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  • reform
  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts passed a health care reform law in 2006 with the aim of providing health insurance to nearly all of its residents. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2000, over 100,000 Massachusetts residents (about 1.5% of the population) were covered by individually purchased insurance but the number had dropped to under 50,000 by the time of the reform debate. (wikipedia.org)
  • Care
  • The law mandated that nearly every resident of Massachusetts obtain a minimum level of insurance coverage, provided free health care insurance for residents earning less than 150% of the federal poverty level (FPL) and mandated employers with more than 10 "full-time" employees to provide healthcare insurance. (wikipedia.org)
  • health
  • Among its many effects, the law established an independent public authority, the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, also known as the Massachusetts Health Connector . (wikipedia.org)
  • beneficiaries
  • 6 More broadly, studies that analyzed prescribing data between 2000 and 2012 found that Medicaid beneficiaries were prescribed opioids at twice the rate of individuals with other insurance coverage, and were three to six times more likely than them to experience an overdose. (pewtrusts.org)
  • 2000
  • In 2000, over 100,000 Massachusetts residents (about 1.5% of the population) were covered by individually purchased insurance but the number had dropped to under 50,000 by the time of the reform debate. (wikipedia.org)
  • nation's
  • As the nation's largest Medicaid insurer, we work with hundreds of faith- and community-based organizations across the country. (uhccommunityplan.com)
  • Trump's statements came at the end of a two-hour summit on opioid addiction, in which Cabinet secretaries talked about combating the nation's opioid epidemic with treatment programs and law enforcement officials discussed efforts to disrupt the supply chain for heroin and fentanyl in Mexico and China. (khn.org)
  • patients
  • The Kool Smiles clinics that are part of this settlement are owned by professional corporations that are owned by licensed dentists and provide dental care to children and some adults, including patients covered by Medicaid. (wickedlocal.com)
  • An end of life care program sees to not only the medical care of patients in the final days or hours of life, but covers the broader prospect of treating all those with a terminal condition that has become advanced, progressive and incurable. (onlinelpnprograms.com)
  • The third type, related to SO programs usually imposed, on patients and doctors alike, by third party insurers as a cost containment measure (often referred to as prior authorization). (biomedcentral.com)
  • Medicaid programs in Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, and West Virginia are among those that have successfully implemented these strategies to more safely prescribe methadone for pain and minimize risks to patients who use the drug. (pewtrusts.org)
  • The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association works closely with legislators and regulators to represents the interests of our members and patients across Massachusetts. (mhalink.org)
  • unnecessary
  • The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), the drug industry's trade group, already has lodged its displeasure, saying this would limit consumer access and is unnecessary on top of the rebates Medicaid programs receive. (ctmirror.org)
  • California
  • Consequently, the Affordable Care Act created demonstration projects in nine states from California to Massachusetts to see whether it's possible to improve the health of all Duals, those over the age of 65 as well as under it, while reducing their health care costs. (workerscompinsider.com)
  • Representatives from California, Vermont and New York will speak about initiatives in their states and how they were influenced by Massachusetts. (brandeis.edu)
  • fraud
  • He was assisted by Assistant Attorney General Joshua Orr and Data Analyst Anthony Megathlin, also of the Medicaid Fraud Division, and by Assistant Attorneys General and data analysts from Ohio and New York. (mass.gov)
  • Yarushka's parents brought suit under the FCA's whistleblower provisions, which allow anyone with personal knowledge of fraud on government programs to sue on behalf of the government. (aarp.org)
  • Government programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, are constant targets of fraud. (aarp.org)
  • The Court's ruling is a major victory for anti-fraud advocates like AARP and supports the continued financial viability of government programs like Medicare and Medicaid. (aarp.org)
  • This entry was posted on January 7, 2009 at 2:05 PM and is filed under Government Programs Fraud . (wordpress.com)
  • health care
  • EMAC funds are used to subsidize health care to low-income Massachusetts residents. (lexology.com)
  • The Massachusetts recovery is part of a national settlement that will return more than $5.5 million to the Medicaid programs of 49 states and the District of Columbia and approximately $9 million to other federally-funded health care programs. (mass.gov)
  • When it has been determined by a patient's health care team that the patient's cannot be cured, an end of life care program is generally put into place. (onlinelpnprograms.com)
  • The Commonwealth of Massachusetts passed a health care reform law in 2006 with the aim of providing health insurance to nearly all of its residents. (wikipedia.org)
  • Global payments have been recommended for public and private payors by the Commonwealth's Special Commission on Health System Payment and the Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council . (piperreport.com)
  • In turn, this will only cause deeper cuts to education, health care, public safety, infrastructure, environmental protections, and programs that help families maintain basic living standards-especially because, unlike the federal government, states and localities must balance their budgets every year. (americanprogress.org)
  • The Massachusetts Health Policy Forum is a non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to improving the health care system in the Common- wealth by convening forums and presenting the highest quality research to legislators, stakeholders and the public. (brandeis.edu)
  • The Forum was created in 1998 to bring public and private health care leaders together to engage in focused discussion on critical health policy challenges facing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. (brandeis.edu)
  • Modeled after the successful National Health Policy Forum of George Washington University, the Massachusetts Forum conducts approximately four forums per year for an invited audience of health care leaders and legislators. (brandeis.edu)
  • Despite the significant reduction in uninsurance levels in Massachusetts that occurred with health care reform, the demand for care at safety-net facilities continues to rise," the authors write. (medindia.net)
  • It will continue to be important to support safety-net providers, even after health care reform programs are established. (medindia.net)
  • 13 Home Health Registered Nurse - RN Lowell, MA, USA Supplemental Health Care is partnering with a home health agency based out of Lowell, MA to find an experienced Home Health RN to fill an open position for a 13-week contract assignment. (healthcarehiring.com)
  • closely
  • This is absolutely something a lot of other states are looking very closely at," said Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors. (ctmirror.org)
  • federal
  • He suggested the administration would have a bigger impact by seeking to get direct drug-price negotiation power for the federal government in the Medicare program. (wsj.com)
  • The administration also called for paying a markup of 3% instead of 6% in part of the federal Medicare program. (wsj.com)
  • programs made up 42 percent of all federal spending in fiscal year 2010. (zanran.com)
  • The Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General announced Monday that it had entered into a settlement with drug manufacturer Teva Pharmaceutical USA, Inc. to settle a False Claims Act case pending against it in a federal court in Boston. (wordpress.com)
  • According to the most recent federal data , Medicaid spending on prescription drugs increased about 25 percent in 2014 and nearly 14 percent in 2015. (ctmirror.org)
  • cost
  • This program helps elderly, low income Massachusetts residents with the cost of group adult foster care. (payingforseniorcare.com)
  • The inflated prices caused Massachusetts to overpay pharmacies for the cost of ingredients for prescription drugs for Medicaid recipients. (wordpress.com)
  • Our Medicaid program is a leader in providing access to vital prescription medications - including a curative drug like Sovaldi (used to treat hepatitis C) because it saves further illness and cost from treatment that can include liver transplant,' McEvoy said. (ctmirror.org)
  • limits
  • Since there are no income or asset ** limits associated with this program, people can work full-time and earn a decent wage and not worry about losing their health insurance. (communityinclusion.org)
  • outreach
  • The program used outreach and education strategies to communicate with prescribers about regimens that were the most effective in treating the virus and containing costs. (umassmed.edu)
  • allegations
  • BOSTON - Pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer, Inc. has agreed to pay more than $177,000 to the Massachusetts Medicaid program as part of a nationwide settlement over allegations of illegal off-label marketing, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today. (mass.gov)
  • Boston
  • The investigation began with a whistleblower lawsuit filed by two former Pfizer employees in US District Court in Boston, Massachusetts. (mass.gov)
  • The researchers also conducted case study interviews from January through March 2010 with CHC and hospital administrators and medical staff in Boston, Fall River, Springfield and Pittsfield, Mass. (medindia.net)