Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XIX, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, administered by the states, that provides health care benefits to indigent and medically indigent persons.
A component of the Department of Health and Human Services to oversee and direct the Medicare and Medicaid programs and related Federal medical care quality control staffs. Name was changed effective June 14, 2001.
State plans prepared by the State Health Planning and Development Agencies which are made up from plans submitted by the Health Systems Agencies and subject to review and revision by the Statewide Health Coordinating Council.
Criteria to determine eligibility of patients for medical care programs and services.
Health insurance plans intended to reduce unnecessary health care costs through a variety of mechanisms, including: economic incentives for physicians and patients to select less costly forms of care; programs for reviewing the medical necessity of specific services; increased beneficiary cost sharing; controls on inpatient admissions and lengths of stay; the establishment of cost-sharing incentives for outpatient surgery; selective contracting with health care providers; and the intensive management of high-cost health care cases. The programs may be provided in a variety of settings, such as HEALTH MAINTENANCE ORGANIZATIONS and PREFERRED PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS.
Payment by a third-party payer in a sum equal to the amount expended by a health care provider or facility for health services rendered to an insured or program beneficiary. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
The level of governmental organization and function below that of the national or country-wide government.
Individuals or groups with no or inadequate health insurance coverage. Those falling into this category usually comprise three primary groups: the medically indigent (MEDICAL INDIGENCY); those whose clinical condition makes them medically uninsurable; and the working uninsured.
Federal program, created by Public Law 89-97, Title XVIII-Health Insurance for the Aged, a 1965 amendment to the Social Security Act, that provides health insurance benefits to persons over the age of 65 and others eligible for Social Security benefits. It consists of two separate but coordinated programs: hospital insurance (MEDICARE PART A) and supplementary medical insurance (MEDICARE PART B). (Hospital Administration Terminology, AHA, 2d ed and A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, US House of Representatives, 1976)
Generally refers to the amount of protection available and the kind of loss which would be paid for under an insurance contract with an insurer. (Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2d ed)
Processes or methods of reimbursement for services rendered or equipment.
The degree to which individuals are inhibited or facilitated in their ability to gain entry to and to receive care and services from the health care system. Factors influencing this ability include geographic, architectural, transportational, and financial considerations, among others.
A method of payment for health services in which an individual or institutional provider is paid a fixed, per capita amount without regard to the actual number or nature of services provided to each patient.
Insurance providing coverage of medical, surgical, or hospital care in general or for which there is no specific heading.
Review of claims by insurance companies to determine liability and amount of payment for various services. The review may also include determination of eligibility of the claimant or beneficiary or of the provider of the benefit; determination that the benefit is covered or not payable under another policy; or determination that the service was necessary and of reasonable cost and quality.
The amounts spent by individuals, groups, nations, or private or public organizations for total health care and/or its various components. These amounts may or may not be equivalent to the actual costs (HEALTH CARE COSTS) and may or may not be shared among the patient, insurers, and/or employers.
The containment, regulation, or restraint of costs. Costs are said to be contained when the value of resources committed to an activity is not considered excessive. This determination is frequently subjective and dependent upon the specific geographic area of the activity being measured. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
A method of examining and setting levels of payments.
Organized services to provide health care for children.
Amounts charged to the patient as payer for medical services.
Payments that include adjustments to reflect the costs of uncompensated care and higher costs for inpatient care for certain populations receiving mandated services. MEDICARE and MEDICAID include provisions for this type of reimbursement.
The design, completion, and filing of forms with the insurer.
Health care provided to individuals.
An Act prohibiting a health plan from establishing lifetime limits or annual limits on the dollar value of benefits for any participant or beneficiary after January 1, 2014. It permits a restricted annual limit for plan years beginning prior to January 1, 2014. It provides that a health plan shall not be prevented from placing annual or lifetime per-beneficiary limits on covered benefits. The Act sets up a competitive health insurance market.
The integration of epidemiologic, sociological, economic, and other analytic sciences in the study of health services. Health services research is usually concerned with relationships between need, demand, supply, use, and outcome of health services. The aim of the research is evaluation, particularly in terms of structure, process, output, and outcome. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Medical services for which no payment is received. Uncompensated care includes charity care and bad debts.
Reductions in all or any portion of the costs of providing goods or services. Savings may be incurred by the provider or the consumer.
A situation in which the level of living of an individual, family, or group is below the standard of the community. It is often related to a specific income level.
Works about lists of drugs or collections of recipes, formulas, and prescriptions for the compounding of medicinal preparations. Formularies differ from PHARMACOPOEIAS in that they are less complete, lacking full descriptions of the drugs, their formulations, analytic composition, chemical properties, etc. In hospitals, formularies list all drugs commonly stocked in the hospital pharmacy.
Organized systems for providing comprehensive prepaid health care that have five basic attributes: (1) provide care in a defined geographic area; (2) provide or ensure delivery of an agreed-upon set of basic and supplemental health maintenance and treatment services; (3) provide care to a voluntarily enrolled group of persons; (4) require their enrollees to use the services of designated providers; and (5) receive reimbursement through a predetermined, fixed, periodic prepayment made by the enrollee without regard to the degree of services provided. (From Facts on File Dictionary of Health Care Management, 1988)
The level of governmental organization and function at the national or country-wide level.
Innovation and improvement of the health care system by reappraisal, amendment of services, and removal of faults and abuses in providing and distributing health services to patients. It includes a re-alignment of health services and health insurance to maximum demographic elements (the unemployed, indigent, uninsured, elderly, inner cities, rural areas) with reference to coverage, hospitalization, pricing and cost containment, insurers' and employers' costs, pre-existing medical conditions, prescribed drugs, equipment, and services.
Facilities which provide nursing supervision and limited medical care to persons who do not require hospitalization.
Statistical measures of utilization and other aspects of the provision of health care services including hospitalization and ambulatory care.
Detailed financial plans for carrying out specific activities for a certain period of time. They include proposed income and expenditures.
Decisions, usually developed by government policymakers, for determining present and future objectives pertaining to the health care system.
The actual costs of providing services related to the delivery of health care, including the costs of procedures, therapies, and medications. It is differentiated from HEALTH EXPENDITURES, which refers to the amount of money paid for the services, and from fees, which refers to the amount charged, regardless of cost.
Insurance providing for payment of services rendered by the pharmacist. Services include the preparation and distribution of medical products.
Economic aspects related to the management and operation of a hospital.
The amount that a health care institution or organization pays for its drugs. It is one component of the final price that is charged to the consumer (FEES, PHARMACEUTICAL or PRESCRIPTION FEES).
The giving of attention to the special dental needs of children, including the prevention of tooth diseases and instruction in dental hygiene and dental health. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
Payments or services provided under stated circumstances under the terms of an insurance policy. In prepayment programs, benefits are the services the programs will provide at defined locations and to the extent needed.
An increase in the volume of money and credit relative to available goods resulting in a substantial and continuing rise in the general price level.
Concept referring to the standardized fees for services rendered by health care providers, e.g., laboratories and physicians, and reimbursement for those services under Medicare Part B. It includes acceptance by the physician.
A scheme which provides reimbursement for the health services rendered, generally by an institution, and which provides added financial rewards if certain conditions are met. Such a scheme is intended to promote and reward increased efficiency and cost containment, with better care, or at least without adverse effect on the quality of the care rendered.
Any system which allows payors to share some of the financial risk associated with a particular patient population with providers. Providers agree to adhere to fixed fee schedules in exchange for an increase in their payor base and a chance to benefit from cost containment measures. Common risk-sharing methods are prospective payment schedules (PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT SYSTEM), capitation (CAPITATION FEES), diagnosis-related fees (DIAGNOSIS-RELATED GROUPS), and pre-negotiated fees.
Exploitation through misrepresentation of the facts or concealment of the purposes of the exploiter.
Organized institutions which provide services to ameliorate conditions of need or social pathology in the community.
Financing of medical care provided to public assistance recipients.
Formal programs for assessing drug prescription against some standard. Drug utilization review may consider clinical appropriateness, cost effectiveness, and, in some cases, outcomes. Review is usually retrospective, but some analysis may be done before drugs are dispensed (as in computer systems which advise physicians when prescriptions are entered). Drug utilization review is mandated for Medicaid programs beginning in 1993.
Outside services provided to an institution under a formal financial agreement.
A listing of established professional service charges, for specified dental and medical procedures.
Provisions of an insurance policy that require the insured to pay some portion of covered expenses. Several forms of sharing are in use, e.g., deductibles, coinsurance, and copayments. Cost sharing does not refer to or include amounts paid in premiums for the coverage. (From Dictionary of Health Services Management, 2d ed)
Care over an extended period, usually for a chronic condition or disability, requiring periodic, intermittent, or continuous care.
Insurance providing benefits for the costs of care by a physician which can be comprehensive or limited to surgical expenses or for care provided only in the hospital. It is frequently called "regular medical expense" or "surgical expense".
Laws and regulations concerning hospitals, which are proposed for enactment or enacted by a legislative body.
Financial assistance to impoverished persons for the essentials of living through federal, state or local government programs.
The levels of excellence which characterize the health service or health care provided based on accepted standards of quality.
Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.
Federal, state, or local government organized methods of financial assistance.
An organized procedure carried out through committees to review admissions, duration of stay, professional services furnished, and to evaluate the medical necessity of those services and promote their most efficient use.
The assignment, to each of several particular cost-centers, of an equitable proportion of the costs of activities that serve all of them. Cost-center usually refers to institutional departments or services.
The utilization of drugs as reported in individual hospital studies, FDA studies, marketing, or consumption, etc. This includes drug stockpiling, and patient drug profiles.
Health services required by a population or community as well as the health services that the population or community is able and willing to pay for.
A system for classifying patient care by relating common characteristics such as diagnosis, treatment, and age to an expected consumption of hospital resources and length of stay. Its purpose is to provide a framework for specifying case mix and to reduce hospital costs and reimbursements and it forms the cornerstone of the prospective payment system.
A traditional term for all the activities which a physician or other health care professional normally performs to insure the coordination of the medical services required by a patient. It also, when used in connection with managed care, covers all the activities of evaluating the patient, planning treatment, referral, and follow-up so that care is continuous and comprehensive and payment for the care is obtained. (From Slee & Slee, Health Care Terms, 2nd ed)
Care provided the pregnant woman in order to prevent complications, and decrease the incidence of maternal and prenatal mortality.
Persons with physical or mental disabilities that affect or limit their activities of daily living and that may require special accommodations.
Absolute, comparative, or differential costs pertaining to services, institutions, resources, etc., or the analysis and study of these costs.
Directions written for the obtaining and use of DRUGS.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Economic sector concerned with the provision, distribution, and consumption of health care services and related products.
The legal relation between an entity (individual, group, corporation, or-profit, secular, government) and an object. The object may be corporeal, such as equipment, or completely a creature of law, such as a patent; it may be movable, such as an animal, or immovable, such as a building.
The application of mathematical formulas and statistical techniques to the testing and quantifying of economic theories and the solution of economic problems.
Differences in access to or availability of medical facilities and services.
Laws and regulations, pertaining to the field of medicine, proposed for enactment or enacted by a legislative body.
A cabinet department in the Executive Branch of the United States Government concerned with administering those agencies and offices having programs pertaining to health and human services.
Extended care facilities which provide skilled nursing care or rehabilitation services for inpatients on a daily basis.
Community health and NURSING SERVICES providing coordinated multiple services to the patient at the patient's homes. These home-care services are provided by a visiting nurse, home health agencies, HOSPITALS, or organized community groups using professional staff for care delivery. It differs from HOME NURSING which is provided by non-professionals.
Amounts charged to the patient or third-party payer for medication. It includes the pharmacist's professional fee and cost of ingredients, containers, etc.

Can restrictions on reimbursement for anti-ulcer drugs decrease Medicaid pharmacy costs without increasing hospitalizations? (1/1973)

OBJECTIVE: To examine the impact of a policy restricting reimbursement for Medicaid anti-ulcer drugs on anti-ulcer drug use and peptic-related hospitalizations. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SETTING: In addition to U.S. Census Bureau data, all of the following from Florida: Medicaid anti-ulcer drug claims data, 1989-1993; Medicaid eligibility data, 1989-1993; and acute care nonfederal hospital discharge abstract data (Medicaid and non-Medicaid), 1989-1993. STUDY DESIGN: In this observational study, a Poisson multiple regression model was used to compare changes, after policy implementation, in Medicaid reimbursement for prescription anti-ulcer drugs as well as hospitalization rates between pre- and post-implementation periods in Medicaid versus non-Medicaid patients hospitalized with peptic ulcer disease. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: Following policy implementation, the rate of Medicaid reimbursement for anti-ulcer drugs decreased 33 percent (p < .001). No associated increase occurred in the rate of Medicaid peptic-related hospitalizations. CONCLUSIONS: Florida's policy restricting Medicaid reimbursement for anti-ulcer drugs was associated with a substantial reduction in outpatient anti-ulcer drug utilization without any significant increase in the rate of hospitalization for peptic-related conditions.  (+info)

Incidence and duration of hospitalizations among persons with AIDS: an event history approach. (2/1973)

OBJECTIVE: To analyze hospitalization patterns of persons with AIDS (PWAs) in a multi-state/multi-episode continuous time duration framework. DATA SOURCES: PWAs on Medicaid identified through a match between the state's AIDS Registry and Medicaid eligibility files; hospital admission and discharge dates identified through Medicaid claims. STUDY DESIGN: Using a Weibull event history framework, we model the hazard of transition between hospitalized and community spells, incorporating the competing risk of death in each of these states. Simulations are used to translate these parameters into readily interpretable estimates of length of stay, the probability that a hospitalization will end in death, and the probability that a nonhospitalized person will be hospitalized within 90 days. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In multivariate analyses, participation in a Medicaid waiver program offering case management and home care was associated with hospital stays 1.3 days shorter than for nonparticipants. African American race and Hispanic ethnicity were associated with hospital stays 1.2 days and 1.0 day longer than for non-Hispanic whites; African Americans also experienced more frequent hospital admissions. Residents of the high-HIV-prevalence area of the state had more frequent admissions and stays two days longer than those residing elsewhere in the state. Older PWAs experienced less frequent hospital admissions but longer stays, with hospitalizations of 55-year-olds lasting 8.25 days longer than those of 25-year-olds. CONCLUSIONS: Much socioeconomic and geographic variability exists both in the incidence and in the duration of hospitalization among persons with AIDS in New Jersey. Event history analysis provides a useful statistical framework for analysis of these variations, deals appropriately with data in which duration of observation varies from individual to individual, and permits the competing risk of death to be incorporated into the model. Transition models of this type have broad applicability in modeling the risk and duration of hospitalization in chronic illnesses.  (+info)

Making Medicaid managed care research relevant. (3/1973)

OBJECTIVE: To help researchers better understand Medicaid managed care and the kinds of research studies that will be both feasible and of value to policymakers and program staff. The article builds on our experience researching Medicaid managed care to provide insight for researchers who want to be policy relevant. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We draw four lessons from our work on Medicaid managed care in seven states. First, these are complex programs that differ substantially across states. Second, each program faces common challenges and issues. The need to address common design elements involving program eligibility, managed care and provider contracting, beneficiary enrollment, education, marketing, and administration and oversight provides a vehicle that researchers can use to help understand states and to provide them with relevant insight. Third, well-designed case studies can provide invaluable descriptive insights. Such case studies suggest that providing effective descriptions of state programs and experience, monitoring information on program performance and tradeoffs, and insight on implementation and design are all valuable products of such studies that have considerable potential to be converted into policy-actionable advice. And fourth, some questions demand impact studies but the structure of Medicaid managed care poses major barriers to such studies. CONCLUSIONS: Many challenges confront researchers seeking to develop policy-relevant research on managed care. Researchers need to confront these challenges in turn by developing second-best approaches that will provide timely insight into important questions in a relatively defensible and rigorous way in the face of many constraints. If researchers do not, others will, and researchers may find their contributions limited in important areas for policy debate.  (+info)

The changing elderly population and future health care needs. (4/1973)

The impending growth of the elderly population requires both fiscal and substantive changes in Medicare and Medicaid that are responsive to cost issues and to changing patterns of need. More emphasis is required on chronic disease management, on meaningful integration between acute and long-term care services, and on improved coordination between Medicare and Medicaid initiatives. This paper reviews various trends, including the growth in managed-care approaches, experience with social health maintenance organizations and Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly demonstrations, and the need for a coherent long-term care policy. Such policies, however, transcend health care and require a broad range of community initiatives.  (+info)

Who bears the burden of Medicaid drug copayment policies? (5/1973)

This DataWatch examines the impact of Medicaid prescription drug copayment policies in thirty-eight states using survey data from the 1992 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey. Findings indicate that elderly and disabled Medicaid recipients who reside in states with copay provisions have significantly lower rates of drug use than their counterparts in states without copayments. After controlling for other factors, we find that the primary effect of copayments is to reduce the likelihood that Medicaid recipients fill any prescription during the year. This burden falls disproportionately on recipients in poor health.  (+info)

What quality measurements miss. (6/1973)

Measurable indices of health care quality are all the rage these days. But physicians know that not everything in health care can be quantified. If reportable numbers become our principal focus, what is in danger of falling through the cracks?  (+info)

Prepaid capitation versus fee-for-service reimbursement in a Medicaid population. (7/1973)

Utilization of health resources by 37,444 Medicaid recipients enrolled in a capitated health maintenance organization was compared with that of 227,242 Medicaid recipients enrolled in a traditional fee-for-service system over a 1-year period (1983-1984) in the state of Kentucky. Primary care providers in the capitated program had financial incentives to reduce downstream costs like specialist referral, emergency room use, and hospitalizations. The average number of physician visits was similar for both groups (4.47/year in the capitated program; 5.09/year in the fee-for-service system). However, the average number of prescriptions (1.9 versus 4.9 per year), average number of hospital admissions per recipient (0.11 versus 0.22 per year), and average number of hospital days per 1,000 recipients (461 versus 909 per year) were 5% to 60% lower in the capitated group than in the fee-for-service group. The Citicare capitated program resulted in a dramatic reduction in healthcare resource utilization compared with the concurrent fee-for-service system for statewide Medicaid recipients.  (+info)

Hospitals and managed care: catching up with the networks. (8/1973)

Although the growth of managed care is having a significant impact on hospitals, organizational response to managed care remains fragmented. We conducted a survey of 83 hospitals nationwide that indicated that most hospitals now have at least one person devoted to managed care initiatives. These individuals, however, often spend most of their time on current issues, such as contracting with managed care organizations and physician relations. Concerns for the future, such as network development and marketing, although important, receive less immediate attention form these individuals. Hospital managed care executives must take a more proactive role in long range managed care planning by collaborating with managed care organizations and pharmaceutical companies.  (+info)

Physicians Health Plan appeals committee recommendation on Medicaid Health Plan LANSING, MI - Physicians Health Plan (PHP) has announced it is appealing the recommendation of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Joint Evaluation Committee to discontinue the PHP Medicaid Health Plan in Region 7 (Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties). If the appeal is successful, the Lansing-based health insurer, which has offered Medicaid Managed Care coverage to the mid-Michigan region since 1998, will continue to be an option for Medicaid-eligible individuals and families.. On Aug. 3, 2015, PHP submitted a comprehensive and competitive Medicaid Health Plan proposal to the MDHHS Joint Evaluation Committee in response to a Request for Proposals, with the goal of continuing to serve Medicaid-eligible individuals throughout Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties.. The MDHHS Joint Evaluation Committee recommendations were announced Tuesday, Oct. 13 and the deadline for the appeal is Tuesday, Oct. ...
This article originally appeared on heartland.org.. A new study by the Office of Inspector General for the Department of Health and Human Services found half of all providers listed in Medicaid managed care plan are not available to new Medicaid patients, either because they are not at the listed location or they are but aren ??t accepting new Medicaid patients.. For doctors who are accepting new Medicaid patients, the average wait to get an appointment is two weeks, with a quarter of patients having waits of one month or longer.. The study ??s findings come as enrollment in Medicaid continues to grow, largely from the expansion in eligibility through the Affordable Care Act and also as a result of a lackluster economy.. Devon Herrick, a senior fellow and health care researcher for the National Center for Policy Analysis, says the fees state Medicaid programs pay are often only about half of what private insurers pay for the same service. As a result, doctors are reluctant to participate in ...
October 16, 2015. The Affordable Care Acts Medicaid expansion resulted in record increases in Medicaid enrollment and spending nationally in fiscal year 2015, with both rising an average of nearly 14 percent. This is just one finding in the 15th annual 50-state Medicaid budget survey by the Kaiser Family Foundations Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured.. Released Oct. 15, this report provides an in-depth examination of the changes taking place in state Medicaid programs across the country. Health Management Associates conducted the survey of Medicaid directors across the country. The survey shows big differences across states driven largely by the states decisions on the Medicaid expansion and also provides an examination of state Medicaid policy and program changes across the country. HMA Managing Principals Vernon K. Smith, Kathleen Gifford and Eileen Ellis authored the report along with Robin Rudowitz, Laura Snyder and Elizabeth Hinton of the Kaiser Family Foundation.. Two additional ...
A substantial body of research has investigated effects of the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on coverage, access to care, and various economic measures. These findings can inform understanding of the broader effects of the ACA and ongoing debate over ACA repeal, including the Medicaid expansion.. This issue brief summarizes findings from 153 studies of the impact of state Medicaid expansions under the ACA published between January 2014 (when the coverage provisions of the ACA went into effect) and June 2017.1 It includes peer-reviewed studies as well as freestanding reports, government reports, and white papers published by research and policy organizations, using data from 2014 or later. This brief only includes studies that examine impacts of the Medicaid expansion; it excludes studies on impacts of ACA coverage expansions generally (not specific to Medicaid expansion alone) and studies investigating potential effects of expansion in states that have not (or had not, ...
Medicaid premium assistance, where Medicaid acts as wrap-around coverage for a private health insurance plan, is administratively complex for states and may not work well. In an issue brief, the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) considered what is known about wrap-around Medicaid coverage, and looked at financial implications of such a program.. Wrap arounds. According to KFF, states with Medicaid premium assistance programs use Medicaid funds to purchase private coverage for Medicaid beneficiaries. Federal law requires these programs to make the purchased private coverage on par with what the states Medicaid program would cover, but private insurance generally covers less than Medicaid and requires more out-of-pocket payments. Therefore, states with these programs must provide supplemental benefits and cost-sharing protections, known as wrap arounds, to insure that cost sharing does not exceed Medicaid limits. In general, states with these programs have low enrollment rates, and therefore, ...
Purpose. This was a Data Capacity-Building Project, to build a robust comparative effectiveness research infrastructure, agenda, and collaborative partnerships focused on eliminating health disparities. Specifically, a database was built comprised of all Medicaid enrollees and claims in the states that share in common both adverse minority health outcomes and the historical roots of racial health disparities in the South. Setting and Participants. A 100 percent sample of four years 2004-2007 of Medicaid Analytic Extract (MAX-file) data (plus Medicare-linked claims for dual-eligibles) from fourteen southern states, representing 3.8 to 5.4 million persons each year (one-third of all United States Medicaid enrollees, nearly half [48 percent] of African American and 21 percent of Latino Medicaid enrollees in the United States) was obtained from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This region is the epicenter of the Black-White health disparities epidemic, and has also experienced a ...
Medicaid expansion, which took effect as the opioid epidemic ballooned, provided insurance coverage to people at highest risk of opioid use disorder (OUD) - lower-income, younger adults. Because Medicaid covers the overdose-reversal drug naloxone, the expansion gave Harvard Medical School professor Richard Frank an opportunity to compare how Medicaid expansion impacted naloxone prescribing in expansion and non-expansion states.. In a recent study published in the journal Addiction, Frank found that expansion states dramatically increased their Medicaid-covered naloxone prescriptions. In 2016, states that did not expand Medicaid averaged 83.1 Medicaid-covered prescriptions per 100,000 enrollees, while expansion states averaged nearly four-times that amount - 215.6 per 100,000 enrollees. On average, naloxone (Narcan) saves one life for every 14 prescriptions written, which means expansion states saved an additional 22.7 lives per year per state.. Franks study suggests Medicaid expansion has been ...
Katie Baldwin-Johnson is with the Alaska Mental Health Trust, which is helping spearhead Medicaid reform and pay for some costs of expansion. She says Andis story is pretty typical. Low-income earners cant afford to look after themselves, so they arent as healthy.. Theyre not taking care of themselves, she says. So having access to a primary care provider, for example, where maybe someone did not previously, certainly could help with stabilization in a work placement.. Medicaid expansion started in Alaska in 2015 to provide health care to low-income adults who dont have dependent children. The fight over it went all the way to the state Supreme Court. It was so controversial because Medicaid is one of the most expensive items in the state budget. But, for Medicaid expansion, the federal government pays more than 90 percent of the cost.. Katie says Medicaid expansion has been especially important for people with mental health issues. Access to medical providers helps catch illnesses ...
Among the conclusions of the June 2013 MACPAC report is that more research is needed on how nonphysician practitioners could improve access to care for Medicaid enrollees with disabilities. The Medicaid and the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) released its Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP last week. The report, issued annually, includes a chapter on access to care for adults with disabilities. Based on large-scale population surveys, provider and stakeholder data, consumer interviews and other qualitative data, and state Medicaid program data, MACPAC reported that access to health care among Medicaid-only enrollees with disabilities is comparable to that of other insured persons with disabilities; that unmet need among Medicaid-only enrollees with disabilities is lower than that of individuals with disabilities covered by private insurance or Medicare only; and that preventive services are underused among Medicaid enrollees with ...
The Trump Administration has issued guidance permitting state Medicaid programs to apply for waivers to institute work requirements as a condition of Medicaid eligibility, a departure from the programs history. To date, 20 states have sought approval for such waivers, which remain controversial and face challenges in court.1 (For up to date information on state status of Medicaid work requirement waivers, see the Kaiser Medicaid Waiver Tracker.). A separate KFF analysis of data on the general Medicaid population found that most (63%) non-dual, non-SSI, non-elderly Medicaid beneficiaries were already working and many others faced barriers to work that could make them exempt from the requirements.2 Additionally, large numbers of beneficiaries could face difficulties demonstrating that they were in compliance with or exempt from work requirements and as a result could lose coverage. For example, early state experience with work requirements has resulted in significant disenrollment from the state ...
Im sure everyone thats reading this knows better, but I cant let it go unaddressed.. LePage is absolutely wrong about the costs of Medicaid expansion. And its not free. The people of Maine are already paying for Medicaid expansion right now even if they cant access it. The federal government currently covers 95 percent of the cost of Medicaid expansion and will still cover 90 percent of the cost in 2020 and beyond. Federal taxpayers who live in Maine are already paying for it.. LePage claims Medicaid expansion will cost the state $100 million per year, which is a relatively small number in the grand scheme of things, but hes also wrong about that. The current cost to the state will be roughly half that or around $55 million according to the Maine Office of Fiscal and Program Review (the states version of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office).. We should be clear that LePage is picking a fight with all of his constituents, not just heathen liberals.. I followed the vote live last ...
As Clock Ticks, Medicaid Expansion Dwindles By Becca Aaronson and Aman Batheja, The Texas Tribune May 8, 2013 As Clock Ticks, Medicaid Expansion Dwindles was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans - and engages with them - about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues. Updated, May 8, 1:40 p.m.: With the prospect of Medicaid expansion on life support, protesters gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday to urge state leadership to expand coverage to poor adults, and state Democrats announced that theyre still searching for a legislative vehicle to expand coverage. It appears as if we are going to miss an opportunity and that is to the detriment to the people below the poverty level who work and dont have health care, state Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, said at a news conference held by Democrats, noting that the legislation that would have offered an alternative to Medicaid expansion, House Bill 3791 authored by ...
Correspondence issued by the Government Accountability Office with an abstract that begins Spending on prescription drugs in Medicaid--the joint federal-state program that finances medical services for certain low-income adults and children--totaled $15.2 billion in fiscal year 2008. State Medicaid programs do not directly purchase prescription drugs; instead, they reimburse retail pharmacies for covered prescription drugs dispensed to Medicaid beneficiaries. The federal government provides matching funds to state Medicaid programs to help cover a portion of the cost of these reimbursements. For certain outpatient prescription drugs for which there are three or more therapeutically equivalent versions, state Medicaid programs may only receive federal matching funds for reimbursements up to a maximum amount, which is known as a federal upper limit (FUL). FULs were designed as a cost-containment strategy and have historically been calculated as 150 percent of the lowest published price for the
This presentation provides an overview of the Medicaid program, including the history of Medicaid, Medicaid eligibility and benefits, Medicaid populations and expenditures, and Medicaid managed care. It profiles the role of Medicaid today and the role of Medicaid in health reform.
The one-year deadline for nursing home residents on Medicaid to spend down their first round of stimulus checks is here, but they may have a little extra time.. In March 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorized $1,200 stimulus checks to most Americans, including Medicaid recipients. Another round of $600 checks was authorized in December 2020, and $1,400 checks were ordered in February 2021. The stimulus checks are not considered income for Medicaid recipients, and the payments have been excluded from Medicaids strict resource limits for 12 months.. While the one-year deadline for spending down the first round of checks is here, another COVID-19 bill gives beneficiaries more time. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act passed in March 2020 provides that if you were enrolled in Medicaid as of March 18, 2020, the state cannot terminate a recipients benefits even if there is a change in circumstances that would normally cause the benefits to be stopped. ...
Eligible Medicaid members will begin to receive letters on Monday, March 15 from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) notifying Medicaid beneficiaries of open enrollment which will now include the EBCI (Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians) Tribal Option. The EBCI Tribal Option, the first Indian Managed Care Entity in the nation, is a health plan created by the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority available to members of federally recognized tribes, or those who are eligible for Indian Healthcare Services. This health plan will offer tailored medical, behavioral health, pharmacy, and support services for Medicaid members. Right now, Medicaid members use NC Medicaid Direct, the current healthcare program in North Carolina, said Karen Kennedy, Tribal Option director, CIHA is now able to offer Medicaid services through the EBCI Tribal Option as a source to meet the primary care needs of tribal members who are eligible. Gwynneth Wildcatt, Tribal Option Member Services ...
Jzanus helps our clients determine Medicaid eligibility for the patients they provide service to and recover revenue lost due to uncompensated care. Our team of Certified Application Counselors (CAC) and trained Medicaid Eligibility staff assist patients in the five boroughs of New York, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. We also assist patients on the Federal Exchange in the state of New Jersey. We serve as patient advocates and financial counselors to navigate the complex application processes for federal, state and community based programs. These professionals provide assistance throughout the eligibility process in a dignified and respectful manner and help get indigent patients the financial help they urgently need. There are also other revenue enhancement services addressing the needs of the medically underserved population who may not meet the stringent state Medicaid guidelines.
Downloadable (with restrictions)! The authors provide direct evidence on the effect of health insurance on health outcomes by examining the dramatic increases in the eligibility of pregnant women for the Medicaid program between 1979 and 1992. They find that the 30-percentage-point rise in Medicaid eligibility significantly lowered the incidence of low birth weight and infant mortality. Targeted changes in Medicaid eligibility that were restricted to specific low-income groups had much larger effects on birth outcomes than broader expansions of eligibility to women with higher income levels because of much lower take-up of this entitlement by the latter group. Copyright 1996 by University of Chicago Press.
Relevance. Medicaid patients are characterized by clinical and social complexity -- the very characteristics which often exclude them from clinical trials and yet drive health disparities. This Medicaid-based dataset populates studies that help users understand how local area, provider-level, and patient-level differences in treatment (natural experiments in comparative effectiveness) influence clinical and economic outcomes. Variation implies that disparities are not inevitable. The comparative impact of this natural variation can be measured in meaningful outcomes such as emergency department visits, hospital admissions, inpatient bed-days, deaths, and total Medicaid expenditures, as well as community-level disparity rate-ratios. Medicaid data allow users to follow a complex patient (e.g., comorbid diabetes and schizophrenia or COPD and CHF) from treatment to outcomes through every billable service in the health care system (i.e., from doctors visit to lab tests to prescriptions to emergency ...
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule that has important implications for Medicaid beneficiaries who require rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices. In the rule, CMS proposes changes to provide states more flexibility to coordinate Medicaid and the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility notices, appeals, and other related administrative procedures with similar procedures used by other health coverage programs authorized under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), such as coordination of benefits between Medicaid and health plans offered in the health insurance exchanges (Exchanges). Specifically, CMS is soliciting comments on whether the habilitative benefit should be offered in parity with the rehabilitative benefit under the Medicaid program (as they must be under the Exchanges). Additionally, CMS requests input on whether the state defined habilitative benefit definition for the Exchanges should apply to Medicaid or ...
Reports suggest that the Medicaid population includes a higher percentage of smokers than the general population. A high prevalence of smokers in a population is likely to lead to a higher burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Few studies have evaluated the economic burden of COPD in a Medicaid population. The objective of this observational, retrospective cohort study is to estimate the economic burden of COPD in subjects with a COPD diagnosis who are enrolled in Medicaid and are receiving maintenance treatment covered by Medicaid.. Specifically, the null hypothesis for the primary outcome measure is that no difference is observed in all-cause costs between subjects with and without COPD. The test hypothesis is that there is a difference in all-cause costs between subjects with and without COPD.. Secondary outcomes to be evaluated include all-cause resource use and COPD-related costs for the COPD cohort.. The study uses a medical and pharmacy administrative claims database ...
Medicaid provides 1/4 of all funding for mental health care.. Doesnt the Medicaid program cost a lot of money? Yes it does. But its a good deal if you consider that the average annual Medicaid spending per child is $2,422 and $7,683 for each adult and that the costs per enrollee is growing more slowly than premiums from employer based coverage (4.6% vs 7.7%).. Medicaid costs are going up because millions more are are needing it in these difficult times. Medicaid would be your safety net if you were to lose a job or experience a sudden drop in income.. For community health centers like mine, Medicaid is a lifeline. 37% of health center patients are covered by Medicaid. And this money is well spent. Community health centers have been shown to provide high quality cost effective care its 23 million patients.. Medicaid has its faults but few would argue that it is a lynch pin for our health care system and represents our nations moral commitment to help low income communities.. Attempts to make ...
Medicaid is a nationwide program that is administered not only by the federal government but also the government of each individual state. Types of assistance programs and eligibility requirements vary from state to state. Utah Medicaid is administered by the Utah Department of Health. At your local Medicaid office, you can fill out an application and find out more about the eligibility requirements and verifications youll need to provide before your application can be processed. You will also be assigned a case worker who will serve as your point of contact regarding your Medicaid application and/or coverage. There are Medicaid programs for children and Medicaid programs for adults. Children whose parents meet income requirements can qualify for one of the various programs. Medicaid for Newborns is a program for children from birth to age six whose parents meet the income requirements. Newborn Plus is for children ages six to eighteen, which certainly are not newborns but do fall under this ...
The term long-term services and supports (LTSS) refers to care provided to individuals with functional limitations and chronic illnesses who need help completing activities of daily living. Activities of daily living include activities such as bathing, dressing, preparing meals, and administering medication. Under a managed long-term services and supports (MLTSS) system, state Medicaid programs choose to finance and manage institutional care and/or home- and community-based services (HCBS) through at-risk managed care financing arrangements, rather than fee-for-service (FFS) financing arrangements. Currently, there are 21 states with 26 Medicaid MLTSS programs. Overall, these programs serve . . . ...
The leader of the largest trade group for Medicaid health plans wants states to think twice before enacting work requirements for beneficiaries of the public insurance program. If states choose to go that route, they could end up facing higher costs in the long run, Jeff Myers, president and CEO of Medicaid Health Plans of America, tells FierceHealthPayer.
Given the extraordinarily negative public reception to Governor Pat McCrorys idea to privatize the NC Medicaid program and the way it fell flat in its first presentation at the NC General Assembly, you might be forgiven in thinking that this particular Medicaid reform was dead in the water in NC. Unfortunately you would be wrong.. Today Governor McCrory issued a press release saying he would be coordinating with the Senate and House to require the Governors Department of Health and Human Services to request a Medicaid waiver from the federal government. This federal waiver would allow NC to make unspecified changes to Medicaid and create a predictable and sustainable Medicaid program for taxpayers.. Let me translate this for you. The only reason for NC to get a federal waiver to change its Medicaid program in this way would be to give NC the option to sell parts of the Medicaid program off to private companies - which has been the plan here all along. Why? Because if you sell off part of ...
Four months is all it took. In April, when Iowa governor Terry Branstad handed over the states Medicaid program to private insurance companies, many questioned his motives. Recent large-scale transitions to privatized Medicaid in states like Florida and Kansas havent fared well. The Des Moines Register warned, The health care of a half million people and $4 billion in public money are at stake.. Now, just four months later, billing problems are piling up.. Hundreds of Iowas Medicaid providers say the insurance companies arent paying them on time. For many, administrative costs have gone up. The privatized program, which Branstad claimed would modernize care, is actually making it harder for many doctors, hospitals, clinics, and nonprofits to provide care.. A state senator says the program is in a state of emergency. If providers continue to go unpaid, many may be forced to stop taking Medicaid patients or close their doors all together.. By handing over control of Medicaid to ...
Medicare and Medicaid to Revise Reimbursements for Prescription Drugs. (4/5/07)- The 2005 Deficit Reduction Act seeks, amongst other things, to reduce the joint federal-state Medicaid program by $8.4 billion over 5 years. The savings would come mainly through changing how the government calculates reimbursement to pharmacies and PBMs. The CMS put forth the proposal in December, and is required by law to finalize the new rule on Medicaid reimbursement by July 1.. The controversy over the new rule centers on the definition of an average manufacturer price, which is used to calculate the reimbursements to pharmacies for generic drugs. Under the proposal the generic price would take into account the rebates that PBMs receive, even for generic drugs. Most pharmacies do not receive these rebates, so they are paying a higher price for a generic drug than is the average PBM.. The government pays for Medicaid prescriptions in two ways: The federal government reimburses the pharmacy for the cost of the ...
Ive once again relaunched my project from last fall to track Medicaid enrollment (both standard and expansion alike) on a monthly basis for every state dating back to the ACA being signed into law. For the various enrollment data, Im using data from Medicaid.govs Medicaid Enrollment Data Collected Through MBES reports. Unfortunately, theyve only published enrollment data
Medicaid law imposes a penalty period if you transferred assets within five years of applying, but what if the transfers had nothing to do with Medicaid? It is difficult to do, but if you can prove you made the transfers for a purpose other than to qualify for Medicaid, you can avoid a penalty.. You are not supposed to move into a nursing home on Monday, give all your money away on Tuesday, and qualify for Medicaid on Wednesday. So the government looks back five years for any asset transfers, and levies a penalty on people who transferred assets without receiving fair value in return. This penalty is a period of time during which the person transferring the assets will be ineligible for Medicaid. The penalty period is determined by dividing the amount transferred by what Medicaid determines to be the average private pay cost of a nursing home in your state.. The penalty period can seem very unfair to someone who made gifts without thinking about the potential for needing Medicaid. For example, ...
By advancing equity in oral health, we can ensure each child gets the support they need to grow up healthy and reach their dreams, without dental disease creating a barrier to their success. The CMS guidance was an outgrowth of a 2016 federal report that found three in four kids enrolled in Medicaid faced barriers to receiving the full breadth of dental care they needed. The report was based on a four-state sample of Medicaid programs. The central problem was a conflict in state Medicaid policies. States Medicaid dental periodicity schedules, which outline the minimum set of services kids should receive, were not aligned with their payment policies, called fee schedules. When the periodicity and fee schedules dont match, it presents a roadblock to care for children and families.. CDHP has long urged for Medicaid and CHIP programs to better align their periodicity and payment policies to better reflect clinical guidelines for preventing and managing tooth decay. The clarifying guidance promotes ...
The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that 1.3 million individuals with mental illness were in state or Federal prisons or local jails in 2005. More than half of all prison and jail inmates showed symptoms of a mental disorder, and about a quarter had mental health problems diagnosed within the past 12 months. For many adults with mental illness, Medicaid is the primary source of health care coverage when they reenter their communities after a stay in a public institution. Many states suspend Medicaid eligibility for adults while they reside in public institutions, since Medicaid regulations preclude the use of federal Medicaid dollars to pay for health services for most persons in state institutions. In addition, applying for federal disability benefits can be complex and requires coordination among local institutions, state agencies and federal agencies.. This publication, Establishing and Maintaining Medical Eligibility upon Release from Public Institutions may be downloaded or ordered at ...
Hilltop Senior Policy Analyst Laura Spicer, MA, gave a presentation at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) 25th Annual State Health Policy Conference held October 15-17, 2012, in Baltimore. In the presentation, Impact of Medicaid Expansion on a States Economy: The Hilltop Health Care Reform Simulation Model, Spicer gave an overview of the Hilltop Health Care Reform Simulation Model, a financial modeling tool developed by Hilltop Director of Economic Analysis Hamid Fakraei, PhD, that projects the costs and savings to states as they implement the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Spicer discussed the economic impacts of the ACA and how the model was used in Maryland to isolate the impact of Medicaid Expansion and inform the decision by Maryland policymakers to expand Medicaid in 2015 ...
Medicaid is a public health insurance program for low income children and adults that is financed by the state and federal governments. As of Fiscal Year 2012, Medicaid spending consumed nearly 15 percent of total state own-source revenues (revenue generated by taxes and fees levied by Michigan). This share has grown five percentage points over the previous decade and when combined with Michigans decade long recession, is squeezing out appropriations for other state programs. The fundamental challenge for policymakers is that there is a structural imbalance between Medicaids revenue base and expenditure growth rate. There are several factors driving Medicaid cost growth. First, Michigans enrollment increased nearly 60 percent between 2001 and 2010, with accelerated growth of up to 11 percent per year during the most recent national recession. Second, the type of cases and the changing case mix influence costs. The elderly and disabled Medicaid populations make up approximately one quarter of ...
Many people who do not fall into the low-income category reject the idea of going on Medicaid as they age, become frail, and in need of home and health services that Medicaid programs provide.. Medicaid is a federal health-care program for the poor, and elderly people who work all their lives often dont believe its for them. In fact, many of them are insulted when anyone suggests that they apply for it. And the idea of applying for Medicaid, public assistance, or government aid doesnt make it any better when they learn that Medicare -- the federal health-care program for the aged -- does not pay for the long-term care needs of aging citizens.. For anyone who does not have private funds or insurance to pay for long-term care, Medicaid pays the bill. And senior citizens who worked all their lives and who may have a little money saved can still apply to Medicaid to get help with their personal and home care.. Northwest Ohio Area Office on Aging officials say that its unfortunate for senior ...
Access to affordable medical care is especially important during a global health crisis. You should be aware that federal law prevents the states from terminating Medicaid benefits while the coronavirus health emergency continues.. The Secretary of Health and Human Services has declared a nationwide public health emergency for COVID-19. In light of the public health emergency, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides that if you were enrolled in Medicaid as of March 18, 2020, the state cannot terminate your benefits even if there is a change in your circumstances that would normally cause your benefits to be stopped. The law states that your Medicaid coverage must continue through the end of the month in which the Secretary declares that the public emergency has ended. The only exceptions to this non-termination rule are if you choose to terminate your benefits yourself or you move to another state. States that already terminated a Medicaid recipients benefits should be contacting ...
data.medicaid.gov , Last Updated 2019-12-06T22:22:54.000Z. Total Medicaid Enrollees - VIII Group Break Out Report Reported on the CMS-64 The enrollment information is a state-reported count of unduplicated individuals enrolled in the states Medicaid program at any time during each month in the quarterly reporting period. The enrollment data identifies the total number of Medicaid enrollees and, for states that have expanded Medicaid, provides specific counts for the number of individuals enrolled in the new adult eligibility group, also referred to as the VIII Group. The VIII Group is only applicable for states that have expanded their Medicaid programs by adopting the VIII Group. This data includes state-by-state data for this population as well as a count of individuals whom the state has determined are newly eligible for Medicaid. All 50 states, the District of Columbia and the US territories are represented in these data. Notes: 1. VIII GROUP is also known as the New Adult Group. 2. ...
On January 21, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS or the Agency) released an advance-print copy of the long-awaited final rule on the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program (MDRP). The final rule implements various statutory amendments, revises the calculation of Average Manufacturer Price (AMP), makes certain changes to the determination of Best Price and addresses other issues relating to Medicaid price reporting and reimbursement. The final rule also discusses the definition of a covered outpatient drug and other issues with implications for both Medicaid and the 340B Drug Pricing Program.. The final rule takes effect April 1, 2016. The final rule contains a comment period for certain provisions - specifically, comments on the definition and identification of line extension drugs are due 60 days after Federal Register publication, currently scheduled for February 1, 2016. Although the final rule does not adopt a number of proposed provisions that concerned pharmaceutical ...
Downloadable! Recent theoretical work suggests that means and asset-tested social insurance programs can explain the low savings of lower income households in the U.S. We assess the validity of this hypothesis by investigating the effect of Medicaid, the health insurance program for low income women and children, on savings behavior. We do so using data on asset holdings from the Survey of Income and Program Participation, and on consumption from the Consumer Expenditure Survey, matched to information on the eligibility of each household for Medicaid. Exogenous variation in Medicaid eligibility is provided by the dramatic expansion of this program over the 1984-1993 period. We document that Medicaid eligibility has a sizeable and significant negative effect on wealth holdings; we estimate that in 1993 the Medicaid program lowered wealth holdings by 17.7% among the eligible population. We confirm this finding by showing a strong positive association between Medicaid eligibility and consumption
Californias Medicaid agency has posted draft language of a new state plan amendment (SPA) that would make major changes to federally qualified health center (FQHC) and Rural Health Clinic (RHC) reimbursement.
Introduction Approximately 20 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are diagnosed yearly in the United States costing the healthcare system an estimated $16 billion in direct medical expenses. The presence of other STIs increases the risk of HIV transmission. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has long recommended routine HIV screening for individuals with a diagnosed STI. Unfortunately, HIV screening prevalence among STI diagnosed patients are still sub-optimal in many healthcare settings. Objective To determine the proportion of STI-diagnosed persons in the Medicaid population who are screened for HIV, examine correlates of HIV screening, and to suggest critical intervention points to increase HIV screening in this population. Methods A retrospective database analysis was conducted to examine the prevalence and correlates of HIV screening among participants. Participant eligibility was restricted to Medicaid enrollees in 29 states with a primary STI diagnosis ...
There is excess amenable mortality risk and evidence of healthcare quality deficits for persons with serious mental illness (SMI). We sought to identify sociodemographic and clinical characteristics associated with variations in two 2015 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) measures, antipsychotic medication adherence and preventive diabetes screening, among Medicaid enrollees with serious mental illness (SMI). We retrospectively analyzed claims data from September 2014 to December 2015 from enrollees in a Medicaid specialty health plan in Florida. All plan enrollees had SMI; analyses included continuously enrolled adults with antipsychotic medication prescriptions and schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Associations were identified using mixed effects logistic regression models. Data for 5502 enrollees were analyzed. Substance use disorders, depression, and having both schizophrenia and bipolar disorder diagnoses were associated with both HEDIS measures but the direction of the
Brian P. Lee, M.D., from the University of California in San Francisco, and colleagues examined whether different Medicaid policies affect distribution of LT for ALD. Medicaid policies were surveyed in all states actively performing LT and were linked to national registry data on LT recipients during 2002 to 2017 with ALD as the primary listing diagnosis. A difference-of-differences analysis was performed comparing 2002 to 2011 versus 2012 to 2017 to assess whether restrictive policies correlated with a reduced proportion of LTs paid by Medicaid among patients with ALD. Data were included for 10,836 LT recipients during 2002 to 2017, with 7,091 from 24 states in the restrictive group and 3,745 from 14 states in the unrestrictive group.. The researchers found that among restrictive versus unrestrictive states, the adjusted proportion of LTs paid by Medicaid during 2002 to 2011 was 17.6 percent (95 percent confidence interval [CI], 15.4 to 19.8 percent) versus 18.9 percent (95 percent CI, 15.4 to ...
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-Maine) today joined 34 of her House colleagues in writing to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (USDHHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to oppose the Trump administrations plan to covert Medicaid into block grants.. The purpose of block grant waivers is to overhaul the states Medicaid program by capping federal funding. In turn, states would be given a lump sum of federal money, freed from federal oversight or accountability measures; measures which encourage baseline benefits and quality of care to be available to all enrollees. These waivers would give states the ability to limit and remove enrollees or cut certain health care benefits and rates, if they believe they are too costly or unnecessary, Pingree and her colleagues wrote in the in the letter. Tomorrow, CMS Administrator Verma is expected to send letters to state Medicaid directors announcing the Administrations plans to ...
Officials dont know when applications will be ready for Healthy Michigan - the states new Medicaid program for people at or below 133 percent of the federal poverty level. Medicaid enrollment and coverage officially begins April 1, according to legislation approved last year. Eligibility covers a single adult with annual income of $15,000 or less and families of four with annual income below $34,000.
The 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansions aimed to improve access to care and health status among low-income non-elderly adults. Previous work has established a link between Medicaid coverage expansion and reduced mortality (Sommers, Baicker and Epstein, 2012), but the mechanism of this reduction is not clearly understood. Prior to the ACA, one of the largest policy changes in non-elderly adult Medicaid access was a 2005 contraction through which nearly 170,000 enrollees lost Medicaid coverage in Tennessee. We exploit this change in Medicaid coverage to estimate its causal impact on inpatient hospitalizations. We find evidence that the contraction decreased the share of hospitalizations covered by Medicaid by 21 percent and increased the share uninsured by nearly 61 percent, relative to the pre-reform levels and to other states. We also find that 75 percent of the increase in uninsured hospitalizations originated from emergency department visits, a pattern consistent with losing ...
Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates - Proposed Medicaid Payment Rate for the Medical Policy Review of Clinical Laboratory Services (G0433 - Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Testing) Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for the Medicaid Biennial Calendar Fee Review Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for the Medical Policy Review of Family Planning Services (J7301 & J7307) Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for the Medical Policy Review of Magnetoencephalography Proposed Medicaid Payment Rates for the Quarterly Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Updates ...
The Florida Medicaid Formulary is an important resource if you receive Medicaid benefits in Florida. Learn how changes to the Formulary impact your Florida Medicaid health insurance.
TY - JOUR. T1 - The Indiana chronic disease management programs impact on medicaid claims. T2 - A longitudinal, Statewide Evaluation. AU - Katz, Barry P.. AU - Holmes, Ann M.. AU - Stump, Timothy E.. AU - Downs, Steven M.. AU - Zillich, Alan J.. AU - Ackermann, Ronald T.. AU - Inui, Thomas S.. PY - 2009/2/1. Y1 - 2009/2/1. N2 - Background: Disease management programs have grown in popularity over the past decade as a strategy to curb escalating healthcare costs for persons with chronic diseases. Objectives: To evaluate the effect of the Indiana Chronic Disease Management Program (ICDMP) on the longitudinal changes in Medicaid claims statewide. Research Design: Phased implementation of a chronic disease management program in 3 regions of the state. Fourteen repeated cohorts of Medicaid members were drawn over a period of 3.5 years and the trends in claims were evaluated using a repeated measures model. Subjects: A total of 44,218 Medicaid members with diabetes and/or congestive heart failure in ...
National Association of Chain Drug Stores senior economist Laura Miller tracked a major shift of prescription drug spending and volume from Medicaid to Medicare in the wake of the Medicare drug benefit program. Miller reported the findings in an article she co-authored in the December/January edition of the journal Health Affairs. The article, Changes In Medicaid Prescription Volume And Use In The Wake Of Medicare Part D Implementation, examines the impact of Medicaid prescription spending and volume, generic dispensing rates and a shift in the mix of drugs used by Medicaid beneficiaries. The article was based on a study conducted by Miller and Brian Bruen, former policy staff member of NACDS who is now at the Washington-based health policy research firm Avalere Health.. According to the study, total payments to pharmacies by Medicaid fell by nearly 50 percent in 2006, from $38.5 billion in 2005 to $20.9 billion in the inaugural year for Part D. The number of Medicaid-paid prescriptions ...
A landmark study of Medicaid outcomes in Oregon published in the New England Journal of Medicine shows the program to be ineffective at improving the health of enrollees.. Researchers found enrollment in Medicaid protected most recipients from financial disaster, though they did report spending more on medical expenses. There were no significant differences in health outcomes between those who remained uninsured and those on Medicaid.. This randomized, controlled study showed that Medicaid coverage generated no significant improvements in measured physical health outcomes in the first 2 years, but it did increase use of health care services, raise rates of diabetes detection and management, lower rates of depression, and reduce financial strain, the studys authors wrote.. Rare Research Opportunity. In 2008, Oregon expanded its Medicaid program with a drawing from a waiting list. Researchers used this rare opportunity to study the effects of the Medicaid program on randomly selected ...
To qualify for Medicaid coverage of long-term care, you must satisfy very complicated financial eligibility rules-rules that often can be traps for the unwary. One of the most significant traps is Medicaids right to recover its expenses from your estate after you die - a practice known as estate recovery.. Under current Medicaid law, states are required to attempt to recoup Medicaid spending for long-term care services. Since about the only asset youre allowed to own and still get Medicaid coverage is your home, this right of estate recovery is the states claim against your home. In other words, if you own a home, Medicaid is really a loan. It will pay for your care, but your house will have to be sold when you die to repay the state for the services it provided.. Now, five elder advocacy groups are calling on Congress to eliminate Medicaid estate recovery after a congressional advisory commission concluded that the practice recoups only a tiny percentage of Medicaid spending while ...
Illinois, like other states, is considering expanding its Medicaid program as envisioned under Obamacare. Doing so takes money that America doesnt have to provide bad health insurance to young, healthy people who dont need it, for the benefit of the people with the best lobbyists.. The Medicaid expansion has now passed both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly, but the House made several amendments that the Senate must now approve. There is still a chance that wisdom could prevail over the false appearance of helping people. Medicaid itself is an expensive program that doesnt appear to help its recipients. According to Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute, if Medicaid were a drug, zero doctors would prescribe it.. Medicaid patients tend to use Emergency Room services for everything they can, because ER visits are covered without co-pay under the program. Obamacare was sold as a way to get people out of the ER and into more efficient clinics, but with Medicaid expansion the effect will ...
Howell, a Republican who represents Attala, Carroll, LeFlore, Grenada and Montgomery counties, said when he first began serving in the legislature in the early 90s, the Medicaid budget was just under $300 million.. We most certainly, because of this increase, are going to be facing a much bigger deficit than weve been.. Some state Democrats have pushed to see the Medicaid rolls expanded because of an increase in federal funds promised by the Affordable Care Act to cover it. The states hospitals would also see a financial benefit from increased federal Medicaid dollars, which, according to Howell, come in now at about $5.5 billion.. However, the fight has been on for two years, and will likely go to a third because Gov. Bryant and other state lawmakers believe that the portion of federal Medicaid money offered by the Affordable Care Act expansion would dissolve, leaving the state holding the bag, and unable to afford the increased number of people on Medicaid.. When the legislature gavels in ...
Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)‡ in 20104 profoundly changed the Medicaid program through its expansion of Medicaid eligibility to all legal residents younger than 65 years with individual or family incomes at or below 138% of the FPL.§ Hence, the ACA not only added a large population of adults (ages 19 through 64) who became newly eligible for Medicaid, but in many states, the expansion also increased the number of eligible children (through age 18) by mandating a higher minimum income eligibility.‖ The ACA directed the federal government to fund Medicaid expansion in full through 2016 and then at lower but still significant levels thereafter (tapering to 90% funding by 2020). The landmark Supreme Court decision upheld the constitutionality of the ACA with respect to the contested individual mandate for every American to obtain health insurance by a 5 to 4 margin.5 However, the Court also struck down as unconstitutional an enforcement provision of the ACA ...
DC In much of the country, growth in Medicaid enrollment under health reform will greatly outpace growth in the number of primary care physicians willing to treat new Medicaid patients, according to a national study released today by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC).. And, temporary increases in Medicaid reimbursement meant to entice more primary care physicians into accepting Medicaid patients are unlikely to make much of a difference in the states facing the biggest enrollment jumps, according to the study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). Under federal health reform, Medicaid eligibility will expand to cover as many as 16 million more poor and low-income adults by 2019. Nationally, 42 percent of primary care physicians in 2008 were accepting all or most new Medicaid patients, compared with 61 percent of PCPs accepting all or most new Medicare patients and 84 percent accepting all or most privately insured patients. Given the unwillingness of many PCPs to ...
STATE OF OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY STATE MEDICAID HIT PLAN (SMHP) VERSION 2.0 CMS Letter - 9/3/2010 Enclosure A October 13, 2010 This page intentionally left blank. State of Oklahoma Oklahoma Health Care Authority State Medicaid HIT Plan (SMHP) CMS Letter 9/3/2010 Enclosure A October 13, 2010 Page 1 1 SMHP REVISION This State Medicaid Health Information Technology (HIT) Plan (SMHP) Revision addresses the questions raised in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) letter dated September 3, 2010, and addenda. The CMS questions are noted below with relevant SMHP sections and revised text provided. All revisions are provided in the order of the question received from CMS and highlighted in bold italics to facilitate review. Future changes to this SMHP will be published in SMHP section order. Global changes to the SMHP included: 1. SoonerCare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program is changed to Oklahoma EHR Provider Incentive Payment Program throughout the SMHP. ...
STATE OF OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY STATE MEDICAID HIT PLAN (SMHP) VERSION 2.0 CMS Letter - 9/3/2010 Enclosure A October 13, 2010 This page intentionally left blank. State of Oklahoma Oklahoma Health Care Authority State Medicaid HIT Plan (SMHP) CMS Letter 9/3/2010 Enclosure A October 13, 2010 Page 1 1 SMHP REVISION This State Medicaid Health Information Technology (HIT) Plan (SMHP) Revision addresses the questions raised in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) letter dated September 3, 2010, and addenda. The CMS questions are noted below with relevant SMHP sections and revised text provided. All revisions are provided in the order of the question received from CMS and highlighted in bold italics to facilitate review. Future changes to this SMHP will be published in SMHP section order. Global changes to the SMHP included: 1. SoonerCare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program is changed to Oklahoma EHR Provider Incentive Payment Program throughout the SMHP. ...
STATE OF OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY STATE MEDICAID HIT PLAN (SMHP) VERSION 2.0 CMS Letter - 9/3/2010 Enclosure A October 13, 2010 This page intentionally left blank. State of Oklahoma Oklahoma Health Care Authority State Medicaid HIT Plan (SMHP) CMS Letter 9/3/2010 Enclosure A October 13, 2010 Page 1 1 SMHP REVISION This State Medicaid Health Information Technology (HIT) Plan (SMHP) Revision addresses the questions raised in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) letter dated September 3, 2010, and addenda. The CMS questions are noted below with relevant SMHP sections and revised text provided. All revisions are provided in the order of the question received from CMS and highlighted in bold italics to facilitate review. Future changes to this SMHP will be published in SMHP section order. Global changes to the SMHP included: 1. SoonerCare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program is changed to Oklahoma EHR Provider Incentive Payment Program throughout the SMHP. ...
They may not use the same terminology! This article was authored by the Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program of New York Legal Assistance Group. This page provides basic information about being certified as a Medicare and/or Medicaid home health provider and includes links to applicable laws, regulations, and compliance information. ALERT: Medicare criteria for payment for home care are stricter than Medicaidâ s. Medicare only covers care from one Medicare-approved home health agency at a time. A Home Health Agency may be a public, nonprofit or proprietary agency or a subdivision of such an agency or organization. Note that there are many private home care agencies that are NOT Medicaid providers and that may NOT bill Medicaid retroactively. Medicare certified and state licensed HHAs will need to meet all regulations listed below. A recent letter from CMS to the Missouri Medicaid program verifies that Medicaid has no skilled need requirement as a condition for paying for home health aide ...
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO obtained insurance company and state agency estimates of the potential effects on Medigap premiums and Medicaid expenditures of a repeal of the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act.GAO found that: (1) insurance companies estimated that the repeal would cause an average 15.4-percent monthly premium increase, totaling $250 million in Medigap subscriber costs for 1990; (2) the repeal would increase Medicaid expenditures by an estimated $1 billion, including about $444 million in state funds and about $587 million in federal funds; and (3) state Medicaid personnel attributed the estimated increases to increased deductible and coinsurance payments, skilled nursing facility costs, and numbers of elderly people eligible for Medicaid.
303-866-3144. DENVER, CO - Today, the Colorado Health Foundation released a report Assessing the Economic and Budgetary Impact of Medicaid Expansion in Colorado: FY 2015-16 through FY 2034-35. The report is an update to an analysis first performed in 2013, prior to the expansion of Medicaid. Below is a statement from Health Care Policy and Financing Executive Director Susan E. Birch MBA, BSN, RN. Birch oversees the Department that administers Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) programs.. This updated analysis is great news for Colorado and for the states economy. The new analysis shows the positive impact of expanding Medicaid. The new information is better than initial projections forecasted - more health care jobs have been created, state economic activity increased and average household earnings are higher than anticipated. Healthy Coloradans can be more productive citizens. We are heartened by the many lifesaving and life changing stories of newly covered members. The expansion has ...
BERKELEY -- University of California health care economists have created the first detailed picture of the impact of cigarette smoking on Medicaid costs in all 50 states.. Published today, the analysis provides a solid foundation for financial claims by states against the tobacco industry.. It also demonstrates that a proposed settlement being negotiated, whereby the tobacco industry would pay out $368.5 billion to 40 states over 25 years, is not high enough to cover any medical claims other than Medicaid.. Smoking-related Medicaid costs amount to $12.9 billion per year, or $322 billion in 25 years without inflation, the economists discovered. This does not include the financial impact of cigarette smoking on Medicare or private insurance companies, they said.. The tobacco industry has caused immeasurable harm to the public health, said Leonard Miller, professor of social welfare at the University of California, Berkeley. These figures strengthen the idea that economic sanctions are ...
According to reports in the New Jersey Star-Ledger and the Washington Post, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was expected to announce his support on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, for the expansion of the states Medicaid program under the terms of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Gov. Christie would be the eighth Republican governor to do so in recent months, following a similar announcement on Feb. 21 by Gov. Rick Scott of Florida.. Taken together, these eight states will extend Obamacares coverage expansion to 3.2 million Americans, according to this analysis from the Urban Institute, the Washington Posts Sarah Kliff wrote. They will take in a cumulative $90 billion in federal funds to do so. The quick succession of governors to come out in favor of this part of the Affordable Care Act suggests that, when it comes to the Medicaid expansion, the lure of federal dollars may trump anti-Obama politics, Kliff added. When you look at the deal that the states are getting, its pretty easy to see ...
High-stakes health-care debate hits Nevadas Medicaid program, By Ben Botkin, August 5, 2017, Las Vegas Review-Journal: Marta Jensen, Nevadas point person on Medicaid, watched on C-SPAN recently as the U.S. Senate debated health care reform. She had four different bills pulled up on her computer. The stakes were high for Nevada. Each of the bills would have repealed at least parts of the Affordable Care Act and affected Medicaid, the federal-state program that provides poor and disabled Americans with medical coverage. More than one-fifth of the states residents now receive their health insurance through Medicaid…. ...
Medicare-Medicaid dual eligibles are the beneficiaries of both Medicare and Medicaid. Dual eligibles satisfy the eligibility conditions for Medicare benefit. Dual eligibles also qualify for Medicaid because they are aged, blind, or disabled and meet the income and asset requirements for receiving Supplement Security Income (SSI) assistance. The objective of this study is to explore the relationship between dual eligibility and health care utilization among Medicare beneficiaries. The household component of the nationally representative Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 1996-2000 is used for the analysis. Total 8,262 Medicare beneficiaries are selected from the MEPS data. The Medicare beneficiary sample includes individuals who are covered by Medicare and do not have private health insurance during a given year. Zero-inflated negative binomial (ZINB) regression model is used to analyse the count data regarding health care utilization: office-based physician visits, hospital inpatient nights, agency
H.Con.Res. 25, House Budget Resolution (Ryan) public program issues, deficit reduction proposals16. Specific Lobbying Issues (continued): S.Con.Res. 8, Senate Budget Resolution (Murray) public program issues, deficit reduction proposals H.R. 162, Medicaid Integrity Act (Bachmann) Medicaid health plan audits H.R. 670, Puerto Rico Medicare Part B Equity Act (Pierluisi) H.R. 928, Medicare Prescription Drug Savings and Choice Act (Schakowsky) Medicare Part D changes H.R. 1179, Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act (Courtney) Medicare coverage of skilled nursing care H.R. 1102, Medicare Prescription Drug Price Negotiation Act (Welch) Medicare Part D price negotiations H.R. 1853, Medicaid Accountability and Care Act (Cassidy) federal financing of state Medicaid programs H.R. 2305, Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures Act (Roskam-Carney) fighting fraud and abuse H.R. 2453, Medicare Beneficiary Preservation of Choice Act (Rothfus-Schrader) MA enrollment rules H.R. ...
In South Carolina, the burden of dental decay disproportionately affects disadvantaged children enrolled in Medicaid (Dye et al., 2012; Martin et al., 2012; Ayers et al., 2013). To address this oral health disparity, South Carolinas Medicaid Program initiated payment to physicians for the delivery of fluoride varnish (FV), an evidence-based preventive dental service at the well-child visit, to children up to thirty-six months of age. Fluoride varnish has been found to reduce dental decay by thirty-seven percent when applied two to four times a year (Weyant et al., 2013; Marinho et al., 2013). Two retrospective cohort studies were undertaken to assess the effectiveness of FV policy, using deidentified billing records for 52,841 children insured by SC Medicaid. The first study found that during SFY2008-2013, the FV rates per child-year delivered by physicians and dentists were 1 percent and 23 percent respectively. A policy intended to increase the provision of FV through pediatric primary care was not
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:. This final report points out that Medicaid providers received reimbursements for oxygen related items of durable medical equipment (DME) and supplies at rates that were higher than the Medicare allowable amount. The higher reimbursements occurred because the State agency did not reflect Medicare reductions in the Medicaid reimbursement limits set for these items. Based on our review of payments for Medicaid DME and supply claims with dates of service during our audit period of January 1, 1998 through December 31, 1999, we found that savings of approximately $2 million (Federal share $1 million) could have been realized if the Medicaid rates had been limited to amounts allowable under the Medicare program. We have recommended that the State limit the maximum allowable price for DME and supplies to an amount equal to or less than the Medicare allowable amount for the same items.. ...
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TALLAHASSEE - A panel of Florida lawmakers today is taking up a privatized alternative to Medicaid expansion that could result in as many as one million low-income Floridians qualifying for
GAO reviewed Medicaid abuse in six states and provider abuse in four states to: (1) determine whether the states were effective in identifying Medicaid abuse; and (2) assess the extent of states actions to apply sanctions against Medicaid abusers.GAO found that: (1) the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has not taken effective action to strengthen management controls over states postpayment utilization review programs; (2) some states do not effectively use their computerized management information systems to identify potential Medicaid abuse; (3) some states review only a small portion of the potentially abusive recipients they identify; (4) most states have applied few sanctions against abusive Medicaid recipients; and (5) the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) has adequate resources to provide technical assistance to states with problems in using their information systems.
Although many families with low incomes are eligible for various health insurance programs, more than three of five eligible children are not enrolled in Medicaid or the State Childrens Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Churning in enrollment is also common: over half of low-income family members who repeatedly experience periods without coverage leave Medicaid and then re-enroll later. Focusing on eight states, this project will examine factors that affect program enrollment and coverage stability, including a new federal rule requiring people to document their citizenship when applying for or renewing Medicaid coverage. In Phase 1, state officials and others convened to discuss the implications of the new citizenship documentation requirements and how these effects might be measured. In Phase 2, the researchers will analyze administrative data to determine the impact of the new Medicaid rule and other factors. Findings will inform debate over extending public coverage to a greater number of ...
While congressional Republicans may have given up on their latest attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Kentucky is moving ahead with other ways to pare back Medicaid, the 50-year-old program that provides health insurance for poor and low-income Americans.. Last year, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin submitted a waiver request to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to make changes to Kentuckys Medicaid program. The proposal, called Kentucky HEALTH (Helping to Engage and Achieve Long Term Health) seeks to encourage employment and assist individuals as they move from dependence on public assistance to independence. If approved, the Kentucky plan would mark the first time that people eligible for Medicaid would be subject to work requirements. It would also change Kentuckys Medicaid program from a traditional assistance program to a consumer-driven model, which includes establishing specific enrollment periods, enforcing premium payments, and removing retroactive ...
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The proposed cuts to Medicaid in the Trump administrations budget for fiscal year 2019 would prevent hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans from accessing healthcare. The budget, if approved by Congress, would cut Medicaid by $1.4 trillion dollars between 2019-2028; eliminate critical funding for Medicaid expansion, which provides over 250,000 New Mexicans with healthcare coverage; and end subsidies that help individuals and families when buying insurance through the marketplace.. The drastic cuts to Medicaid would make healthcare unaffordable for millions of Americans and hundreds of thousands of New Mexicans, said Abuko D. Estrada, attorney for the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty. After handing out tax cuts to the richest households, the administration now wants to cut Medicaid by over a trillion dollars in the next decade. This would devastate New Mexicos budget or force our state to ration healthcare to children, the elderly, people with disabilities, pregnant ...
If the New Hampshire legislature has its way, Dartmouth-Hitchcock will soon be paying more to the state than it takes in to care for patients covered by Medicaid, the government-run health insurance program for the poor and disabled. The move came after several years of cuts to the states already-meager Medicaid reimbursement rates.. Care: We used to say, If [legislators] keep cutting us, theyll be paying us nothing to care for Medicaid patients, says Frank McDougall, DHs vice president of government affairs. Well, they went right by nothing. In the spring of 2011, the legislature changed a policy set in 1991; the move delivered a $43-million hit to DH alone. But some of the states hospitals are fighting back. In July, DH and nine other New Hampshire hospitals filed a lawsuit against the state in federal court. Our case, says McDougall, is that the [states] present budget abuses the Medicaid statutes with regard to access for patients.. Action: In FY10, DH cared for about 43,000 ...
According to some estimates, expanding Medicaid eligibility in New Jersey could add 225,000 or more residents to the states healthcare rolls. While the increased coverage will clearly benefit low-income children, individuals, and families, it also raises a number of challenges for a broad spectrum of healthcare providers and experts, including doctors, hospitals, and policymakers.. These critical concerns were the jumping off point for the NJ Spotlight Roundtable: The Impact of Medicaid Expansion on New Jerseys Healthcare System. They include:. ...
Medicaid Expansion Offers Coverage for Behavioral Health Care for Vulnerable Populations. The Medicaid expansion is increasing coverage for behavioral health services for low-income adults and children. The expansion has led to populations shifting from the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to Medicaid in some states. This shift gives more children access to Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment (EPSDT) services, which provide developmental and behavioral screening to children in Medicaid (CMS, 2015a). Starting in 2015, the ACA also extended Medicaid eligibility for children and young adults who aged out of the foster care system (and previously had Medicaid) until the age of 26. This provision was especially critical given that young adults are less often insured, and at the same time youth in foster care report both health conditions that limit their daily activities and receiving behavioral health counseling at higher rates than their peers (Lehmann et al., 2012). ...
Jensen-Otsu, E.; Ward, E.K.; Mitchell, B.; Schoen, J.A.; Rothchild, K.; Mitchell, N.S.; Austin, G.L., 2015: The effect of Medicaid status on weight loss, hospital length of stay, and 30-day readmission after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery
Study after study shows that Medicaid expansion saves lives, plain and simple. Georgians need reliable, quality health coverage to stay well, but so many in our state continue to go uncovered because of Brian Kemp and Georgia Republicans stubborn refusal to expand Medicaid, said Rebecca Galanti, spokesperson for the Democratic Party of Georgia. Georgians deserve leaders doing everything they can to increase access to care and improve health outcomes in our state - not politicians like Brian Kemp, who is ignoring the overwhelming majority of health experts and refusing to expand a program proven to prevent deaths and improve health. The science is clear: Kemp and Republicans failure to expand Medicaid is not only disgraceful - its inhumane ...
STATE OF OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA HEALTH CARE AUTHORITY STATE MEDICAID HIT PLAN (SMHP) VERSION 1.0 July 26, 2010 State of Oklahoma Oklahoma Health Care Authority State Medicaid HIT Plan (SMHP) July 26, 2010 Page i Prepared by OHCA with assistance from: 6263 North Scottsdale Road, Suite 200 Scottsdale, AZ 85250 (480) 423-8184 www.foxsys.com State of Oklahoma Oklahoma Health Care Authority State Medicaid HIT Plan (SMHP) July 26, 2010 Page ii TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 EXECUTIVE OVERVIEW...................................................................................................1 1.1 Background .....................................................................................................................2 1.1.1 Current HIT Landscape in Oklahoma............................................................................3 1.1.2 Vision of HIT Future....................................................................................................11 1.1.3 Provider Incentive Program Implementation ...
What happens if I need long-term care in a nursing home and I cant afford to pay for it? I hear this question frequently from clients who are concerned about long-term care because the cost of nursing home care is so high. In Massachusetts, nursing home care costs anywhere from $11,000 to $17,000 per month ($132,000 to $204,000 per year) and continues to increase regularly. The short answer is Medicaid (MassHealth), a joint federal/state government benefits program, will cover your long-term care nursing home expenses so long as you meet the medical and financial eligibility criteria for the program. Here are 5 important numbers to keep in mind with respect to eligibility for long-term care Medicaid benefits in Massachusetts.. You Must Be 65 Years of Age or Older. The first hurdle to apply for and receive Medicaid long-term care benefits is that you must be 65 years of age or older.. You May Not Have More Than $2,000 of Countable Assets. Medicaid has strict limitations with regard to the value ...
Engaging external partners is an important part of Indianas effort to make actionable government data publicly available. Thats 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. The first-of-its-kind competition drew more than 150 talented clinicians, data scientists, and healthcare subject matter experts to explore the newly-released data, network with industry leaders, and compete for cash prizes. The following submissions were recognized for being the most innovative and having the greatest potential impact on Indianas Medicaid system. Thank you to all the teams that participated!. Weve published these submissions to start conversations and spark ideas. We do not make any representation or warranty as to the accuracy or validity of a particular submission. Please reach out to the individual submitter organization with questions.. ...
Many exchange insurers offer Medicaid plans and exchange plans to ensure continuity of coverage and care for people whose incomes change. For some providers, churn is a focal point in their Obamacare outreach strategy. After Michigan opened enrollment for its expanded Medicaid in April, Detroit Medical Center let consumers know about it. We made sure to let people know that if their situation changed, whether it be a loss of work or a divorce or whatever the bad thing was, they were still eligible for insurance, said Conrad Mallett, the hospitals chief administrative officer.. When patients churn from Medicaid to exchange plans, however, that can create payment problems for providers. Exchange plans often have high deductibles and cost-sharing. Medicaid patients are used to having very limited cost- sharing, so they dont necessarily understand their financial responsibilities under a private plans deductible or coinsurance, said Craig Hauben, chief sales and marketing officer at NSLIJ ...
How To Apply. Apply in-person. You can visit the Community Service Office (CSO) to apply in person for the Washington Medicaid program. You will be provided with the application form which you can then fill out and send back along with the required documents.. Apply Via Phone. You can also contact the Medicaid office in your community by calling at 1-800-562-3022. A Medicaid representative will provide you with relevant information about the program and the application procedure.. The applicant can also visit the Washington official Marketplace to see if they meet the eligibility criteria for the Medicaid. The Marketplace was established to provide the healthcare benefits to citizens of America who are otherwise not able to do so. You can also find information related to the Affordable Healthcare Act on the website.. Apply Online. Also, visit the Washington State Healthcare Authority website at Washington Medicaid to find more about the program policies and to get a better understanding of the ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Costs to medicaid of advancing immunosuppression in an urban HIV-infected patient population in Maryland. AU - Moore, Richard D.. AU - Chaisson, Richard E.. PY - 1997/3/1. Y1 - 1997/3/1. N2 - Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is increasingly an urban disease in the United States, and Medicaid is the principal payer of the health care costs of patients with HIV. We wished to determine the costs to Medicaid of patients in Maryland infected with HIV as immunosuppression progresses, and to determine how costs varied by demographic characteristics of the patient. We analyzed combined economic and clinical data in patients from the Johns Hopkins HIV Service, the provider of primary and specialty care for a majority of HIV-infected patients in the Baltimore metropolitan region. All patients were enrolled in Medicaid and received care longitudinally in Maryland from July 1992 to June 1995. Monthly Medicaid payments were calculated for all inpatient and outpatient services by ...
In 2015, the American Lung Association received a competitive award from the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions (CDC) National Center for Environmental Health to track asthma guidelines-based care in state Medicaid programs for the 23 CDC-funded National Asthma Control Program states. As part of this project, a group of key stakeholder organizations was convened to discuss key components of guidelines-based asthma care coverage for state Medicaid programs. This document defines benchmarks for asthma guidelines-based care for seven different criteria, which, if covered, together encompass key elements of the NAEPP EPR-3 guidelines, Community Guide and other relevant guidelines. Throughout the document, common barriers to care are cited as an impediment to guidelines-based care.. To conduct this review, ALA conducted its own primary research (publicly available) to determine state Medicaid program coverage for comprehensive asthma guidelines-based care. This research includes reviewing ...
This report is the first in a series of monthly reports on State Medicaid and Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) data, and represents State Medicaid and CHIP agency eligibility activity for the calendar month of October 2013, which coincides with the first month of the initial open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace.. Read the full CMS report here…. The School Medicaid Link: California Recognizing that schools are a key access point to uninsured children and newly eligible family members, groups like The Childrens Partnership in California have created campaigns to distribute information and tools tailored to schools on providing outreach and enrollment assistance to children and families. The health exchange marketplace in California, Covered California, has also tapped schools by highlighting their role as essential in the Enrollment Assistance Program which seeks to enroll as many of the 5.3 million eligible and uninsured population in California. The Medi-Cal ...
Medicaid consultants from the Naples, FL region will help individuals apply for Medicaid in the state of Florida. Medicaid eligiblity requirements for Florida vary from other states. Our staff will help protect your assets from the Medicaid spend down and reduce your nursing home costs before entering into a retirement home in Naples, Florida. Call us for all your Medicaid planning needs.
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If eligible medicaid can cover any therapy, room and board or meal plans. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is the ... The next potential option for many is medicaid. Medicaid is a program that every state administers and most nursing homes are ... In the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ensures that every Medicare and Medicaid beneficiary receives health ... Each state defines poverty and, therefore, Medicaid eligibility. Those eligible for Medicaid may be low-income parents, ...
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Children are more dependent on public insurance, such as State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) and Medicaid. One of ... The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has several demonstration projects underway offering compensation for ... Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. "First Evaluation Report to Congress" (PDF). Medicare Physician Group Practice ... Retrieved 2008-07-18 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. "Pay For Performance (P4P) Initiatives" (Press release). ...
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At the same time, the ACT (Affordable Care Today) Coalition introduced a bill that expanded MassHealth (Medicaid and SCHIP) ... Unless the waiver was extended or amended, a large number of people would lose Medicaid coverage as the state reverted to ... The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved the state's waiver application on July 26, 2006, allowing the ... A six-year-old federal-government waiver as to how Massachusetts administered its Medicaid program was expiring. ...
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Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized policies that are consistent with the directives in President Trumps Executive Order, ... On November 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized policies that are consistent with the ... A federal government website managed and paid for by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. ...
Read Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports regarding Medicaid. *"Medicaid Research" and "Medicaid Primer" from ... "Making Medicaid Work" (PDF). www.policymattersohio.org.. *^ "Pregnant Illegal Aliens Overwhelming Emergency Medicaid". Newsmax. ... Medicaid is a program that is not solely funded at the federal level. States provide up to half of the funding for Medicaid. In ... In some states Medicaid beneficiaries are required to pay a small fee (co-payment) for medical services.[7] Medicaid is limited ...
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Access to Medicaid in Arizona has swung dramatically over the years, making the state a useful place to look at the program& ... Access to Medicaid in Arizona has swung dramatically over the years, making the state a useful place to look at the programs ... Many Arizonans lost coverage during the recession when the state cut Medicaid access. (Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times) ... Many Arizonans lost coverage during the recession when the state cut Medicaid access. ...
6,000 a year are too rich to receive Medicaid. A 56-year old New Jersey Medicaid recipient tells Rev. Al Sharpton that if ... A 56-year old New Jersey Medicaid recipient tells Rev. Al Sharpton that if Christies bill passes, it could put her on the ... New Jersey governor Chris Christie says residents making more than $6,000 a year are too rich to receive Medicaid. ...
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MEDICAID Millions of elderly people in the United States [1] have extensive health care needs and expenses, but many have ... Medicaid Encyclopedia of Bioethics COPYRIGHT 2004 The Gale Group Inc.. MEDICAID. ••• Medicare and Medicaid were created in 1965 ... Medicaid Encyclopedia of Public Health COPYRIGHT 2002 The Gale Group Inc.. MEDICAID. Enacted in 1965, Medicaid is the major ... How Medicaid Funds Are Administered. Fee-For-Service Medicaid. Medicaid Managed Care. Benefits. State-By-State Guide To ...
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A recent Deloitte survey revealed that most Medicaid beneficiaries have the technology and appetite for digital health. How can ... Medicaid and digital health * 1. Copyright © 2018 Deloitte Development LLC. All rights reserved.1 Medicaid and digital health ... 71% 56% 86% 69% 2016 2018 Smartphone ownership among Medicaid beneficiaries Tablet ownership among Medicaid beneficiaries +15 + ... 3. They are using mobile devices for a variety of health purposes… Medicaid beneficiaries are using their mobile devices for ...
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... and reimbursement policies for Medicaid, Childrens Special Health Care Services, Adult Benefit Waiver, and Maternity ... Medicaid Provider Manual. Medicaid Provider Manual Due to the size of this document (approximately 16MB), you may experience a ... The electronic Medicaid Provider Manual contains coverage, billing, and reimbursement policies for Medicaid, Healthy Michigan ... MDHHS/Medicaid Program Policy Division. PO Box 30479 Lansing, MI 48909 or. Fax: 517-335-5136. or. E-mail: [email protected] ...
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  • On November 1, 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized policies that are consistent with the directives in President Trump's Executive Order, entitled "Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation's Seniors," that aims to increase choices, encourage medical innovation, empower patients, and eliminate waste, fraud and abuse to protect seniors and taxpayers. (cms.gov)
  • Medicaid also offers benefits not normally covered by Medicare , including nursing home care and personal care services. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medicaid, Medicare , Tricare , and ChampVA are the four government sponsored medical insurance programs in the United States and the former two are administered by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Baltimore, Maryland. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medicaid, a means-tested entitlement program that provides health coverage to low-income Americans, serves as an important complement to Medicare by assisting low-income Medicare beneficiaries with Medicare premiums and cost-sharing, and by providing coverage for prescription drugs and long-term care services not available through Medicare. (encyclopedia.com)
  • On January 1, 2006, the six million Americans who are covered by both Medicare and Medicaid saw a change in how their prescription drugs are covered. (kff.org)
  • The dual eligible population was transitioned from Medicaid into the Medicare prescription drug benefit. (kff.org)
  • The Kaiser Family Foundation has produced three documentaries to mark the 40th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid. (kff.org)
  • The Medicare and Medicaid health coverage programs were signed into law July 30, 1965. (kff.org)
  • The Kaiser Family Foundation has some new resources that examine how Medicare and Medicaid came into existence and how they have evolved over the past 40 years. (kff.org)
  • Transitions is a video that explores some of the issues and challenges "dual eligibles" may face during the transition from Medicaid drug coverage to Medicare. (kff.org)
  • Approximately 70 million-or one in five Americans- received health and long-term care coverage through Medicaid in 2015, making it the largest source of coverage for low-income individuals, including pregnant women, children, adults and people with disabilities and low-income seniors who are also covered by Medicare. (ncsl.org)
  • Indeed, states have adopted a wide range of innovative strategies to improve the value of their Medicaid programs, from aligning incentives and provider payments with their desired patient outcomes to adopting new delivery systems that coordinate and streamline services for individuals who are eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare. (ncsl.org)
  • On January 11 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new policy guidance allowing states to require certain able-bodied, working-age Medicaid beneficiaries to participate in employment or other community engagement as a condition for Medicaid eligibility. (ncsl.org)
  • The Department of Health and Human Services through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services maintains up-to-date information about recent policy issues on this webpage . (ncsl.org)
  • Financing Medicaid engagingly intertwines theory, historical narrative, and case studies, drawing on sources including archival materials from the National Governors' Association and gubernatorial and presidential libraries, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services data, the Congressional Record, and interviews. (umich.edu)
  • The Medicare payment system is being transformed as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ( CMS ) link payment updates to physicians' efforts to improve quality of care, reduce health care spending and participate in alternative payment models. (ama-assn.org)
  • Medicare and Medicaid fraud refer to illegal practices aimed at getting unfairly high payouts from government-funded healthcare programs. (investopedia.com)
  • Medicare and Medicaid fraud can be committed by medical professionals, healthcare facilities, patients, and others who pretend to be one of these parties. (investopedia.com)
  • There are many types of Medicare and Medicaid fraud. (investopedia.com)
  • Medicare and Medicaid fraud are a multibillion-dollar drain on a system that is already expensive to maintain. (investopedia.com)
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services administers major healthcare programs in the U.S. It is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (investopedia.com)
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which oversees Medicaid, matches each state's Medicaid expenditures for health care services with federal funds according to a statutory formula. (gao.gov)
  • Medicare And Medicaid Turn 56 Today. (forbes.com)
  • The costs of the two big government programs-Medicaid for lower-income people and Medicare for the elderly-also continue to rise. (forbes.com)
  • For example, many Americans that are on Medicaid are also on food stamps, and many Americans that are on Medicare are also on Social Security. (theeconomiccollapseblog.com)
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services stated that the law does not provide care for people in prison. (foxbusiness.com)
  • Do Medicare and Medicaid pay when beneficiaries use two-way video visits to get care from their doctors? (gao.gov)
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers Medicare, has various efforts underway that have the potential to expand the use of telehealth in Medicare. (gao.gov)
  • For that report, GAO reviewed agency documents and regulations and interviewed Medicare agency officials and Medicaid officials from six states, selected based on multiple factors, including rural population. (gao.gov)
  • Moreover, it certainly didn't show that private insurance or Medicare succeeds in ways that Medicaid fails. (businessinsider.com)
  • Officials with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the office within the Department of Health and Human Services in charge of the federal health-insurance programs, say they wrote the new guide simply to clarify how schools should seek reimbursement for the administrative costs related to serving Medicaid-eligible students. (edweek.org)
  • On February 22, 2013, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) received approval from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to jointly implement the Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI). (illinois.gov)
  • The MMAI demonstration project began providing coordinated care to Medicare-Medicaid enrollees in the Chicagoland area and Central Illinois beginning March 2014. (illinois.gov)
  • You can view more information on the MMAI on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Website . (illinois.gov)
  • Medicare and its means-tested sibling Medicaid are the only forms of health coverage available to millions of Americans today. (investopedia.com)
  • A sizeable chunk of those funds is earmarked for healthcare providers, including those that are Medicare and Medicaid enrolled. (investopedia.com)
  • So just how much are Americans paying for Medicare and Medicaid and how much should you expect to pay? (investopedia.com)
  • Both Medicare and Medicaid are government-sponsored health insurance plans. (investopedia.com)
  • Medicare is federally administered and covers older or disabled Americans, while Medicaid operates at the state level and covers low-income families and some single adults. (investopedia.com)
  • Medicare is administered by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is a component of the Department of Health and Human Services. (investopedia.com)
  • If we look at each program individually, Medicare spending grew 6.4% to $750.2 billion in 2018, or 21% of total NHE, while Medicaid spending grew 3% to $597.4 billion in 2018, or 16% of total NHE. (investopedia.com)
  • The CARES Act will provide additional funding to healthcare providers and suppliers-including those that are Medicare and Medicaid enrolled-by $100 billion for expenses related to COVID-19. (investopedia.com)
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, the federal entity which oversees the program, received complaint after complaint from beneficiaries, health care providers and advocates. (desmoinesregister.com)
  • Herbert said he has discussed the plan with Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and other federal health officials. (nymag.com)
  • However, a state must submit its Medicaid plan and any amendments for review and approval to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, commonly called CMS. (upi.com)
  • The act instead vests responsibility for enforcement with a federal agency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (upi.com)
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) June 26 announced three new initiatives in its efforts to strengthen Medicaid program integrity. (aamc.org)
  • We're trying to get people to behave more responsibly, not less responsibly," said Gail Wilensky, an economist who oversaw the Medicaid and Medicare programs in the early 1990s under President George H.W. Bush. (cnn.com)
  • It also engages Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to provide technical assistance and consultation to participating states. (hhs.gov)
  • He's disabled, and gets his health coverage through both Medicaid and Medicare, which the government calls a "dual eligible. (npr.org)
  • McClellan heads both the Medicare and Medicaid programs for the federal government. (npr.org)
  • And while the initial transition may be rocky, McClellan says those switching from Medicaid to Medicare drug coverage should find themselves better off. (npr.org)
  • In many cases they are going to have significantly better prescription drug coverage because the [drug lists] are broader," McClellan says, "and because the Medicare program will not impose limits on the number of prescriptions or the number of drugs in the same way as many state Medicaid plans do. (npr.org)
  • Many Medicaid beneficiaries are finding their out-of-pocket costs are going up with the new Medicare plans, at least at first, or that they can't use their regular pharmacy. (npr.org)
  • Medicaid also provides services not covered through Medicare or private health insurance, including long-term care in a nursing home or in the community, says Mary Ann Parker, staff attorney with AARP's Legal Counsel for the Elderly program. (aarp.org)
  • Medicaid is often of importance to middle-income Americans because Medicare does not cover the costs of long-term care for illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease or paralysis caused by a stroke. (aarp.org)
  • The annual report rates more than 1,000 commercial, Medicaid and Medicare plans based on consumer satisfaction, prevention and treatment. (prnewswire.com)
  • WCG ) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, as well as individuals in the Health Insurance Marketplace. (prnewswire.com)
  • A federal appeals court on Monday upheld an injunction blocking the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services from enforcing a 2010 policy that altered how Medicaid payments to hospitals that treat high numbers of low-income patients are calculated. (reuters.com)
  • But if Democrats focus too much of their attention on Medicare, they may inadvertently assist the quieter war on Medicaid - one that could deny health benefits to millions of children, seniors, working families and people with disabilities. (nytimes.com)
  • Medicare and Medicaid: Alignment of Managed Care Plans for Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries ," (GAO-20-319, March 2020, .pdf format, 36p. (wisc.edu)
  • Medicaid Enrollment and Capitation Rates: Evidence from Medicare Part D ," by Laura D. Quinby and Gal Wettstein (IB No. 19-13, August 2019, .pdf and Excel format, 6p. (wisc.edu)
  • The Department of Health and Human Services' Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which administers the nation's health-care programs for the elderly and the poor, estimates it can save $615 million in fiscal 2007, and $3.65 billion over five years, by not reimbursing schools for the costs of transporting students to the services and for administering the program. (edweek.org)
  • In addition, the proposal attempts to clarify requirements for states to get payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, or CMS. (edweek.org)
  • The federal Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 allows schools to receive payment for certain health services provided to children eligible for Medicaid, the main federal health-insurance program for the poor. (edweek.org)
  • They would take place after the Health and Human Services Department's budget is approved unless Congress specifically blocks the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services from enacting them. (edweek.org)
  • The reimbursement program has been troublesome, both for school districts and for the federal government, ever since the Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988 spelled out that districts were allowed to receive payment for health services delivered to children with disabilities enrolled in Medicaid. (edweek.org)
  • Medicare and Medicaid , two U.S. government programs that guarantee health insurance for the elderly and the poor, respectively. (britannica.com)
  • Mitch McConnell wants to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid to pay for Republicans' massive giveaway to the rich and large corporations," said Sen. Bernie Sanders. (commondreams.org)
  • Indiana's Medicaid expansion is being closely watched in part because it was spearheaded by then-Gov. Mike Pence, who is now vice president, and his top health consultant, Seema Verma, who now heads the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (governing.com)
  • Medicaid enrollment itself has been available to an additional 4,000 to 6,000 of some of Utah's very poorest since Nov. 1 , the day Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved an eligibility expansion requested by the Utah Legislature in 2016. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Spending on the program has grown at an annual average rate of 7.2 percent over the past decade, and that growth rate is projected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to increase to 8.1 percent in the current decade. (governing.com)
  • Philip Esformes orchestrated one of the largest health care fraud schemes in U.S. history, defrauding Medicare and Medicaid to the tune of over a billion dollars,'' Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski said in a statement, adding that because of Esformes' actions, "American taxpayers and vulnerable beneficiaries … were denied the level of care that they needed and deserved. (usatoday.com)
  • The facilities then billed Medicare and Medicaid even though the patients did not get the services they needed or got treatment that was not necessary. (usatoday.com)
  • The new report shows that Florida and other state Medicaid programs could make more use of the tools Medicare, unions, and employers rely on to curb wasteful pharmacy spending. (prweb.com)
  • Negotiating market-based pharmacy dispensing fees: At up to $3.73 per prescription, the average dispensing fee that the Florida Medicaid FFS program pays to retail pharmacies is significantly higher than average dispensing fees (approximately $2) paid by Medicare Part D plans, Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs), and other health plans. (prweb.com)
  • The main difference between the two programs is that Medicaid covers healthcare costs for people with low incomes while Medicare provides health coverage for the elderly. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are also dual health plans for people who have both Medicaid and Medicare. (wikipedia.org)
  • Along with Medicare, Tricare, and ChampVA, Medicaid is one of the four government sponsored medical insurance programs in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medicaid, along with Medicare, are administered by the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Baltimore, Maryland. (wikipedia.org)
  • Are there any birthing centers around the west suburbs of Chicago that accept Medicaid or is a hospital my only bet? (mothering.com)
  • approval of the waiver also included lifting a decades-old restriction barring the use of Medicaid funds at addiction treatment centers with more than 16 beds. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Other populations with limited Medicaid coverage are also eligible for coverage under this state option. (investopedia.com)
  • A recent Deloitte survey revealed that most Medicaid beneficiaries have the technology and appetite for digital health. (slideshare.net)
  • 2. Adult Medicaid beneficiaries are increasingly adopting digital technologies. (slideshare.net)
  • Q What is the prevalence of health services for asthma among Medicaid beneficiaries? (cdc.gov)
  • Q What is the prevalence of "persistent" asthma among Medicaid beneficiaries? (cdc.gov)
  • Q What percentage of Medicaid beneficiaries with asthma are receiving appropriate long-term control medications? (cdc.gov)
  • Q What are the different asthma medications that Medicaid beneficiaries are receiving? (cdc.gov)
  • Q What are the annual rates of ED visits, hospitalizations, and office visits for asthma among Medicaid beneficiaries? (cdc.gov)
  • Instead, the state will pay a screening fee of about $50 if the patient is in a private-plan version of Medicaid, which currently enrolls about 60% of beneficiaries and is slated to grow. (wsj.com)
  • These expenditures include payments for care provided to Medicaid beneficiaries, such as base payments directly to providers for services rendered, and supplemental payments, which are not tied to care for individual beneficiaries, but may help offset any remaining costs of care for Medicaid beneficiaries. (gao.gov)
  • Other possibilities include adding premium cost-sharing for some beneficiaries or co-pays for certain services, promoting job training for unemployed Medicaid beneficiaries, or adding financial incentives to promote healthier lifestyles. (wsj.com)
  • How are health insurance providers serving Medicaid beneficiaries? (ahip.org)
  • Moreover, beneficiaries enrolled in Medicaid health plans are more likely to receive preventive services, as well as have fewer hospital admissions, and better access to primary care than the fee-for-service program. (ahip.org)
  • State lawmakers recently asked if they could attend informal meetings the state is holding with agencies who serve Medicaid beneficiaries. (desmoinesregister.com)
  • But before CMS could complete its review, Medicaid providers and beneficiaries filed a series of cases asking for an injunction against the rate reductions, saying they were pre-empted by federal Medicaid law. (upi.com)
  • whether [the Medicaid providers and beneficiaries] may maintain Supremacy Clause actions now that CMS has approved the state statutes. (upi.com)
  • Nothing in the Medicaid Act allows providers or beneficiaries (or anyone else, for that matter) to sue to enforce [the law]. (upi.com)
  • Unlike the commercial insurance market where re-enrollment through someone's employer is routine, Medicaid requires that beneficiaries' eligibility be reassesed every year. (cnn.com)
  • The Hepatitis C Medicaid Affinity Group (Affinity Group) aims to increase the number and percentage of Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with hepatitis C virus (HCV) who are successfully treated and cured. (hhs.gov)
  • Increase the number and percentage of Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed and successfully treated (or cured) for HCV. (hhs.gov)
  • But as of January 1, 6.5 million of the poorest and most vulnerable beneficiaries will lose their existing drug coverage, currently provided through the Medicaid program. (npr.org)
  • I have previously offered the economic case against Medicaid expansion, along with the moral case from the perspective of Medicaid beneficiaries. (forbes.com)
  • The measure, approved by mostly party-line votes in both chambers of the state Legislature, would prohibit enrollment of new Medicaid recipients, or re-enrollment of lapsed beneficiaries, after July 2018. (reuters.com)
  • Most of the new beneficiaries, 91,000 of them, were enrolled in Medicaid managed care. (crainsnewyork.com)
  • Dunnigan said some of the childless adults being made eligible for Medicaid "actually have children, they just don't have legal custody anymore," meaning the expansion will ultimately help more than just the new Medicaid beneficiaries themselves. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • The eligibility file includes everyone with at least one month of enrollment in Medicaid during that quarter. (cdc.gov)
  • Another contributor to the enrollment increase was states expanding Medicaid coverage as part of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare). (forbes.com)
  • In the following video, Motley Fool health care bureau chief Brenton Flynn continues his coverage of all things related to the Affordable Care Act, and discusses an article from Kaiser Health News highlighting the massive enrollment opportunity offered to Medicaid-focused managed care companies. (aol.com)
  • Medicaid helps cover schools' medical costs for treating low-income students from the general enrollment at school-based health clinics. (edweek.org)
  • More than 56 million low-income individuals-representing about 78% of total Medicaid enrollment-rely on private health plans for their Medicaid coverage. (ahip.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • However, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius that states do not have to agree to this expansion in order to continue to receive previously established levels of Medicaid funding, and some states have chosen to continue with pre-ACA funding levels and eligibility standards. (wikipedia.org)
  • 5 Years Later, States That Rejected Medicaid Expansion May Get Their Reward Nineteen states rejected the ACA's Medicaid expansion, mostly out of sheer ideological stubbornness. (nymag.com)
  • 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)
  • The Senate proposal, which hasn't been made public, reportedly would phase out Medicaid expansion, which is widely credited with leading to a dramatic decline in the number of Americans without health insurance. (aarp.org)
  • Compensating variation calculations indicate that current retirees value Medicaid insurance at more than its actuarial cost, but that most would value an expansion of the current Medicaid program at less than its cost. (nber.org)
  • For Medicaid, the CARES Act clarifies that non-expansion states can use the Medicaid program to cover COVID-19-related services for uninsured adults who would have qualified for Medicaid if the state had chosen to expand. (investopedia.com)
  • Here's a look back at the controversial Medicaid expansion fight . (bankrate.com)
  • Watch our new video to learn how Medicaid expansion could help these providers stay afloat. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • A new video shows how Medicaid expansion could help community hospitals stay afloat. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Representatives voted 75-32 to concur with modifications of a bill that they had approved in June and agreed to send it to Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, a Republican who has backed the expansion of the Medicaid program. (yahoo.com)
  • 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)
  • Medicaid expansion is one of the healthcare law's biggest provisions. (yahoo.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 is one of only a handful of Republican governors who embraced Medicaid expansion, a key part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law. (yahoo.com)
  • Brewer spent months trying to get Republicans who control both chambers to support Medicaid expansion. (yahoo.com)
  • Since 2017, five other states decided to expand their Medicaid programs, bringing the total to 36, while several others are considering expansion. (forbes.com)
  • Will Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Pay Off? (aol.com)
  • Any expansion of Medicaid in Ohio will further increase the financial burden for future generations of Ohio residents. (ipetitions.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)
  • 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)
  • We request that you please reconsider your proposed expansion of Medicaid so we can all concentrate our efforts in moving our state forward rather than saddling us with further financially unsustainable entitlements. (ipetitions.com)
  • Arkansas nearly fell out of the Medicaid expansion debate. (aol.com)
  • The close call for Medicaid expansion's favorite example shows how fluid the expansion debate remains -- and there's no end in sight. (aol.com)
  • Medicaid expansion is still up for consideration in the majority of states. (aol.com)
  • Under the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid, 25 states and the District of Columbia have broaden their health coverage for low-income individuals and the uninsured-the population the law was originally intended to help. (foxbusiness.com)
  • 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)
  • The plan would be paid for with Medicaid expansion funds approved as part of the health care law, which he wants to repeal. (c-span.org)
  • In the struggle between pragmatism and ideology over Medicaid expansion in red states, pragmatism may slowly be winning. (wsj.com)
  • Meanwhile, a constituency for the ACA is slowly being built in Republican states that will have a stake in their own Medicaid expansions under the ACA and the substantial federal funding expansion brings. (wsj.com)
  • But whatever term you choose, it's hardly a good harbinger for Obamacare and its dramatic Medicaid expansion. (businessinsider.com)
  • Again, the Medicaid expansion is, in the words of the Center for American Progress , "a centerpiece of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (businessinsider.com)
  • NEW ORLEANS - Gov. John Bel Edwards laid out his defense for Louisiana's Medicaid expansion Thursday by having a handful of the 378,000 people receiving the insurance coverage describe the medical care they've received, even as Republicans in Congress work to dismantle the federal law that created the program. (shreveporttimes.com)
  • On the advice of a social worker, the uninsured college student applied for Medicaid expansion, and the program covered the cost of her surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. (shreveporttimes.com)
  • 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)
  • Hopefully, people around our state will gain a fuller appreciation of how important this Medicaid expansion is," Edwards said. (shreveporttimes.com)
  • Thursday was the one-year anniversary of Edwards' issuance of an executive order that started the creation of Medicaid expansion in Louisiana, the first Deep South state to participate. (shreveporttimes.com)
  • The Louisiana Department of Health said more than 50,000 Medicaid expansion patients have received preventive care visits since gaining coverage. (shreveporttimes.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)
  • Gov. Paul LePage has cited the study to recommend that lawmakers reject expansion of the state Medicaid program because it would add 124,000 recipients and increase costs by $807 million over 10 years. (washingtontimes.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)
  • 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)
  • Full Medicaid expansion was to be covered entirely by the sales tax increase that was already passed as part of the ballot referendum. (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)
  • And some states that have expanded Medicaid might prefer a partial expansion with a higher federal match. (nymag.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)
  • States deemed "high risk" by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) will be audited to look at how they determine eligibility, as well as how Medicaid expansion has affected those eligibility policies. (aamc.org)
  • When Florida Gov. Rick Scott buckled and said he'd support Obamacare's Medicaid expansion, I urged caution because the GOP-run state legislature would get a say on this. (slate.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)
  • In contrast to Iowa, the waivers in Arkansas, Indiana and New Hampshire generally apply only to adults who gained coverage under the law's Medicaid expansion. (cnn.com)
  • In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's controversial decision on Obamacare, they've looked past the convoluted ruling on the individual mandate and zeroed in on the clearer 7-2 decision that Washington may not compel the states to go along with the law's massive expansion of Medicaid. (nationalreview.com)
  • So now let's consider the moral calculus surrounding Medicaid expansion from the perspective of taxpayers and society in general. (forbes.com)
  • Indeed, in reacting to this month's decision by Ohio Governor John Kasich to agree to the Medicaid expansion, Families USA President Ron Pollack said in a statement that any other decision by Kasich would have been "fiscal malpractice. (forbes.com)
  • Advocates are pitching Medicaid expansion as a painless way for everyone to eat another free lunch on Uncle Sam's dime -when Uncle Sam doesn't have a penny to his name. (forbes.com)
  • Even without counting the repeal of the A.C.A. coverage expansion, the Price plan would cut remaining federal Medicaid spending by $169 billion - or one-third - by the 10th year of his proposal, with the reductions growing more severe thereafter. (nytimes.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)
  • 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)
  • Maintaining a small fraction of the current Medicaid expansion within a tightly constrained block grant is not an increase. (nytimes.com)
  • The 89th General Assembly convenes Monday at noon to tackle, among other things, a projected Medicaid funding shortfall, a proposed Medicaid expansion and possible tax cuts. (arkansasonline.com)
  • When the Supreme Court made Medicaid expansion optional in the states, many states, including Wisconsin, refused to expand and strengthen their Medicaid programs because of political ideology. (jsonline.com)
  • 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)
  • Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, is trying a novel route on Medicaid expansion in the hopes of winning over the Affordable Care Act's critics in his GOP-led legislature. (philly.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)
  • People who were uninsured before Medicaid expansion were less able to go to a private doctor to get a prescription for buprenorphine and naloxone. (medicinenet.com)
  • The new findings aren't what opponents of Medicaid expansion predicted. (medicinenet.com)
  • My hope is that Medicaid expansion is going to bring more people into the treated population," Saloner said. (medicinenet.com)
  • They added that factors other than Medicaid expansion might explain them. (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)
  • But compared to non-expansion states, prescriptions for opioids did not change much in Medicaid expansion states, the researchers found. (medicinenet.com)
  • On Wednesday, Democrats stood together in the Capitol to declare their opposition to limited waiver initiatives such as Kemp's proposal, and to voice their support instead for full Medicaid expansion to all of Georgia's poor. (ajc.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)
  • He said they agree with Democrats that Medicaid expansion would be good. (ajc.com)
  • 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)
  • Democrats say halting the Medicaid expansion, begun in Ohio under the 2010 federal Affordable Care Act, would leave the state's neediest residents without coverage and ultimately raise healthcare costs for everyone. (reuters.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)
  • They would be wise to heed the advice of medical professionals, business leaders and a new state-level study that say Ohio should take part in the Medicaid expansion provided for in the 2010 Affordable Care Act as a way to ensure insurance coverage for more state residents while saving the state money. (dispatch.com)
  • Twenty-five states rejected ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion. (yahoo.com)
  • Households earning less than 100% of the poverty level in non-expansion states aren't eligible for either Medicaid or subsidies that could help them buy private coverage via Healthcare.gov. (yahoo.com)
  • The recent Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act ruled that states could decide whether or not they wanted to participate in the health care law's Medicaid expansion. (eurekalert.org)
  • The groups that benefitted from Medicaid expansion in this study-older adults, racial and ethnic minorities, and those living in poor areas-are groups that have traditionally had higher mortality rates and faced greater barriers to care. (eurekalert.org)
  • Indiana's Medicaid expansion began in February 2015, providing coverage to 240,000 people who were previously uninsured, helping drop the state's uninsured rate from 14 percent in 2013 to 8 percent last year. (governing.com)
  • The expansion, known as Healthy Indiana, enabled non-disabled adults access to Medicaid. (governing.com)
  • As congressional Republicans step away from Obamacare repeal, some state Republicans are taking another look at Medicaid expansion. (nationaljournal.com)
  • Medicaid expansion was consistently on the chopping block last year as Republicans in both chambers of Congress attempted to wind down the program and impose even deeper long-term cuts. (nationaljournal.com)
  • I think if the Obama administration had embraced some of those concepts early on, and said 'Hey, yeah, you want to do a partial expansion, you want to do a work requirement,' I think you'd have a lot more states who would've done the expansion by now, a lot more," said Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors. (nationaljournal.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)
  • We have been pushing for Medicaid expansion in North Carolina even before I became governor," he said. (nationaljournal.com)
  • Now, the Quinn administration is preparing for an expansion of Medicaid under the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act, with 296,000 Illinois residents expected to gain coverage in 2014. (chicagobusiness.com)
  • The federal government splits Medicaid with the states but is picking up the tab for the expansion during the first three years. (chicagobusiness.com)
  • In part because of the expansion, Illinois' share of the program is expected to grow 3.9 percent, to $10.2 billion in the fiscal year that started July 1, up from $9.8 billion in fiscal 2013, according to a March 6 report by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, which administers Medicaid. (chicagobusiness.com)
  • Medicaid coverage gap refers to the group of uninsured people in the states that have opted out of Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), who are both ineligible for Medicaid under its previous rules that still apply in these states, and too poor to qualify for the ACA's subsidies and credits designed to allow middle-class Americans to purchase health insurance. (wikipedia.org)
  • For example, as of April 2014, someone living in Texas, a non-expansion state, had to be making less than $3,737 per year to be eligible for Medicaid, and had to make at least $11,490 (if a single person) or $23,550 (for a family of four) to be eligible for ACA subsidies. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Today, all but a few states use managed care to provide coverage to a significant proportion of Medicaid enrollees. (wikipedia.org)
  • The policy excludes adults with a disability, pregnant women, and elderly Medicaid enrollees. (ncsl.org)
  • In 2012, Kentucky implemented Medicaid managed care statewide, auto-assigned enrollees to three plans, and allowed switching. (cato.org)
  • Given the virtually identical and non-existent financial differences across the three Medicaid plans (they were essentially free to Medicaid clients), the standard economic framework with rational consumers and trivial transaction costs would predict all enrollees would switch out of lower quality plans. (cato.org)
  • Why would public officials assign Medicaid enrollees to a low quality health care plan? (cato.org)
  • Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe, a Democrat, won support from the GOP legislature and a waiver from Washington to cover new and existing Medicaid enrollees via private insurance. (yahoo.com)
  • Indiana on Friday became the second state to win federal approval to add a work requirement for adult Medicaid recipients who gained coverage under the Affordable Care Act, but a less debated "lockout" provision in its new plan could lead to tens of thousands of enrollees losing coverage. (governing.com)
  • Since November 2015, more than 91,000 enrollees in Indiana were kicked off Medicaid for failing to complete the eligibility redetermination process, according to state records. (governing.com)
  • During the first two years of the experiment, about 10,000 Indiana Medicaid enrollees were subject to the lockout for failing to pay the premium for two months in a row, according to state data. (governing.com)
  • Indiana Medicaid officials said they added the newest lockout provision in an effort to prompt enrollees to get their paperwork submitted in time. (governing.com)
  • The number of Medicaid enrollees losing coverage for failing to comply with redetermining their eligibility has varied dramatically each quarter from a peak of 19,197 from February 2016 to April 2017 to 1,165 from November 2015 to January 2016, state reports show. (governing.com)
  • Nationwide, roughly 80% of Medicaid enrollees are enrolled in managed care plans. (wikipedia.org)
  • A 2014 Kaiser Family Foundation report estimates the national average per capita annual cost of Medicaid services for children to be $2,577, adults to be $3,278, persons with disabilities to be $16,859, aged persons (65+) to be $13,063, and all Medicaid enrollees to be $5,736. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • As of July 2019, more than 65 million people were enrolled in Medicaid. (aarp.org)
  • 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)
  • And Medicaid isn't the only Obamacare variation between states. (aol.com)
  • Many of these states are or will be negotiating with the Obama administration to expand Medicaid coverage for adults in ways that match their more conservative policy preferences and allow elected officials who opposed the health-care law to continue to distance themselves from Obamacare. (wsj.com)
  • Even worse, a preliminary version of this study was used by Obamacare proponents to argue for states expanding Medicaid. (businessinsider.com)
  • Thus, not everyone will agree that my first two arguments provide a bulletproof rationale for a state's refusal to expand Medicaid under Obamacare. (forbes.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)
  • ObamaCare gradually halves Medicaid payments to so-called disproportionate share hospitals (DSH). (yahoo.com)
  • Medicaid recipients must be U.S. citizens or qualified non-citizens, and may include low-income adults, their children, and people with certain disabilities . (wikipedia.org)
  • Under managed care, Medicaid recipients are enrolled in a private health plan, which receives a fixed monthly premium from the state. (wikipedia.org)
  • Q How does the prevalence of health services for asthma and "persistent" asthma vary by age, sex, race/ethnicity, and county among Medicaid recipients? (cdc.gov)
  • Oh, the Medicaid recipients used more healthcare services and felt happier and experienced less financial hardship. (businessinsider.com)
  • MIAMI (AP) - More than three million Medicaid recipients around the state are transitioning into managed care under Florida's massive overhaul to privatize its Medicaid program. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Federal funding covers 80 to 90 percent of the cost of the devices for Medicaid recipients in New York, Zucker said. (newsmax.com)
  • Under a Medicaid overhaul backed by Mr. Quinn, half of the state's 2.9 million recipients must be transferred by 2015 to ACEs or some other type of managed care, in which health care providers are rewarded for keeping costs down and are penalized for poor care. (chicagobusiness.com)
  • Research shows that Medicaid improves health outcomes, health insurance coverage, access to health care, recipients' financial security, as well as provides economic benefits to states and health providers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medicaid in the United States is a federal and state program that helps with medical costs for some people with limited income and resources. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Health Insurance Association of America describes Medicaid as "a government insurance program for persons of all ages whose income and resources are insufficient to pay for health care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Under the law as written, all U.S. citizens and qualified non-citizens with income up to 133% of the poverty line , including adults without dependent children, would qualify for coverage in any state that participated in the Medicaid program. (wikipedia.org)
  • The program is a federal-state partnership, and both the federal government and the states play important roles in ensuring that Medicaid is fiscally sustainable over time and effective in meeting the needs of the populations it serves. (ncsl.org)
  • The new Congress and the Trump administration have promised substantial changes to the Medicaid program, which could give states both new responsibilities and flexibility. (ncsl.org)
  • LePage Insists Medicaid Is 'Welfare' With Maine voters having a chance to expand Medicaid over Paul LePage's objections, he wants the ballot to call the venerable program "welfare. (nymag.com)
  • Trump Doesn't Know What a Medicaid Cut Is Like Newt Gingrich back in the 1990s, Trump is claiming increased Medicaid funding means the program is not being "cut. (nymag.com)
  • Medicaid, however, has grown into the nation's largest intergovernmental grant program, accounting for nearly half of all federal funding to state and local governments. (umich.edu)
  • Rose offers a penetrating, detailed analysis of one of the most remarkable and surprising developments in U.S. health policy over the past half century: the transformation of Medicaid from a modest program for welfare families into the nation's largest entitlement after Social Security. (umich.edu)
  • Under Title XIX of the Social Security Act of 1965, Medicaid was established as an entitlement program to provide medical assistance for certain low-incomes or disabled individuals. (cdc.gov)
  • Additional information and resources pertaining to the Medicaid program can be found at http://www.cms.gov/ external icon . (cdc.gov)
  • To underscore the importance of Medicaid to a broad spectrum of Americans, the letter notes that the program covers about 50 percent of all births, approximately 1.5 million adults with cancer, and nearly one-third of pediatric cancer patients. (aarp.org)
  • The old age provisions of the Medicaid program were designed to insure poor retirees against medical expenses. (nber.org)
  • These findings suggest that for current single retirees, the Medicaid program may be of the approximately right size. (nber.org)
  • If an enrollee comes to an emergency room and is diagnosed with one of these conditions, the Washington Medicaid program won't pay the hospital and doctors. (wsj.com)
  • This report, based on past work, describes ways states pay for their share of Medicaid, a program that finances health care for certain low-income people and others through a federal-state partnership. (gao.gov)
  • Since designating Medicaid as a high-risk area in 2003, GAO has made at least 55 recommendations related to the appropriate use of program dollars. (gao.gov)
  • Reuters) - The Republican-led Michigan House gave final approval on Tuesday to a bill that would expand the Medicaid health program for the poor under Democratic President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law. (yahoo.com)
  • Coverage began Jan. 1, and the most recent figures from the state' Medicaid program show about 100,000 people have gained coverage so far. (yahoo.com)
  • More than 74 million Americans are on Medicaid and CHIP ( Children's Health Insurance Program). (theeconomiccollapseblog.com)
  • Medicaid and third-party liability: using information to achieve program goals. (cms.gov)
  • Gov. Bill Haslam 's announcement Monday of his plans to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act makes Tennessee the 10th state with a Republican governor to expand the program (if the state legislature approves the plan). (wsj.com)
  • In Tennessee, for example, 142,000 uninsured adults would be newly eligible for Medicaid coverage if the state expands its program. (wsj.com)
  • In recent years, as more schools began to participate in Medicaid, the CMS promised to put out guidelines to help educators translate federal policies for the program. (edweek.org)
  • But the program also covers the broader array of medical services schools must by law provide for students with disabilities who are Medicaid-eligible. (edweek.org)
  • Medicaid claims from schools amount to a small fraction of the $177 billion Medicaid program, the main source of federal and state health coverage for the poor. (edweek.org)
  • Districts say they fear that lack of such reimbursement may result in decreased student participation in the Medicaid program. (edweek.org)
  • Louisiana was the 31st state to expand its Medicaid program. (shreveporttimes.com)
  • Medicaid health plans achieve cost savings for states while outperforming the fee-for-service program on key quality measures. (ahip.org)
  • Medicaid is the government-run health insurance program for the poor. (medicinenet.com)
  • After leaving Kansas' privatized program with an uncertain future, Iowa's new Medicaid director keeps the public from knowing about problems here. (desmoinesregister.com)
  • Reynolds' Medicaid director is dedicated to privatization, secrecy After leaving Kansas' privatized program with an uncertain future, Iowa's new Medicaid director keeps the public from knowing about problems here. (desmoinesregister.com)
  • The Department of Human Services recently hired Randol to run its Medicaid program, including the controversial shift to private management. (desmoinesregister.com)
  • Randol previously was the director of Kansas' Medicaid program, which went through a very controversial transition to private management under his direction. (desmoinesregister.com)
  • Medicaid is a publicly funded program. (desmoinesregister.com)
  • Medicaid is a health insurance program for certain low-income individuals and their families. (cnn.com)
  • Other states have privatized their Medicaid program but the Sunshine State is one of the first to enroll the more vulnerable long-term care group. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Medicaid privatization has also been politically factious as federal health officials had to approve the state's request, a lengthy negotiation after the bungled pilot program. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Some experts predicted that if the feds approved the program that Republican Gov. Rick Scott would support expanding Medicaid coverage to nearly 1 million additional Floridians under the Affordable Care Act. (washingtontimes.com)
  • If you're poor, uninsured and fall seriously ill, in most states if you qualify for Medicaid - but weren't enrolled at the time - the program will pay your medical bills going back three months. (cnn.com)
  • It also fits into federal officials' efforts to make Medicaid, the federal-state program that provides health care for low-income adults and children, more like private insurance. (cnn.com)
  • When someone has a traumatic health event, the initial focus is to get them stabilized, not figure out how to pay for it, said MaryBeth Musumeci, associate director of the Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured at the Kaiser Family Foundation. (cnn.com)
  • They are losing existing drug coverage provided by the Medicaid program. (npr.org)
  • Medicaid is a program run by the states following federal guidelines and is the primary payer nationwide for long-term care services. (aarp.org)
  • In some states, these services may also be available in an assisted living facility or in your home through a Medicaid waiver program. (aarp.org)
  • To prevent abuse of the Medicaid program, almost all states have established a five-year "look-back period" to determine eligibility. (aarp.org)
  • And that's exactly the problem: the only reason we see this pattern time and again in the Medicaid program is because the matching-rate formula essentially encourages it. (forbes.com)
  • The Texas Health and Human Services Commission is concerned that the unit, Affiliated Computer Services Inc, did not dedicate sufficient trained staff to audit the Medicaid requests, letting dentists get paid for procedures not covered by the program, the WSJ said. (reuters.com)
  • Medicaid is a federal-state program that insures lower-income people. (reuters.com)
  • Without an intense focus by progressives on the widespread benefits of Medicaid and its efficiency, it will be too easy for Mr. Trump to market the false notion that Medicaid is a bloated, wasteful program and that such financing caps are means simply to give states more flexibility while "slowing growth. (nytimes.com)
  • Together, full repeal and block granting would cut Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program funding by about $2.1 trillion over the next 10 years - a 40 percent cut. (nytimes.com)
  • The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that a similar Medicaid block grant proposed by Mr. Ryan in 2012 would lead to 14 million to 21 million Americans' losing their Medicaid coverage by the 10th year, and that is on top of the 13 million who would lose Medicaid or children's insurance program coverage under an A.C.A. repeal. (nytimes.com)
  • The site visits indicated that decisions about Medicaid were more likely than other social program areas to involve active and highly organized constituencies, especially service providers, and to engage the attention of elected officials, including legislators and sometimes governors and their staff or top appointees. (hhs.gov)
  • In such states, Medicaid is more likely perceived as a universalistic program-one that helps many, if not most, communities and populations. (hhs.gov)
  • Also, one legislative aide noted that experienced legislators in his state knew every one of the families in their districts who relied on the Continuum of Care program under Medicaid that paid for expensive and intensive services to families caring for dependents with multiple and severe problems. (hhs.gov)
  • The attractive "prices" of Medicaid in these states were indeed important factors in maintaining state support for the program, especially during a recession. (hhs.gov)
  • On March 10, a state court ruled that Texas could exclude Planned Parenthood from the state Medicaid program, blocking 8,000 patients from accessing essential health care - like cancer screenings, HIV testing, and birth control - at any Planned Parenthood health center in Texas. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • In February, the Biden Administration reaffirmed that no state is allowed to refuse Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, and that doing so threatens the state's entire Medicaid program - on which 4 million people rely for basic health care. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • For decades, Planned Parenthood has been an essential part of the public health safety net in Texas, providing high-quality and accessible health care to thousands of patients through the Medicaid program in a state with a severe provider shortage. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • While looking for a job, she applied for MinnesotaCare, the Minnesota Medicaid program, and within three weeks received insurance benefits making it possible for her to have her 'well woman' visit and follow-up mammogram. (jsonline.com)
  • Both Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) offer health insurance coverage to children in low- and moderate-income families. (rwjf.org)
  • Insurance losses are expected to grow beyond 22 million due to deep cuts to the Medicaid insurance program that are not scheduled to go into effect until 2025. (reuters.com)
  • Kasich told the New York Times earlier this month he could accept a gradual phase-out of expanded Medicaid if Congress provided states with more money than the House-passed healthcare bill would furnish with more flexibility for the state to manage its own program. (reuters.com)
  • But some people are finding out that they're already eligible for Medicaid, or perhaps that their children are eligible for the federal Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). (yahoo.com)
  • California, which did expand its Medicaid program, said 140,000 had been cleared for Medicaid as of Nov. 19 vs. 80,000 on Nov. 2. (yahoo.com)
  • BOSTON - Pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer, Inc. has agreed to pay more than $177,000 to the Massachusetts Medicaid program as part of a nationwide settlement over allegations of illegal off-label marketing, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today. (mass.gov)
  • The Massachusetts Medicaid program provides valuable health care services to thousands in need," AG Coakley said. (mass.gov)
  • The state, which this spring became one of a few covering intrauterine devices and contraceptive implants through its Medicaid program, went public encouraging health providers to ensure women get the $350 to $700 devices immediately after delivery. (newsmax.com)
  • She said the devices covered under the state's Medicaid program are 99 percent effective, last 3 to 10 years, can be removed anytime and do not affect the ability to get pregnant in the future. (newsmax.com)
  • And so starting today people in Utah - individuals who are on the Medicaid program, providers - they can receive immediate reimbursement for these types of services. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • So even under the Affordable Care Act, under the current law of the land, I think there [are] ways to massage and have Utah participate with the Medicaid program, which will be enhanced, and we're looking at that right now. (nationaljournal.com)
  • The Trump administration in January showed its willingness to work with states that want to implement work requirements as part of their Medicaid program and has approved such proposals for Kentucky and Indiana. (nationaljournal.com)
  • In November, the state's health department submitted a Medicaid waiver with changes to the program, including work requirements. (nationaljournal.com)
  • Illinois Medicaid is asking doctors and hospitals to become insurers, a key to Gov. Pat Quinn's plan to contain the soaring expense of the cash-strapped program, which costs the state about $9.8 billion a year. (chicagobusiness.com)
  • A new report estimates that upgrading management of drug benefits in Florida's Medicaid program could save $2.1 billion without reducing access or the quality of benefits patients receive. (prweb.com)
  • Encouraging the use of more affordable, preferred brands: Through more active formulary management, the Florida Medicaid FFS program could promote greater use of more affordable, preferred brands. (prweb.com)
  • SB 5 would require more accountability from the outside companies that run about 70 percent of Kentucky's Medicaid program, including about $1.7 billion a year in pharmacy benefits. (usatoday.com)
  • The coverage gap results from this and a number of factors, such as the fact that the ACA was designed so that the poor would receive coverage through Medicaid and so did not include an alternative program for them. (wikipedia.org)
  • States choosing to expand Medicaid will receive full federal funding for the newly eligible during the first three years. (aol.com)
  • Upon being released for prison, individuals are Medicaid eligible. (foxbusiness.com)
  • If they don't get coverage via Medicaid, they would likely be subsidy-eligible on state and federal exchanges, he says. (foxbusiness.com)
  • Under the planned new policies, the CMS would not accept claims from schools for the costs of identifying special education students eligible for Medicaid, or of developing plans for their medical care. (edweek.org)
  • But federal officials say that schools identify Medicaid-eligible special education students and create IEPs because they are required to do so by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. (edweek.org)
  • People 65 years of age or older who meet the income and asset limits for their state are eligible for Medicaid. (cnn.com)
  • We're making it a lot more likely that Medicaid-eligible members are going to incur significant medical debt," said Mary Nelle Trefz, health policy associate at the Child & Family Policy Center in Des Moines, whose organization opposed the change. (cnn.com)
  • Patients may neglect to apply immediately for Medicaid, leaving them financially responsible for days or months of care they received before they got in their application, even though they may have been eligible for Medicaid all along. (cnn.com)
  • People who are found to have given away assets or sold them for less than market value during the five-year period preceding their Medicaid application will have an extended waiting period before they are eligible for coverage. (aarp.org)
  • In addition, federal funds are available for the costs of school administrative activities that directly support efforts to identify, enroll, and provide services to Medicaid-eligible students. (edweek.org)
  • According to an NSBA fact sheet, schools play an important role in identifying children who are eligible for Medicaid and connecting those children with services. (edweek.org)
  • However, an estimated 7.3 million children remained uninsured in 2008, with nearly two-thirds of them eligible for, but not enrolled in Medicaid or CHIP. (rwjf.org)
  • In early 2010, U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius issued a nationwide challenge to find and enroll approximately 5 million uninsured children eligible for Medicaid or CHIP. (rwjf.org)
  • Medicaid participation among eligible low-income parents jumped from about 65% to 95% from 2005 to 2007. (yahoo.com)
  • Those who were made newly eligible for Medicaid are Utahns without children who earn 5 percent or less of the federal poverty level - and are either chronically homeless or involved in the criminal justice system via court-ordered substance abuse or mental health treatment, or on probation or parole. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • Many Arizonans lost coverage during the recession when the state cut Medicaid access. (latimes.com)
  • The Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning (OMPP) administers health coverage programs including the Healthy Indiana Plan and other Indiana Medicaid programs. (in.gov)
  • The electronic Medicaid Provider Manual contains coverage, billing, and reimbursement policies for Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan, Children's Special Health Care Services, Maternity Outpatient Medical Services (MOMS), and other healthcare programs administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). (michigan.gov)
  • Any changes to Medicaid financing should not undermine coverage gains that occurred under the ACA-particularly for individuals with the lowest incomes. (ama-assn.org)
  • Learn what the AMA is doing to ensure patients, particularly those with chronic conditions, don't lose their Medicaid coverage. (ama-assn.org)
  • Even so, the White House says 9.7 million Americans signed onto Medicaid over the past 14 months, "the largest coverage gains in four decades. (bankrate.com)
  • The Affordable Care Act expands Medicaid coverage to otherwise ineligible individuals and families who earn up to 133 percent of the federal poverty line, or about $15,280 for a single adult and $31,320 for a family of four in 2013. (yahoo.com)
  • More: "We found no significant effect of Medicaid coverage on the prevalence or diagnosis of hypertension or high cholesterol levels or on the use of medication for these conditions. (businessinsider.com)
  • The Affordable Care Act enables states to expand Medicaid coverage to more people with low incomes - and helps out by providing generous federal funding. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • A Manhattan Supreme Court Justice yesterday struck down as unconstitutional a provision of New York's 1997 Welfare Reform Act which eliminated Medicaid coverage for certain lawful immigrants. (law.com)
  • The Affordable Care Act let states expand Medicaid insurance coverage to low-income adults, who tend to have poor access to preventive health services. (webmd.com)
  • The report also found that breast cancer screening increased only modestly among low-income women in the states that expanded Medicaid coverage. (webmd.com)
  • On Nov. 1, Iowa joined three states that have eliminated retroactive coverage for some groups of Medicaid patients since the Affordable Care Act passed. (cnn.com)
  • In addition, complications can arise for people who might need Medicaid coverage for long-term care services. (cnn.com)
  • We know there's thousands of people like him that the data match didn't catch, and they may be without prescription drug coverage, showing up at a pharmacy on January 1 with a Medicaid card that doesn't cover their drugs. (npr.org)
  • If you are the caregiver for someone who needs long-term care, Medicaid coverage may help with some or all of the expenses. (aarp.org)
  • Many children, low-income people and those with disabilities receive medical coverage from Medicaid. (aarp.org)
  • The arbitrary spending caps proposed by Mr. Price and Mr. Ryan would cut Medicaid to the bone, leaving no alternative for states but to impose harsh cuts in benefits and coverage. (nytimes.com)
  • State Rep. Mandela Barnes (right) speaks in support of Wisconsin expanding Medicaid coverage during a news conference in Madison in 2013. (jsonline.com)
  • Sarah had access to affordable health care coverage because she lived in a state that fully expanded Medicaid. (jsonline.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)
  • While Gov. Scott Walker tinkered with Medicaid eligibility levels in the state, he ultimately shifted thousands of people over to the Health Care Marketplace without the means to afford the coverage. (jsonline.com)
  • He wants to offer coverage through private companies - in other words, privatize Medicaid. (philly.com)
  • The proposed Medicaid freeze, which would deny coverage to hundreds of thousands of Ohio residents who lack job-related health insurance and cannot afford to purchase their own, was adopted as part of a $65 billion two-year budget plan. (reuters.com)
  • By enrolling these uninsured in Medicaid, hospitals can be assured of some reimbursement, and more people will be assured of coverage. (dispatch.com)
  • Boston, MA ─ A new study from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) finds that expanding Medicaid to low-income adults leads to widespread gains in coverage, access to care, and-most importantly-improved health and reduced mortality. (eurekalert.org)
  • It is the first published study to look specifically at the effect of recent state Medicaid expansions on mortality among low-income adults, and the findings suggest that expanding coverage to the uninsured may save lives. (eurekalert.org)
  • In the past decade, several states expanded Medicaid from its traditional coverage of low-income children, parents, pregnant women, and disabled persons to include "childless adults," poor adults without any children living at home and the population most directly targeted by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (eurekalert.org)
  • The results showed that Medicaid expansions in three states were associated with a significant reduction in mortality of 6.1% compared with neighboring states that did not expand Medicaid, which corresponds to 2,840 deaths prevented per year for each 500,000 adults gaining Medicaid coverage. (eurekalert.org)
  • Expansions also were associated with increased Medicaid coverage, decreased uninsurance, decreased rates of deferring care due to costs, and increased rates of "excellent" or "very good" self-reported health. (eurekalert.org)
  • The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights opposes the Medicaid contraceptive coverage, saying in an email Thursday that 'anti-child crusaders' in the city and state health departments had declared 'war on kids. (newsmax.com)
  • Virginia has also shown recent energy around extending Medicaid coverage to a large population of the state. (nationaljournal.com)
  • The government attempted to entice physicians into Medicaid with higher rates, then lowers reimbursement once the doctors are involved," he told The Times. (bankrate.com)
  • A 1988 law allows districts to apply for reimbursement from Medicaid for certain services they provide to children under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act-mainly speech, occupational, and physical therapy. (edweek.org)
  • The changes in the Medicaid reimbursement policy can be accomplished through regulatory changes, without congressional approval. (edweek.org)
  • Medicaid reimbursement for rapid-acting insulin analogs (lispro, aspart, and glulisine) have increased from $3.69 per unit when lispro - the first of the class - appeared on the US market in 1996 to $19.81 per unit in 2014. (medscape.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)
  • Medicaid spending has increased over $100 billion from 2013 to 2016, and the federal share increased by roughly $100 billion, spawning CMS's reconsideration of its current integrity efforts. (aamc.org)
  • [1] 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)
  • According to Pew, more than twice as many people were enrolled in Medicaid in 2017 than in 2000. (forbes.com)
  • From 2014 to 2017, 31 states expanded their Medicaid programs to households earning 138% of the federal poverty level. (forbes.com)
  • The states that spent the largest share of their own revenue on Medicaid in 2017 were New York, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Louisiana, and Massachusetts (figure below). (forbes.com)
  • An example of this is Louisiana, which doubled its share of revenue spent on Medicaid from 2000 to 2017. (forbes.com)
  • 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 2017, the total annual cost of Medicaid was just over $600 billion, of which the federal government contributed $375 billion and states an additional $230 billion. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • The HSPH researchers, including senior author Arnold Epstein, chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, and Katherine Baicker, professor of health economics, analyzed data from three states-Arizona, Maine, and New York-that had expanded their Medicaid programs to childless adults (aged 20-64) between 2000 and 2005. (eurekalert.org)
  • In states that have not expanded Medicaid, eligibility requirements for Medicaid are limited to parents making 44% or less of the poverty line, and in almost all such states, all adults without children are ineligible. (wikipedia.org)
  • Beginning in the 1980s, many states received waivers from the federal government to create Medicaid managed care programs. (wikipedia.org)
  • The States configure their own Medicaid programs. (cdc.gov)
  • The move would be the latest cut to Medicaid programs as states struggle to reduce health-care costs-and as the downturn has boosted Medicaid's ranks. (wsj.com)
  • With Medicaid programs in most States coming under ever-increasing fiscal pressures, the issue of third-party liability is receiving more attention and scrutiny. (cms.gov)
  • The efforts of the Affinity Group are driven by state teams made up of representatives from state Medicaid agencies, public health departments, correctional agencies, and other programs, such as those that address behavioral health care and substance use disorders. (hhs.gov)
  • States have developed data use agreements between state Medicaid programs, public health agencies, and corrections departments to share data on HCV screening, diagnosis, and treatment. (hhs.gov)
  • Xerox was quoted by the paper as saying it does not face similar scrutiny in other states, adding that it helps administer Medicaid programs in 36 U.S. states and the District of Columbia and processes $54 billion in annual Medicaid spending. (reuters.com)
  • Many of these poor states had minimal Medicaid programs, covering relatively few optional services and populations. (hhs.gov)
  • Tragically, this decision will most harm women and people of color who disproportionately are enrolled in public health programs like Medicaid. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • All 50 states and the District of Columbia offer both Medicaid and CHIP programs, but the structure and eligibility criteria differ from state to state. (rwjf.org)
  • As these trends continue, state Medicaid programs are likely to continue to use prescription management strategies to reduce spending, which will disproportionately affect the newer, more expensive analogs and may make it more difficult for physicians to prescribe them, the authors note. (medscape.com)
  • The Massachusetts recovery is part of a national settlement that will return more than $5.5 million to the Medicaid programs of 49 states and the District of Columbia and approximately $9 million to other federally-funded health care programs. (mass.gov)
  • The cost of Medicaid now exceeds that of K-12 education as the largest area of state spending and is beginning to squeeze out other programs. (governing.com)
  • Conservative states that refused to take up Obamacare's offer to expand Medicaid are inching towards this option now that congressional Republicans are backing away from repeal and the Trump administration has given states more flexibility over their programs. (nationaljournal.com)
  • Increasing the use of generic drugs: In terms of formulary management, state-administered Medicaid programs are often less aggressive than other programs when it comes to promoting generics. (prweb.com)
  • Using limited pharmacy networks: In most state Medicaid programs, every drugstore in the state is entitled to participate. (prweb.com)
  • State Medicaid programs could achieve greater savings by using a competitive process and negotiating better discounts from select drugstores that wish to participate in a limited pharmacy network. (prweb.com)
  • Reducing drug diversion, polypharmacy, fraud, and waste: Medicaid plans that are more actively managed detect patterns of fraud through use of tools like step therapy, audits, and pharmacy lock-in programs to help detect and avoid inappropriate utilization. (prweb.com)
  • Democrats' New Health-Care Plan: Medicaid for All (Who Want It) Hawaii senator Brian Schatz is preparing a bill that would allow all Americans to buy into Medicaid, regardless of their income level. (nymag.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)
  • Today, 68.5 million people are insured under Medicaid, or 1 in 5 Americans. (bankrate.com)
  • Medicaid is our nation's largest insurer, covering 72 million Americans. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • The Medicaid Fraud Control Units, or MFCUs, operate in 49 states and the District of Columbia to provide investigation and oversight related to potential fraud. (investopedia.com)
  • These entities that provide investigation and oversight related to potential fraud include the Medicaid Fraud Control Units, or MFCUs, which operate in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (investopedia.com)
  • TBI's dedicated Agents in its Medicaid Fraud Control Unit provide a layer of protection and accountability to ensure the spending of those funds is legal and appropriate. (tn.gov)
  • The TBI investigates two types of Medicaid Fraud cases: provider fraud and patient abuse. (tn.gov)
  • To report TennCare provider fraud or patient abuse in Tennessee, call the TBI's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Hotline: 1-800-433-5454. (tn.gov)
  • 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)
  • Dr Luo and colleagues used the Medicaid State Drug Utilization Database and accounted for different formulations by reporting reimbursements per unit, with each unit representing 1 mL (100 IU) of standard-strength insulin. (medscape.com)
  • For all insulins, quarterly Medicaid reimbursements to pharmacies have risen steadily, from $2.36 to $4.43 per unit in the 1990s to $9.64 per unit for short-acting and $9.24/unit for intermediate-acting insulins in 2014. (medscape.com)
  • Total reimbursements by Medicaid for insulin increased from $10.7 million in the first quarter of 1991 to $178.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2005. (medscape.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)
  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) significantly expanded both eligibility for and federal funding of Medicaid. (wikipedia.org)
  • But not only have Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Tom Price, Mr. Trump's choice for secretary of health and human services, made proposals to deeply cut Medicaid through arbitrary block grants or "per capita caps," during the campaign, Mr. Trump has also proposed block grants. (nytimes.com)
  • The Kentucky Medicaid waiver approved by the Trump administration in January included a similar lockout provision for both failing to pay the monthly premiums or providing paperwork on time. (governing.com)
  • 5. Mobile apps could be used to serve a variety of Medicaid populations. (slideshare.net)
  • Because Medicaid provides medical assistance to low-income and disabled individuals, any estimation of the burden of asthma that is undertaken using this data will typically reflect low socioeconomic status populations. (cdc.gov)
  • States are increasingly relying on Medicaid health plans to promote high-quality, coordinated care for their growing Medicaid populations. (ahip.org)
  • One day after House Democrats came out blazing against Gov. Brian Kemp's Medicaid "waiver" bill , they lost perhaps their biggest piece of ammunition. (ajc.com)
  • The waiver opens up $70 million in federal Medicaid as well as $30 million from the state level. (insurancenewsnet.com)
  • CBO: Medicaid Cuts Will Snowball Down the Road Under Senate Health-Care Bill The design of the Senate health-care bill is to slowly introduce Medicaid cuts that will grow much larger as time goes by. (nymag.com)
  • The signers of the letter said proposed cuts included in the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA) and now under discussion behind closed doors in the Senate would imperil tens of millions of consumers who rely on Medicaid for life-sustaining care. (aarp.org)
  • 2. So if Medicaid spending doesn't boost health outcomes, how can Paul Ryan's Medicaid block-granting "cuts" hurt health outcomes? (businessinsider.com)
  • And because many of the costliest school-based Medicaid services are for special education-and therefore mandated by federal law-districts typically would feel the brunt of cuts to general budgets, school officials say. (edweek.org)
  • Dave Gendel, special projects manager at a nursing care management company, leads chants during a rally of nursing home workers at the James R. Thompson Center calling for an end to state cuts in Medicaid funding. (sun-sentinel.com)
  • The cuts are included in President Bush's $199.4 billion proposed Medicaid budget for fiscal 2007. (edweek.org)
  • Sen. Max Wise, a Campbellsville Republican and the sponsor of SB 5, said the efforts should provide significant help to independent pharmacists, many of whom are struggling under cuts from managed care under Medicaid, which covers about 1.3 million people in Kentucky. (usatoday.com)
  • Republicans, especially hard-line conservatives, say the Medicaid freeze is needed to help reduce costs. (reuters.com)
  • Dr. Bhavik Kumar, PPGC medical director of primary and trans care, fears that, left with few places to turn, many of the 8,000 Texas Medicaid patients who rely on Planned Parenthood will be forced to forgo health care, including life-saving services like cancer screenings and HIV testing. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • The fact remains that there are still not sufficient Medicaid providers to absorb Planned Parenthood patients in Texas," Dr. Kumar said, a fact supported by experts including the American Public Health Association. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • Anglin Transport Services and Anthony R. Anglin received $1.4 million from fraudulent Medicaid ambulance claims, the United States claims in Federal Court. (courthousenews.com)
  • Q What is the amount of Medicaid dollars spent for asthma medications and asthma-related services per Medicaid beneficiary? (cdc.gov)
  • The Affordable Care Act had intended to permanently correct what is widely viewed as inadequate Medicaid compensation for primary care services. (bankrate.com)
  • Stephen Zuckerman, a health economist and co-author of the Urban Institute report, says physicians in some states, including California, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania, could see their fees for Medicaid services reduced by 50 percent or more. (bankrate.com)
  • As Medicaid spending consumes more of states' revenue there is less to spend on other government goods and services, such as infrastructure, education, and parks. (forbes.com)
  • Medicaid Services. (cms.gov)
  • Under Medicaid, states may cover different types of telehealth services from different types of care providers. (gao.gov)
  • A battery of district officials nationwide are alarmed by proposed Medicaid guidelines that they say could mean striking losses in aid for coordinating medical services for needy students, particularly those in special education. (edweek.org)
  • In Tennessee, TennCare provides vital Medicaid services to some of the state's most vulnerable residents. (tn.gov)
  • Medicaid provides medical services for those U.S. citizens and legal residents who cannot afford it. (upi.com)
  • Federal law says state plans must "assure that payments are consistent with efficiency, economy and quality care and are sufficient to enlist enough providers" to make Medicaid "care and services" available. (upi.com)
  • [ 14 ] The recommended content for EPSDT visits in the South Carolina Medicaid system is all age-based preventive care services recommended by the AAP, screening procedures designed to promote normal child development and school readiness, and anticipatory guidance for parents or caregivers. (medscape.com)
  • Tom Price, President-elect Trump's choice for secretary of health and human services, has made proposals to deeply cut Medicaid. (nytimes.com)
  • State Actions to Sustain Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports During COVID-19 ," by MaryBeth Musumeci, Rachel Dolan, and Madeline Guth (August 2020, HTML format). (wisc.edu)
  • B. " Key State Policy Choices About Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services ," by MaryBeth Musumeci, Molly O'Malley Watts, and Priya Chidambaram (February 2020, .pdf and HTML format, 58p. (wisc.edu)
  • A bill in Congress would bar the federal agency that manages Medicaid from carrying out its plan to trim some of the money it reimburses school districts for providing health services for poor students. (edweek.org)
  • Districts can also be reimbursed under Medicaid for the costs of transporting students to facilities, including schools, to receive health services. (edweek.org)
  • For example, the state could shift costs for mental-health services and some prisoner care to federally funded Medicaid. (dispatch.com)
  • HANYS, the coalition and other groups are trying to halt implementation of the new Medicaid outpatient department and clinic regulation, which would redefine the formula used to determine the maximum amount that Medicaid can pay for OPD and clinic services. (crainsnewyork.com)
  • Still, several big Republican states have not expanded and show no signs of doing so soon, including Florida (which has 670,000 people in the Medicaid gap group) and Texas (948,000). (wsj.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)
  • Gov. Greg Abbott and other politicians continue to pursue an extremist anti-abortion agenda at the expense of thousands of low-income Texans, despite being in direct conflict with federal Medicaid law. (plannedparenthood.org)
  • Additional information on Section 1115 waivers is available in NCSL's recent publication, Understanding Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers: A Primer for State Legislators . (ncsl.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • GAO provides a primer describing the most common types of arrangements used by states to finance the nonfederal share of state's Medicaid expenditures. (gao.gov)
  • Federal law imposes requirements around the use of provider and local government funds to finance the nonfederal share of a state's Medicaid expenditures, but in some cases, the nonfederal share of a particular Medicaid payment can be financed entirely by local government or by using funding from taxes levied on providers with no contribution from state general funds. (gao.gov)
  • In these cases, the arrangement can shift responsibility for financing Medicaid expenditures to local governments, providers, and the federal government. (gao.gov)
  • The federal government and states share responsibility for financing Medicaid expenditures. (gao.gov)
  • The arrangements states use to finance the nonfederal share of Medicaid expenditures have implications for federal spending. (gao.gov)
  • GAO was asked to provide information on different arrangements states have used to finance the nonfederal share of Medicaid expenditures. (gao.gov)
  • Recent research has shown that by coordinating medical and pharmacy benefits, Medicaid health plans saved $2.06 billion in state and federal expenditures in 2014 alone. (ahip.org)
  • New York state is still within the 2% global cap on Medicaid expenditures created by recent Medicaid reforms. (crainsnewyork.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)
  • 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)
  • School districts collected $648 million from Medicaid in 1999-2000, the last year for which data were available, according to a study done for the Department of Education by the Center for Special Education Finance, a Palo Alto, Calif., organization. (edweek.org)
  • 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)
  • Medicaid currently covers 60 million people, and the ACA will extend eligibility to millions more beginning in 2014. (eurekalert.org)
  • 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)
  • They selected four neighboring states without major Medicaid expansions-New Hampshire (for Maine), Pennsylvania (for New York), and Nevada and New Mexico (for Arizona)-as controls. (eurekalert.org)
  • Some 43 states have Medicaid initiatives designed to deter unnecessary use of emergency rooms, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that studies health issues. (wsj.com)
  • at this egregious development, remember that the Affordable Care Act originally mandated that all states expand Medicaid. (bankrate.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)
  • Should States Expand Medicaid? (forbes.com)
  • While these budgetary implications are of great importance to our state's finances, there also is a real human cost for Wisconsin's failure to expand Medicaid. (jsonline.com)
  • The spokesman for the Governor s Office of Health Transformation, Eric Poklar, said that the report s findings are in line with what they have heard from hospitals and other stakeholders that have been urging the state to expand Medicaid. (dispatch.com)
  • The study results provide valuable evidence for state policymakers deciding whether or not to expand Medicaid, say the authors. (eurekalert.org)
  • Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam told Politico on Friday that he and state lawmakers are very close to an agreement to expand Medicaid. (nationaljournal.com)
  • But the enforcement of these requirements is contingent on the passage of a bill that would expand Medicaid. (nationaljournal.com)
  • The governor's Medicaid Redesign Team - which was dominated by health care providers and public officials - agreed to hold state spending on the major portion of Medicaid to $15.1 billion next year, well below the $18 billion originally projected. (nytimes.com)
  • Medicaid budgets and policies were thus highly salient to elected officials and often assessed as much for their economic effects on health industries and jobs as for their effects on clients. (hhs.gov)
  • Yesterday's Medicaid Redesign Team meeting was not supposed to have speakers from the public. (crainsnewyork.com)
  • 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)
  • The groups also stressed that converting Medicaid financing to either per capita caps or block grants would jeopardize the capacity of states to respond to emerging public health threats such as the Zika virus and the opioid epidemic. (aarp.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • By upgrading Medicaid pharmacy management, Florida policymakers can protect patients without cutting benefits or slashing payments to doctors, hospitals, and other providers. (prweb.com)
  • Financing Medicaid provides a greater understanding of governors as an influential interest group. (umich.edu)
  • The Latest GOP Health-Care Scheme Fulfills an Old Conservative Dream For eons, the GOP has talked about giving states control of Medicaid with reduced - or even eliminated - federal funding. (nymag.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)
  • 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)
  • Many argue that health care is vital- even a right -and so expanding Medicaid to more people is the proper thing to do. (forbes.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)
  • The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration recently published the Medicaid bids from private insurers hoping to participate in some of the state's 11 regions. (aol.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)
  • 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)
  • Medicaid accounts for $1 of every $6 spent on health care in this country. (aarp.org)
  • 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)
  • The annual cost of care will vary state to state depending on state approved Medicaid benefits, as well as the state specific care costs. (wikipedia.org)
  • We found that through certain financing arrangements, states can lower their contribution and shift Medicaid costs to the federal and local governments and care providers. (gao.gov)
  • Medicaid costs are a quarter of the state's operating budget, and this agreement is an important step toward closing a projected $10 billion deficit. (nytimes.com)
  • If costs don't come down, states are at risk of having Medicaid spending overrun the rest of their budgets. (forbes.com)
  • Whatever the guidelines' exact cost to districts, administrators say schools would be left having to make up the difference with state or local money at a time when most states face budget shortfalls and rising Medicaid costs. (edweek.org)
  • 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)
  • The easiest way for Florida to reduce costs in Medicaid is to stop overpaying drugstores and start using cutting edge marketplace tools," said Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) President and CEO Mark Merritt. (prweb.com)
  • A plan by Washington state's Medicaid agency to stop paying for certain emergency-room visits is prompting pushback from hospitals and doctors, who say they will be stuck with bills for vital care they often are legally required to provide. (wsj.com)
  • Rural hospitals are closing, many in states that haven't expanded Medicaid. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • More and more hospitals in rural parts of the U.S. are being forced to close for lack of funding, and many are in states that haven't yet expanded Medicaid eligibility. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • The strain on hospitals in states not expanding Medicaid is spurring efforts to seek a third way. (yahoo.com)
  • This classification may be applicable also to Medicaid data for claims for inpatient and ambulatory visits. (cdc.gov)
  • For children insured by Medicaid, these visits are called Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT). (medscape.com)
  • [ 19 , 20 ] Underuse of these visits and lack of readiness for first-grade learning disproportionately affect children insured by Medicaid. (medscape.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)
  • WellCare Health Plans of New Jersey's Medicaid plan has also achieved an Accreditation status of 'Accredited' from NCQA. (prnewswire.com)