Future of Medicaid hospital improvement program in doubt

Future of Medicaid hospital improvement program in doubt

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 28, 2015

It's unclear whether the Obama administration will renew Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment programs in several states, in part because evidence is mixed on whether the programs have truly improved care for large numbers of Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured patients.

Michigan Medicaid enrollment soars; waiver hurdle remains

By Associated Press  |  March 28, 2015

Healthy Michigan, the state's popular Medicaid expansion program, has led to 600,000 low-income adults making below 133% of the poverty line to be enrolled in government health insurance under the ACA. Now, Gov. Rick Snyder's administration is working to ensure the program continues.

Data Points for March 30, 2015

Data Points for March 30, 2015

By Modern Healthcare  |  March 28, 2015

Data Points for the week of March 30, 2015, covered the following topics: Medicare, Medicaid, cancer, diabetes, data breaches and uncompensated care

End of CHIP will spell fewer benefits, higher costs

By Virgil Dickson  |  March 27, 2015

If the Children's Health Insurance Program ended, children affected would still be able to get most, but not all, of the coverage options they have with CHIP if they buy a plan from an insurance exchange.

GOP hopes budget will lead to replacing ACA

By Paul Demko  |  March 27, 2015

With their overnight vote before adjourning Friday morning, Senate Republicans joined their House counterparts in passing budget blueprints that set the stage for a fierce debate with the White House over the shape of the nation's healthcare system and appropriate levels of taxing and spending.

Why it's safer for Republicans to target Medicaid than Medicare

By Harris Meyer  |  March 24, 2015

It's not surprising that Senate Republicans have chosen to distance themselves from the House Republican plan to convert Medicare into a defined-benefit voucher program. It's also not surprising they decided to join their House colleagues in pressing to convert Medicaid into some type of capped...

Arkansas Senate approves Medicaid plan termination notices

By Associated Press  |  March 24, 2015

Thousands of people enrolled in Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would receive notices that their coverage is ending—even though lawmakers haven't decided the program's future—under a proposal approved Monday by the Senate.

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