HHS Press Office – Health Care Fraud Update

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and Attorney General Jeff Sessions today released a fiscal year (FY) 2017 Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program report showing that for every dollar the federal government spent on healthcare related fraud and abuse investigations in the last three years, the government recovered $4. Additionally, the report [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|Did You Know?, Health Care, Insurance|0 Comments

Waiver – Medicare Advantage Expands

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a plan to expand products and services covered by Medicare Advantage plans. The department has revised its definition of “primarily health-related” benefits to help Medicare Advantage enrollees lead more independent lives. Some of the new services could include minor home modifications such as grab bars, [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|Did You Know?, Health Care, Insurance, Retirement, Services|0 Comments

Ohio Requests Individual ACA Mandate

Ohio is the first state to seek a waiver for the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. Ohio officials asked the Administration on Friday to formally waive the ACA individual mandate that requires residents to have health insurance, making it the first state to make such a waiver request. Ohio's Legislature called for the 1332 waiver [...]

One State Steps Up to Move Health Care Forward

Iowa’s governor on Monday signed into law legislation that allows insurers to sell cheaper plans that don’t comply with certain ACA regulations. Gov. Kim Reynolds said the state’s market is collapsing because of the high ACA costs, with many citizens choosing to go without insurance because the law is pricing them out of the market. [...]