Bad contact and demographic information for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is complicating demonstration programs intended to coordinate and improve the quality of their care, according to insurers participating in the program.
Many states are struggling to re-enroll adults and children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, with hundreds of thousands of current beneficiaries at risk of losing coverage, advocates say.
Around the country, a number of graduate medical education programs are training young doctors in community-based medicine, in the hope that they'll either stay where they are trained or relocate to other underserved communities.
Experts say President Barack Obama's executive order may indirectly lead to a significant number of immigrants, particularly children, enrolling in Medicaid as well as private health plans.
The Justice Department recovered $2.3 billion from alleged healthcare fraud schemes in fiscal 2014, down slightly from the $2.6 million it collected the year before, it announced Thursday morning.
Newly re-elected Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, is again trying to come up with a way to expand Medicaid despite opposition from the Republican-controlled state Legislature.
President Barack Obama is expected to issue an executive order as soon as this week that would freeze deportations for up to 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally, but they're likely to remain ineligible for Medicaid coverage and exchange subsidies.
Maine can't drop low-income 19- and 20-year-olds from its Medicaid rolls without violating the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a federal appeals court ruled Monday.
Alaska Gov.-elect Bill Walker's finally determined victory Saturday over incumbent Republican Sean Parnell could mean Alaska will be one of the next states to expand Medicaid. But whether the GOP-controlled Legislature will attempt to block such a move is open to debate.
Froedtert Health, a Milwaukee-based system, improved its operating margin in the first quarter of its fiscal 2015 as it significantly increased its revenue on higher patient volume and acuity. But investment losses ultimately took a large bite out of its bottom line.
Independent candidate Bill Walker has won the Alaska governor's race, following an aggressive challenge to Republican Gov. Sean Parnell that included joining campaigns with a Democratic rival.
Talk about sending mixed messages. Robert McDonald, the new head of the Veterans Affairs Department, wants to hire 28,000 new doctors, nurses and other clinical staff to reduce delays in offering care to the nation's growing VA-eligible population.