High Court rules in HHS’ favor on hospital Medicare payments

High Court rules in HHS’ favor on hospital Medicare payments

From HealthcareDive.com —   By REBECCA PIFER — Heathcare Dive Brief The Supreme Court on Friday, June 24, upheld HHS’ method of calculating Medicare payments to hospitals serving a high proportion of low-income patients, rebutting hospitals’ efforts to recoup...
People with disabilities feel left behind amid caregiver shortage

People with disabilities feel left behind amid caregiver shortage

From the DisabilityScoop.com —   MINNEAPOLIS — Before the pandemic, Caleb George-Guidry lived in a group home with a circle of friends and staff who understood his spirited personality. He also attended a day support center where he enjoyed a wide range of activities,...
Veterans Crisis Line helps identify, support vets in crisis

Veterans Crisis Line helps identify, support vets in crisis

From the VAntage blog at VA.gov  —   Each year, millions of Americans struggle with mental illness. Veterans and their families are no different, which is why the Veterans Crisis Line (1-800-273-8255) continues to expand and evolve to find the most effective ways to...
Watchdog: Private Medicare plans denied nearly 1 in 5 proper claims

Watchdog: Private Medicare plans denied nearly 1 in 5 proper claims

From USA Today  —   BY KEN ALLTUCKER — A government watchdog report released Thursday, April 28, found private Medicare plans routinely rejected claims that should have been paid and denied services that reviewers found to be medically necessary. The report, completed...