Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractors Rule Announced To Help Reduce Improper Payments

Main Category: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP
Article Date: 08 Nov 2010 – 4:00 PST

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The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed new rules to help states reduce improper payments for Medicaid health care claims through the use of Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractors (RACs) as part of the Affordable Care Act’s larger strategy to crack down on waste, fraud and abuse in the health care system. Medicaid RACs are contractors, working for States, that will audit payments made to health care providers to identify Medicaid payments that may have been underpaid or overpaid, and recover overpayments or correct underpayments, similar to the RAC program in Medicare.

New Report Shows Affordable Care Act Savings Of $3,500 For Medicare Beneficiaries

Main Category: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP
Article Date: 08 Nov 2010 – 4:00 PST

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Lower prescription drug costs, reduced waste, fraud, and abuse, and improvements to care quality and increased system-wide efficiency will reduce costs in traditional Medicare

Home Health, Other Medicare Providers Face Pay Cuts

Main Category: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP
Also Included In: Seniors / Aging;  Primary Care / General Practice;  Public Health
Article Date: 08 Nov 2010 – 4:00 PST

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Bloomberg/The Washington Post: Home health providers face Medicare payment cuts next year. “Gentiva Health Services and Amedisys are among the providers of at-home health care to receive lower Medicare payments next year under U.S. government changes to the program.

Arcadia Resources To Launch DailyMed™ Pharmacy Program In Kansas

Main Category: Pharmacy / Pharmacist
Also Included In: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP
Article Date: 09 Nov 2010 – 3:00 PST

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Arcadia Resources, Inc. (NYSE Amex: KAD), a leading provider of innovative consumer health care services under the Arcadia HealthCare(SM) brand announced that a WellPoint, Inc. affiliated health plan will offer its members in Kansas the opportunity to enroll in Arcadia’s DailyMed™ Pharmacy Program beginning this month.

Election Postmortems Continue Regarding Health Overhaul

Main Category: Health Insurance / Medical Insurance
Also Included In: Medicare / Medicaid / SCHIP;  Seniors / Aging
Article Date: 09 Nov 2010 – 4:00 PST

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Palatin Technologies, Inc. Announces Positive Safety Results In Subcutaneous Bremelanotide Trial In Men

Main Category: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation
Also Included In: Sexual Health / STDs;  Clinical Trials / Drug Trials
Article Date: 18 Aug 2010 – 2:00 PDT

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Palatin Technologies, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PTN) announced positive results of a Phase 1 clinical trial of subcutaneously administered bremelanotide, its melanocortin agonist drug candidate for treatment of male erectile dysfunction (ED) and female sexual dysfunction (FSD). The results demonstrate that with subcutaneous administration consistent therapeutic blood plasma levels can be obtained without sustained clinically significant blood pressure effects and support the continued development of bremelanotide.

Many Older Adults With Diabetes Are Sexually Active But Have Problems

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Main Category: Diabetes
Also Included In: Seniors / Aging;  Women’s Health / Gynecology;  Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation
Article Date: 30 Aug 2010 – 10:00 PDT

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New research from the University of Chicago found that many middle-aged and older Americans with diabetes are sexually
active but more likely to experience sexual problems compared with counterparts without diabetes.

LEVITRA 10mg Orodispersible Tablet For The Treatment Of Erectile Dysfunction Approved In Europe

Main Category: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation
Also Included In: Regulatory Affairs / Drug Approvals;  Pharma Industry / Biotech Industry
Article Date: 07 Sep 2010 – 0:00 PDT

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Suspended Sentence For The Illegal Sale And Supply Of Sex Drugs

Main Category: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation
Also Included In: Litigation / Medical Malpractice
Article Date: 09 Sep 2010 – 3:00 PDT

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A 61-year-old man from Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands received a nine month prison sentence suspended for two years last Monday, with supervision for one year, at Birmingham Crown Court for the illegal sale and supply of erectile dysfunction medicines.

LIFESPAN Labs Research Reveals Men’s Beliefs And Behavior Surrounding Erectile Dysfunction

Main Category: Erectile Dysfunction / Premature Ejaculation
Also Included In: Men’s health
Article Date: 16 Sep 2010 – 3:00 PDT

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A new poll of men and women over 50 years old reveals that, while most men report some level of erectile dysfunction (ED), women generally aren’t aware of the problem in their partners. The problem extends beyond simple communication since ED can often be a symptom of overall health and well-being in men.