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Texas sees little change despite insurance gains
By Associated Press | August 09, 2014
Mike Norby is no longer basking in praise over Houston surpassing enrollment expectations in the federal health insurance marketplace. Four months later, the story behind the numbers isn't as rosy for the county healthcare program he helps oversee.
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Feds grant Fla. 3-year Medicaid managed-care renewal
By Associated Press | August 03, 2014
The federal government has granted a three-year renewal of Florida's Medicaid managed care program.
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WellCare earnings pummeled by expanded Florida managed-care Medicaid plan
By John N. Frank | July 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Shares of WellCare Health Plans sank in early Friday trading, a day after the Tampa, Fla.-based Medicaid managed-care company reported a net loss of $7.5 million for its second quarter compared with net income of $46.9 million in the same quarter last year.
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Reform Update: Many dual-eligibles opt out of care coordination
By Virgil Dickson | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
People who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid are opting out at high rates from voluntary state initiatives aimed at better coordinating their care.
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Changes in the works for Medicaid managed care in Louisiana
By Associated Press | July 19, 2014
Louisiana's health department intends to rework how it pays the private managed-care networks that provide health services to two-thirds of the state's Medicaid patients, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration told lawmakers Friday.
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New Cook County Health CEO must find millions in savings–stat
By Kristen Schorsch, Crain's Chicago Business | July 14, 2014
Dr. John Jay Shannon was promoted to CEO at Cook County (Ill.) Health and Hospitals System June 27, and he already has been told to find $67 million in savings in four months.
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Reform Update: Can Medicaid beneficiaries find a doctor? The CMS wants to know
By Virgil Dickson | July 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS is planning to conduct its first nationwide research effort to answer the question of whether adult Medicaid beneficiaries can find providers, and if factors such as being in managed Medicaid versus a fee-for-service offering aid or hurt the search. What it's likely to find, according to...
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Benefits unclear as states rush into Medicaid managed care
By Virgil Dickson | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Nurie Keqi, of Queens, N.Y., is one of the lucky ones benefiting from Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
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Presence Health finds buyer for Our Lady of the Resurrection, and other news
By Modern Healthcare | July 05, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Presence Health has signed a letter of intent to sell Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago to Community First Healthcare of Illinois.
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Illinois pushes ahead with Medicaid managed care
By Associated Press | July 01, 2014
Facing a Jan. 1 deadline, Illinois' top Medicaid official announced a timetable Monday for moving hundreds of thousands of low-income patients into managed-care health plans.
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