The company said that the fatal crashes occurred in older model full-size sedans that are now being recalled for “inadvertent ignition key rotation.” Vehicles included in this latest recall include the 1997-2005 Chevrolet Malibu, 1998-2002 Oldsmobile Intrique, 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am and the 2003-14 Cadillac CTS CTS.
These models were recalled for the faulty ignition switch that is linked to at least 13 deaths but potentially many more — as many as 100, by some estimates.
The Better Care, Lower Cost Act would provide just that for the chronically ill The third bill has a name which is hard to argue with; it’s the Better Care, Lower-Cost Act3 (HR-3890 and S-1932).
These Medicare patients, who consume a disproportionate share of Medicare resources, represent a significant challenge to individual providers, networks, and Medicare advantage plans.
They tend to be on multiple medications and see a variety of specialist physicians as well as other skilled providers such as physical and occupational therapists, have frequent hospital admissions and readmissions, and often have no coordination of their care.
The meetings clearly stimulated interest in the targeted legislation, and ACMA members will follow-up with Congressional staff regarding their specific requests related to the following bills: The Medicare Audit Improvement Act would provide RAC transparency and accountability The second bill, the Medicare Audit Improvement Act2 (HR-1250 in the House where there are 231 cosponsors and S-1012 which has 16 cosponsors in the Senate) would reform the Medicare Recovery Audit (RAC) program by increasing transparency and accountability.
The bill calls for public reporting of each contractor’s denial rate as well as the rate at which its denials are overturned in the appeal process.
This “trek to Washington” is an annual event for ACMA and serves to educate legislators on issues important to Medicare beneficiaries and hospitals and urge lawmakers to support key pieces of legislation.
The delegation reported that the Congressional aides were uniformly well-informed, engaged, and receptive to their message regardless of their political party.
The Better Care Program (BCP), as it’s called would be a capitated risk-adjusted network designed to promote quality care and cost containment. gov, the bill “promotes accountability and better care management for chronically ill patient populations and coordinates items and services under Medicare parts A (Hospital Insurance), B (Supplementary Medical Insurance), and D (Voluntary Prescription Drug Benefit Program), while encouraging investment in infrastructure and redesigned care processes that result in high quality and efficient service delivery for the most vulnerable and costly populations.
[It] requires the program to include specified elements and focus on long-term cost containment and better overall health of the Medicare population by implementing through qualified BCPs strategies that prevent, delay, or minimize the progression of illness or disability associated with chronic conditions.” The bill would fund “at least three Chronic Care Innovation Centers” and establish “new curricula requirements for direct and indirect graduate medical education payments that address the need for team-based care and chronic care management, including palliative medicine, chronic care management, leadership and team-based skills and planning, and leveraging technology as a care tool.
General Motors Recalls Another 7 Million Vehicles, Some Dating Back To 1997 Beleaguered automaker General Motors General Motors announced Monday afternoon that its string of recalls is not over yet: the company is recalling another 7 million vehicles. GM said Monday that it is issuing another six safety recalls that involve 7.6 million vehicles in the U. from the 1997 to 2014 model years; including GM vehicles worldwide, Monday’s recall accounts for 8.4 million vehicles.