Affordable Care Act Could Cause People To Leave Their Jobs

As a consequence of the Affordable Care Act, between 500,000 and 900,000 Americans may choose to stop working. That possibility is predicted in a new analysis of an analogous situation in reverse: the abrupt end of Tennessee’s Medicaid expansion in 2005. That year, Tennessee dropped 170,000 of its citizens from Medicaid. It was the largest Medicaid disenrollment in the history of the program. Economists from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, and the University...

Ahead To Genetically Modify Human Embryos

Scientists in Britain have been give the go-ahead to edit the genes of human embryos for research purposes, using a technique that some say could eventually be used to create “designer babies”. Less than a year after Chinese scientists caused an international furor by saying they had genetically modified human embryos, Kathy Niakan, a stem cell scientist from London’s Francis Crick Institute, was granted a license to carry out similar experiments. “The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has approved a...

Avoid Delays In Your Medicare Application By Completing Forms Correctly

When applying to become a Medicare Provider it is crucial that you complete the proper forms and that you complete them correctly. If you do not complete the proper forms correctly it can cause delays in your application and can even cause your application to be closed. If your application is closed you need to start completely over by resubmitting your application all over again. First it is important to determine what CMS forms you need to complete. Medicare requires that you complete specific forms put out by CMS that are available on the...

Accretive Health To Exit Minnesota Under Settlement

The lawsuit, brought by state Attorney General Lori Swanson in January, followed an investigation into the Chicago-based company’s debt collection practices. It alleged that Accretive had violated state and federal health privacy laws through aggressive collection tactics, including having its management “imbedded” into the staff of Minnesota hospitals and managing hospital employees engaged in collections and patient registration. Accretive must pay $2.5 million and stop all business operations in Minnesota within the next...

Accretive Health Shares Tumble After Company Delays Results

Shares of Accretive Health Inc AH.N fell as much as 30 percent on Wednesday as the medical billing services provider withdrew its forecast and indefinitely delayed the filing of its fourth-quarter results, saying it was evaluating the timing of revenue recognition.The company, which has faced allegations of improper billing of patients, said in a statement on Tuesday it may restate financial results for previous periods if it determines it needs to change the manner in which it recognizes revenue. Eric Coldwell, an analyst at Robert W. Baird...