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CMS finalizes 2015 payment cuts to home healthcare agencies

By Paul Demko  |  October 31, 2014

Medicare payments to home healthcare providers will be reduced by $60 million, or 0.3%, in 2015, according to the CMS. The agency issued a final rule Thursday detailing payment policies for agencies that care for homebound patients.

Molina Healthcare's profit doubles with Medicaid expansion

By Bob Herman  |  October 31, 2014

Molina Healthcare is quietly becoming a big winner under Obamacare. The Medicaid managed-care insurer said its third-quarter profit doubled and revenue soared 47% as more low-income consumers gained health coverage.

Medicaid expansion fuels enrollment gains for insurers

Medicaid expansion fuels enrollment gains for insurers

By Bob Herman  |  October 30, 2014

Publicly traded health insurers have been reporting higher figures in their individual markets as they offer insurance to people though exchanges built under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. They're also benefiting from another provision of the law: Medicaid expansion.

Podcast Q&A: Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Medicaid, reform

Podcast Q&A: Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear on Medicaid, reform

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2014

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear discusses how Medicaid expansion has affected local hospitals, what Democrats need to do to improve public perceptions about the healthcare law and the potential impact of Republicans winning control of the U.S. Senate.

Coming Medicaid plan rules will set new access standards

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 28, 2014

CMS officials say they're on track for a January 2015 release of sweeping new Medicaid managed-care regulations intended to ensure that beneficiaries get timely access to care and better integration of services.

Tillis reverses course on N.C. Medicaid expansion

Tillis reverses course on N.C. Medicaid expansion

By Paul Demko  |  October 26, 2014

Thom Tillis left little doubt about his opposition to expanding Medicaid in North Carolina during a hard fought Republican primary. The state House Speaker ran an ad boasting of his efforts to block expansion to households with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty threshold.

Medicaid expansion's fate may hang on governors' races

By Virgil Dickson  |  October 25, 2014

The outcome of gubernatorial elections in 15 states could have a pivotal impact on healthcare for millions of people in those states, with the fate of Medicaid expansion and the Obamacare exchanges hanging in the balance.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Q3 reform winner

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, Q3 reform winner

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 25, 2014

The Republican GOP governor, who's trailing in the polls in his re-election contest, received CMS approval Aug. 28 for his Medicaid expansion plan.

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