After weeks of delays, Louisiana lawmakers approved lucrative contract extensions for five private insurers that manage healthcare services for 1.5 million Medicaid members in the state.
Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Tuesday he opposes the legislation co-sponsored by the Republican senator from Louisiana. Edwards says it would eliminate his state's Medicaid expansion program that provides health coverage to 430,000 people.
Louisiana is expected to decide by September whether it will keep the five Medicaid managed care companies currently managing the care of 1.6 million recipients or adjust the group, state health department secretary Dr. Rebekah Gee said Thursday.
Tales of New Year's babies are staples for local news media. But the latest turn of the calendar brought a few twists to a familiar tale.
Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act gained momentum in the first half of the year. But most observers believe the election of Donald Trump, who has promised to repeal the ACA, mean those efforts are dead.
President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republican leaders are promising to make repeal and replacement of the ACA one of their highest priorities in the first 100 days after they take full control of the federal government in January. But they face a rocky road.
It was still a mystery at deadline who President-elect Donald Trump might pick to run HHS and its agencies. Sources told Modern Healthcare that Andrew Bremberg, an adviser to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, would lead the transition team on healthcare policy.
Adeptus Health CEO Tom Hall is retiring sooner than expected in the wake of unexpected losses and a cash crunch in the third quarter.
More than 12 million Americans have gained coverage in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act. Those states may end up keeping that coverage, at least in some form, if the Trump administration and Republicans eliminate the law.
Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health, which owns 20 home health and 10 hospice locations, has entered into a joint venture with LHC Group to manage the facilities.
Public health experts say Hurricane Matthew left pools of stagnant water ripe for mosquito breeding in areas that were already vulnerable to the breed linked to the spread of Zika virus.
This year we honor the 30th class for Modern Healthcare's Up & Comers awards. The program recognizes healthcare's rising stars—young men and women still in the early phases of their careers but who have already made their marks in the industry.