Indiana requests federal waivers to support timely medical service

first_img Susan Stroud screens a customer at a Witham Health Services drive-through Community Viral Screening center, Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Whitestown, Ind. Indiana’s governor has ordered all public and private schools across the state remain closed to students until at least May 1 among steps aimed at slowing the coronavirus spread. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) The State of Indiana has submitted a waiver to the federal government to support the delivery of necessary health care during a national emergency.The Indiana Family Social and Services Administration, Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning is requesting authority from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to waive several Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program requirements. This would decrease the administrative burden for health care and other providers as the state combats the continued spread of the coronavirus. The request would cover the entirety of the national emergency declaration.OMPP requested a total of eight specific waivers in addition to the blanket waivers previously announced by CMS as available to states.The document, submitted by FSSA Secretary Jennifer Sullivan, M.D., M.P.H., is available here.OMPP may request additional waivers in the future as needed. Pinterest By Tommie Lee – March 20, 2020 0 359 Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Indiana requests federal waivers to support timely medical service Previous articleIndiana University postpones all commencement activities on all campusesNext articleNew Elkhart County fund hopes to support nonprofits and families Tommie Lee Twitter CoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market WhatsApp Twitter Google+last_img read more

AP source: ACC tourney to New York in ’17, ’18

first_imgThe Atlantic Coast Conference is taking its men’s basketball tournament from Tobacco Road to the bright lights of New York.A person familiar with the situation said Tuesday the league has completed a two-year deal to bring the tournament to Brooklyn’s Barclays Center starting in 2017.The Atlantic 10 was scheduled to play its tournament there through 2017, but will move in exchange for playing an ACC/A-10 doubleheader at Barclays during the 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. The A-10 tournament will then return to Barclays for three years starting in 2019.The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the league hasn’t publicly commented on the move.ACC commissioner John Swofford and Atlantic 10 commissioner Bernadette McGlade are scheduled to hold a news conference at the venue Wednesday morning with Barclays Center chief executive officer Brett Yormark.It wasn’t immediately clear where the Atlantic 10 will hold its tournament in 2017 and 2018, nor which teams would participate in the doubleheaders.The ACC will hold next year’s tournament in Greensboro, N.C., home to the league headquarters, before going to Washington, D.C., in 2016.The move to New York represents a shift from the ACC tournament’s Southern roots after years of conference realignment. Louisville’s arrival in July will mark the seventh former Big East school to join the 15-team league since 2004.The state of North Carolina has hosted 50 of the 61 tournaments in league history, starting at North Carolina State’s Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh in 1954. The ACC has also rotated it through Atlanta, Landover, Md., Washington, D.C., and Tampa, Fla.The Greensboro Coliseum has hosted the tournament 25 times – including earlier this month when longtime member Virginia won – while Charlotte has hosted it a dozen times.Bucky Waters remembers the ACC tournament’s early days as a player at N.C. State under Everett Case in the 1950s, then as Duke’s head coach for four seasons in the 1970s. Now, he pointed out, the league’s footprint stretches from Boston to Miami along the East Coast.“I came to N.C. State in 1954 when the ACC was formed, so I’ve got a great soft spot for back in the day in Greensboro and Charlotte and all of that,” Waters said. “But this is a new world.”Swofford has talked publicly about holding the tournament in New York at least since 2011 when the league announced it would add Pittsburgh and Syracuse from the Big East.During the preseason ACC Operation Basketball media day, Swofford said league members have “great respect” for the tournament’s tradition in North Carolina but must balance that with pursuing new ways to promote the league when asked about holding the tournament in New York.“With our footprint, and the quality of institutions and programs that we have, it just gives us opportunities in front of us that we haven’t had in the past,” Swofford said in October. “And that includes potentially being in some markets with a tournament that we’ve never been in before.”Miami and Virginia Tech were the first Big East schools to join the ACC in 2004, with Boston College following a year later. Pitt and Syracuse joined the ACC last summer along with Notre Dame, which joined in all sports except football.Louisville will arrive after a one-year stay in the American Athletic Conference to replace Maryland, which is leaving for the Big Ten. Maryland will join fellow charter member South Carolina (1971) as the only two schools to withdraw from the ACC and leaves only five remaining charter members: Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State and Wake Forest.Virginia joined the league in December 1953, seven months after the league formed, while Georgia Tech replaced South Carolina in 1978 and Florida State joined in 1991.___AP Sports Writer Joedy McCreary in Raleigh, N.C., contributed to this report.___Follow Aaron Beard on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/aaronbeardaplast_img read more

FAVORED TOP OF THE GAME TAKES $58,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ½ LENGTHS UNDER DESORMEAUX; CERIN TRAINEE GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN A DRIVING RAIN IN 1:42.88

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 10, 2017)–Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, heavily favored Top of the Game withstood a driving rain to rally to a length and a half win in Friday’s $58,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita.  Owned by David and Holly Wilson and trained by Vladimir Cerin, Top of the Game got a mile and a sixteenth in 1:42.88 over a fast track.Fresh off a first condition allowance win here on a wet fast track Dec. 30, Top of the Game, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Desert Party, was off at even money in a field of five older horses and paid $4.00, $2.80 and $2.10.“They don’t call us mudbugs for nothin’,” joked Desormeaux, who sat a close third at the rail before moving to challenge pacesetter Got Even leaving the half mile pole.  “He ran like (last year’s Preakness winner and confirmed off track specialist) Exaggerator!”With today’s win, Top of the Game is now 11-3-1-1 and with the winner’s share of $34,800, he increased his earnings to $123,620.Ridden by Martin Pedroza, Got Even conceded reluctantly to the winner inside the furlong pole while running second, three quarters of a length in front of Hoffenheim.  Off at 3-1, Got Even paid $3.80 and $2.40.Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Hoffenheim rallied to finish 7 ¼ lengths in front of Bistraya.  Off at        3-1, Hoffenheim paid $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.35, 48.10, 1:11.91 and 1:36.41.First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more