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Anthem eyes Medicaid growth with Florida HMO deal

By Bob Herman  |  December 22, 2014

It has been two years since Anthem made an acquisition, but the lull is over. The health insurer said Monday that it will buy Simply Healthcare Holdings, a Florida-based HMO for Medicare and Medicaid members.

Coverage expansion, low cost growth, continued reform battles highlight 2014

By Harris Meyer  |  December 20, 2014

Healthcare providers and insurers were busy implementing healthcare reform in 2014, millions of uninsured Americans gained coverage, and healthcare spending growth remained modest even as partisan warfare over the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act continued in full force.

CMS official Cindy Mann's departure surprises, saddens her supporters

CMS official Cindy Mann's departure surprises, saddens her supporters

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 19, 2014

Cindy Mann's planned departure next month from her post as the CMS' deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Services (CMCS) surprised healthcare stakeholders who know her and are familiar with her work.

WellCare promotes Burdick to CEO

WellCare promotes Burdick to CEO

By Bob Herman  |  December 15, 2014

Kenneth Burdick has been named CEO of WellCare Health Plans, a Tampa, Fla.-based managed-care company that has suffered smaller margins and upheaval in its executive ranks this year.

Tenn. Medicaid expansion plan includes vouchers, deal with hospitals

Tenn. Medicaid expansion plan includes vouchers, deal with hospitals

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 15, 2014

Republican Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has announced his alternative pathway to expand Medicaid in the state with a unique voucher program for low-income employed individuals. He also announced a surprising partnership with hospitals to help fund the expansion.

Q&A: Truman Medical Centers CEO Charlie Shields

Q&A: Truman Medical Centers CEO Charlie Shields

By Modern Healthcare  |  December 13, 2014

Charlie Shields is a former Republican leader in the state Senate. Now, as CEO of the Kansas City safety net system, he’s trying to persuade his old legislative colleagues that expanding Medicaid is a “rational decision.”

Sources: Va. gov. to include Medicaid expansion in budget

By Associated Press  |  December 13, 2014

When Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe unveils his budget proposal next week it will include a top but elusive goal: expanding Medicaid eligibility for low-income Virginians, according to two sources.

New House budget chairman to follow Ryan framework

By Associated Press  |  December 13, 2014

The incoming Republican chairman of the House Budget panel says he's going to follow outgoing chairman Paul Ryan's lead by drafting a fiscal blueprint that would balance the budget in 10 years and call for transforming Medicare into a system that places future retirees in private health insurance...

Pricey 'breakthrough' drugs confound Medicaid rate-setting

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 12, 2014

Actuaries say it's getting increasingly difficult to advise states on sound rates for Medicaid managed-care plans because high-priced specialty drugs like Sovaldi continue to hit the market at a rapid clip.

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