The CMS is taking a deep data dive into Medicaid enrollment data to uncover just how many new adults have joined the state programs since the Affordable Care Act motivated many states to expand eligibility last year.
President Obama has two options to flesh out healthcare spending priorities in his annual budget recommendations: Submit a status quo spending blueprint or propose new initiatives he knows Republicans will reject for the sake of shaping the healthcare debate in the 2016 presidential election.
States have made major strides in automating their processes used to determine eligibility for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. But challenges remain in verifying user data and re-enrolling certain populations.
While last year's State of the Union speech was clouded by the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the president is expected to confront the Republican-led Congress with the achievements of his signature healthcare law.
A federal advisory panel next week will examine the healthcare challenges low-income children and their families will face if Congress does not renew funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program this year.
With hospital leaders watching anxiously, 2015 promises to be a dramatic year of conflict over the healthcare reform law's Medicaid expansion.
The CMS this year will start to lay groundwork to base hospitals' Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program reimbursement in part on how satisfied parents and their children are with the care they receive.
Sorting through the shards of Vermont's discarded single-payer health insurance scheme reveals the plan was undone by its generosity toward patients, hospitals and physicians, not its core assumptions.
The Internal Revenue Service has issued final guidance to not-for-profit hospitals on billing and collections, codifying consumer protections that providers must follow in order to keep their tax-exempt status.
Cindy Mann's planned departure next month from her post as the CMS' deputy administrator and director of the Center for Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program Services (CMCS) surprised healthcare stakeholders who know her and are familiar with her work.
Even though teeth and gums are just as much a part of the human body as kidneys, they are covered very differently by the American health insurance system.
Many states are struggling to re-enroll adults and children in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, with hundreds of thousands of current beneficiaries at risk of losing coverage, advocates say.