves having to choose between paying for food, or the mortgage, or clothing on the one hand, and paying off that hospital or doctor bill on the other, knowing that the “non-profit” hospital or physician may well take them to court if they choose to eat rather than pay for medical care.
Medicare Secondary Payer Act Compliance
There are no simple answers when complying with the Medicare Secondary Payer Act in your workers’ compensation, no-fault/automobile or liability claim. In any of these cases where future medical care and treatment is closed out, it is important to consider and protect Medicare’s future interests—do not forget about conditional payments too! Failure to address these issues at the time of settlement may result in Medicare considering the entire settlement null and void, regardless of what “Medicare savings” language you use.
Medicaid News: Minn. Effort To Expand Program Praised
California Healthline: Access Denied? Implications Of Medi-Cal Pay Cut In 2014, about 1.5 million adults in California are expected to gain access to Medi-Cal under the Affordable Care Act. However, insurance coverage could be all they get, as some observers say there might not be enough doctors willing to treat them. The fiscal year 2013-2014 budget proposal that Gov. Jerry Brown (D) released this month could be read as contradictory. On one hand, he makes it clear that California will pursue a full expansion of Medi-Cal, offering coverage to individuals with incomes up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level. At the same time, however, the governor’s budget plan also counts on $488.4 million in savings from a 10 percent cut to Medi-Cal reimbursements. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program. State officials maintain that the provider pay cut should not hurt access to care during the expansion, but others fear the reduction could be implemented at the worst possible time (Wayt, 1/30).
PoliGraph: DFL falsely links state lawmakers to Medicare
The flier states that Wiener “will be just another Republican vote against closing the Medicare prescription drug donut hole.” The DFL is referring to a kink in the Medicare Part D program, which covers drug benefits for seniors. Once Medicare beneficiaries reach a certain coverage threshold, they have to pay for their prescriptions until they reach the catastrophic coverage threshold.
Broker Agent Service Analyst
Positions in this function provide sales support and administrative services to non-employee sales producers such as broker agents, field marketing organizations, and independent contract agents. Ensures proper completion of contracts, marketing agreements, and documentation of sales targets. May administer programs and monitoring to ensure compliance with external agent credentialing and training requirements. Acts as internal liaison and customer service resource for external producers relative to enrollment and policy questions, systems issues, and coordination of materials fulfillment. As one aspect of broader support role, may manage administrative aspects of commission payments such as routine tracking, reporting, and troubleshooting issues relative to missing or disputed payments. (Jobs focused on agent incentive design belong in human capital, and jobs focused primarily on payment decisions and non-routine sales analysis/reporting belong in Finance.)
Minnesota Medicaid, Medicare fraught with overspending
The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform found that the state used an accounting trick in order to leverage federal reimbursement of state Medicaid spending as far back as 2010: “The state was intentionally lowering the rates paid to the managed care companies for plans outside the Medicaid program and increasing the rates within the Medicaid managed care program,” a House staff report reads.