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Paul Means, and his firm Abilia Healthcare, were targeted following an audit of its billing by the Washington State Healthcare Authority revealed irregularities, according to court records. Investigators believe the proceeds of the scheme, which involved billing the state for intensive, in-person examinations when they were conducted over the internet or not at all, were used to buy a $300,000 home on Spokane's South Hill and several vehicles.
The state uninsured rate has gone up since the pandemic hit, and so far, more than 100,000 Washington residents have applied for Medicaid since the pandemic hit in March.
President Donald Trump is still trying to overturn “Obamacare,” but his predecessor's health care law keeps gaining ground in places where it was once unwelcome.
After the Department of Health and Human Services scrapped an Obama-administration rule to protect transgender men and women from being discriminated against by federal health care programs, Washington state will extend protections to residents with state-regulated health plans.
In a major legal setback for President Donald Trump on a high-profile consumer issue, a federal appeals court has ruled that his administration lacks the legal authority to force drug companies to disclose prices in their TV ads.
Federal health authorities have received reports of nearly 26,000 nursing home residents dying from COVID-19, according to materials prepared for the nation’s governors. That number is partial and likely to go higher.
In March, a not-for-profit insurer began an outreach to call more than 265,000 members statewide who might be impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, unemployment, food insecurity or issues getting supplies.
Federal inspectors have found that a Kirkland nursing home failed to provide adequate care to residents during a novel coronavirus outbreak that claimed 37 lives, and that staff members continued to admit new residents well after they knew a respiratory illness was spreading at the facility.
Frontier Behavioral Health is moving to schedule outpatient clinic visits via telephone as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many nursing homes risk running out of protective masks and gowns by next week because of the new coronavirus, and at least one facility already had to resort to using plastic garbage bags to make gowns, an industry group warned Wednesday.
I am hopeful we can find a way to increase support for Washington’s Medicaid system this year so we can continue to improve primary care in pediatric intensive care units across our state well into the future.
Thanks to Idaho voters and the commitment of state leaders to follow through on their wishes, more than 60,000 adults who could not access health coverage just a few months ago are now covered by Medicaid expansion. I am one of those Idahoans.
The Trump administration’s effort to remake Medicaid by requiring low-income people to work for health care has suffered a serious setback after a federal appeals court ruled it goes beyond what’s allowed by law
President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.8 trillion election year budget plan on Monday that recycles deep, previously rejected cuts to domestic programs like food stamps, Medicaid, and housing as the recipe for wrestling the federal budget back into balance.
For tens of thousands of Idahoans looking to get ahead, the 2020 legislative session may come down to two issues: the future of Medicaid expansion and education investments in our state.
Relying primarily on private health insurance results in high costs for everyone and shuts out those who can’t afford it but don’t qualify for government assistance.
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, the region’s most important provider, is operating in the red. The real challenge, however, is much bigger than one hospital.
The Navajo Nation is seeking to become one of the first Native American tribes to create a managed health care entity.
The Panhandle Health District, which covers the five northern Idaho counties, is helping to fill the gap for uninsured and Medicaid-insured children in the region.
As it currently stands, good Idahoans will lose their coverage to yet another undisclosed consequence of the Medicaid expansion promoted by out-of-state funding and interests.