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Keep CHIP until exchange problems are fixed, MACPAC asks
By Virgil Dickson | April 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The Children's Health Insurance Program should come to an end, but not before fixes to private insurance options are made to ensure no child loses coverage, members of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission said Friday after two days of deliberations.
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More children, including those in minority groups, gain insurance coverage, study finds
By Steven Ross Johnson | April 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The number of uninsured children in the U.S. fell in 2012 with the greatest gains made among kids in low-income households, according to a new report.
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3 million added to Medicaid, CHIP rolls through February, HHS says
By Paul Demko | April 04, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Roughly 3 million more individuals enrolled in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program between October and February, according to new data released today by HHS. The announcement is the first time HHS has specified how many new enrollees signed up for these programs through February...
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Reform Update: Health advocates seek clarity on how ACA affects pregnant women
By Virgil Dickson | March 11, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health advocates are pushing the Obama administration to address widespread confusion about how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affects coverage options for pregnant women.
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Datapoints for Feb. 24, 2014
By Modern Healthcare | February 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
What's the risk reduction percentage of developing type 2 diabetes by replacing a snack of potato chips with yogurt? Read this week's Datapoints to find out.
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CHIP extension needed despite healthcare reform, panel says
By Virgil Dickson | February 20, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Congress should extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program because millions of lower-income children could lose coverage if the program ends next year, members of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission said Thursday.
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Arkansas Senate passes, House rejects private-option plan
By Associated Press | February 20, 2014
A compromise plan for Medicaid expansion in Arkansas remained stalled in the state House Thursday, despite the state Senate endorsing legislation to continue the nationally watched program that is providing subsidized health coverage to more than 87,000 people.
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Illinois governor offers Medicaid 'transformation' plan
By Steven Ross Johnson | February 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn this week unveiled a five-year plan aimed at restructuring healthcare delivery and payment processes in the state's Medicaid program.
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CMS blocking some home health agencies, ambulance suppliers from reimbursements
By Virgil Dickson | January 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The CMS, hoping to stop fraudulent repayment claims before they occur, is temporarily blocking several home health agencies and ground ambulance suppliers located around the country from enrolling in and receiving reimbursement from the Medicare, Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance (CHIP)...
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Bipartisan bill would strike down ACA provision requiring states to move children to Medicaid from CHIP
By Virgil Dickson | January 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A proposal to strike down a Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act provision that forces states to move children from the Children's Health Insurance Program to Medicaid could become the rarest of healthcare legislation in Washington these days—a bill with bipartisan support that sails...
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