Steve Mullins of Luckey & Mullins on Medicare Secondary Payer

Steve Mullins of Luckey & Mullins co-chaired HB's May 19, 2010, conference on Medicare, Medicaid & SCHIP in Torts. Information about recordings and upcoming events on the subject can be found at LitigationConferences.com. In this clip, shares his views on U.S. v. Stricker. Click and hear...

Richard McConnell of Wiley Rein on Medicare Secondary Payer - Filing Concerns from All Sides of the Table

Richard McConnell of Wiley Rein spoke at HB Litigation Conferences' seminar on Medicare, Medicaid & SCHIP in Torts, joining other presenters on a session titled "Filing Concerns from All Sides of the Table." More information about recordings and upcoming events on the subject can be...

Registration Opens for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Programs

By Foley & Lardner LLP Legal News Alert: Health Care On January 3, 2011, CMS opened registration for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program, and several states opened registration for the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program, including Alaska, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina...

Will Seniors Lose Long Term Care Coverage? How Will They be Cared For?

Elderlawanswers reports this week that congressional proposals to change Medicaid funding target cutting services to seniors. The report takes the position that block funding of Medicaid will underfund Medicaid to the states. The states will then have to cut back on services, which is disproportionately...

What Does the Debt-Limit Deal Mean to Seniors?

Besides the negative effect we are seeing in the market today from the S&P downgrade of the US credit rating, the debt deal may have far reaching consequences to seniors. Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are a huge proportion of the US budget. Elderlawanswers.com has provided a summary of what...

Foley & Lardner LLP: CMS Initiatives for Bundled Payments to Improve Care

By Shilpa S. Patel and Lawrence W. Vernaglia "Bundled payment" is one of the health reform strategies that received considerable attention during the health reform debates. Under this payment model, a group of providers (potentially including hospitals, physicians, and post-acute care providers...

Foley & Lardner LLP: CMS Announces Comprehensive Primary Care Initiative Soliciting Participation From Health Care Payers

By C. Frederick Geilfuss II , Donald H. Romano , Gary D. Koch , Diane Ung and Lawrence W. Vernaglia The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced plans to develop a Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative. In a notice published in the Federal Register on October 3, 2011...

Duane Morris LLP: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Releases Proposed Rule on Reporting and Returning of Overpayments

The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a long-anticipated proposed rule on reporting and returning of overpayments on February 16, 2012. The proposed rule is part of CMS's recent effort to respond to increased Medicare spending through expanded efforts to reduce fraud...

Paying for Nursing Home Care with Medicare or Medicaid | How MassHealth Works

After visiting the hospital from a sudden fall, or some other unexpected medical event, an older or elderly patient almost always requires some extended time for recovery. But a hospital bed isn't really the appropriate place for such a long recovery, since hospitals are intended mainly to care for...