Advertisement getting upgrades

By Associated Press  |  October 07, 2015

Consumers shopping on the government's health insurance website should find it easier this year to get basic questions answered about their doctors, medications and costs, according to an internal government document.

Legislation languishes as rural hospitals struggle

Legislation languishes as rural hospitals struggle

By Shannon Muchmore  |  October 03, 2015

Critical-access hospitals' ongoing financial woes are being compounded by Medicare cuts imposed by sequestration and the failure of most rural states to expand Medicaid, and there's little prospect of legislative or regulatory relief in sight.

Analysis: Arkansas panel moves closer to Medicaid proposals

By Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press  |  October 03, 2015

A much-anticipated report to lawmakers on Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion won't resolve the muddied future of a program providing coverage to more than 200,000 people. But it could at least provide some clarity on the options the Legislature faces, and how difficult finding consensus on the...

Hutchinson: Arkansas will block most Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood

By Associated Press  |  October 03, 2015

Arkansas will block most Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Friday, after a judge ordered the state to continue paying for services only to the three women who are suing over the governor's decision to end payments to the organization.

Critical-access hospitals see little growth

By Michael Sandler  |  October 03, 2015

Despite the outcry on Capitol Hill over rural hospital closings, the number of critical-access hospitals in the U.S. grew slightly in the past year, according to Modern Healthcare magazine's annual review of CMS data.

Data Points for Oct. 5, 2015

Data Points for Oct. 5, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 03, 2015

Data Points for the week of Oct. 5, 2015, covered the following topics: Healthcare workers getting the flu vaccine, healthcare insurance premiums, Planned Parenthood, obesity rates, collision injuries in Major League Baseball.

Judge: Arkansas must fund some Planned Parenthood benefits

By Associated Press  |  October 02, 2015

A federal judge says Arkansas must continue paying for a portion of its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood while she weighs a lawsuit challenging a decision to cut off money because of secretly recorded videos made by an anti-abortion group.

Medicare, Medicaid are leaders in improper payments

By Shannon Muchmore  |  October 01, 2015

Medicare and Medicaid are two of the top three government programs making improper payments, and several steps should be taken to reduce those amounts, the U.S. comptroller general said during a Senate hearing Thursday.

Some Medicaid users are inadvertently getting marketplace tax credits

Some Medicaid users are inadvertently getting marketplace tax credits

By Virgil Dickson  |  September 30, 2015

The CMS has sent letters to Medicaid consumers who received tax credits to purchase insurance through the Affordable Care Act marketplace. The agency says these people will have to terminate marketplace coverage and pay back the amount of the credit they've received.

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