Lawmakers grilled a CMS administrator Tuesday as government watchdog groups released more damning reports on the federal agency's efforts at eliminating waste, fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.
The CMS threatened Monday to cut off Medicare and Medicaid funding to an Indian Health Service hospital in Rapid City—the third South Dakota hospital serving Native Americans that's been found to have serious deficiencies in recent months.
The Arizona Supreme Court says hospitals can go after lawsuit settlements to get additional reimbursement for costs of providing care for some patients covered by the state's Medicaid program.
Seven employees at a Planned Parenthood center were sent to the hospital Monday morning because of an unknown substance. No patients were on site and 38 people were evacuated.
The nation's top healthcare leaders overwhelmingly back the Affordable Care Act and support its goal of pushing providers away from fee-for-service medicine and toward delivering value-based care, according to Modern Healthcare's second-quarter CEO Power Panel poll.
Some local jails, including those in Chicago and Louisville, Ky., have launched initiatives to increase the number of inmates who have Medicaid when they are released. But there are tough challenges.
Many lawmakers in Illinois, a state that has been operating without a budget since last July, want to audit Medicaid managed-care insurers to ensure payments and patient outcomes are living up to expectations.
In an effort to better provide healthcare to Georgia's exploding population and as a way to balance the state's budget, conservative lawmakers are renewing temporary Medicaid payment increases and looking at expanding the program, according to a Republican state Senate leader.
In a letter to the CMS, the American Medical Association and other physician associations say they believe states may be dropping their rates now in anticipation of new rules that require the states to assess how payments affect access to care.
In what would be the grandest about-face among rightward leaning states, Oklahoma is now moving toward a plan to expand its Medicaid program to bring in billions of federal dollars from President Barack Obama's new healthcare system.
Nearly half of the counties in Florida have high numbers of uninsured adults according to new estimates released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Patient advocates and providers hope their comments and stories will influence a controversial proposed overhaul of Ohio's Medicaid expansion.