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Some Alaskans could lose health care coverage

...which may not provide a return phone number, they can contact CMS by calling 1-800-318-2596 to ask questions or to change...have reached out directly to these customers as well," said CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner. "The good news is that many...
Moratorium lifted on state Medicaid waiver programs

...Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) on how they'll correct problems the...earlier. Chief among concerns expressed by CMS was a backlog of people seeking, nursing home or other care. A CMS review found the assessments and reassessments...
Alaska struggles to meet health care demands

...the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). CMS supervises the state and federally funded program that...percent federally funded. The moratorium was imposed by CMS for failing to meet federal requirements to receive the...
Feds ease up on Medicaid waiver freeze The federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) said the state was failing to assess and re-assess those...are still very vulnerable, and we are working diligently with CMS to guarantee the rigorous safety standards necessary for this...
Feds crack down on Alaska home care programs

...what impact the understaffing has had. The CMS review noted that from October, 2006 to...Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), in a letter to Commissioner Bill Hogan...Alaska State Medicaid Agency has not provided CMS sufficient assurance that those necessary...
Doctors opting out of Medicare after funding cutbacks

...difficulty to the calculation. "It is CMS's position that the fee schedule needs to be changed, but at this point CMS can do nothing but move forward," she...Nov. 1, but was delayed because the CMS was concerned about some of the data...

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New job vs. new career

...made my change due to life circumstances," says Karen Steede-Terry, author of "Full-Time Woman, Part-Time Career" (CMS Press, $19.95). "I was burned out on one job, got married, quit and moved to a smaller metropolitan area that offered...
Outside editorial: Rule change threatens health care safety net

...obligation to come up with their share of Medicaid matching funds from legitimate sources," CMS spokeswoman Mary Collins said. Yet only two years ago, CMS approved Florida's "Low Income Pool," a program designed to compensate hospitals that...
Auditor questions state health agency's Medicaid reporting

...the single audit report and have been in contact with the state. These issues are similar to ones that we've identified at CMS," Marchand said. Janet Clarke, assistant commissioner for the health department, said she agrees that there is room for...


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