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Medicare open enrollment begins October 15 – scammers may take advantage

Medicare open enrollment in health and drug coverage plans for 2020 begins Tuesday and ends December 7.

Diabetes scam warning

Be aware of a phone scam targeting people with diabetes, particularly senior citizens on Medicare, according to The Morehead News.

Employees protest outside Pineville Community Hospital

Employees at Pineville Community Hospital protested outside the facility Wednesday as they and the hospital face an uncertain future.

Passport Health Plan purchase moving forward

The Attorney General's office has approved the sale of Passport Health Plan in Louisville. 

Federal agency terminates agreement with Kentucky hospital

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services terminated its agreement last week with the Southeast Kentucky Medical Center in Pineville.

Kentucky county to pay $253K over claims of false billing

he Lexington Herald-Leader reported Thursday that the federal government sued Lee County and related agencies last year.

Scams targeting Medicaid and Medicare patients

The Attorney General is warning Kentuckians about medical billing scams. 

Panel suspends medical license of convicted doctor

A panel suspended the medical license of a doctor convicted of implanting medically unnecessary pacemakers into dozens of patients and billing it to Medicare and Medicaid.

Trump administration re-approves new rules for Kentucky Medicaid

The Trump administration has again approved work requirements or a suitable alternative for Kentucky's Medicaid population after a judge blocked the state's first attempt earlier this year.

Balanced Health KY Gains Important Support In Frankfort

A diverse group of Kentucky hospital leaders announced today in Frankfort, KY the launch of Balanced Health Kentucky; a non-profit, non-partisan organization to support...

Breathitt County ambulance company, owner and manager plead guilty to health care fraud

Arrow-Med Ambulance Inc., the owner, and managers have pled guilty to health care fraud for unnecessary ambulance transports.

London doctor convicted of fraud for implanting unneeded pacemakers

Dr. Anis Chalhoub, a London physician, was convicted of health care fraud for implanting medically unncessary pacemakers.

Medicare-Related Scams – Better Business Bureau 10-19

Medicaid open enrollment is complicated enough, without scammers trying to pry money out of the unsuspecting. Heather Clary, with the Better Business Bureau, has some timely tips to ensure you aren't being led down a primrose path.

AG: Settlement returns nearly $300,000 to Medicaid program

Attorney General Andy Beshear says Kentucky's role in a settlement with a pharmaceutical company will result in nearly $300,000 being returned to the state's Medicaid accounts.

Medicaid commissioner warns of skyrocketing spending

Kentucky's new Medicaid commissioner says the cost to run the state health insurance program will jump 20 percent to more than $3.7 billion over the next two years, calling into question its sustainability long term.

Kentucky public workers’ paychecks to fall

Most public employees in Kentucky will see a bit less in their paychecks starting in 2017.

Lexington Considers Waiving Ambulance Fees For Medicare Patients

Lexington is looking into what it would cost to waive ambulance fees for people on Medicare.

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