Posts Tagged ‘Medicare’

Study finds fewer doctors accepting Medicare

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi State University researchers say fewer than half of Mississippi’s primary care doctors are taking new Medicare patients. The state has fewer primary care doctors per capita than any other state to begin with. Social science professor Ronald Cossman says researchers posing as new patients called doctors’ offices, reaching 580 of the […] [...]

Anti-fraud group names Rose Cancer Center investigation year’s best

SUMMIT — The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) has presented its Investigation of the Year Award to a team of federal and state agencies and a Medicare Part C health plan that together helped uncover a multimillion-dollar health care fraud scheme committed by now-convicted Mississippi physician Meera Sachdeva. The joint investigation into the treatment […] [...]

Judge postpones Medicare fraud trial of hospice owner

by Associated Press Published: October 30,2013

Tags: Angelic Hospice, bench, crime, fraud, healthcare, hospice, judge, justice, l court, law, legal, Medicare, Michael Mills, Regina Swims-King, trial

GREENWOOD — A federal judge has delayed the trial of the owner of a Mississippi hospice charged with running a multimillion dollar Medicare fraud. Regina Swims-King was charged in June in a 37-count criminal indictment related to the actions of Angelic Hospice in Greenwood. Her trial had been scheduled for December. Swims-King’s lawyer had asked […] [...]

J. Paul Childress joins to People Lease team

by MBJ Staff Published: October 25,2013

Tags: Business, healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare, Mississippi

J. Paul Childress has joined People Lease, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge of Medicare and government-regulated health benefits. He has years of experience as a corporate training manager for a national provider of enhanced Medicare benefits. He attended the University of Mississippi and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Childress […] [...]

Hospice owner wants more time for Medicare fraud defense

by Associated Press Published: October 16,2013

Tags: Angelic Hospice, attorney, court, crime, fraud, hospice, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, lawyer, legal, Medicare, Regina Swims-King

GREENWOOD — An attorney for the owner of a Mississippi hospice charged with running a multimillion dollar Medicare fraud has asked a federal judge to delay the Dec. 2 trial. Regina Swims-King was charged in June in a 37-count criminal indictment related to the actions of Angelic Hospice in Greenwood. Swims-King’s lawyer said in a […] [...]

Prosecutors: Hospice owner bilked Medicare for millions

GREENWOOD — Newly released court records claim the owner of a Mississippi hospice ran a multimillion Medicare fraud and used some of the money to buy 20 cars since December 2009. The details about Angelic Hospice in Greenwood and its owner’s purchases were outlined in a 27-page document dated Feb. 19 but only made public […] [...]

Bryant restates his opposition to health care reform

JACKSON — If there’s one thing Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant makes perfectly clear, it’s this: He doesn’t like the federal health overhaul. Whether you call the law by its official name, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or by what Republican Bryant calls it, “Obamacare,” the governor says it’s too invasive and expensive. During […] [...]

Hospital system expects millions in losses from federal cuts

HATTIESBURG — The Forrest Health hospital system is expecting its first red ink since 2007. The projected $2.5 million loss for fiscal 2014 is from federal cuts, including payments for uninsured patients, CEO Evan Dillard told The Hattiesburg American. Forrest General alone is expected to lose $3.7 in such “disproportionate share” payments, he said in […] [...]

Contract or not, HMA treating Blue Cross Blue Shield patients as ‘in-network’

Having lost their contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi with its expiration last week, 10 Mississippi hospitals owned by Health Management Associates will continue charging Blue Cross Blue Shield patients the same fees specified in the contract. On one hand, such health care providers as Central Mississippi Medical Center, River Oaks Hospital in […] [...]

Obama: Prosperity rests on rising middle class

by Associated Press Published: January 21,2013

Tags: Barack Obama, climate change, healthcare, Medicaid, Medicare, middle class, Obama inauguration, terrorism, White House

Declaring “our journey is not complete,” President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term before a crowd of hundreds of thousands Monday, urging the nation to set an unwavering course toward prosperity and freedom for all its citizens and protect the social safety net that has sheltered the poor, elderly and […] [...]

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