Health-Aide Shortage Stirs Worry as Medicaid Budget Gap Looms

By Roshan Abraham | November 27, 2019 A shortage of home health aides across New York state raised concerns at an Assembly hearing on services provided for aging New Yorkers last week. The hearing arrived as a $15 million budget increase for aging services began...

Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities Lacking Access to Advocates

Office for Aging Facing Drop in Ombudsman Volunteers Many residents of long-term care facilities in New York state lack regular access to ombudsman services due to a decline in the number of volunteers and a severe shortage of paid staff, according to an audit...

Federal Law Enforcement Action Involving Fraudulent Genetic Testing Results in Charges Against 35 Individuals Responsible for Over $2.1 Billion in Losses in One of the Largest Health Care Fraud Schemes Ever Charged

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, September 27, 2019 Elderly Patients Nationwide Lured into Criminal Scheme; Centers for Program Integrity & Medicare Services Takes Administrative Action against Providers that Submitted...

Navigate 2020 Medicare Changes During Open Enrollment

Beneficiaries can shop for new health coverage starting October 15. Find out what’s new and perhaps less costly for the coming year. By ELEANOR LAISE, Senior Editor September 23, 2019 From Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Jeff Goldberg is happy with his health...

Group working to help Central New York’s underinsured

By Stephanie Sorrell-White / stephanie@timestelegram.com Posted Aug 28, 2019 at 1:00 PM     ILION, N.Y. – Residents dealing with insufficient insurance or none at all may face a range of barriers, including the ability to handle the paperwork required to obtain the...