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Depending on the settlement, the government may not deprive a person’s liberty through prison, but it might take away a health care professional’s freedom to work. Medicare and Medicaid account for nearly 40 percent of the nation’s health expenditure ‑ and this number is only going to rise. For the medical professional who has devoted his or her entire career to health care, what is the professional to do if he or she can’t treat Medicare or Medicaid patients? … [Read more...] about Yellow Card or Red Card? OIG Updates Criteria for Exclusion from Federal Health Care Programs
Takeaways from the New Regulation Promote, rather than reward, access to care. Organizations seeking to create or modify their patient incentive programs in response to these new rules should note the distinction between “promoting access” and "rewarding" patients. OIG's favorable view of "promoting" access through removing barriers over "rewarding" access by encouraging patients to seek care may prove to be a blurry line in practice. Also, organizations will need to note what items and services qualify as "care" in their applicable jurisdiction. The rule's construction may create a situation of haves and have-nots–the more generous the Medicaid managed care plan or Medicare Advantage plan benefits, the more flexibility organizations have to assist patients in seeking covered care. Finally, it is not entirely clear why "rewards" are not permitted when viewed under a public health lens. Whether through providing free child care or movie tickets, successful attendance … [Read more...] about New OIG Rules Change Patient Incentive Program Landscape: Where Are the Limits Now?
“Carolyn Maloney is a leading progressive who gets results,” said Maloney spokesman Bob Liff. “She’s authored or co-authored over 70 measures that have been signed into law, including the James Zadrogra 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act, and the Debbie Smith Act, and is a champion for women’s rights, LGBTQ equality, Medicare for All, and more. That’s why she’s being supported by the Congressional Progressive Caucus, NARAL, the AFL-CIO, and other progressive organizations.” … [Read more...] about New York Democrat raises $1.1 million to challenge Rep. Carolyn Maloney
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