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Medicaid ICD-10 workarounds in California, three other states worry providers

Medicaid ICD-10 workarounds in California, three other states worry providers

By Joseph Conn  |  September 04, 2015

On Oct. 1, Medicaid programs in California and three other states will not fully convert from the ICD-9 to the ICD-10 coding system. Instead, they have received CMS approval to convert claims coded in the new ICD-10 system into ICD-9 codes, and use the older system to calculate payments to...

Justice Department sides with Planned Parenthood in lawsuit

Justice Department sides with Planned Parenthood in lawsuit

By Associated Press  |  September 01, 2015

The U.S. Justice Department told a federal judge that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal's decision to oust Planned Parenthood from the state's Medicaid program appears to violate federal law by denying Medicaid patients the right to choose their healthcare providers.

Miles to go: New Orleans' mental health services still on the mend

Miles to go: New Orleans' mental health services still on the mend

By Andis Robeznieks  |  August 29, 2015

New Orleans' health officials have rebuilt a healthcare network in the city that some say is stronger today than before Katrina. But many say the city's mental health system hasn't experienced the same rebound as its medical care system.

Voters, candidates at odds on healthcare

Voters, candidates at odds on healthcare

By Shannon Muchmore  |  August 22, 2015

Several GOP candidates have signaled they'll campaign on conservative approaches to healthcare reform, but it's not at all clear that they will have much resonance with voters, who have indicated that the healthcare issues they care most about now are the ones that affect their pocketbooks.

Closer provider-insurer ties bring new challenges

Closer provider-insurer ties bring new challenges

By Joseph Conn  |  August 15, 2015

Increased collaboration between providers and payers is inevitable, but that doesn't mean the future financial interests of these oft-warring parties will align, say healthcare leaders surveyed in Modern Healthcare's third-quarter CEO Power Panel poll.

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