Iowa's controversial move to privatize its Medicaid program has cost participating insurers an estimated $450 million in losses.
Iowa's controversial privatized Medicaid program is facing intense scrutiny and financial concerns from the health insurers that run it, the Des Moines Register reported.
The Federal Trade Commission says Iowa should continue allowing physicians to determine how they will supervise assistants based on their individual practice and the physician assistant's experience. The state medical board wants stricter requirements
The CMS has renewed conservative Medicaid waiver proposals from Indiana and Iowa that will extend into President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration.
A handful of hospitals are waging war against healthcare-acquired infections using an age-old microbicide: copper.
Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has highlighted extra benefits under Iowa's new Medicaid program to show the privatized system functions better than the former state-run setup, but the agency overseeing Medicaid acknowledges it knows little about how the so-called value-added services are actually working...
Sixteen healthcare organizations will receive $347 million to support 4,000 hospitals across the U.S. in reducing harm to patients.
Some want to opt out of a CMS rule effective this week that's meant to ensure Medicaid beneficiaries have adequate access to care. State officials say the rule is outdated and a waste of administrative resources. But scofflaws could see their federal funds withheld if they don't comply.
The state agency overseeing Iowa's transition to a privatized Medicaid program waived any possible sanctions against three insurance companies during the first two months of the new system, and it didn't inform health advocates or lawmakers about the plans.
Not-for-profit integrated health systems continued to make money in 2015, but the margins were a lot tighter than the year before, according to a Modern Healthcare analysis of financial filings. In some instances, their operational surpluses were slashed by half or more.
The migration of lucrative joint-replacement surgeries to outpatient settings will cause friction between surgeons and hospitals, and it raises questions about the premise of Medicare's new bundled-payment initiative for hospital-based procedures.
A new federal rule will encourage states to ramp up auditing of Medicaid managed-care insurers, many of which keep their medical spending hidden from public view.