Post Tagged with: "Medicare"

HCA Exec: Raise Retirement Age, Don’t Cut Medicare Hospital Payments

by / on December 13, 2012

Executives at Nashville-based HCA think raising the retirement age is better than making cuts in Medicare payments to hospitals. Both ideas are in play, as Congressional leaders and the President negotiate to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

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Medicare Requirement Drives Increase in HealthStream Earnings

by / on October 23, 2012

Hospitals that get Medicare funding are now required to ask patients about the quality of their care. High performers get more money. Low-scoring hospitals can see a cut in their Medicare dollars.

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THA Warns of Hospital Closures Due to Federal Cuts

by / on September 18, 2012

The Tennessee Hospital Association is warning of possible closures if federal spending is reduced as planned. The first in nearly a nearly decade of planned cuts begins October 1st.

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Maury Regional to Pay $3.5 Million for Problems with Ambulance Billing

by / on June 29, 2012

Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia will pay more than 3 and a half million dollars to the federal government to settle claims that it didn’t properly bill Medicare for ambulance services

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Corker Calls Failure to Reform Entitlements ‘Immoral’

Corker Calls Failure to Reform Entitlements ‘Immoral’

by / on April 10, 2012

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is calling a failure to shore up Medicare “generational theft.” The first-term Republican used some of his strongest language yet with an audience in Nashville Tuesday.

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HCA Scrambles to Explain Drop in Medicare Revenue

by / on September 12, 2011

The largest chain of for-profit hospitals in the country is trying to explain why its Medicare revenue dropped for the first time in more than five years. HCA officials held a conference call with analysts after markets closed Monday night.

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Means Testing Supported by Wealthy Tennessee Senator

by / on July 11, 2011

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says he’s ready for wealthy Americans to pay for their own Medicare premiums in order to help reduce the federal budget deficit.

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Tennessee Senators Vote for Medicare Privatization

by / on May 26, 2011

Tennessee’s Senators have voted in favor of a budget plan that shaves more than $6 trillion from the federal deficit, in part by turning Medicare into a voucher program.

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Tennessee Senate Passes Health Care Compact Bill

by / on May 18, 2011

The state Senate has passed a bill that might lead to Tennessee running health care programs.

Or maybe not.

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Time Runs Out on Health Care Compact Proposal

by / on April 27, 2011

Legislation to let Tennessee and other states take over major parts of government health care programs, has been postponed until next year. Lawmakers say they just ran out of time to pass the Health Care Compact this session.

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Legislature Debates Take-over of Federal Health Care Programs

by / on March 28, 2011

A million Tennesseans who use Medicare could see that program operated by the state instead of the federal government, under a proposal that’s before the state legislature this week.

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“Clawback Payment” Reprieve Will Save TennCare $120 million

by / on February 22, 2010

A temporary change in federal policy will free up millions of dollars for TennCare.

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Governor Says Overhaul Could Cost Up To $1.2 Billion

by / on October 6, 2009

Governor Phil Bredesen says he isn’t pressuring the state’s Congressional delegation to vote one way or the other on health care overhaul, but he has sent them an estimate of what it would cost Tennessee.

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Corker Named Ranking Member of Aging Committee

by / on September 22, 2009

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is now the lead Republican on the Special Committee on Aging.

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Wamp Won’t Refute “Death Panel” Claims

by / on August 31, 2009

Chattanooga Republican Zach Wamp dodged the question Monday when asked whether the plan to overhaul health care would set up “death panels.”

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Corker Health Care Town Hall Focuses on Medicare

Corker Health Care Town Hall Focuses on Medicare

by / on August 25, 2009

People who attended a health care town hall meeting with Senator Bob Corker Tuesday in Shelbyville spoke unanimously against the idea of creating a public insurance option.

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Gordon Signs on to Health Overhaul Compromise, But Other Blue Dogs Hesitate

by / on July 31, 2009

Murfeesboro Democrat Bart Gordon helped House leaders overcome an impasse on a health care overhaul plan, but the agreement has failed to convince other Tennessee Democrats to sign on.

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