Category Archives: Medicaid

Smart Traveler: 5 Legal Missteps To Avoid While Abroad

Local laws can vary substantially from town to town, and you may be surprised to learn that simply crossing into a suburb or into a different county can dramatically affect what you can lawfully do. The laws can vary even … Continue reading

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Sen. Warren Blasts Mylan Settlement with DOJ as “Shamefully Weak”

Bloomberg Business reports that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) “is the latest critic of the $465 million settlement that drugmaker Mylan NV said it reached with the federal government over Medicaid rebates for its EpiPen allergy shot.” In a letter to Attorney General … Continue reading

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Health Insurance for the Elderly: The Wise Choice

Making the right choice on health insurance is an important part of living a happy life in your golden years. Health insurance that suits your needs also benefits your estate plan. Without adequate health insurance planning, your savings and assets … Continue reading

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Mylan Overcharged Medicaid for Years on EpiPen

Bloomberg News reports that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said that Mylan NV has “for years overcharged the U.S. Medicaid health program to buy its EpiPen shot…despite being told that it needed to give bigger discounts under the law.” … Continue reading

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Former CareFlite Employees Allege Company Overbilled Medicare, Medicaid

The Dallas Morning News reports two former employees have filed a suit against CareFlite, “a nonprofit air and ground medical service provider,” alleging the company committed healthcare fraud by “charging the government for services that were ‘not medically necessary.’” They say CareFlite … Continue reading

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The Laws Behind Medicaid, and What You Need to Know

Medicaid is a government funded program dedicated to helping low income citizens across the country. According to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, in 2015 97 million Americans were covered by some form of Medicaid, including 33 million children, … Continue reading

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Medicaid Made Easy: How to Ensure You Get Your Owed Benefits

Medicaid is a needs-based benefit, so anyone wishing to apply for Medicaid must qualify based on the value of his or her assets. Any applicant having too much cash on hand or a high amount of assets will not qualify … Continue reading

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Phoenix Hospice to Pay $2.2 Million for False Medicare Billing Claims

The Arizona Republic reports Phoenix hospital provider Serenity Hospice and Palliative Care agreed to pay $2.2 million “to settle claims it falsely billed medicare for patients who were admitted to hospice care.” Serenity founder and former president Ruth Siegel “agreed to be … Continue reading

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Featured Link – MedAssisting

Administrative Medical Assisting MedAssisting.org has a resource page with dozens of links to helpful articles and information. Many of these links are to insurance resources, including Medicaid and Medicare. Check it out.  

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Editorial: Texas Medical Fraud Case Screams for Tighter Auditing by Feds

The Dallas Morning News recently ran an editorial about a local hospital busted for defrauding Medicare and Medicaid out of millions of dollars. We often read stories about individuals who cheat the government out of a few thousand dollars. This is … Continue reading

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