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CMS signals change in stance over Florida Medicaid waiver

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 23, 2015

The CMS is appearing to blink in its stare-down with Florida over Medicaid expansion. The agency informed state officials last week that it tentatively plans to renew a waiver that has provided Florida billions in supplemental Medicaid funding to help hospitals with uncompensated-care costs.

Medicaid a lifeline for the poor and disabled

Medicaid a lifeline for the poor and disabled

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 23, 2015

Before Medicaid was established, low-income Americans had limited access to healthcare, relying heavily on charity care and public hospitals. "To be old and poor and sick was to suffer and to die prematurely,” said Trish Riley of the National Academy for State Health Policy.

CMS blinks in Medicaid stare down with Florida

By Virgil Dickson  |  May 21, 2015

The CMS is appearing to blink in its stare down with Florida over Medicaid expansion. The agency informed state officials that it tentatively plans to renew a waiver that has provided Florida billions in supplemental Medicaid funding to help hospitals with uncompensated-care costs.

'Doc fix' not a long-term solution, CMS report says

'Doc fix' not a long-term solution, CMS report says

By Paul Demko  |  April 10, 2015

The "doc fix" before Congress might not be so permanent after all. The new payment system would actually result in lower Medicare payments to doctors after 2049 than under the widely loathed sustainable growth-rate formula.

No spring break for Medicare SGR reform advocates

By Paul Demko  |  April 04, 2015

Congress may be on spring break, but supporters of the legislation repealing and replacing Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula for paying doctors aren't taking it easy.

Hopes run high for passing doc fix when Senate returns in April

By Paul Demko  |  March 28, 2015

The fix isn't in yet, but it's close. The Senate adjourned for its spring break Friday without taking action on legislation permanently repealing and replacing Medicare's sustainable growth-rate physician-payment formula.

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.

Hospitals bless 'doc fix' deal, but approval still dicey

Hospitals bless 'doc fix' deal, but approval still dicey

By Paul Demko  |  March 24, 2015

The House still plans to vote Thursday on a repeal of Medicare's loathed sustainable growth-rate formula. The bill unveiled Tuesday also further delays the "two-midnight rule" and details provider cuts that will partially offset the cost of the SGR fix.

House releases financing details on 'doc fix' deal

By Paul Demko  |  March 20, 2015

The chairs of the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees introduced legislation late Friday filling in the details of the $200 billion-plus deal to repeal Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula.

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