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Oklahoma Medicaid announces 25% cuts

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03/31/2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Health Care Authority, which oversees the state’s Medicaid program, is cutting reimbursement rates for more than 46,000 providers by 25%, according to local news reports.

Coming soon to all Medicaid: face-to-face rule

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01/29/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS has put physicians and HME providers on alert that they must soon comply with a face-to-face rule for Medicaid recipients.

Face-to-face rule moves to Medicaid

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01/29/2016

WASHINGTON – CMS this week published final regulations for implementing a face-to-face rule for Medicaid.

Arkray snags Medi-Cal contract

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11/10/2015

MINNEAPOLIS – Arkray USA has secured a three-year contract with California’s Medicaid program, known as Medi-Cal, to supply recipients with its line of blood glucose meters, test strips and related supplies.

GAO finds fragmented oversight of Medicaid

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06/16/2015

WASHINGTON – CMS needs to do a better job overseeing Medicaid managed care, the Government Accountability Office says in a report public released June 18.

Fingerprint checks on way for Medicaid

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06/05/2015

WASHINGTON – Providers who CMS considers to be at high risk of defrauding Medicaid should expect fingerprint-based background checks on Aug. 1, the National Law Review reports.

AAH softens blow of Medicaid cuts

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05/29/2015

WASHINGTON – AAHomecare has successfully lobbied the House Energy and Commerce Committee to delay the start date for a provision reducing Medicaid payments to 2020 instead of 2016.

CMS discriminates against doctors of podiatric medicine, council says

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02/27/2015

ATLANTA – The AFL-CIO Executive Council issued a statement on Feb. 25 calling on Congress to enact legislation to recognize doctors of podiatric medicine as “physicians” in Title XIX of the Social Security Act governing Medicaid.

Medicaid fraud units secure thousands of convictions

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03/11/2014

WASHINGTON – Nationwide, Medicaid Fraud Control Units (MFCU) in 2013 secured 1,341 criminal convictions and 879 civil settlements and judgments in cases involving Medicaid fraud and patient abuse and neglect, according to a report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG).

President’s budget reins in DME spending

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03/07/2014

WASHINGTON – President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget includes proposals to limit Medicaid spending on DME and to ramp up Medicare fraud efforts.

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