Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'cuomo'

New Medicaid Inspector General Supports Less 'Adversarial' Audits - NYTimes.com

From today's New York times: "Medicaid is to New York what corn is to Iowa," [Jim Sheehan] said. Read the full article on the New York Times website....

Cuomo Offers Budget With More Trims Than Deep Cuts - NYTimes.com

Today's NY Times highlights some pieces of Governor Cuomo's state of the State: Mr. Cuomo also proposed saving more than $750 million by limiting planned increases on mental health programs and social services, including eliminating an automatic cost-of-living increase for...

Governor Creates Task Force to Grill Not-for-Profits

The New York Times online reported yesterday afternoon: Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced on Wednesday the creation of a task force to investigate executive compensation at nonprofit organizations that receive taxpayer subsidies from the state. The governor said the organizations...

State's top Medicaid-fraud cop asked to resign | Crain's New York Business

Today's Crain's New York carries an article on the impending resignation of NY Medicaid Inspector General Jim Sheehan: New York's hard-charging Medicaid Inspector General Jim Sheehan has been told to resign within 30 days. Mr. Sheehan got the news Tuesday....

Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn May Close - NYTimes.com

From the February 9, 2011 New York Times online: A struggling Brooklyn hospital is making plans to shut down in March after a decision by the Cuomo administration to delay grants to help finance a merger intended to rescue...

NY Medicaid Reform Task Force Rolling Up Sleeves

Michael Gormley reports in an AP Wire from Feb. 10, 2011: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Medicaid reform task force is sifting through more than 2,000 recommendations to reduce the cost of the massive program, from ending coverage for circumcisions to...

Governor Creates Medicaid Redesign Team

From the Albany Business Review: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has created a "Medicaid Redesign Team" and given it just a few months to change the state's Medicaid system. In his Jan. 5 State of the State address, Cuomo noted...

AG Subpoenas More Insurer Records

Crain's New York Business online carried a piece this afternoon about a new round of subpoenas in the AG's investigation into "usual and customary rates" paid by insurers: Mr. Cuomo says he believes the companies used UnitedHealth Group subsidiary Ingenix...

Industry: Basic Premise of Cuomo's Rate-Scheme Investigation Questionable

Atlantic Information Services reprints an article from Health Plan Week on Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's ongoing investigation into health plans' use of "usual and customary rates" to pay for out-of-network care: A six-month investigation into rate-setting practices of health plans...

Cuomo to Sue UnitedHealth and Ingenix For "Manipulating Reimbursement Rates," Calls Ingenix a "Conduit For Rigged Data"

From the AG's website: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that he is conducting an industry-wide investigation into a scheme by health insurers to defraud consumers by manipulating reimbursement rates. At the center of the scheme is Ingenix, Inc.,...

AG Okays Cigna's Physician Rankings

According to the New York Times online: Cigna Corporation has agreed to improve its rankings of physicians in response to an investigation of health insurers suspected of directing patients to cheaper doctors, according to the office of Attorney General Andrew...

More AG Grousing About Provider Cost/Quality Rankings

Here's a second shot across the bow from the Attorney General's Office: Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today warned two major health insurers, Aetna and Cigna Healthcare, that their physician ranking programs, as currently designed, are likely to confuse or...

AG Recovers $7 Million from NY Medicaid Contractors

Yesterday's New York Times online reports on two Medicaid health plans that have agreed to return about $7 million in duplicate billings. Two companies that administered health care for New York State Medicaid recipients have agreed to return $7 million...

Attorney General Opposes Provider Quality/Cost Rankings

Saturday's New York Times reports on an effort by the Attorney General's office to shut down UnitedHealthcare's imminent pricing and quality rankings: In a sharply worded letter, the New York State attorney general's office asked a health insurance company yesterday...

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