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Cut-Off Date for MDS Transmission for Preliminary CMI Listing Report

April 15, 2014 is the deadline for MDS transmission for the Preliminary CMI Listing Report for the first quarter of 2014.

Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo. 673 more words

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California Health Report: The Waiting Room: L.A. County’s Medi-Cal Backlog

By Jessica Portner

As the deluge of applications for Medi-Cal continues to flood into Covered California, local health advocacy groups and providers throughout Los Angeles County say the sizable enrollment backlog is delaying health care services for needy residents. 268 more words

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The Sacramento Bee: Hospitals pour money into California ballot campaign

In less than three months, healthcare networks and individual hospitals have pumped more than $51 million into a proposed ballot measure meant to lock up revenue from a Legislature-approved fee on acute-care hospitals. 166 more words

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Cavity in dental coverage in Missouri could be filled

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Missourians on Medicaid haven’t had dental coverage since 2005. Now the legislature appears ready to fill that cavity.

Dabbie Johnson has no teeth. 309 more words

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Sacramento Business Journal: Nursing home care in Sacramento costs well above median

Kathy Robertson 

The cost of long-term care in California in 2014 is higher than the national median. Some of the costs in the Sacramento region are higher yet. 130 more words

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California Health Report: Strange bedfellows unite to help older adults

By Matt Perry 

In the near future, successful care for older adults will depend on bold and creative collaborations.

That’s the message aging pioneer Ken Dychtwald gave last month’s Aging in America conference. 174 more words

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