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Data Points for Sept. 29, 2014
Modern Healthcare | September 27, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Data Points for the week of Sept. 29, 2014, covered the following topics: Wellness, costs of cardiac telemetry, antipsychotic drugs in nursing homes, Medicaid
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CMS seeks to clarify coverage for autism treatment under CHIP, Medicaid
Virgil Dickson | September 25, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS has moved to clarify confusion about a bulletin it released in July on coverage for comprehensive autism treatment under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. Uncertainty centered on whether the CMS was mandating coverage for applied-behavior analysis therapy, a costly...
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New Medicaid recipients happy with care, unsure how to re-enroll
Virgil Dickson | September 24, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Newly enrolled Medicaid beneficiaries are generally happy with the coverage they have received despite some access-to-care issues, according to focus group findings prepared for the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.
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Many new Medicaid enrollees in the dark about benefits, MACPAC hears
Virgil Dickson | September 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Newly enrolled Medicaid beneficiaries are receiving little to no guidance from states or managed-care plans regarding the scope of services they're eligible to receive, according to focus group findings prepared for Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission.
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How CHIP could turn into a Republican bargaining chip
Virgil Dickson | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
A Senate committee on Tuesday will consider the extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program, whose funding is scheduled to expire next September.
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Va. governor tries narrower path after Medicaid expansion blocked
Virgil Dickson | September 13, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Terry McAuliffe, Virginia's Democratic governor, has given up on his attempt to expand Medicaid on his own without the support of the GOP-led General Assembly.
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Vital Signs
Uninsured rate for children holds steady after ACA
Steven Ross Johnson | September 10, 2014
While millions of uninsured adults have received health insurance coverage since the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the uninsured rate among children has remained relatively unchanged, according to new research.
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McAuliffe takes narrower Medicaid path in Virginia after expansion blocked
Virgil Dickson | September 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Terry McAuliffe, Virginia's Democratic governor, has given up on his attempt to expand Medicaid on his own without the support of the GOP-led General Assembly. Instead, he is introducing program improvements for those currently enrolled through an executive order and a series of emergency...
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States disagree over whether CMS policy requires autism care
Virgil Dickson | August 30, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
States, insurers and patient advocates are debating the meaning and scope of a new CMS bulletin on coverage for comprehensive autism treatment under Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.
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Short-term Medicare and Medicaid spending to dip, CBO projects
Paul Demko | August 28, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Spending on Medicare and Medicaid is expected to be roughly $100 billion less than previously anticipated over the next decade in large part because of reductions in the cost of labor and medical services, according to the latest analysis from the Congressional Budget Office.
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