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CMS approves Obama-rejected Kansas waiver

CMS approves Obama-rejected Kansas waiver

The CMS has approved Kansas' waiver request to put most of its Medicaid population on managed-care plans, but the state will have to address issues that prevented the Obama administration from signing off on the plan.

West Virginia gets OK to expand Medicaid drug treatment

State health officials say they have received federal approval to expand addiction treatment for West Virginians covered by Medicaid.The waiver from the CMS was requested to improve care and outcomes by expanding services for those diagnosed with a substance use disorder.

Medicaid expansion has saved Montana $30 million

Montana's Medicaid expansion program has saved the state health department more than $30 million since its start in January 2016, mostly because the federal government paid a bigger share of the costs for some recipients, officials said.

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