More than 4,100 Medicaid expansion enrollees in Arkansas will lose coverage for the rest of 2018 because they did not comply with the state's work requirement. That's on top of the 4,353 people who were dropped last month.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage's top health official and vocal Medicaid expansion critic Mary Mayhew has been named as director of Medicaid and CHIP at the CMS.
Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid are much more likely to forgo needed medical care than the poor in other states, according to a government report. Several states have Medicaid expansion on the ballot in November.
Colorado's and Mississippi's Medicaid programs have ordered hospitals to report which medications they receive 340B discounts for, marking the latest effort to curb state drug spending.
The only hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, has come under CMS scrutiny after several visits revealed that untrained personnel were caring for patients or patients were not receiving needed treatment.
The Department of Homeland Security published a proposed rule that would allow immigration officials to consider legal immigrants' use of public health insurance, nutrition and other programs as a strongly negative factor when applying for legal permanent residency.
Dialysis giants DaVita and Fresenius won a major victory in California as Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have slashed and capped their reimbursement rates.
Gilead Sciences' move to launch generic versions of two hepatitis C treatments could motivate states to eliminate restrictions on their Medicaid and inmate populations.
Congress wraps up work on its opioids legislation, touted as a key campaign-issue healthcare accomplishment ahead of November's midterm elections.
A roundup of recent coverage of Medicaid work requirements and expansion in select states sheds light on the current state of work requirements in the U.S.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma insisted that Medicaid work requirements are working as intended to move people out of poverty, despite criticism that they're doing more harm than good.
Tennessee is the fourth state this month to introduce a work requirement proposal for its Medicaid enrollees. Officials there believe it has a better chance of CMS approval than other non-expansion states due to its coverage policies for adults.