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4,100 more Arkansans lose Medicaid over work requirements

4,100 more Arkansans lose Medicaid over work requirements

By Harris Meyer  |  October 15, 2018

More than 4,100 Medicaid expansion enrollees in Arkansas will lose coverage for the rest of 2018 because they did not comply with the state's work requirement. That's on top of the 4,353 people who were dropped last month.

Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

By Associated Press  |  October 15, 2018

Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report. Several states have Medicaid expansion on the ballot in November.

States call on hospitals to disclose 340B discount use

States call on hospitals to disclose 340B discount use

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 11, 2018

Colorado's and Mississippi's Medicaid programs have ordered hospitals to report which medications they receive 340B discounts for, marking the latest effort to curb state drug spending.

CMS warns of patient safety risks at Texas hospital

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 10, 2018

The only hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, has come under CMS scrutiny after several visits revealed that untrained personnel were caring for patients or patients were not receiving needed treatment.

Calif. governor vetoes dialysis reimbursement cap

Calif. governor vetoes dialysis reimbursement cap

By Susannah Luthi  |  October 01, 2018

Dialysis giants DaVita and Fresenius won a major victory in California as Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have slashed and capped their reimbursement rates.

House passes opioids legislation

House passes opioids legislation

By Susannah Luthi  |  September 28, 2018

Congress wraps up work on its opioids legislation, touted as a key campaign-issue healthcare accomplishment ahead of November's midterm elections.

Virginia looks to add Medicaid work requirements, premiums

Virginia looks to add Medicaid work requirements, premiums

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 24, 2018

As Virginia waits for the CMS to sign off on its pending Medicaid expansion request, it released a waiver seeking to impose work requirements and premiums on enrollees above the federal poverty level.

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