The federal government has filed a lawsuit against New York City, alleging that the city ripped off Medicaid for millions of dollars by submitting tens of thousands of false claims.
New Jersey lawmakers are stepping up to try and fight the heroin epidemic.
Thirteen people have been arrested, in what New Jersey authorities said was a scheme to pay illegal kickbacks to doctors in exchange for patient referrals.
The study by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that Medicaid costs related to asthma were $532 million in 2013, an increase of more than 26 percent over five years.
For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.
New York State has reached an agreement with federal officials for a waiver allowing the state to reinvest $8 billion in Medicaid savings to support hospitals and improve health care, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen. Charles Schumer said Thursday evening.
New York extended Monday’s deadline for purchasing health insurance to avoid a lapse in coverage on Jan. 1 by one day. New Yorkers now have until shortly before midnight on Tuesday to find a plan.
New numbers released by the government this week, suggest that the Affordable Care Act website is doing better and drawing in many people who are eligible for Medicaid.
Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.
The Bergen County United Way has rallied support and special donations for a formerly homeless Good Samaritan from Hackensack, N.J. who was stripped of his benefits.
James Brady found $850 on a Hackensack sidewalk last April and turned it in to police. Brady was awarded the money six months later, when no one contacted police during the required six-month waiting period.
Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.
Gov. Cuomo’s attempt to rein in Medicaid spending allowed private operators to open adult daycare centers. Since then, the number of the Medicaid-funded centers in New York City has exploded.
The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee was expected to approve a spending bill that keeps one of Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy’s most contentious proposed spending reductions, deep cuts in state aid to hospitals.
A cardiologist with offices in New York City and New Jersey carried out what federal authorities called the largest health care fraud ever recorded by a single practitioner in those states.