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States face big costs, coverage losses from Medicaid work requirements

States face big costs, coverage losses from Medicaid work requirements

By Harris Meyer  |  May 23, 2018

The liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said imposing so-called community engagement requirements, premiums and other conditions means states and the federal government will have to spend tens of millions to track compliance and handle appeals.

CMS Medicaid access rule poses financial hit to hospitals

CMS Medicaid access rule poses financial hit to hospitals

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 23, 2018

The CMS' proposal to allow states to opt out of a Obama-era rule meant to ensure Medicaid beneficiaries have adequate access to care could endanger hospitals' solvency and reduce access to care.

Consumer access at the heart of CVS-Aetna deal

Consumer access at the heart of CVS-Aetna deal

By Alex Kacik  |  May 23, 2018

The driving force behind the marriage of the No. 3 health insurer and the pharmacy giant is the appeal of steering patients to lower-cost care via 1,100 CVS walk-in clinics. Nearly 70% of the U.S. population lives within 3 miles of a CVS pharmacy.

Senate sends VA Choice reforms to Trump

Senate sends VA Choice reforms to Trump

By Susannah Luthi  |  May 23, 2018

The bill, which consolidates VA's community care programs into Choice, will spark a change in how the private sector interacts with the VA health system.

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By Modern Healthcare  |  May 23, 2018

Luma Health raises $6 million for messaging software, the Department of Energy pursues AI for suicide and prostate cancer prevention, and Philip Roth dies.

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