Why Long-Term Care Insurance Falls Short for So Many
The private insurance market has proved wildly inadequate in providing financial security for millions of older Americans, in part by underestimating how many policyholders would use their coverage. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jordan Rau and JoNel Aleccia Tags: Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Elderly Home Health Care Nursing Homes Long-Term Care Insurance Suits and Litigation (Civil) Health Insurance and Managed Care Elder Care Longevity Life Insurance Medicaid American Associati Source Type: news

Medications for opioid use disorder are associated with reduced risk of repeat opioid overdose in Medicaid: a cohort study - Tipping AD, Nowels M, Moore C, Samples H, Crystal S, Olfson M, Williams AR, Heaps-Woodruff J.
The objective of this study was to examine the association of MOUD after nonfatal opioid overdose with risk of repeat overdose in the following year. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Alara offers free software for MPFS quality measure compliance
Alara Imaging is offering free HIPAA and SOC-II certified software to help physicians and health systems comply with a new radiation dose quality measure included in the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule for 2024. CMS published the rule on November 2. It specifies the adoption of a new quality measure into the diagnostic radiology set of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) called Excessive Radiation Dose or Inadequate Image Quality for Diagnostic Computed Tomography (CT) in Adults, with the goal of improving patient safety by optimizing CT radiation dose. ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 22, 2023 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

Why Long-Term Care Insurance Fails Short for So Many
The private insurance market has proved wildly inadequate in providing financial security for millions of older Americans, in part by underestimating how many policyholders would use their coverage. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jordan Rau and JoNel Aleccia Tags: Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Elderly Home Health Care Nursing Homes Long-Term Care Insurance Suits and Litigation (Civil) Health Insurance and Managed Care Elder Care Longevity Life Insurance Medicaid American Associati Source Type: news

What to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance
How much does it cost? In 2022, a 60-year-old man buying a $165,000 policy would typically pay about $2,525 annually for a policy that grew at 3 percent a year to take inflation into account, according to a survey by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance, a nonprofit that tracks…#socialsecurity #medicaid #howardbedlin (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to Know About Long-Term Care Insurance
Deciding when, or whether, to buy long-term care insurance can be complex. Here ’s what to know. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 22, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jordan Rau Tags: Elderly Nursing Homes Elder Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Long-Term Care Insurance Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicaid Longevity Pensions and Retirement Plans your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems; Quality Reporting Programs; Payment for Intensive Outpatient Services in Hospital Outpatient Departments, Community Mental Health Centers, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and Opioid Treatment Programs; Hospital Price Transparency; Changes to Community Mental Health Centers Conditions of Participation, Changes to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System Medicare Code Editor; Rural Emergency Hospital Conditions of Participation Technical Correction
Notice of final rule with comment period from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) revising the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Medicare Ambulatory Surgical Center (ACS) payment system for calendar year 2024. This rule also updates and refines the requirements for the Hospital Outpatient Quality Reporting (OQR) Program, ASC Quality Reporting (ASCQR) Program, and the Rural Emergency Hospital Quality Reporting (REHQR) Program and would establish payment for certain intensive outpatient services under Medicare. Among other things, this notice also makes changes to the community...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 22, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Texas Sues Pfizer Over Tainted Children's Drugs
Texas Sues Pfizer Over Tainted Children's Drugs Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has sued Pfizer and Tris Pharma "for defrauding the Texas Medicaid program by providing adulterated pharmaceutical drugs to Texas children." Specifically, Pfizer's ADHD drug "Quillivant XR" was "knowingly…#kenpaxton #pfizer #trispharma #texasmedicaid #medicaid #texasag #quillivant #breakingtodayi #defendants #tylerdurden (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Texas AG sues Pfizer over quality-control lapses in kids' ADHD drug
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accused Pfizer and its supplier Tris Pharma of providing children's ADHD medicine that it knew might be ineffective to the state's Medicaid insurance program for low-income people, in a lawsuit unsealed on Monday. The lawsuit, filed in Harrison County, Texas…#kenpaxton #pfizer #trispharma #medicaid #harrisoncounty #texasdistrictcourt #quillivant #tarikahmed #manhattan #southerndistrict (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicaid Fallout: Insurers, MCOs in State Adjust to Loss of Enrollees
As of October, the Arkansas Department of Human Services had removed more than 427,000 Arkansans from Medicaid since April 1. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 20, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) is seeking comments on the following information collections: 1) Hospice Quality Reporting Program and 2) Monoclonal Antibodies Directed Against Amyloid for the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease. Comments are due by December 20, 2023. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 20, 2023 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Americans are pissed off about surviving a pandemic and paying for the privilege:'They want these prices to be back where they were '
Inflation has reached its lowest point in 2 1/2 years. The unemployment rate has stayed below 4% for the longest stretch since the 1960s. And the U.S. economy has repeatedly defied predictions of a coming recession. Yet according to a raft of polls and surveys, most Americans hold a glum view of…#lisacook #dukeuniversity #wendyedelberg #katherinecharles #tampa #florida #medicare #affordablecareact #maximus #medicaid (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Extra Fees Drive Assisted Living Profits
The add-ons pile up: $93 for medications, $50 for cable TV. Prices soar as the industry leaves no service unbilled. The housing option is out of reach for many families. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jordan Rau Tags: Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Elderly Real Estate and Housing (Residential) Nursing Homes Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Health Insurance and Managed Care Elder Care Medicaid Real Estate Investment Trusts Longevity Baby Bo Source Type: news

Why Americans feel gloomy about the economy despite falling inflation and low unemployment
Inflation has reached its . The unemployment rate has for the longest stretch since the 1960s. And the U.S. economy has of a coming recession. Yet according to a raft of polls and surveys, most Americans hold a glum view of the economy. The disparity has led to befuddlement, exasperation and…#lisacook #dukeuniversity #wendyedelberg #katherinecharles #tampa #florida #medicare #affordablecareact #maximus #medicaid (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Guide to Assisted Living
The facilities can look like luxury apartments or modest group homes, and can vary in pricing structures. Here ’s a guide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 19, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jordan Rau Tags: Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Elderly Nursing Homes Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Elder Care Longevity Medicaid Long-Term Care Insurance Health Insurance and Managed Care your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news