"… spring. GAO auditors will target efforts by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which runs the senior care program, to ensure the privatel …"
"… . Graber, a physician and president of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. “Patients don’t have any idea how they are being coded.” Gra …"
"… rs favor allowing undocumented residents to either enroll in the state’s Medicaid program or buy private insurance. State Rep. Ricardo Lara, D-Long Beach, s …"
"… income undocumented California residents access to Medi-Cal, the state’s Medicaid program, and create a dedicated insurance exchange for others who earn mor …"
"… years to come. Wendell Potter is the author of Deadly Spin: An Insurance Company Insider Speaks Out on How Corporate PR is Killing Health Care and …"
"… e, the Human Rights Campaign, which supports gay rights, complained to the Federal Communications Commission that the unsolicited text messages were costing cell phone users money, si …"
"… ly in a negative light. An ad sponsored by Jeremy Oden, a Republican candidate seeking re-election to Alabama’s Public Service Commission, promises tha …"
"… p the EPA overreach.” Another, sponsored by Texas Attorney General candidate Ken Paxton attacked his Republican primary opponent Dan Branch for lo …"
"… lobbying on behalf of unions that “backed Obama.” Overall, Republican candidates, and groups supporting Republicans, were responsible for sponsoring 90 pe …"
"… l. “It may be kind of beside the point to argue whether a gubernatorial candidate is close to Obama,” he said. ‘’It’s not beside the point to argue …"
"… uck drivers, security guards or groundskeepers. Several states, including Massachusetts and Illinois, have passed laws in recent years strengthening employer liab …"
"… id. Legislation isn’t necessary to promote gun safety, said Don Turner, Nevada Firearms Coalition president. “As a responsible gun owner, we have the …"
"… d. State prevention measures Prevention specialists in New Hampshire and Nevada are looking at firearm suicides and working with gun stores and ranges to …"
"… rearm suicides and working with gun stores and ranges to decrease deaths. Nevada had a high rate of suicide by firearm, 9.83 per 100,000 residents, or 268 …"
"… than three times as many firearm suicides as firearm homicides happened in Nevada in 2012, data shows. The Nevada Office of Suicide Prevention has coordina …"
"… not only has created the severe shortage of primary care physicians in the United States, but it has also contributed to soaring health care costs, especially for …"
"… or Consumer Freedom, nor has it been a client of Richard Berman,” a club spokeswoman said in a prepared statement. However, on Jan. 25 and 26, at the American …"
"… to be present at the gathering or whether she was compensated, Kennel Club spokeswoman Hillary Prim sent an email message saying the organization would not be ma …"
"… some plans than others. Holly J. Cassano, a medical coding consultant in Florida, said that the government’s decision to make the billing data public was …"
"… shion. …"
"… n American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, or MALDEF, and Appleseed, a Texas public-interest law group. Appleseed has researched dangers faced by Mexic …"
"… plaint argues that the ordinance — one of a number being contemplated in Texas — is discriminatory and violates the Fair Housing Act and the Civil Righ …"
"… that international health experts say is factually unfounded, as the Texas Observer reported. The United Nations Children’s Fund reports tha …"
"… eld and looked like a refinery. "It [was] almost reminiscent of a Houston, Texas, kind of scene," she said. 'Drop in the bucket' Amelia Pare, a plastic s …"
"… options. Those options include asking for an immigration hearing before a judge rather than being deported immediately. Deportations of non-Mexican or Can …"
"… d sexual assault in years, and that coordination between campuses and area law enforcement agencies was weak. …"
"… in favor of young children benefitting from counsel in immigration court. Lawyers said the suit—one of the plaintiffs is originally from Mexico—was …"
"… Advantage and introduced risk scores in 2003 as a way to encourage private insurance companies to jump into the senior care market. The program now insures som …"
"… this year. The plans, many of them run by some of the nation’s largest insurance companies, are popular because they often provide extra benefits, such as …"
"… ut the scores crept back up in 2011. Critics argue that even as the health insurance industry lobbies Congress to stave off further rate cuts, it remains overp …"
"… xpress fear of being returned. A 2011 report by Appleseed, a Texas-based public-interest law group, also documented cases of Mexican kids rel …"
"… omplete data that would facilitate oversight” of the fast-growing health insurance plans. His comments came in testimony prepared for a Wednesday hearing of …"
"… e” Medicare. But Medicare Advantage plans, which are often run by large insurance companies and accept a set monthly fee from the government for each patien …"
"… y” and “difficulties with access to information” held by the private insurance companies. He wrote that fraud investigators have no central place to acce …"
"… ernment. Congress created Medicare Advantage in 2003 to encourage private insurance companies to jump into the senior care market without hesitation. Since th …"
"… while reviewing their applications for tax-exempt status. …"
"… are deeply invested in keeping Medicare Advantage alive and thriving. The health insurance industry’s main trade group, America’s health insurance Plans, or AHIP …"
"… Low end care A generation ago, putting elderly people into privately-run health insurance plans, the forerunners of Medicare Advantage, was a tough sell. It didn’ …"
"… hly premiums average about $35. Other terms The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services: Referred to as CMS, this federal agency oversees Medicare and Me …"
"… id Services: Referred to as CMS, this federal agency oversees Medicare and Medicaid, the government health plan for low income people. CMS is part of the Depa …"
"… les: The term refers to people who are eligible both for Medicare and Medicaid because they have low incomes. These patients are generally considered the …"
"… y of the $70 billion in "improper" payments? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the program, has broad authority to recoup overpaymen …"
"… d. “Having Internet in your home is an absolute necessity.” President Barack Obama agrees. In his 2011 State of the Union Address, Obama pledged to ensure hi …"
"… r reporter Fred Schulte requested records from the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), an arm of HHS, in a May 21, 2013, letter. The letter asked …"