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Medicaid managed-care enrollment expected to soar
By Virgil Dickson | October 23, 2014
Thanks to Medicaid expansion and a greater push from some conservative states looking to reduce healthcare costs, enrollment of Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries in managed care will increase by 13.5 million by 2016, according to a new report from consulting firm...
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Michigan's Medicaid expansion seen as model for others
Associated Press | October 23, 2014
The initial success of Michigan's Medicaid expansion could be useful to other states considering their own plans under the Affordable Care Act, according to a report by a team of University of Michigan Medical School researchers.
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Reform Update: Medicaid programs crafting limits on Harvoni usage
By Virgil Dickson | October 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Which Medicaid beneficiaries will have access to Gilead Sciences' newest high-cost hepatitis C treatment, Harvoni, and when they'll get that access, now depends on prior-authorization criteria being hammered out by various state agencies. Most will likely limit Harvoni use to patients dealing with...
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Data Points: Medicaid expansion
Modern Healthcare | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Data Points for the week of Oct.20, 2014, covered the following topic: Medicaid expansion
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Aetna drops Delaware Medicaid plan
By Bob Herman | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Aetna will shut down its Delaware Medicaid plan by year-end after the insurer and the state couldn't agree on new managed-care rates.
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Delaware's Medicaid program dumps Aetna for Highmark
By Bob Herman | October 17, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Aetna will shut down its Medicaid plan in Delaware by the end of this year because the publicly traded insurer and the state couldn't agree on new managed-care rates.
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Surge in Medicaid costs won't last, researchers say
By Virgil Dickson | October 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A new UCLA study suggests that the Medicaid expansion under the healthcare reform law will not necessarily lead to a long-term increase in emergency room or hospital utilization.
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Reform Update: Tennessee, Virginia Medicaid expansion battles continue
By Virgil Dickson | October 14, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medicaid directors from Tennessee and Virginia say they're continuing the fight to expand their programs in ways that will appease both the CMS and state legislators.
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GOP questions Medicaid oversight in Mass., Puerto Rico
By Virgil Dickson | October 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Senior congressional Republicans have given CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner until Nov. 24 to answer questions about whether her agency is applying proper oversight of Medicaid spending in Massachusetts and Puerto Rico.
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Magazine
State Medicaid rates must factor in Obamacare tax
By Virgil Dickson | October 11, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
States will have to pay Medicaid managed-care plans higher rates to cover the cost of the Obamacare health insurance tax, the CMS said last week.
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