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How to avoid a Medicaid managed-care fiasco

How to avoid a Medicaid managed-care fiasco

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 22, 2017

Challenges in Illinois are a cautionary tale for the rest of the country and highlight how important it is for Medicaid managed-care plans to work effectively with providers.

Accountable care eases Medicaid pain in Rhode Island

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 22, 2017

Rhode Island's Medicaid managed-care program improved after the state launched Medicaid accountable-care organizations. Medicaid plans oversee groups of providers that are responsible for performing well on quality, outcomes and cost.

States may end coverage for kids as federal funds dry up

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 20, 2017

California and three other states will shut down their Children's Health Insurance Program in several months if Congress doesn't reauthorize federal funding, according to the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.

Medicaid expansion drives drop in uninsured veterans

By Maria Castellucci  |  April 20, 2017

The number of uninsured veterans in the U.S. declined by nearly 40% from 2013 to 2015, but that number could drop even lower if more states opt to expand Medicaid, according to a new report.

CMS to evaluate Montana's Medicaid expansion

CMS to evaluate Montana's Medicaid expansion

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 18, 2017

The CMS will evaluate Montana's Medicaid expansion program despite senior Trump administration officials' opposition to similar audits in the past.

Low rates could detract Medicaid managed care plans

Low rates could detract Medicaid managed care plans

By Virgil Dickson  |  April 13, 2017

Several states soon may see an exodus of managed Medicaid plan insurers if they don't update their rate-setting processes and bake in additional funds to pay medical claims, according to a new report.

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