*  Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Law; APTA Reiterates Priorities
So did Medicare and Medicaid. As a profession it will allow us to see more individuals and provide the same care we can provide ... Like K Flynn, I own and operate a 6 therapist location in a state that has already expanded their medicaid back in 2002 and ... This is America people! We should be making healthcare available to ALL Americans! More people will be eligible for Medicaid ...
http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2012/6/28/SupremeCourt/?blogmonth=5&blogyear=2013&blogid=10737418615
*  CMS Revamps Medicaid RAC Website
... The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently revamped its Medicaid Recovery ... CMS's role in the Medicaid RAC program focuses on providing guidance to states as they implement their Medicaid RAC programs, ... monitoring the progress of those programs, and encouraging states to make their Medicaid RAC programs as transparent as ...
http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2012/9/14/RACWebsite/?blogmonth=4&blogday=10&blogyear=2013&blogid=10737418615
*  Final Rule Establishes Matching Rates for Medicaid Beneficiaries
... The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a ... rates for certain Medicaid beneficiaries in states. This rule codifies the increased FMAP rates that will be applicable ... of the gap between the regular Medicaid FMAP and the increased "newly eligible" FMAP. In 2019 and beyond, the expansion state ...
http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2013/2/20/Exchanges/?blogid=10737418615&id=10737430062
*  Final Rules on EHR Meaningful Use Incentive Program and HIT Standards Released
The final rule on Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program-Stage 2 specifies the necessary ... "states the option for their providers to calculate total Medicaid encounters or total needy individual patient encounters in ... for those participants in the Medicaid Incentive Program. ... the rules related to meaningful use under Medicare and Medicaid ...
http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2012/8/24/EHRHITRUles/?blogmonth=9&blogday=18&blogyear=2013&blogid=10737418615
*  New Summary: Proposals Affecting Medicaid and CHIP Beneficiaries
... the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommends that states define the habilitative services category under Medicaid ... New Summary: Proposals Affecting Medicaid and CHIP Beneficiaries. APTA provides a comprehensive summary of a recently proposed ... rule that has significant importance to the new Medicaid expansion population who must be offered essential health benefits ...
http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2013/2/1/MedicaidSummary/?blogmonth=4&blogday=1&blogyear=2013&blogid=10737418615
*  CMS Publishes Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractors Final Rule
... On Friday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ... States also must coordinate with other contractors that are auditing Medicaid providers. The regulations take effect January 1 ... released a final rule on Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) that provides states guidance related to federal/state ... funding of state start-up, operation, and maintenance costs of Medicaid RACs. The final rule also includes payment methodology ...
http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2011/9/19/RACFinalRule/?blogid=10737418615&category=Membership%20Matters
*  CMS Seeks Comments on Habilitative Benefit Under Medicaid Program
Louisiana medicaid program has advised us that as of 2-1-13, there wil be no reimbursement for PT/OT/SPT for Medicaid ... CMS Seeks Comments on Habilitative Benefit Under Medicaid Program. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ... In December 2012, CMS released guidance to help states align Alternative Benefit Plans under Medicaid programs with the EHB ... In the rule, CMS proposes changes to provide states more flexibility to coordinate Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance ...
http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2013/1/29/FoundationBequest/?blogid=10737418615&id=10737428885
*  HHS Issues FAQs on Exchanges, Market Reforms, and Medicaid
... Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ... released an FAQ document on state health insurance Exchanges, other market reforms, and Medicaid expansion. The document ... reiterates that there is no deadline for a state to declare to the federal government its intention to participate in Medicaid ...
http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/NewsNow/2012/12/11/2013/HHSFAQs/?blogmonth=1&blogday=14&blogyear=2013&blogid=10737418615