Healthcare providers have mixed responses to the administration's aggressive linkage of uncompensated-care funding to Medicaid expansion. Hospital leaders in Florida, Kansas, Tennessee and Texas strongly support Medicaid expansion but don't want to risk losing the money.
Dr. Dan Rahn is chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, the state's only comprehensive academic medical center. Modern Healthcare spoke with Rahn about how Medicaid expansion has affected his center, the uncertain political prospects for preserving the expansion, and how his...
Dr. Dan Rahn, chancellor of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, discusses how Arkansas' Medicaid expansion has affected his medical center, the uncertain political prospects for preserving the expansion, and how his state is working to increase the number of primary-care physicians.
Policy experts worried lower-income people would get bumped back and forth between Medicaid and exchange plans under the Affordable Care Act. A Modern Healthcare survey of exchanges and insurers suggests such disruption has been minimal.
Health plans and state officials are concerned that an ambitious effort to improve coordination of care for millions of low-income and disabled Americans may not yield the cost savings the Obama administration and states hoped for—at least in the projected time frame.
Texas officials and the Obama administration are nearing a showdown over Medicaid expansion that threatens billions of dollars of federal funding that helps healthcare providers care for low-income Texans and improve the quality of care.
The CMS wants to permanently boost funding to help states build and maintain Medicaid eligibility and enrollment systems.
A little-noticed clause in the Affordable Care Act will provide the next president with an option for allowing states to restructure their healthcare systems.
Most health policy observers don't expect the bipartisan bonhomie in Congress surrounding last week's enactment of the Medicare physician payment-reform package to last.
Data Points for the week of April 20, 2015, covered the following topics: Healthcare costs, Medicaid, CHIP, foreign-educated nurses, prescriptions for Medicaid beneficiaries
The Montana state Legislature has passed a bill expanding Medicaid eligibility to about 70,000 low-income residents.
Just 251 U.S. hospitals received five stars on a new rating system the CMS rolled out Thursday. The new ratings are part of a broader initiative by the federal agency to use a five-star rating system to help consumers compare the quality of healthcare providers.