Entries from HEALTH LAW SECTION BLOG tagged with 'medicaid'

CMS Posts Sweeping New Medicaid Managed Care Regs

CMS has released the pre-publication version of the long-awaited and highly anticipated Medicaid managed care regulations. The proposed rule is intended to "modernize the Medicaid managed care regulations to reflect changes in the usage of managed care delivery systems." According...

SUNY Foundation to Pay $4 Million for Falsifying Medicaid Data

From John O'Brien at Syracuse.com: An agency tied to the State University of New York has agreed to pay the federal government $3.75 million to settle claims that its employees doctored audits to hide the number of ineligible people receiving...

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...

New York Downtown Hospital agrees to pay $13.4 million in Medicaid payment scheme - NYPOST.com

From the New York Post online October 10: New York Downtown Hospital has agreed to cough up $13.4 million to settle charges of participating in a massive Medicaid drug- treatment scam -- after being accused of operating a shady,...

Medicaid at issue for transgender surgery - Times Union

From Friday's Albany TimesUnion: A panel advising Gov. Andrew Cuomo on ways to revamp Medicaid has proposed the program that pays for low-income residents' health care cover surgery and therapy for transgender residents. Cuomo earlier this year appointed a task...

State plan to take over Medicaid sparks interest » Local News » Press-Republican

From the Plattsburgh Press-Republican Thursday, September 29: A plan to have New York state take over all Medicaid costs has local government leaders feeling hopeful. "That would be fantastic," said Clinton County Legislator Robert Heins (R-Area 10, City of Plattsburgh),...

NY audit notes $42M in Medicaid overpayments - WSJ.com

From Friday's Wall Street Journal online: New York auditors say the state Health Department has overpaid nursing homes about $42 million in Medicaid over a 44-month period because many are not collecting money from their clients' income as required. Read...

Ouch! Industry Reacts to Obama Budget Proposal

Yesterday's New York Times covered President Obama's proposed health care spending reductions in fair detail.

DOH Posts List of Hopeful Health Homes

The Department of Health has posted the names of organizations submitting a letter of intent to become Medicaid "health homes" by November 1, 2011. The list is accessible from the DOH website page on Medicaid health homes. Several hundred organizations...

Medicaid Parts Ways With Espada's Soundview

Medicaid has terminated the participation of Soundview, with whom New York Senator Pedro Espada, Jr. was affiliated, on the heels of an OMIG notice of proposed agency action. The New York State Department of Health today terminated the Comprehensive Community...

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...

New NYLJ Article: "When to Get Counsel Involved in Audits, Investigations and Self-Disclosures"

Section Member Frank Serbaroli, with the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, writes a regular "Expert Analysis" column for the New York Law Journal. The latest article, "When to Get Counsel Involved in Audits, Investigations and Self-Disclosures," appears in the...

Nursing homes suing New York | The Ithaca Journal | theithacajournal.com

In today's Ithaca Journal online: Nursing home administrators, tired of waiting for implementation of a 2006 law, are suing the state to get updated reimbursement for their care of Medicaid residents. Approximately 100 nursing homes, including one company with a...

To Trim Medicaid Costs, New York Panel Backs Overhaul - NYTimes.com

The New York Times covers the Medicaid Reform Team's recent approval of significant changes to the state Medicaid program to help close a multi-billion dollar budget gap: The package the panel approved, which totaled $2.3 billion in savings, includes dozens...

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...

Feds Accuse NYC Of Medicaid Fraud, Seek Tens of Millions, Triple Damages

From the January 11, 2011 New York Times: The federal government has accused New York City of overbilling Medicaid by "at least tens of millions of dollars" by improperly approving 24-hour home care for thousands of patients. Read the...

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...

New NYLJ Article: "Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractors Coming Soon"

Section Member Frank Serbaroli, with the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, writes a regular "Expert Analysis" column for the New York Law Journal. The latest article, "Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractors Coming Soon," appears in the November 29, 2010 edition...

New NYLJ Article: "Decision Strikes Medicaid Extrapolation, Upholds Strict Recordkeeping"

Section Member Frank Serbaroli, with the New York office of Greenberg Traurig, writes a regular "Expert Analysis" column for the New York Law Journal. The latest article, "Decision Strikes Medicaid Extrapolation, Upholds Strict Recordkeeping," appears in the September 28,...

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