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Reform Update: Medicaid expansion may spread to four more GOP-led states
By Virgil Dickson | September 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Now that Pennsylvania Republican Gov. Tom Corbett has received CMS approval for his Medicaid expansion plan, Indiana, Tennessee, Utah and Wyoming may be next in line among GOP-led states in seeking a federal green light for their conservative-oriented expansion proposals.
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Pennsylvania Medicaid expansion may prove costly for patients
By Virgil Dickson | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The Medicaid agreement between the Obama administration and Gov. Tom Corbett will extend coverage to more than 500,000 Pennsylvanians, but advocates for the state's low-income residents expressed concern over some concessions the CMS made to get another Republican-led state to expand the program.
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Obamacare's political turning point
By Harris Meyer, Managing editor | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
We've come to a fascinating point in the Obamacare political battle where Republican candidates aren't sure they still want to attack Democrats over the law, and Democrats still aren't sure they want to claim credit for it.
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Arkansas Medicaid expansion credited for lower disability claims
By Paul Demko | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The number of Arkansas residents signing up for federal Supplemental Security Income benefits has dropped 19% since October 2013, which some state officials are attributing to expanded Medicaid eligibility.
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Physician payment website due for more outages, and other briefs
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The troubled Open Payments website is encountering a bit more turbulence. The CMS announced last week that it plans upcoming outages for the site and that downtime would be used for “scheduled maintenance upgrades.”
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Prime Healthcare sues SEIU under racketeering law, and other news
By Beth Kutscher | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Prime Healthcare Services is suing a union it says is waging an ongoing smear campaign to pressure the chain into unionizing its workforce.
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States disagree over whether CMS policy requires autism care
By Virgil Dickson | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
States, insurers and patient advocates are debating the meaning and scope of a new CMS bulletin on coverage for comprehensive autism treatment under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
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TeamHealth names Michael Snow CEO
By Modern Healthcare | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Michael Snow, 59, will become CEO of TeamHealth, Knoxville, Tenn.
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Gloria Danna Brooks: advocating early discussions about end-of-life care
By Mike Mitka | August 29, 2014
Discussions about end-of-life care issues need to come earlier in life. That's essentially the message everyone needs to hear, says Gloria Danna Brooks, president and CEO of Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor, Mich., since 2007.
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J. Michael Jernigan: serving as a champion of children
By Mike Mitka | August 29, 2014
A “willingness to serve where he's needed.” Service as a “champion of children in South Carolina.” An “enthusiasm for feeding the hungry.” Those are among the phrases used to describe the work of J. Michael Jernigan apart from his role as healthcare executive.
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