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Va. Medicaid expansion debate good for insurers
By Associated Press | April 13, 2014
Some of the biggest health insurance companies in the country are poised to benefit from the debate over expanding Medicaid in Virginia, regardless of its outcome.
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Regional News/Northeast: Vermont awards $2.6 million in grants to spur innovation, cut costs
By Associated Press and Rachel Landen | April 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Vermont awarded more than $2.6 million in grants to healthcare providers last Wednesday in a push to cut costs and promote healthcare innovation across the state.
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Magellan Health Services to buy CDMI
By Rachel Landen | April 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Magellan Health Services, Avon, Conn., announced plans this week to acquire CDMI, a privately held Newport, R.I.-based provider of clinical consulting programs that also negotiates and administers drug rebates for managed-care organizations and other clients.
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N.H. governor signs Medicaid expansion into law
By Associated Press | March 27, 2014
New Hampshire officially expanded its Medicaid program Thursday to cover about 50,000 poor adults eligible for federal subsidies under the healthcare overhaul law.
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Reform Update: Quality of life difficult to measure for dual-eligibles
By Virgil Dickson | March 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
State demonstration projects designed to coordinate benefits and care for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are lacking in how they measure quality-of-life indicators, as well as quality of long-term services and supports, according to a new policy brief from the Commonwealth Fund.
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New Hampshire Medicaid expansion goes to governor
By Associated Press | March 25, 2014
New Hampshire's House voted Wednesday to expand Medicaid programs to cover an estimated 50,000 poor adults eligible for subsidies under the federal healthcare overhaul law.
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Proposed patient-centered telemedicine policy raises licensing questions
By Andis Robeznieks | March 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Federation of State Medical Boards will vote next month on a new telemedicine policy that codifies that medical care takes place where a patient, not a provider, is located.
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N.H. Senate OKs Medicaid money for private coverage
By Associated Press | March 06, 2014
The New Hampshire Senate on Thursday approved using federal Medicaid money to buy private health insurance for thousands of poor adults, with supporters emphasizing the benefits to the state's economy and the health of its residents and opponents arguing taxpayers would be stuck with the bill when...
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PACE has shown path to improved elder care
By Shawn Bloom | March 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
As the number of seniors with long-term service and support needs continues to grow, Medicare and Medicaid are seeking new ways to provide care and services more effectively and efficiently. One model, Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly, or...
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Florida's Medicaid funds in jeopardy over six ER-visit rule
By Virgil Dickson | February 27, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS may cut millions in federal Medicaid funds to Florida over a state practice that's violating federal law.
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