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Medicaid managers seek ways to pay for costly specialty drugs
By Virgil Dickson | October 25, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Medicaid managed-care plan operators are looking for a way to pay for high-priced specialty drugs such as Sovaldi and Harvoni, the $1,000-per-pill treatments approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat hepatitis C.
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Vital Signs
Medicaid managed-care enrollment expected to soar
By Virgil Dickson | October 23, 2014
Thanks to Medicaid expansion and a greater push from some conservative states looking to reduce healthcare costs, enrollment of Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) beneficiaries in managed care will increase by 13.5 million by 2016, according to a new report from consulting firm...
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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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