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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.



Take a Tour of the New Website


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




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).


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.




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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