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2013-03-28 13:28:05

Trend is especially prevalent in Florida and Texas Effective health screening and preventive care is known to reduce health care costs and improve health outcomes, yet new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) shows that restrictive Medicaid policies are associated with patients delaying needed medical care due to cost. States and counties with the most restrictive Medicaid eligibility criteria (where individuals must be far below the federal poverty level to qualify for...

2013-03-27 16:27:36

THCA Says Strong Across The Board Support for Protecting Seniors' Nursing Home Care Warrants Attention From Legislature AUSTIN, Texas, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Noting a recent poll of Texas voters conducted by Baselice & Associates for the Texas Health Care Association (THCA) finds 72% of voters who share Tea Party views "all or most of the time" agree seniors' Medicaid-financed nursing home care should be funded at the level state health care officials say is...

2013-03-11 12:25:19

Legislature Urged to Focus More on Adequacy of Texas Seniors' State Medicaid Rates, Not Just Issues Surrounding 'Medicaid Expansion' AUSTIN, Texas, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A newly completed survey of Texas nursing homes finds the series of state and federal funding cuts to seniors' skilled nursing facility (SNF) care is creating a dangerous strain on facilities' ability to care for growing numbers of older, more medically complex patients. Following the $58...

2013-03-07 12:27:29

Covered California Board Approves Program to Develop Coverage Options for those who Lose Medi-Cal Eligibility SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Covered California announced today it is seeking federal approval for even more affordable health care for hundreds of thousands of low-income Californians. The so-called Bridge Plans will ease the transition for families who go in and out of eligibility for Medi-Cal, by enabling them to purchase standard benefit plans...

2013-03-05 12:29:33

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Facebook, Fenwick & West and the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County announced their renewed commitment to affordable healthcare clinics. Attorneys from Facebook and Fenwick join the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County each month to donate their time advising low-income seniors and disabled adults how to qualify for affordable healthcare coverage. The clinic particularly serves individuals and families whose income...

2013-03-04 16:25:40

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) has received the Champion for Children Award for its commitment in helping children get health coverage. In a ceremony today in Sacramento, IEHP will accept the award from the California Coverage and Health Initiatives (CCHI), a statewide outreach and enrollment network. Each year, CCHI presents the award to organizations and individuals who help children enroll in health coverage programs,...

2013-02-28 16:28:17

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) announced today that its subsidiary, California Health and Wellness Plan, has been notified by the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) of its intent to award a contract to serve Medicaid beneficiaries in 18 counties, pending regulatory approval. Under the contract, California Health and Wellness Plan will serve members under the state's Medi-Cal Managed Care Rural Expansion program. The expansion...

2013-02-28 16:28:14

Senate Bill 26 would Ensure Medical Care for Thousands of Illinoisans, bring money into the state Infographic for Twitter: What Medicaid Expansion Really Means For Illinois: http://bit.ly/VaOrEG #ill #twill #Medicaid SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For thousands of hard-working, financially struggling Illinoisans who cannot afford health insurance, help may be on the way through legislation to expand the federal Medicaid program, at no cost to the state. The...

2013-02-26 16:27:08

DETROIT, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian Health Plan earned a grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center to support the Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns initiative. Meridian will partner with Allegiance Health in Jackson, Michigan to implement the initiative which aims to reduce preterm births and improve health outcomes for newborns and pregnant women. Meridian is one of 27 awardees announced on February 15, 2013. "We are...

2013-02-21 08:33:09

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fall-out continues as a result of the competitive bid program instituted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Durable Medical Equipment companies from across New York have aligned in their effort to Protect Medicare Beneficiaries. The plunging reimbursement rates set by Medicare for Durable Medical Equipment (DME) illustrates why its system for the purchasing of home medical equipment is clearly a flawed one, expected to produce...