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 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.
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.
Arkansas' private-option approach on expanding Medicaid has been widely hailed as a model for other states. It also remains at the center of heated election battles in Arkansas.
Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, a Democrat whose second and last term runs through December 2015, was one of the first Southern governors to expand Medicaid and create a state-operated insurance exchange.
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.
The federal government alleges the City of New York and Computer Sciences Corp. orchestrated fraudulent billing schemes that generated millions of dollars in false Medicaid claims paid to the city.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of Obamacare's biggest success stories this year was that millions of previously uninsured Americans got coverage through the law's expansion of Medicaid to low-income adults.