Medicare News

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Please enjoy the information contained in this edition of Frontier Focus. Please be sure to share it with your members, colleagues, providers and office billing staff. Thank you for your continued efforts to broadcast Medicare information to the providers in Region VIII.

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1. Medicare Part B Competitive Acquisition Program (CAP) – Reminder about CAP Claims Submission Deadlines and Unused CAP Drugs

2. DMEPOS ...

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North Dakota Legislative Budget Status

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The following links provide information regarding the current status of the legislative action affecting the 2009-11 state budget:

http://www.legis.nd.gov/fiscal/

Budget Status – Executive Summary. This is an executive summary of the current status of the 2009-11 general fund state budget.

Budget Status – Detail Reports. These reports provide detail regarding the current status of the 2009-11 state budget including revenue and appropriation comparisons to the executive recommendation and the 2007-09 state budget and statements of purpose of amendments.

Analysis of ...

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North Dakota Human Services

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NEWS from the North Dakota Department of Human Services

600 E Boulevard Ave, Bismarck ND 58505-0250

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 28, 2009

Contacts: Nancy McKenzie, Vocational Rehabilitation Division Director, 701-328-8926; Cheryl Wescott Wetsch, Program Administrator, Vocational Rehabilitation Division, 701-328-8959; or Heather Steffl, Public Information Officer, N.D. Department of Human Services, 701-328-4933

State seeks information about employment needs of people with disabilities

BISMARCK, N.D. – The North Dakota Department of Human Services and the State Rehabilitation Council are working together to gather information about the employment needs ...

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Teacher Education News

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AACTE Weekly News Briefs | January 27, 2009_____________

. . . delivered to your inbox so you can enjoy up-to-date news on Colleges of Education, Teaching and the Classroom, Campaigns, Legislation, STEM Teacher Issues, International Teacher Issues, Grants, and Upcoming Events. Please click on linked headlines for full story.

AACTE ANNOUNCEMENTS

AACTE 61st ANNUAL MEETING & EXHIBITS

February 6 – 9, 2009
Hyatt Regency Chicago – Virtual Tour
Chicago, IL

REGISTER NOW!

Click here for more information on the 61st Annual Meeting & Exhibits ...

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Every Child Matters

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Dear Tom,

The U.S. Senate will soon vote on expanding health coverage for children, but amendments may be offered to deny coverage to legal immigrant children and pregnant women for 5 years.

Please contact your Senators toll-free: 1-800-828-0498* and tell them: Support expanding SCHIP so millions of uninsured children can get health coverage, and remove restrictions delaying coverage for children in need.

Background: The House has passed its bill to expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), including an end to the ...

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The North Dakota Legislature

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Key Hearings Held Jan. 19-23

SB 2019 – Support

SB 2019 was heard before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Jan. 22. This bill is the Department of Career and Technical Education appropriation. It provides a $1.2 million increase (of which the Governor recommended $800,000) for the virtual area career and technical education centers. These centers offer IT courses to students who previously did not have access to them, and each center is required to offer at least two credits of IT coursework ...

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A Medicare Update

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Please enjoy the information contained in this edition of Frontier Focus. Please be sure to share it with your members, colleagues, providers and office billing staff. Thank you for your continued efforts to broadcast Medicare information to the providers in Region VIII.

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1. New From the Medicare Learning Network

2. Upcoming Training for the Medicare Part B Drugs Competitive Acquisition Program (CAP): ...

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North Dakota Senate Hearings Schedule

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Appropriations (Sen. R. Holmberg) Harvest Room

Hearing Date Time Bill/Res.No Sub-Comm Description/Note

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1/23 8:30 AM SB 2001 Legislative Assembly

9:15 AM SB 2001 Legislative Council

9:45 AM SB 2010 Council on the Arts

10:30 AM SB 2009 State Fair

11:15 AM Committee Work

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1/26 8:30 AM SB 2015 A BILL ...

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Teacher Education

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Weekly News Briefs | January 22, 2009_____________

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AACTE ANNOUNCEMENTS

You Spoke…and AACTE Listened!

In a recent AACTE membership survey, an overwhelming majority of survey respondents indicated they prefer to receive AACTE news updates online. We will continue to bring you the ...

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North Dakota House of Representatives Hearing Schedules

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Week of January 16, 2009 to January 23, 2009

Appropriations (Rep. K. Svedjan) Roughrider Room
(EE) Approp – Education & Environment (Rep. B. Skarphol) Sakakawea
(GO) Approp – Governmnt Operations Div (Rep. J. Delzer) Medora Room

(HR) Approp – Human Resources Division (Rep. C. Pollert) Roughrider Room

Hearing Date Time Bill/Res.No Sub-Comm Description/Note

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1/16 8:30 AM EE COMMITTEE WORK
HB 1016 GO Adjutant ...

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The United States House of Representatives Stimulus Package

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House Leadership Unveils Economic Stimulus Package

On Thursday, January 15, the House Democratic leadership unveiled their proposals for an economic stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA, H.R. 1). The package would provide $550 billion in new domestic spending and $275 billion in tax relief. The package covers many NACo priorities, including $43 billion for transportation, an $87 billion increase in the Medicaid federal match, $5 billion for rural development and $6 billion in broadband deployment and ...

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