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Company making six-digit reimbursement to Medicaid for diapers

MCCOMB — The Office of the Attorney General has received and turned over to the Division of Medicaid a check in the amount of $100,000 following an agreement with a McComb-based business, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. 
 The payment is a first installment relative to an agreement reached June 9 with Thrift Home Care Inc. The agreement requires ...

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Jobs bill defeat leaves massive Medicaid deficit in Alabama

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The defeat of a jobs bill in the U.S. Senate last week created an almost $200-million hole in the Alabama Medicaid budget, raising the prospect that medical services for the state’s poor may be curtailed in 2011. The $1.6-billion General Fund budget passed by the state Legislature and signed by Republican Gov. Bob Riley anticipated receiving $197 ...

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Pharmacy group supports Medicaid decision

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – On June 4, the Mississippi Division of Medicaid announced it was reversing proposed Medicaid reimbursements cuts for health care providers. Pharmacies would have been hit under the plan as their reimbursements would have been cut by 15 percent. The reversal follows on the heels of an intense lobbying effort by the Mississippi Independent Pharmacies Association (MIPA). MIPA ...

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Medicaid nixes plan to cut payments

JACKSON — The Mississippi Medicaid program is withdrawing a proposal to reduce payments to doctors, dentists and other healthcare providers for April, May and June. The federal government never approved the proposed reductions, and no providers lost money because of the proposal, Medicaid spokesman Francis Rullan told The Associated Press. Medicaid director Bob Robinson told providers March 31 that the ...

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Expert: Prepare for health reform changes now

Post-reform financial outlook is grim   No implementation details are yet available for federal healthcare reform, but most healthcare providers feel sure about one thing: From a financial standpoint, the changes don’t look good.  Healthcare providers cannot do business as usual, said David Williams, a partner at HORNE LLP, a CPA and business advisory firm. Healthcare providers must anticipate “delivery ...

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Pharmacists voice opposition to proposed plan

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) strongly opposing Mississippi’s plan to reduce pharmacy reimbursements by 15 percent for the remainder of this fiscal year. The approval is required by the federal government in its partnership with states to provide health care services to economically ...

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Still no approval for state to cut Medicaid payments

JACKSON — Mississippi’s Medicaid program still hasn’t received federal permission to cut payments to doctors, dentists and other providers for the final three months of the budget year, the program’s spokesman said today. The chairman of the state Senate Public Health Committee, meanwhile, said the planned cuts for April, May and June are counterproductive. “It just further irritates the very ...

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The Med to get Medicaid payments

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Mississippi can use supplemental Medicaid payments to reimburse the Regional Medical Center (The Med) at Memphis for the cost of treating Mississippi residents. The Commercial Appeal reports Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen about the decision in a letter late last week. As a regional trauma center on the border of ...

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HMS wins Medicaid contract

JACKSON — HMS has been awarded a contract by the State of Mississippi, Office of the Governor, Division of Medicaid (DOM) to provide various third-party recovery activities, including data matches with commercial and government insurers, commercial and Medicare recoveries, Medicare buy-in services, and medical support enforcement services. The contract also includes pharmacy data matches to be transmitted to pharmacies at ...

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