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Two Miss. systems sue state over Medicaid reimbursements

By Maria Castellucci  |  June 23, 2016

Two public safety net systems have sued to recover up to $20 million in Medicaid reimbursement payments. The systems allege that the funding formulas unevenly distribute reimbursement among providers.

Oregonians use ER less, docs more after Medicaid expansion

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 23, 2016

After expanding Medicaid, residents of Oregon are largely able to find a doctor and have dropped ER visits, despite a more than 50% increase in the number of people using the program, according to a new analysis by the state.

GOP plan to replace ACA light on details, new ideas

By Shannon Muchmore  |  June 22, 2016

The long-awaited plan for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act contains traditional conservative ideas but does not say how much it would cost or how many people it would cover.

Indiana questions whether CMS can protect Medicaid expansion data

Indiana questions whether CMS can protect Medicaid expansion data

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 20, 2016

Indiana missed a deadline to share information with the CMS about how its Medicaid expansion has affected access to care. Republican Gov. Mike Pence's administration said it didn't trust that the agency could protect the data.

Medicaid expansion hits Deep South

Medicaid expansion hits Deep South

By Harris Meyer  |  June 18, 2016

While Obamacare supporters welcome Louisiana's Medicaid expansion, it remains to be seen if private providers will join with traditional safety net providers in delivering their care since the cash-strapped state isn't raising its abysmally low Medicaid pay rates.

New Indiana Medicaid contracts snub UnitedHealthcare

By Bob Herman  |  June 13, 2016

Indiana awarded new managed Medicaid contracts to four out of five bidding private health insurers. UnitedHealthcare was the lone company to miss the cut because its proposed costs and profits were too high.

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