• WCG ) company, rated among the top Medicaid plans in the state, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Medicaid Health Insurance Plan Ratings 2018-2019. (prnewswire.com)
  • FRIDAY, Aug. 17, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- The expansion of Medicaid that came along with the Affordable Care Act has made it easier for some opioid users to get treatment, new research suggests. (medicinenet.com)
  • During the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial race, Democratic candidate Stacey Abrams chose Grady Memorial Hospital as the location to announce her health care plan, emphasizing the impact Medicaid expansion would have on public hospitals that care for the poor. (ajc.com)
  • It will also lead to a $15 million reduction in Medicaid costs in 2018 and about $32 million in savings in 2019, the state estimated. (governing.com)
  • Sex education stressing abstinence, Kentucky bourbon and wine, improvements to adoption and foster care and help for pharmacists squeezed by Medicaid payments were among bills that won final passage Monday as the 2018 legislative session wound down. (usatoday.com)
  • 2018). H.R. 1082 - 115th Congress: Medicaid HOME Improvement Act. (govtrack.us)
  • The eligibility file includes everyone with at least one month of enrollment in Medicaid during that quarter. (cdc.gov)
  • Enrollment for the majority of Medicaid recipients, more than half of whom are children, started in Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe counties Tuesday and has already completed in 54 of 67 counties. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Peter Cunningham, author of the study, captures the gist of it in this sentence: "Growth in Medicaid enrollment [especially in the South and Mountain West] will greatly outpace growth in the number of primary care physicians willing to treat new Medicaid patients. (forbes.com)
  • Todd Harris, 40, known as DJ Flex at radio station KISS 98.7, was among those signing up for Medicaid at the Medicaid enrollment session held Thursday at Pineville's Main Street Community Center. (thetowntalk.com)
  • A. " Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services Enrollment and Spending ," by Molly O'Malley Watts, MaryBeth Musumeci, and Priya Chidambaram (February 2020, .pdf and HTML format, 23p. (wisc.edu)
  • Enrollment has increased over the past few years-particularly during the recent economic recession-with 40 million children insured by Medicaid or CHIP in 2009. (rwjf.org)
  • This Health Policy Brief examines recent efforts to increase enrollment in these programs and how they may inform enrollment efforts under the planned expansion of Medicaid in 2014, and was published online on January 27, 2011 in Health Affairs . (rwjf.org)
  • CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio's Republican-controlled legislature voted on Wednesday to freeze enrollment in the state's Medicaid healthcare insurance for the poor, setting the stage for a showdown with Republican Governor John Kasich, who favors expanding the program. (reuters.com)
  • Ohio is among more than 20 U.S. states that have expanded Medicaid enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, largely with funding through federal dollars, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. (reuters.com)
  • The program's enrollment and spending spiraled sharply during the 2001 recession and thereafter and, while it has slowed somewhat, state and federal pressure to limit Medicaid spending remains high. (aarp.org)
  • New Medicaid enrollment totaled 396,261 from Oct. 1 to Nov. 2. (yahoo.com)
  • The Congressional Budget Office has expected Medicaid enrollment to initially outpace exchange enrollment - 9 million vs. 7 million in 2014. (yahoo.com)
  • But first-month enrollment even in state-operated exchanges was tilted far more toward Medicaid: 213,000 to 79,000. (yahoo.com)
  • Total new Medicaid enrollment has now topped 700,000, according to the latest available federal and state data. (yahoo.com)
  • Using Medicaid enrollment and reimbursement data from 2011 to 2016 in all states, we evaluated prescribing patterns of opioids and the 3 Food and Drug Administration-approved medications used in treating opioid use disorders by using 2 statistical models. (medscape.com)
  • But he acknowledged that the state is "challenged" by rising enrollment: an estimated 101,500 new Medicaid members, up 2% since April, with a total Medicaid population of just under 5 million New Yorkers. (crainsnewyork.com)
  • Medicaid participants who fail to submit in a timely manner their paperwork showing they still qualify for the program will be blocked from enrollment for three months, according to the updated rules. (governing.com)
  • The new rule will lead to a 1 percent cut in Medicaid enrollment in the first year, state officials said. (governing.com)
  • In 2016, Iowa's then-governor, Terry Branstad, privatized Medicaid without legislative approval and adopted the controversial Kansas model of managed care. (desmoinesregister.com)
  • One month into the job, Mike Randol is excluding the public from meetings where social-service agencies are expected to air their problems with Medicaid privatization, a disaster foisted on Iowa by Gov. Terry Branstad in 2016 and championed by Reynolds. (desmoinesregister.com)
  • Another 21 states expanded Medicaid in 2014, five states expanded in 2015-2016, and 19 states did not expand. (webmd.com)
  • Rates increased from 49.6% to 52.5% in states that expanded Medicaid between 2014 and 2016, and from 44.2% to 48% in non-expansion states. (webmd.com)
  • A December 2015 memo by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimated that state taxpayers would save more than $1 billion between 2016 and 2021 and an additional 83,000 people could access affordable coverage if we fully expanded Medicaid. (jsonline.com)
  • Kasich, a moderate Republican who sought the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and has been a vocal supporter of Medicaid expansion, could use a line-item veto against the freeze while he considers signing the broader budget legislation before a Friday deadline, his office said. (reuters.com)
  • But for those gaining eligibility for Medicaid due to ObamaCare, Washington will cover 100% of the cost through 2016, falling to 90% in 2020 and beyond. (yahoo.com)
  • Our previous research, detailed in a 2016 Health Affairs article , found that hospitals in Medicaid-expansion states experienced a sizeable reduction in their uncompensated care costs between 2013 and 2014, from 4.1 percentage points to 3.1 percentage points of operating costs. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • The current study compared death rates from cardiovascular disease for people 45 to 64 years old from 2010 to 2016 in 29 states that expanded Medicaid and 19 states that didn't. (reuters.com)
  • FRIDAY, May 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There were greater increases in colon cancer screening rates in states that expanded Medicaid than in those that did not, a new study finds. (webmd.com)
  • Current Republican plans to eliminate the marketplace subsidies and A.C.A. Medicaid expansion in 2019 would create a health care cliff where all of the Medicaid funds and subsidies for the A.C.A. expansion would simply disappear and 30 million people would lose their health care. (nytimes.com)
  • Long-Term Services and Supports Scorecard: Expediting Medicaid Financial Eligibility Determinations to Promote Access to Long-Term Services and Supports ," by Robert Mollica (November 2019, .pdf format, 13p. (wisc.edu)
  • Implications of the Expiration of Medicaid Long-Term Care Spousal Impoverishment Rules for Community Integration ," by MaryBeth Musumeci, Priya Chidambaram, and Molly O'Malley Watts (November 2019, .pdf and HTML format, 15p. (wisc.edu)
  • 2019). H.R. 1329 - 116th Congress: Medicaid Reentry Act. (govtrack.us)
  • The Congressional Budget Office estimates that by 2019, 16 million more children and adults will be enrolled in Medicaid because of the expansion. (rwjf.org)
  • That's why, to mark the public launch of the first Medicaid datasets, MPH was proud to support the 2017 Indiana Medicaid Data Challenge hosted by the Regenstrief Institute. (in.gov)
  • This winning submission from OurHealth utilized the newly-released Indiana Medicaid data to identify emergency room visits which could have been better served in a primary care setting. (in.gov)
  • A team of graduate students from the School of Informatics at Indiana University used Indiana Medicaid data to identify pockets of underserved populations in need of greater access to mental health services. (in.gov)
  • Using the newly-released Indiana Medicaid data, this team from Purdue University's School of Industrial Engineering developed new insights into the geographies, demographics, and diagnoses driving emergency room visits. (in.gov)
  • The team from Change Healthcare used the Indiana Medicaid data to identify the diagnoses contributing most to that cost and the Indiana counties that could most benefit from an effort to reduce emergency room visits. (in.gov)
  • Paul Howard, director of the Center for Medical Progress at the Manhattan Institute, says Medicaid expansion naturally winds up encompassing the prisoner population because so many of its members are childless adults and low-income men. (foxbusiness.com)
  • All four states -- Arkansas, Indiana and New Hampshire, in addition to Iowa -- have expanded Medicaid under the health law, which allowed states to include adults with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level, or about $16,000 for one person. (cnn.com)
  • Medicaid is a major funder of substance use treatment programs and in 2015 covered services for 17% of all adults with substance use disorder. (medscape.com)
  • In addition to enabling states to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income adults, the ACA established guidance such that state benchmark plans must include a specified set of essential health benefits, including mental health and substance use disorder services. (medscape.com)
  • Previous work finds that the number of Medicaid-reimbursed prescriptions for buprenorphine increased in states that expanded Medicaid, although many low-income adults with substance use disorders in all states continue to have limited access to affordable treatment. (medscape.com)
  • The expansion, known as Healthy Indiana, enabled non-disabled adults access to Medicaid. (governing.com)
  • Last week, the Virginia House of Delegates passed its version of the state budget that included a Medicaid expansion proposal with work requirements for able-bodied adults. (nationaljournal.com)
  • Prior to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), childless, nondisabled adults were ineligible for Medicaid in most states. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Her bill would extend Medicaid to adults making up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level. (durangoherald.com)
  • The provision that Perry wants the state to reject would add to the state's Medicaid rolls more than 1.5 million poor, childless adults who are currently ineligible, plus as many as 300,000 pregnant women, children and extremely poor parents who already qualify but aren't enrolled. (csmonitor.com)
  • Houston neonatologist Michael Speer , president of the Texas Medical Association , said he's especially worried about uninsured adults under the poverty line, who were intended to be added to Medicaid and may not qualify for subsidies to buy private plans. (csmonitor.com)
  • Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with low income in the United States, providing free health insurance to 74 million low-income and disabled people (23% of Americans) as of 2017. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to NCSL's health innovations database , states enacted over a hundred Medicaid laws in 2017 aimed at reducing costs and improving outcomes through a wide range of delivery and payment reforms, eligibility expansions and Medicaid waivers (Figure 1). (ncsl.org)
  • WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most people have found themselves twiddling their thumbs while waiting too long to see a doctor, but new research suggests that scenario is more likely if you are on Medicaid. (medicinenet.com)
  • As of March 2017, 31 states and the District of Columbia had expanded Medicaid, while 19 states had not. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Snyder broke with other Republican governors this year to support a Medicaid expansion he said would save taxpayers and businesses money while improving the quality of life for Michigan residents currently not covered. (yahoo.com)
  • Utah's Republican legislators and their governor have followed through on their threat , taking action to put aside a voter-approved ballot initiative to accept the Medicaid expansion offered in the Affordable Care Act. (nymag.com)
  • But the enhanced match rate for proposing a partial expansion, even with the policy riders, could create an expensive incentive for Republican states that have rejected Medicaid expansion to rethink their position. (nymag.com)
  • Of the two battles, the Republican effort to dismantle Medicaid is more certain. (nytimes.com)
  • Instead of providing a path to the middle class for those struggling with underemployment, drug addiction and low wages, Republican leaders are gutting Medicaid, threatening healthcare access to over 700,000 Ohioans," Clyde said in a statement after the vote. (reuters.com)
  • Medicaid fraud is prevalent, costly and difficult to prevent. (sas.com)
  • This IIA Discussion Summary explores the challenges and opportunities in preventing Medicaid fraud in an interview with SAS' Ellen Joyner-Roberson, Principal Marketing Manager for Fraud and Security Intelligence, and Victor Sterling, Principal Solutions Architect. (sas.com)
  • Assistant Attorney General Robert Patten of AG Coakley's Medicaid Fraud Division served as leader of the state negotiating team in this national settlement. (mass.gov)
  • He was assisted by Assistant Attorney General Joshua Orr and Data Analyst Anthony Megathlin, also of the Medicaid Fraud Division, and by Assistant Attorneys General and data analysts from Ohio and New York. (mass.gov)
  • If you suspect either Medicaid provider fraud or resident abuse/neglect in any "board & care" facility, fill out the appropriate complaint form, fraud or patient abuse, and electronically submit the form to the Health Care Fraud Division. (michigan.gov)
  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) significantly expanded both eligibility for and federal funding of Medicaid. (wikipedia.org)
  • For current information about Medicaid policy issues, the definitive source is the federal government. (ncsl.org)
  • While the eligibility thresholds for pregnant women typically go higher than the minimum federal requirement of 138% FPL, Medicaid income eligibility levels for parents are much lower than for pregnant women in all of the states, as low as 17% FPL ($3,636 for a family of three) in Texas ( Figure 1 ). (kff.org)
  • That New Year's nightmare becomes reality for many doctors across the country this Friday when Medicaid, the federal health insurance safety net for the poor, dials back its primary care fees by an average of 43 percent, according to the Urban Institute, a nonpartisan research group. (bankrate.com)
  • The fiscal liability of expanding Medicaid in Ohio will compound this burden and will quickly outgrow any promised funds from the Federal Government. (ipetitions.com)
  • Please be advised that the undersigned Ohio residents will remain engaged and active in the legislative process to do our part to stop any expansion of Medicaid in Ohio under, or in conjunction with, the Federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act . (ipetitions.com)
  • Medicaid is funded by the federal government and each state. (investopedia.com)
  • And some states that have expanded Medicaid might prefer a partial expansion with a higher federal match. (nymag.com)
  • On paper, I think this is one of the stronger agreements that we've seen with the federal government and I think that reflected the very high level of concern with Florida's Medicaid managed care," said Joan Alker, executive director of Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Also, unquestionably, the poor states are willing to spend money on Medicaid due to the high federal match rate for low fiscal capacity states and the ability of states to use a number of strategies to maximize their draw of federal dollars under Medicaid. (hhs.gov)
  • The Democrats' biggest concern was a limit in the bill that would restrict the population covered by any Medicaid expansion to those who make up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level, or about $12,000 per year for an individual. (ajc.com)
  • Full Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act would cover those who make up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, or $16,000 per year. (ajc.com)
  • Originally, the Affordable Care Act mandated that states expand Medicaid eligibility to those making up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, about $32,000 a year for a family of four. (dispatch.com)
  • Medicaid sign-ups in those 25 states topped the number of people selecting an ObamaCareplan in all 36 states using the federal Healthcare.gov by nearly 4 to 1. (yahoo.com)
  • The federal government covers an average of 57% of Medicaid costs, but the match ranges from 50% to 75% depending on the state. (yahoo.com)
  • Regarding Medicaid, Ryan proposes to change the federal portion of the program's funding to block grants. (truth-out.org)
  • However, Ryan also wants to cut Medicaid spending by $1 trillion over the next 10 years, which will effectively eliminate the Medicaid expansion envisioned under the federal health law and impose even more severe limitations on the number of people and services that will be covered. (truth-out.org)
  • Federal law requires state Medicaid agencies to take into account the situation of hospitals that serve a disproportionate number of low-income patients with special needs when determining payment rates for inpatient hospital care. (urban.org)
  • Expenditures for this Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payment now account for 1 of every 11 (federal and state) dollars spent on Medicaid in 1996. (urban.org)
  • AUSTIN, Texas - Gov. Rick Perry's declaration Monday that Texas should decline to expand Medicaid and leave creation of a health insurance exchange to the federal government could create burdens for the uninsured, local taxpayers and federal officials seeking to implement the federal health law. (csmonitor.com)
  • Perry didn't offer one, though he expressed confidence that state officials would do far better if they could use the $18 billion of federal Medicaid funds the state receives each year without conditions. (csmonitor.com)
  • Access to Medicaid in Arizona has swung dramatically over the years, making the state a useful place to look at the program's impact. (latimes.com)
  • Retroactive eligibility has been a feature of Medicaid for decades, reflecting the program's emphasis on providing a safety net for poor, disabled and other vulnerable people. (cnn.com)
  • People with a history of cardiovascular disease account for 28 percent of all Medicaid patients, and over 6 million older Americans rely on Medicaid for long-term services and supports. (aarp.org)
  • More than 55 million Americans rely on Medicaid for their health and long-term care (LTC). (aarp.org)
  • The Congressional Budget Office projects Medicaid spending on long-term services and supports will rise 5.5% a year on average, reaching $100 billion by 2023. (forbes.com)
  • PHOENIX (AP) - A lawsuit challenging Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion plan that was filed by fellow Republicans in the state Legislature was dismissed in a ruling released Saturday, handing Brewer a major victory in her battle against conservative members of her own party. (yahoo.com)
  • Brewer spent months trying to get Republicans who control both chambers to support Medicaid expansion. (yahoo.com)
  • With a straight party-line vote on Monday, the House Select Committee on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act voted against expanding Medicaid… Republicans hold a majority of seats on the committee and the final vote was 10-5 in favor of Rep. Matt Hudson's motion to direct staff not to write any legislation that would implement Medicaid expansion. (slate.com)
  • Republicans, especially hard-line conservatives, say the Medicaid freeze is needed to help reduce costs. (reuters.com)
  • The website was built to handle far more than the intended capacity, the consumer's average wait time on the phone is about 10 minutes, and less than five percent of calls are dropped, said Florida's Medicaid director Justin Senior. (washingtontimes.com)
  • The following submissions were recognized for being the most innovative and having the greatest potential impact on Indiana's Medicaid system. (in.gov)
  • Emergency room visits are a significant driver of costs for Indiana's Medicaid system. (in.gov)
  • Reuters) - Xerox Corp and a wholly owned unit that contracted with the U.S. state of Texas to process dental claim forms are being investigated to see if they helped allow dentists to submit higher-than-required bills under the state's Medicaid system, the Wall Street Journal reported. (reuters.com)
  • Medicaid patients would also be asked to pay a bit more in co-payments. (nytimes.com)
  • The South Florida Sun-Sentinel found in an eight-month investigation that even as the state faces a budget crisis in which Medicaid costs figure prominently, abuse of the health care system for the poor by doctors -- and by willing pharmacists and patients -- has gone largely unpunished. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • That included pain patches for 73 Medicaid patients. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • One of his patients was Bette L. Moody, a restaurant cook on Medicaid, who came to him in pain after she was burned in a kitchen fire. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • To bring down its soaring Medicaid budget, New York state wants to move thousands of low-income patients from hospitals, homeless shelters, group homes and nursing facilities into apartments. (wsj.com)
  • Attorneys said the chain gave Medicaid patients capsules of Ranitidine, a generic version of the heartburn medication Zantac, instead of even less expensive tablets. (latimes.com)
  • It appears that Medicaid patients have slightly longer waits at medical appointments than those with private insurance, the new study finds. (medicinenet.com)
  • They found that the average wait times were 4.6 minutes for Medicaid patients and 4.1 minutes for those with private insurance, a difference of 5 percent. (medicinenet.com)
  • Medicaid patients were also 20 percent more likely to wait more than 20 minutes to begin a scheduled appointment than those with private insurance. (medicinenet.com)
  • One reason for Medicaid patients' longer waits is that they tend to use health care providers who generally have a larger patient caseload, the researchers explained. (medicinenet.com)
  • Under Medicaid privatization, the state gives insurance companies a set amount of money each month (between $300 and $428 a month for a woman between 14 and 54-years-old) to care for a patient, giving the insurer broad authority to care for the patients, including which doctors they can see and what treatments can be prescribed. (washingtontimes.com)
  • However, many states have experienced challenges in providing HCV treatment for patients with Medicaid and other public insurance. (hhs.gov)
  • The temporary nature of the rate increase may limit the incentive for more physicians to accept Medicaid patients, in which case the increase in Medicaid PCP supply will be less than shown in this analysis. (forbes.com)
  • As Exhibit IV-10 demonstrates, Mississippi and Louisiana had about twice the hospital beds per unit population than did Arizona and New Mexico, and nursing home industries in southern states depended more on Medicaid patients than in the western states. (hhs.gov)
  • In a study of nearly 12 million Medicaid patients, researchers found that while the number of prescriptions for opioid painkillers decreased slightly, prescriptions for buprenorphine (Buprenex), a drug to treat addiction , and naloxone ( Narcan ), which is used to reverse an opioid overdose, rose significantly. (medicinenet.com)
  • Their study found that in 2010, before Medicaid expansion, about 70 patients per 100,000 filled prescriptions for buprenorphine with naloxone, and nearly 5,300 per 100,000 filled prescriptions for opioids. (medicinenet.com)
  • Getting more patients treated with expanded Medicaid "is really encouraging," said Kirane, who wasn't involved with the study. (medicinenet.com)
  • By upgrading Medicaid pharmacy management, Florida policymakers can protect patients without cutting benefits or slashing payments to doctors, hospitals, and other providers. (prweb.com)
  • One of his proposals to save money would require Medicaid patients to use the least expensive drugs available, but patients say the state's efforts to cut costs could put their lives at risk. (wctv.tv)
  • Making Medicaid patients use cheaper drugs could save the state up to $90 million a year, but patient advocates say it's a cruel way to cut costs given the state's rosy economic picture. (wctv.tv)
  • Advocates admit government does need to get a handle on ballooning Medicaid costs and drug companies should play a roll in keeping prices down, but patients don't think they should have to risk their health to save a buck. (wctv.tv)
  • Given the intense debate surrounding the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion, it is important for patients, providers and policy makers to know that Medicaid expansion so far has been associated with actual changes in the number of people dying from heart disease," Khatana said by email. (reuters.com)
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital, which treats many of the North Texas region's uninsured patients in its emergency room, said Perry'sresistance to the proposed Medicaid expansion won't stop the flow of indigents seeking care at safety-net hospitals. (csmonitor.com)
  • Financing Medicaid provides a greater understanding of governors as an influential interest group. (umich.edu)
  • In the face of such a manufactured crisis, the Trump administration could cynically claim to be increasing Medicaid funding by offering governors a small fraction of the existing A.C.A. expansion back as part of a block grant. (nytimes.com)
  • The hospital assessment is expected to collect $256 million in the state's 2015 budget year to pay the state's share of expanding Medicaid to about 300,000 people. (yahoo.com)
  • If Medicaid determines that you have given away or transferred your assets within the five years of the date you are applying (2 ½ years in California), you will be ineligible for Medicaid benefits for a period of time. (forbes.com)
  • I have some claims for anesthesia provided for dental procedures that have been denied by Iowa Medicaid. (aapc.com)
  • Amid the fallout from the theater shooting in Colorado, Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests talk about what went right in the emergency response, and how it ties in with the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. (msnbc.com)
  • We strongly believe that continuing the proposed expansion of Medicaid is not only fiscally irresponsible, but does not solve the issue of quality, affordable care through a balanced free market approach. (ipetitions.com)
  • In a well-written and insightful volume, Shanna Rose has joined a growing number of scholars in assessing the remarkable rise of Medicaid in the American health care system. (umich.edu)
  • AARP and more than 100 health care organizations sent a letter this week to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Finance Committee Chair Orrin Hatch to "express grave concern about potential changes to the fundamental structure and purpose of Medicaid. (aarp.org)
  • The authors, which include the American Heart Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the American Diabetes Association, the COPD Foundation, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network and other leading medical and health care organizations, said they "vehemently oppose converting Medicaid's funding into a capped financing structure, as well as phasing out Medicaid expansion. (aarp.org)
  • New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo has achieved a significant political and budgetary victory getting the state's powerful health care providers and its major health care workers' union to agree to live within a strict Medicaid spending limit for the next fiscal year and accept a slow rate of growth after that. (nytimes.com)
  • As a result, the state can move forward with implementing the Governor's Medicaid Restoration Plan without further distraction of litigation, thereby restoring cost-effective health care to tens of thousands of Arizonans through AHCCCS, and honoring the will of voters. (yahoo.com)
  • While inmates are incarcerated, they are covered by the prisons' health-care system, according to Howard who adds that inmates that have an extended hospital stay are shifted onto Medicaid to cover those costs. (foxbusiness.com)
  • PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A national health care analyst is questioning a study of Medicaid expansion commissioned by the LePage administration, including what she says is a miscalculation that produced a $575 million error. (washingtontimes.com)
  • The nursing home data suggest another important difference between poor southern and border states and others: although hospitals and other health care institutions in many states tend to split between some that rely heavily on Medicaid and many that do not, such divisions are less common among poor rural states (i.e., most institutions get substantial support from Medicaid). (hhs.gov)
  • With people such as Ohio Medicaid director John McCarthy and Greg Moody, director of the Office of Health Transformation, Kasich has assembled a richly talented, creative and practical health-care-policy team far exceeding that of his predecessor. (dispatch.com)
  • There isn't any good reason why we couldn't bring childhood obesity back to the where it was in 1980, and doing so would be a lot more effective in reducing Medicaid and other public health-care costs than tinkering with provider rates and eligibility structures. (governing.com)
  • Medicaid match rates, which were based on states' per capita personal income, ranged among these states from more than 3:1 for Mississippi to 2:1 for Arizona, and they were even higher for CHIP. (hhs.gov)
  • Medicaid offers a comprehensive benefits package to the lowest income children, while CHIP covers children at moderate income levels, but generally with a less comprehensive benefits package. (rwjf.org)
  • Calderon and Miles stood with the Democratic governor at University Medical Center to praise the Medicaid expansion - even as Congress took the first steps this week to repeal the law championed by President Barack Obama. (shreveporttimes.com)
  • You can receive immediate medical attention by applying for Presumptive Eligibility for Pregnant Women (PEPW) while you wait for your Medicaid application to be completed. (in.gov)
  • In Iowa, the change applies to just about anyone coming into Medicaid - except for pregnant women and children under age 1. (cnn.com)
  • Kentucky's independent pharmacists scored a win with final passage of Senate Bill 5, a proposal aimed at improving Medicaid reimbursements for druggists who claim outside managed care companies have slashed reimbursements to the point that their small businesses are threatened. (usatoday.com)
  • Medicaid, which serves about 2 million disabled and low-income Floridians, more than half of them children, paid pharmacies $346.6 million for narcotics and other potent drugs over the past three years. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • Medicaid Director Jason Helgerson said yesterday that actual spending through October was $124.7 million above projections, a number that seems large but is really only 1.3% of total Medicaid spending. (crainsnewyork.com)
  • It is unacceptable for our own government to treat the 60 million Americans who rely on Medicaid like garbage. (commondreams.org)
  • Over its 50-year history, Medicaid has represented a critical and evolving issue for state policymakers, who care about Medicaid for many reasons. (ncsl.org)