As House lawmakers try to loosen a controversial limit on residential treatment for opioid addicts, Medicaid reimbursement issues are getting wrapped into the bigger fight over how much Congress should chip away at the longtime provision.
Kansas' data are too poorly documented to determine whether the state's privatized Medicaid plan is working, according to legislative auditors.
Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has received federal approval to use $2 billion in Medicaid funding differently. The state plans to boost behavioral health services and combat the opioid crisis.
Federal authorities have granted New Hampshire approval to impose work requirements for certain adult Medicaid recipients.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma told hospital executives that she will reject Kansas' request to impose lifetime limits on Medicaid coverage. She also came out against allowing ACOs to continue avoiding downside risk.
The CMS wants non-expansion states looking to impose Medicaid work requirements to make sure beneficiaries have options.
Maine patient advocacy groups and community health centers sued the state over failing to file its plan triggering Medicaid expansion, violating a 2017 ballot measure approved by voters.
Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth and University Hospitals raised concerns that Ohio's proposed work requirements for the Medicaid expansion population could harm access, care delivery and reimbursement.
Michigan will require mental health agencies participating in pilots testing integration of Medicaid behavioral and physical health to contract with one statewide public behavioral health organization.
Texas is revising its Medicaid coverage policies after the CMS and legal advocates voiced concern that the state denied U.S.-born children with foreign parents Medicaid coverage due to their sponsors' income.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has said previously that he would sign the bill to impose work requirements on some people receiving Medicaid benefits.
Illinois' governor has cut off Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Illinois from enrolling patients in the state's revamped Medicaid managed-care program, a blow to the dominant insurer.