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The insurer also said it is 'implementing measures designed to ensure something like this does not happen again as part of our commitment to best practices in protecting sensitive health information.'
Medicare does cover home care services for patients who qualify, but incentives intended to combat fraud and reward high quality care are driving some home health agencies to avoid taking on long-term patients.
The goal of the four-year program, like that of its counterparts in other states, is to improve diets and overall health by making fresh produce more affordable.
Delays that pose an inconvenience for other commercial goods are existential threats in the daily global relay race of medical isotopes that disappear hour by hour.
The approval comes one day after the Trump administration released guidance to states on how to design and test programs that require work as a condition of receiving Medicaid.
The largest private U.S. hospital chain is rolling out a new protocol prior to surgery. It includes a warning that patients should expect to feel some pain.
Adding a work requirement to Medicaid would mark one of the biggest changes to the program since its inception in 1966. It is likely to prompt a lawsuit from patient advocacy groups.
'I basically got in a month's supply of potassium iodide and I sold out in 48 hours,' a top U.S. distributor said.
The Affordable Care Act was trying to spur more spending on broader community initiatives, which have remained below 1% of operating costs at the hospitals.
Congress extended funding on Dec. 21, but CMS said it could not guarantee that the appropriation will be enough to fund all states through the end of this month.