It Begins: Obamacare Causing Hospital Workers To Go Unpaid

The contractor building the financial management system for is being blamed by a Houston hospital for delayed Medicare reimbursements that have caused the hospital to miss payrolls for...

Obamacare Glitch Delaying Medicare Payments

The contractor building the financial management system for is being blamed by a Houston hospital for delayed Medicare reimbursements that have caused the hospital to miss payrolls for weeks. Novitas Solutions is the federal government’s new Medicare payment processor for the south-central region of the country hired by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS.)



ABC-KTRK in Houston reports:

According to the CEO Jason Leday, more than 150 employees haven’t been paid in nearly a month.

“I understand that they have children and a house payment, bills. Not getting paid is wow,” nearby resident Theresa Gutierrez said.

The hospital is strapped for cash not because its not making money, but because Leday says a new Medicare payment facilitator named Novitas Solutions is taking too way long to pay out Medicare claims to the hospital.

Leday says he’s owed nearly $3 million in payments from Medicare and can’t make payroll…

The Texas Medical Association says they are familiar with complaints like this one regarding the medicare payment facilitator- and a representative told us smaller community hospitals like this one are in similar situations.

Novitas also runs the south-central region’s Medicare website which was launched just two days before the October 1 launch of  As THE WEEKLY STANDARD reported on December 19, that site has experienced problems reminiscent of’s troubles, and the site will not be fully operational until well into 2014.

Novitas’s direct connection to stems from an emergency, no-bid contract for “financial management services” awarded in August and first reported by THE WEEKLY STANDARD in September.  The services required included accounting, tracking of accounts receivable and accounts payable, documenting funds collected by CMS, and data validation, among other things.  CMS justified the no-bid award because the “prospect of a delay in implementing the Marketplace by the operational date of January 1, 2014, even for a few days, would result in severe consequences, financial and other” and that the services required were “beyond what was initially anticipated and beyond CMS’ currently available resources.”

Novitas did not respond to KTRK for its story, and so far has not responded to a request for comment since the story ran.  In the past, Novitas has referred requests for comment to HHS.

Despite initially promising more information about the August contract, HHS/CMS has ignored repeated requests for clarification about the nature of the work and how it relates to the mission of  HHS has not responded to a request for comment about the reports of slow payments to hospitals either. source – Weekly Standard

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  • Why would you vote for a muslim communist?

  • They voted because they were told too.

  • They voted for him because they have never read the Bible.

  • BitterClinger

    This is probably part of their master plan.. shut down the small hospitals and only allow ones to operate that they “approve” of.

  • James

    This is what I figured would happen , no payments paid, problems with systems, problems all the way around, worst healthcare ever in the history of the United States Of America, I say along with millions of people, no more Obamacare, it will not and cannot work period

  • What the problem is mankind believes more in machines than they believe in Jesus Christ, God never fails you, but machines always brake down!

  • Today, I just brought a new toaster, the old one lasted 30 days, no wonder why there is a problem with Obamacare, machines are making choices for us!

  • People voted for the Liar-in-Chief, illegal alien, because they wanted “free healthcare”. Be sure to forward this to any of your liberal friends.


      • @bible reader. Phaahaaa. A lie? How about when he opens his mouth, that is all he can do. Give me a break, I don’t like the republicans either. Their all a bunch of lying evil infested jerks! Rep. and Dem. alike. All controlled by a higher power, their just puppets on strings of the anti-Christ. But God is allowing it all for his purposes~! Read you Bible, then you would know this stuff….:-)

  • txnursie

    Very sad. I’ve been a nurse for 18 years, and recently had to take an early retirement due to incurable illness/disability. I’ve kept in touch with friends from the hospital where I worked and it’s bad. They’ve made in-house mgmt (nurse directors) to step down and have had to replace them with contract mgmt staff. Unspeakably horrible move. The nurses are miserable, the patients are miserable. But Obama’s happy, so everyone smile.

    • @txnursie. Hi nursie, long time no see!! Nice to see you!

  • Maybe it is a way of culling the herd so as to speak ie starting population reduction. That is in their plans. There is a plan for reducing the US population by the NWO

    • David: A good way the USA will reduce the population, will happen from God not man, by the Rapture which will occur before the Tribulation or NWO takes over, that will reduce a few million from our population growth and every child under 12 years old, will also vanish into thin air, that will cause a great reduction of population growth here in the USA!

      • 2Th 2:1 Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
        2Th 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
        2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
        @STL,, what part of “our gathering together unto him, don’t you get??? It’s plainly written!!!! 🙂

        • So it is! You have to have eyes to see. Some are closed.

          • Amen, Nathan! It’s all that garbage they been eating.

          • @Nathan, and I praise God for it, as I used to be as blinded as some here. I just pray their eyes will be open to see soon also!! 🙂

        • lol what hypocrites. If you wanna see lies and deception..just go to any republican rally. or listen to most republican rhetoric over the years.. seems like its always been that’re not fooling anyone but yourselves. as the famous line goes “you want to believe a lie” or in their case – lies.

  • Off Topic but plays into Pope and his One World Religion and his deception

  • The other thing that comes to mind is it is another way to promote civil unrest because financial pressures bring on desperate actions & brings martial law closer

    • David: The next time USA stocks tumble, that will surely cause many unrestful people in the USA.

  • Tell your representatives to support a No bailouts for insurance companies act. Without that provision in obamacare insurance companies will collapse this monster.

  • Islamic intolerance of non-Muslims in Malaysia is heightening, as Islamic authorities seized 321 Malay-language Bibles from the Bible Society Thursday

    • Teresa B: we need to go back in history, when the Hebrews did not have a BIBLE, it was total in their minds!

      • STL, I thought they had the 10 commandments and the laws and ordinances written by Moses. I’m not trying to be smart, but wasn’t this their bible so to say? If it is different, please let me know. I suppose they did carry it in their minds after they learned it, just as we carry the Bible after we learn it. But they lived under very strict laws and ordinances didn’t they? I am so glad I live under grace!!! If I am wrong, let me know. I am always open to learn more!! 🙂

  • They keep telling us that Medicare runs efficiently and is “wildly popular”. Both are not true. Medicare is popular because it is the only option for most elderly people, not because it is comprehensive or efficient. This kind of problem happened before BOcare but we can anticipate a lot more of it now. I don’t think there is any conspiracy here, just incompetence and arrogance. The government doesn’t have to be efficient. There are no consequences to them. The consequences are to the providers and the consumers. These employees do need our prayers as most of them can’t afford to go without pay.

    • Yes Hope, the bottom suffers always on the Pole. I now have to sign for Medicare, don’t want to but we have no choice. I want a choice. I have till Apr before it starts, really I hope I don’t need it! Have a good wknd, Blessings

  • pahahahaha! Muslim! Alien!! what a load of jokers. aint it about time you stopped reading comics, grew up and lived in the real world. What a sad state of affairs for many in the usa who want to believe all of this unfounded baseless crap. LIAR-IN CHIEF!! No doubt these are the same people who followed BUSH into iraq, eyes closed. Not even history can wake these types up. Lost causes. Thats what you get when someone of mixed race gets elected by the vast majority. WHEN THE HATERS REALISE THAT HATE ISNT WORKING.. THEY JUST START TELLING LIES.

    • what Bible are you reading and what are you talking about. You speak w angry words, baseless crap? Really? Please explain yourself, and the reasons why what you read are just that. BASELESS and UNFOUNDED ? thanks

    • Bible Reader: Why so much crap about the Repubs, both Parties lies to the American people, its called GREED!

      We here on this web site believes in Jesus Christ and he does not lie to us!

      Our King is Jesus Christ, so if your a Bible reader, why so much worry about our lieing Politicans?

      • @STL,, AMEN Brother!!!! 😉

    • Bible Reader: What politican that does not lie to the american people?

    • @Bible reader, funny but the only hate I see here is coming from you sir, or madam. 🙂

  • Even if you don’t lose your insurance & doctor this is a great resource to have. When you need almost immediate access to a licensed doctor in your state 24/7/365 for pennies a day for the whole family here’s the place to go & they let you try it 100% free for the first month…

    • Mr. Green: There is nothing free in this world, their is always a catch!

      What you need to also worry about not just losing your insurance coverage, but doctors and nurses are not being paid by their employer, which means less doctors and nurses treating you.

      Within a few months the Middle Class will become the Poor Class, trying to recieve medical care.

      • Hi STL, the main reason for my posting was to inform you that this telemedicine service solves the doctor shortage problem. It costs as little as $9.95 a month for the whole family. There is no catch, try it free for one month. DocDial wants you to try it free because they know once you use their telemedicine service’s you will not want to be without it in the future. I know, I’ve used it for myself & our baby girl & my wife loves it!

        • hm they give you a presc w/o seeing you? How is that?
          I have spent money on those sites and never got anything for it other than general. I can get that at the Vet. But then PTL so far I never go to the Dr.

  • Mr. Green: within a few months the medical problems will start braking down, when that happen their will not be any good medical insurance programs to speak of, so if your program is working now, ejoy it while it last.

    First you need to understand, christians and even the unrighteous are in our last days, everything on this planet is going to get worse by the day, and it rolling down hill at a rapid pace.

    There is no future for us on this planet earth, soon everything will go to the crapper!

    • Mr: Green I look up DOCDIAL, but its only giving phone consulation only, you still need to see a treating doctor. So again if there is a limit on treating doctors, you can get all the phone consulation you want, but your still not being treated by any doctor. So what is the advantage here, accept psychologically you might feel better. But in a emergency, who are you going to call, DOC DIAL, that causing loss of time being treated by a Emergency Treating Doctor, so you might just die, from the lack of treatment.

      • DocDial Telemedicine can treat 75% of what you would go to see a doctor or ER for, so you can do a lot & you can get a prescription if needed…If you have no doctor, no insurance or you can’t get an appointment with your doctor because there are so many people in line in front of you DocDial is a Godsend!

        • The parent company to DocDialRx is AmeriDoc, they have 1.6 million paying subscribers including Southwest Airlines, California Firefighters Association, Walmart & many more…

          • Mr. Green: So your program will work, but on a limited basis, because you can not fight BIG BROTHER, you program is doomed to fail, these are the last days?

          • Until then it works fine for millions of people…

          • @Jeremy Green, thank you for posting the website address. It will be a Godsend for some.
            I must say, too, that you certainly have some patience.

          • @Tracy, lol. Thank you very much!

          • Yes, thank you very much Jeremy Green. That was valuable information.

          • You’re very welcome Marie…

  • Im ready to take Obama out!

    • @Craig, better watch what you say sir. They are watching us you know. They may think you mean personally!! And come gunning for you! 🙂

      • @Craig, we just need to pray and let God do what he has planed for o. and this country! Pray for your family and all of God’s children for protection. Pray for this country, and for the will of God to be done. That is all we can do.

  • Craig: You and who else going to do this to the President. NSA is monitoring this web site, now your on their hit list!

  • Stories like this will be the mainstream. The system is unsustainable and employer mandate hasn’t even hit yet.

    Barry doesn’t wish to insure the working who may have newborns.His concern, all efforts focused today, is that one person pays for another’s contraception. Barry’s concern is that the professional victim which makes up most of Medicaid, not all, but most, is covered completely. And that we expand free coverage. And take away from the producer. Does this sound familiar? It should. The producer/non producer rhetoric was formulated a long time ago by another writer who saw this coming. Her name was Ayn Rand. And she ought to know as she saw it first hand–in Russia post revolution.

    Barry believes that one man who is successful should pay for another who isn’t as much. Or that many shouldn’t pay at all. He believes instead of breaking up insurance monopolies and giving to competition, the government should now dictate the practices of insurance companies.

    And the bottom line is he believes in the entitlement mentality. I worked as a provider for 13 years. There are a few exceptions but the Medicaid patient is the largest abuser in the system. The “chronic pain” patient who is constantly in the ER at our cost. What do they care, they aren’t paying for it. You can’t fix this patient because this type of patient is a professional victim, usually disabled at 45 due to obesity or whatever array of “social anxiety disorders” that excuse them from work. If Barry was really interested in fairness he would have reduced the Medicaid benefits–dramatically. Keeping them for the truly disabled and developing much tighter standards on who we deem cannot hold a job of any kind.

    But a Marxist isn’t really interested in fair. I’ve written extensively about the mindset–based on history. The Marxist is interested in propagation of professional victim hood. The more entitled it produces (ie expanded Medicaid) the more government not only controls but has excuse to rob the producer. Right down to a contraceptive payment. While denying a newborn. Classic Karl strategy that the almighty Progressive denies so adamantly. If we continue this course, my fiction will become a reality. And our nation will fall. Don’t agree with me Mr.Progressive? That’s ok.

    Because history does.

    Charles Hurst. Author of THE SECOND FALL. An offbeat story of Armageddon. And creator of THE RUNNINGWOLF EZINE

  • 42 USC § 18115 – Freedom not to participate in Federal health insurance programs

    Posted on January 4, 2014 by Scott

    Cornell University Law School

    Current through Pub. L. 113-36. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

    No individual, company, business, nonprofit entity, or health insurance issuer offering group or individual health insurance coverage shall be required to participate in any Federal health insurance program created under this Act (or any amendments made by this Act), or in any Federal health insurance program expanded by this Act (or any such amendments), and there shall be no penalty or fine imposed upon any such issuer for choosing not to participate in such programs.

    Here is the act:

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  • Why viewers stiol use to read news papers when in this technological world everything is accssible on web?


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