Alabama and Mississippi have extended limited Medicaid coverage to men with incomes over the federal poverty level for family planning services that include screening for sexually transmitted diseases.
Lawmakers in Utah's House of Representatives rejected Gov. Gary Herbert's Medicaid plan on Wednesday night and instead pushed forward their own alternative proposal to help some of the state's poor get health insurance.
Utah's Republican-controlled House of Representatives has reversed course and decided to consider Gov. Gary Herbert's Medicaid plan, despite comments from the Republican House speaker that the measure had no support and would not be heard.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf started working to deliver on a campaign promise soon after taking office: unwinding his GOP predecessor's alternative Medicaid expansion. Some providers and patient advocates are concerned about collateral damage as 200,000 enrollees switch plans.
Florida is scheduled to lose $1 billion in federal health funds at the end of June, a hole in the state budget the Legislature must fill in its upcoming session if a settlement isn't reached between the administrations of Gov. Rick Scott and President Barack Obama.
Data Points for the week of March 2, 2015, covered the following topics: Medicaid, Medicare, heart attack care and ICD-10 implementation
Hospitals in states that have expanded Medicaid are seeing a sharp drop in charity care and an increase in admissions. But hospitals in general are seeing higher-acuity patients and losing out to lower-cost providers for less-complex care.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's trimmed-down plan for expanding Medicaid appears to have hit a dead end at the state Capitol.
The CMS has either identified or prevented more than $210.7 million in healthcare fraud in one year using predictive analytics. But critics want to see the agency do much more with its new digital tools.
Two health insurers already operating in Iowa have indicated they will bid on Iowa's new proposal to outsource its $4.2 billion Medicaid program to managed-care companies. It's the latest state move to privatize the health insurance program for low-income Americans.
CMS interim leader Andy Slavitt apparently is putting together his senior team as the departure of Administrator Marilyn Tavenner draws closer.
The CMS will not renew a Medicaid waiver in Florida expiring at the end of June that provides more than $1 billion a year to help the state's hospitals with uncompensated-care costs for low-income and uninsured patients. That may put additional pressure on Florida Republican leaders to consider...