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IHS hospital in South Dakota threatened with funds cutoff

By Associated Press  |  May 24, 2016

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.

Here's what CEOs think of candidates' healthcare ideas

Here's what CEOs think of candidates' healthcare ideas

By Shannon Muchmore  |  May 21, 2016

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.

Best Practices: Helping ex-inmates get Medicaid

Best Practices: Helping ex-inmates get Medicaid

By Harris Meyer  |  May 21, 2016

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.

Illinois bill would require audit of Medicaid insurers

By Bob Herman  |  May 19, 2016

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.

Georgia eyes Medicaid expansion

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 18, 2016

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.

Docs say states are making calculated cuts to Medicaid rates

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 18, 2016

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 surprising turnabout, Oklahoma eyes Medicaid expansion

By Associated Press  |  May 16, 2016

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.

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