The Center for Health Affairs announced Monday that its president and CEO Bill Ryan will retire at the end of the year.
The CMS has finalized a long-awaited rule that will overhaul managed Medicaid, which has not been updated in a decade. The medical-loss ratios were capped at 85%, and network adequacy issues have been punted to states.
The Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing has released several ideas that focus on three key areas of transparency, competition and value.
Even as the White House touts the Affordable Care Act's successful coverage of nearly 20 million people, residents across the country are struggling to access and afford healthcare and social service programs.
Cara James, director of the Office of Minority Health at the CMS, runs the agency's program for addressing racial health disparities. Modern Healthcare reporter Steven Ross Johnson recently explored the agency's efforts to address healthcare disparities.
Data Points for the week of April 25, 2016, covered the following topics: States cut funds for health centers, mental health, Medicaid and public heath.
A provision of the pending Medicaid waiver request submitted by the administration of Republican Gov. John Kasich would eliminate 90-day retroactive coverage. That could cost hospitals as much as $2.5 billion over the course of the five-year waiver, according to an analysis.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday effectively saved Arkansas' first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion by voiding part of a budget bill that would have ended the subsidized insurance for more than 250,000 poor people.
Warren Clinic in Tulsa, Okla., was able to drop some of its diabetic patients' elevated blood sugar levels by using data, a team approach and plenty of follow-ups. This care was paid for under a pilot program aimed at lowering costs and improving care quality without hurting patient satisfaction.
The Arkansas Senate voted to kill the state's successful Medicaid expansion. The House is set to do the same Thursday. But it's all political maneuvering to get around conservative Republicans.
The director of the federal Medicaid program published a broadside Tuesday over efforts in Arizona and other state legislatures to block funding for Planned Parenthood.
Texas is seeking a 15-month waiver to finance its uncompensated-care pool after the Obama administration appeared to balk at extending special financing for the uninsured who would otherwise be covered if Texas expanded Medicaid.