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VIAW Newswire 03.04.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

10 Recent Medicare, Medicaid Issues — Sequestration, Florida Medicaid & More

Here are 10 issues dealing with Medicare or Medicaid that occurred in the past week, starting with the most recent.

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Take a Tour of the New WCIRB.com Website

 

The WCIRB has launched a new website, WCIRB.com. View the video to see what’s new. To learn more about the WCIRB, go to wcirb.com.

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Medicaid Expansion: A State-by-State Layout

 

As things currently stand, 22 states and the District of Columbia have committed to expanding Medicaid to nearly all non-disabled adults with household incomes at or below 133 percent of the federal poverty line ($14,856 per year for an individual and $30,657 per year for a family of four in 2012), with three more states likely to follow, according to data from the Advisory Group and the Kaiser Family Foundation (pdf).

 

 

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Study: Rate of Patients Dying in Hospital Drops Nearly 25%

 

Fewer people died in acute-care hospitals in 2009 than in 2005 and 2000, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

 

 

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OSHA finds VA at fault for Calif. researcher death

 

Federal officials on Wednesday blamed unsafe working conditions and poor training for the death of a young Veterans Affairs medical center researcher in San Franciso who died after handling bacteria that causes meningitis.

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