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2014-04-11 23:23:45

Groundbreaking model will provide comprehensive, person-centered health care for people with disabilities and seniors. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 The Community Care Alliance of Illinois (CCAI) today announced its entry into the Chicago area to provide comprehensive health care and wellness services to people with disabilities and seniors covered by Medicaid. CCAI is a nonprofit Managed Care Community Network. Voluntary enrollment for seniors and persons with disabilities under...

2014-04-11 12:23:39

COA Statement Details Why Medicare Data in Opposition of Administration's Intentions WASHINGTON, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Community Oncology Alliance (COA) has issued a statement on the release of physician-specific Medicare reimbursement claims data by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in which COA outlines serious concerns with the data. COA finds the data to be incomplete, biased, without context, and an unrepresentative sample of Medicare...

2014-04-11 11:29:18

New Dartmouth study in the journal BMJ offers roadmap for better risk adjustment The methodology Medicare uses to adjust the billions of dollars it pays health plans and hospitals to account for how sick their patients are is flawed and should be replaced, according to a new study by Dartmouth investigators published in the journal BMJ that weighed the performance of Medicare’s methodology against alternatives. The researchers from the Dartmouth Atlas Project compared Medicare’s...

2014-04-10 12:28:35

WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Medicare Advocacy Recovery Coalition (MARC) applauds the Congress for protecting Medicaid beneficiary rights with the recent passing of H.R. 4302, (SGR Doc Fix). Section 211 of this important legislation included a provision deferring until October 2016 the implementation of section 202(b) of the Murray-Ryan Budget Agreement, which negatively altered the balance of Medicaid secondary payer recoveries previously allowed by law....

2014-04-10 12:25:14

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Editors and designers for the Harvard Political Review - a top undergraduate journal on politics and public policy supported by Harvard's Institute of Politics - have released the FY 2013 Annual Report of the USA (ARUSA), a research tool offering an examination of the federal budget and challenges facing American taxation and spending policy. Highlights of the report - including a short video showcasing the study's authors and their...

2014-04-09 23:24:45

Nelco Benefits now offers Senior Solutions to help Senior Citizens afford a Medicare Supplement Plan that fits their needs. More information is available online at http://www.nelcobenefits.com/senior-supplemental. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Nelco Benefits is now offering new Senior Solutions that are designed to help Senior Citizens afford a Medicare Supplement Plan that best fits their needs and budget. Full details about Nelco Benefits’ Senior Solutions please visit...

2014-04-09 12:29:09

To address the burgeoning demands of Alzheimer’s disease that will affect generations, new policies will have to be adopted to acknowledge the complex and unique needs of people with dementia. The aging of the U.S. population has turned the prism to focus on the increasing number of families facing the challenge of providing care for people with dementia, said Julie P.W. Bynum, associate professor at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice.  Writing in the...

2014-04-09 08:28:39

Early Data Shows Greater Use of Specialty Medications in Exchange Plans vs. Commercial Health Plans ORLANDO, Fla., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first look at pharmacy trends in Public Health Insurance Exchange plans, use of specialty medications was greater among Exchange enrollees versus patients enrolled in a commercial health plan, according to new research presented today by Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080827/EXPRESSSCRIPTSLOGO "This is a...

2014-04-08 12:25:03

U-M team examines state-by-state navigation of the politics of health reform in JAMA article With the political divide over health care reform still strong going into this year's elections, a new analysis of state-level decisions shows signs of an emerging middle way toward reducing the ranks of the uninsured. The approach centers on efforts by governors and legislatures to get federal permission to customize Medicaid expansion in ways that satisfy political conservatives – while...

2014-04-08 08:32:15

MIDLOTHIAN, Va., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement written by Mark Hobraczk on behalf of PSI: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140224/DC70603LOGO In the Health Reform Update for the past week, the health insurance Marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) surpass their initial goal of seven million signing-up for private plans during the inaugural open enrollment period. Another 12 million have gained Medicaid or CHIP coverage...