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Medicaid doctors get help with quality reporting

Medicaid doctors get help with quality reporting

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 13, 2016

Clinicians in Medicaid are turning to quality-reporting services to help them track managed-care plans' rising demand for patient data, which is driving some physicians from the program.

Blog: Behind Trump's claim that Obamacare cost 2 million jobs

Blog: Behind Trump's claim that Obamacare cost 2 million jobs

By Harris Meyer  |  August 08, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump claimed in an economic speech Monday that his proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act would “save” 2 million American jobs. But there are serious problems with that statement.

ACA waiver rules may scare away states

ACA waiver rules may scare away states

By Erica Teichert  |  August 08, 2016

The Treasury Department's and HHS' rules governing Section 1332 waiver approvals may dissuade states from applying for the program, according to a government watchdog report.

Alabama Medicaid budget shortfall risks losing patients, doctors and waiver

Alabama Medicaid budget shortfall risks losing patients, doctors and waiver

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 04, 2016

A budget impasse in Alabama is beginning to delay healthcare for children and Medicaid beneficiaries in the state. It also jeopardizes the state's Medicaid waiver to move the state from the traditional fee-for-service delivery model to a managed-care model involving regional care organizations.

CMS selects hospitals for rural health demonstration

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 04, 2016

The CMS has announced rural hospitals that will participate in a new demonstration known as the Frontier Community Health Integration Project. Hospitals involved in the demonstration will receive additional Medicare reimbursement for new services that make getting healthcare more convenient.

CMS urges states to use Medicaid to care for disabled at home

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 03, 2016

The CMS has released guidance that encourages states to use Medicaid funds to keep elderly and physically and mentally disabled beneficiaries at home and in community-based settings instead of nursing homes.

CMS denies Indiana's Medicaid lockout

By Virgil Dickson  |  August 02, 2016

The CMS has a denied a request from Indiana to lock people out of Medicaid coverage for six months if they fail to complete a renewal process. The move would have caused approximately 18,850 people to lose coverage every year. Indiana state officials say they'll try again.

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