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Working around exchange subsidy ruling should be easy: experts
By Darius Tahir and Paul Demko | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Tuesday's split decision in two federal appellate court cases over whether consumers shopping on the federal insurance exchange can receive premium subsidies could have major effects on the healthcare market. But some experts say officials in states that have not established their own state-run...
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Suit alleges Tennessee put Medicaid applicants in limbo by steering them to HealthCare.gov
By Beth Kutscher | July 23, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Tennessee residents who faced lengthy delays when they applied for Medicaid are now suing the state for failing to process their applications in a timely manner.
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Lawmakers form caucus for Medicaid expansion
By Virgil Dickson | July 23, 2014
A group of 33 Democratic lawmakers, primarily from states that have yet to expand Medicaid, Wednesday announced a new congressional caucus to push for expansion in their states. Caucus members will be making floor speeches and videos, along with penning op-eds, to advance their cause, they...
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Reform Update: Many dual-eligibles opt out of care coordination
By Virgil Dickson | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
People who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid are opting out at high rates from voluntary state initiatives aimed at better coordinating their care.
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Centene's Q2 profit, revenue soar with new contracts, Medicaid expansion
By Bob Herman | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Medicaid expansion and an aggressive growth strategy are paying early dividends for Centene Corp. The St. Louis-based health insurer has raised its expectations for the rest of the year yet again after reporting a highly profitable second quarter.
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Infirmary Health to pay $25 million to settle Stark case
By Joe Carlson | July 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
One of Alabama's largest health systems is paying $25 million to resolve a federal whistle-blower lawsuit that claimed its clinics routinely overpaid doctors to refer their radiology patients to hospitals, despite clear bans against paying for such referrals.
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Maine's nursing home funding challenges to continue
By Associated Press | July 19, 2014
Maine officials are relieved they found a way to provide the state's nursing homes with an additional $13 million but warn that a long-term strategy must be developed to aid the facilities in the nation's oldest state.
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Changes in the works for Medicaid managed care in Louisiana
By Associated Press | July 19, 2014
Louisiana's health department intends to rework how it pays the private managed-care networks that provide health services to two-thirds of the state's Medicaid patients, Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration told lawmakers Friday.
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ACA expected to boost earnings
By Beth Kutscher | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Universal Health Services will be the first hospital chain to report earnings this week for a quarter that's widely expected to show that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is improving financial performance.
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America's Essential Hospitals names Walker chairman
By Modern Healthcare | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. William Walker, 69, is the new board chairman of America's Essential Hospitals.
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