The CMS wants feedback about how to best establish a unified appeals process and more integrated care experience for patients eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.
State hospital association leaders have been quiet on the GOP's proposals to establish tough new work rules and other eligibility requirements for Medicaid, in contrast to their intense lobbying last year to protect and expand coverage.
The CMS is planning to block a UnityPoint Health hospital in Madison, Wis., from billing Medicare after uncovering multiple instances of infants being injured.
The CMS rejected Arkansas' request to roll back its Medicaid expansion to residents earning up to 100% of the federal poverty level. The federal agency did greenlight other changes, such as adding a work requirement and ending retroactive eligibility.
Going months without significant aid or support, hospitals in Puerto Rico have had to mostly go it alone in terms of their recovery efforts. But the way forward seems to provide a ray of hope that could lead to a revamping of the health system.
Advocates are praising state Medicaid agencies' willingness to cover sex reassignment surgeries while operating under an administration that has sought to roll back protections for the transgender community.
The skepticism about work requirements and benefit time limits may be related to strong public approval of the Medicaid program, which covers more than 70 million Americans.
While Wisconsin and other Republican-majority states have to work the political arena and appeal to conservatives to shore up their insurance exchanges, they're also using the courts to dismantle the law. But legal experts say the litigation's success is improbable.
Idaho's House agreed to send Republican Gov. Butch Otter's bill back to committee rather than ask representatives to vote on the bill. That effectively signals that lawmakers have no appetite to address the state's so-called Medicaid gap population during this session.
Idaho lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow state officials to seek a dual 1332-1115 waiver to expand coverage and move chronically ill patients to Medicaid—a wildly popular idea in theory. But is it politically feasible?
Medicaid expansion was the buzzword at the National Governors Association's annual meeting in Washington, and Virginia's new governor said he hopes his state's Legislature will come to a compromise on the issue in the next few weeks.
Tennessee is looking to reverse an Obama-era cut to its uncompensated-care costs and secure more money from the Trump administration, saying the current federal funding isn't enough to cover its hospitals' losses.