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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  • Most Medicaid enrollees aged 65 and over are also Medicare beneficiaries. (cdc.gov)
  • Dual eligibles are eligible for the same Medicare benefits as other Medicare beneficiaries but also may qualify for partial Medicaid benefits (to cover Medicare premiums and cost sharing) or full Medicaid benefits. (cdc.gov)
  • While the current Medicaid expansion demonstrations vary, they share a major focus: increasing beneficiaries' financial responsibility for the cost of coverage and care. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Demonstrations include requirements that Medicaid beneficiaries pay enrollment fees and cost-sharing that exceed traditional Medicaid limits. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Both changes require demonstration authority under 1115 because federal Medicaid law currently bars the use of premiums and enrollment fees for beneficiaries with incomes below 150 percent of the federal poverty level-about $36,500 for a family of four-and limits cost-sharing to nominal amounts 1 based on evidence documenting the impact of financial costs on access to care for low-income individuals. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • It is not surprising that testing the impact of increasing financial responsibility for beneficiaries has emerged as a central theme of state Medicaid demonstrations. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • The State option to provide health home services to eligible Medicaid beneficiaries became effective on January 1, 2011. (hhs.gov)
  • More than 1 million Medicaid beneficiaries have been enrolled in these programs. (hhs.gov)
  • Unlike other Medicaid delivery models, managed care plans assume all the cost "risk" for the beneficiaries they cover. (mysanantonio.com)
  • Some 31% of physicians in a sample of 4,326 said they wouldn't accept Medicaid beneficiaries, economist Sandra Decker of the National Center for Health Statistics reported in an article in the journal Health Affairs published Monday . (washingtonmonthly.com)
  • Many Medicaid beneficiaries have complex and costly needs for health care. (ncsl.org)
  • If they operate a Medicaid managed care program, states can require Medicaid managed care organizations (MCOs) to connect beneficiaries to social supports as part of their care management obligations. (rwjf.org)
  • One explanation is that the program enjoys surprisingly strong interest-group support from providers (especially hospitals and nursing homes), insurers (especially those that participate in Medicaid managed-care programs), and employers (whose low-wage employees are often Medicaid beneficiaries). (tcf.org)
  • By appropriately redirecting state funds to address the comprehensive needs of people with complex care needs, states can rein in escalating costs and improve the quality of care delivered to high-risk and vulnerable Medicaid beneficiaries. (nga.org)
  • The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) discovered on April 10 that an employee of the state's Medicaid program had transferred personal information of 228,435 Medicaid beneficiaries to his personal email account. (darkreading.com)
  • Hattiesburg Clinic is the second such clinical exchange and the second largest provider of Mississippi Medicaid beneficiaries. (medeanalytics.com)
  • Contact MI Choice Waiver Participants/Medicaid beneficiaries to confirm correct contact information. (theinfocenter.org)
  • In September 2017, CMS updated its health care facilities' life safety and emergency preparedness requirements to improve protections for all Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, including those residing in LTC facilities. (fireplanningassociates.com)
  • The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is actively seeking Expression of Interest letters from states interested in technical support to build their knowledge and capacity to design value-based purchasing strategies for home and community based services and/or those states moving toward implementation of these strategies. (ancor.org)
  • Several states have sent waiver applications to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement Medicaid reforms such as work requirements and cost-sharing. (heartland.org)
  • it is similar to the standard used in the federal food stamp program, and it was also included in the guidelines for Medicaid waivers sent to state Medicaid directors by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in January 2018. (heartland.org)
  • Advocate for the availability of aging services across the continuum in Medicare and Medicaid. (leadingage.org)
  • Ensure that regulations governing the Medicare and Medicaid programs promote high-quality care and are not burdensome to providers. (leadingage.org)
  • Advance policy that promotes the availability of HCBS across funding streams, including Medicare and Medicaid. (leadingage.org)
  • Medicare and Medicaid are critical revenue sources for most aging services providers and provide coverage to older adults who need post-acute care and/or long-term services and supports. (leadingage.org)
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored just how critical Medicare and Medicaid are, and have unearthed challenges providers and consumers alike face as they interact with both. (leadingage.org)
  • Committee officials said either the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services or the Government Accounting Office must send auditors to New York to examine OMIG and Medicaid programs. (timesunion.com)
  • Include health insurance obtained through employment or purchased directly as well as government programs like Medicare and Medicaid that provide medical care or help pay medical bills. (cdc.gov)
  • Federal guidelines for the Medicaid program are established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). (medicaid-help.org)
  • For years, Mayo Clinic officials have complained that Medicare and Medicaid pay less than what it costs to treat patients. (mayoclinic.org)
  • The renowned Mayo Clinic is no longer accepting some Medicare and Medicaid patients, raising new questions about whether it is too selective to serve as a model for health-care reform. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Medicare and Medicaid are two separate, government-run programs. (kelloggmorgan.com)
  • If you are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid (dually eligible), you can have both. (kelloggmorgan.com)
  • Also know that while Medicare and Medicaid are both health insurance programs administered by the government, there are differences in covered services and cost-sharing. (kelloggmorgan.com)
  • Make sure to call 1-800-MEDICARE or contact your local Medicaid office to learn more about Medicare and Medicaid costs and coverage, especially if you are a dual-eligible. (kelloggmorgan.com)
  • Medicare and Medicaid offer limited to no coverage for hearing aids, which can cost up to $3,000 per aid. (medlineplus.gov)
  • Section 1115 demonstrations and waiver authorities in section 1915 of the Social Security Act are vehicles states can use to test new or existing ways to deliver and pay for health care services in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). (medicaid.gov)
  • The result is a nationally fragmented approach to coverage in which access to affordable abortion care varies by state for enrollees in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for individuals aged 18 and younger. (guttmacher.org)
  • Below is the modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) eligibility levels for Nebraska Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). (medicaidoffice.net)
  • Medicaid and Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program (KCHIP) are state insurance programs for low-income individuals and families. (baptisthealth.com)
  • The Medicaid waiver process offers Michigan the flexibility to improve health care affordability and quality of care if approved. (heartland.org)
  • Trent England argues Oklahoma should take advantage of the Trump Administration's call for Medicaid work requirement waivers and present a waiver to HHS that gives the state the improved flexibility it needs. (heartland.org)
  • Oct 21, 2022 - Providers, recipients, and other interested individuals will have the opportunity to provide input on the Alabama Medicaid Agency's Section 1115 Institutions for Mental Disease Waiver for Serious Mental Illness (SMI) 1115(a) Demonstration program during a November public forum in Montgomery. (alabama.gov)
  • If a state pursues a Medicaid Section 1115 waiver, it can also potentially provide a broader array of nonmedical services. (rwjf.org)
  • We ask Congress to revise Medicaid and put HCBS (including waiver and state plan services and PACE) on equal footing with nursing homes and make HCBS a mandatory Medicaid benefit. (leadingage.org)
  • Stitt had applied for a federal waiver to convert Medicaid payments into a block grant program and enforce work requirements. (nymag.com)
  • We got one other tantalizing bit of Medicaid waiver news last week: Inside Health Policy reported that the Trump administration was expected to deny Massachusetts's request to establish a drug formulary for Medicaid. (vox.com)
  • On January 30th, 2020, Governor Stitt attended a press conference in Washington, D.C. with CMS Administrator Seema Verma where she announced a new Medicaid waiver option for states. (okpolicy.org)
  • Considered preferred by your texas traditional formulary are two dental services or medicaid id card and inhaler from the pharmacy Reflect these resources regularly and find some members will reverse this waiver provides hcbs program to the state. (1library.net)
  • That some states should be an ability to rates also to virginia medicaid waiver rates will have the state speedway in our site. (stjosephsrenewalcenter.org)
  • Waivers that medicaid waiver rates virginia training opportunity to the number of. (stjosephsrenewalcenter.org)
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  • Kaiser family nutrition education and medicaid waiver rates was evaluated using the work for an inpatient facilities, but lightweight frame for the imd waivers that rate. (stjosephsrenewalcenter.org)
  • Need to applicants who qualifies for veterans crisis line staffed by: central virginia medicaid waiver rates of assistance to snap recipients recruit, and state coronavirus spreads, need an emergency response to. (stjosephsrenewalcenter.org)
  • You will medicaid waiver rates with virginia school clothing allowance, outreach services included in terms of treatment remains controversial among the calculator will lose coverage of. (stjosephsrenewalcenter.org)
  • The CMD Redetermination Specialist is responsible for the oversight and compliance of MI Choice Medicaid Waiver files that support financial eligibility in the MI Choice Medicaid Waiver program. (theinfocenter.org)
  • 65years of age adult Medicaid enrollees. (cdc.gov)
  • Medicaid is sometimes confused with Medicare, a separate program that is managed and funded exclusively by the federal government- Medicare covers almost all U.S. citizens age 65 and over (61 million enrollees in June 2019 ). (ncsl.org)
  • Medicaid enrollees-low-income by definition-are particularly likely to struggle with basic needs, including food, clothing, and shelter. (rwjf.org)
  • Finally, with more than 75 million enrollees, most Americans now know someone on Medicaid, which personalizes the program, and lessens the stigma associated with enrollment. (tcf.org)
  • AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett's administration is telling hundreds of thousands of adult Medicaid enrollees that their benefits will change as part of an overhaul of the coverage plans beginning Jan. 1. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Due to different federal and state restrictions, Medicaid coverage of abortion depends on where enrollees live. (guttmacher.org)
  • ObamaCare's Medicaid expansion deserves much of the blame, since Washington pays nearly the entire cost of spending on expansion enrollees. (wsj.com)
  • States will eventually have to cover 10 percent of the cost for Medicaid expansion enrollees, so if the people from 100 to 133 percent of the poverty level move from Medicaid to the ACA marketplaces under a partial expansion, it would save states money - and cost the feds more, because they would now have to provide tax credits for private coverage for those people. (vox.com)
  • The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today approved Medicaid demonstrations for Oregon and Massachusetts that will test innovative approaches to help eligible enrollees maintain coverage and access social services, including evidenced-based nutritional assistance and clinically-tailored housing supports. (aha.org)
  • In Utah, for example, Republicans couldn't prevent voters from approving Medicaid expansion, but they did pass a bill whittling expansion down into the most limited version of itself, effectively defying the wishes of the majority. (nymag.com)
  • ACA Medicaid Expansion Ups Diabetes Diagnoses - Medscape - Jun 17, 2015. (medscape.com)
  • After receiving a 100% federal match rate for the expansion group for CYs 2014-2016, states began paying 5% of the costs of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Medicaid expansion group starting in January 2017 and 6% beginning in January 2018. (kff.org)
  • The declining federal match for the expansion group (which will continue to phase down to 90% by 2020) resulted in state Medicaid spending growth outpacing total spending growth (4.9% compared to 4.2%) in FY 2018, the first full state fiscal year that states were required to pay a share of expansion costs. (kff.org)
  • Potential federal efforts to further change the ACA or cap Medicaid financing as well as state ballot initiatives and other state efforts to adopt the Medicaid expansion are key issues to watch. (kff.org)
  • As of September 2018, 34 states including DC have adopted the ACA Medicaid expansion with Virginia implementation planned for January 1, 2019 and Maine implementation planned for sometime in FY 2019 (the exact date is to be determined). (kff.org)
  • How Will Section 1115 Medicaid Expansion Demonstrations Inform Federal Policy? (commonwealthfund.org)
  • As part of the expansion of Medicaid managed care, participating health plans will bring all pharmacy dispensing fees in line with what is being paid in the private sector. (mysanantonio.com)
  • Thanks in large part to Medicaid expansion, more than 2 million people are now enrolled in Michigan's Medicaid program and thus dependent on government for their health insurance. (heartland.org)
  • Under the Affordable Care Act, the federal government is offering to pay nearly the whole cost of a broad health-care expansion for the poor through the existing Medicaid program. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Virginia's General Assembly will meet next month to consider Medicaid expansion again. (washingtonpost.com)
  • I got an email a few days ago asking whether the Medicaid expansion included in the healthcare reform bill would blow up state Medicaid budgets. (motherjones.com)
  • According to CBO, over the next ten years, the federal government will pay $434 billion of the cost of the Medicaid expansion, while the states will pay roughly $20 billion. (motherjones.com)
  • As CBPP points out, states will pay about 4% of the total costs of Medicaid expansion over the next ten years. (motherjones.com)
  • During the last year, congressional Republicans mounted a concerted effort to shrink Medicaid by repealing the expansion under the ACA and putting the entire program on a fixed budget that would grow more slowly than medical inflation. (tcf.org)
  • By a large majority, for example, voters in Maine this past November approved a referendum in favor of an ACA Medicaid expansion. (tcf.org)
  • Indeed, savvy consumer-advocacy groups in Arizona let the local chamber of commerce take the lead (successfully) in lobbying Republican Governor Jan Brewer to support a Medicaid expansion. (tcf.org)
  • To be sure, the lure of federal funding has not overcome political resistance in the 19 states that have so far declined to implement the ACA Medicaid expansion. (tcf.org)
  • The overhaul in medical plans under the traditional Medicaid program - which already insures many nursing home residents, childless adults with no income and some low-income parents - is separate from the vast, federally funded expansion of Medicaid eligibility set to take effect in Pennsylvania on Jan. 1. (washingtontimes.com)
  • Medicaid expansion as an economic development driver for the State of Louisiana? (bayoubuzz.com)
  • Medicaid expansion was State Question 802 on Tuesday's ballot. (nymag.com)
  • The same day voters approved Medicaid expansion, the state recorded its highest number of positive COVID-19 cases to date. (nymag.com)
  • Oklahoma's Republican governor Kevin Stitt is hostile both to Medicaid expansion and the reintroduction of lockdown measures intended to halt the spread of coronavirus. (nymag.com)
  • Politico also notes that the passage of SQ 802 will complicate Stitt's plan to create "a more limited form of the Medicaid expansion. (nymag.com)
  • Berger's dismissal of the proposal late last week from the North Carolina Healthcare Association short-circuited any expectations - though much improved compared to months ago - that a Medicaid expansion agreement could be at hand. (ap.org)
  • The Medicaid bill passed by the House in late June directed Cooper's administration to develop an expansion plan by mid-December - after which legislators would take an up or down vote on it. (ap.org)
  • If action isn't taken by year's end, Medicaid expansion efforts would reset as a new edition of the 170-member General Assembly is seated in January. (ap.org)
  • Utah is one of the few states to move toward Medicaid expansion under the Trump administration, and the expansion would cover more than 70,000 people in the state. (vox.com)
  • One other Medicaid expansion state, Massachusetts, has also proposed rolling back to a partial expansion. (vox.com)
  • It might simply not be legal, because the ACA specifically dictates that Medicaid expansion is up to 133 percent of the poverty level. (vox.com)
  • So in short: Utah opening the door to Medicaid expansion is symbolically important, but, barring some daring legal interpretation on the part of the Trump administration, this specific proposal probably won't be approved. (vox.com)
  • This page is a resource on the Oklahoma Medicaid expansion ballot initiative ( SQ 802 ). (okpolicy.org)
  • Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma would cover approximately 200,000 people . (okpolicy.org)
  • Medicaid expansion was authorized by the Affordable Care Act and became available to states in 2014. (okpolicy.org)
  • This prompted organizers in Oklahoma to seek a constitutional rather than statutory amendment - putting Medicaid expansion in the state constitution limits the state Legislature's ability to tamper with it. (okpolicy.org)
  • In May 2019, Governor Kevin Stitt said he expected to unveil a customized Medicaid expansion plan in late summer or early fall 2019. (okpolicy.org)
  • As part of the Governor's efforts to develop an alternative to Medicaid expansion, in November, the Oklahoma Health Care Authority signed a $1.5 million contract with Health Management Associates to develop a plan to redesign the state's health care system. (okpolicy.org)
  • TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida House has soundly rejected a Medicaid expansion compromise that even supporters admitted had its flaws and was seemingly doomed to fail almost from the start. (foxnews.com)
  • The Senate bill) is simply Obamacare Medicaid expansion with a clever name," said Rep. John Wood, R-Winter Haven. (foxnews.com)
  • Supporters have tried unsuccessfully to pass Medicaid expansion for the past few years and noted lawmakers would be back debating the issue again in a few months as federal funds for hospitals that care for the uninsured are diminishing. (foxnews.com)
  • In addition to Trump's proposed budget cuts for programs like SNAP, TANF, and Medicaid, the Trump administration has taken aim at the Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid to low-income Americans seeking to impose serious caps on the program's budget. (freespeech.org)
  • Last year, voters in Idaho, Nebraska and Utah approved Medicaid expansion. (governing.com)
  • Medicaid expansion advocates notched several red-state victories during the midterm elections last year. (governing.com)
  • In almost every state where Medicaid expansion had a chance of passing, the effort faltered. (governing.com)
  • Eight have received waivers from the federal government to make work or job training a requirement for care and to limit the amount of time expansion patients can have Medicaid. (governing.com)
  • Cooper has said he would veto any budget that doesn't include Medicaid expansion. (governing.com)
  • Medicaid expansion has been a tough sell in deeply conservative states like Oklahoma, but this year, a bill passed a legislative committee -- a feat that would have been unheard of a couple years ago. (governing.com)
  • While they still need 178,000 signatures to get the measure on the 2020 ballot, supporters already cleared their legal path: The state Supreme Court ruled this month against a challenge to a potential Medicaid expansion ballot question. (governing.com)
  • And that's without Medicaid expansion, which arrived at the Capitol sans a funding stream. (idahofreedom.org)
  • The pension law passed by a wider majority than Medicaid expansion. (idahofreedom.org)
  • Voters had no idea what Medicaid expansion would mean for the long-term financial health of the state. (idahofreedom.org)
  • And while we can applaud lawmakers for considering so-called "sideboards" like work requirements, copayments and lifetime limits, those do not cause Medicaid expansion to cease being socialist and budget-busting. (idahofreedom.org)
  • An outright Medicaid expansion repeal is the right and necessary course of action for lawmakers interested in protecting taxpayers from severe tax hikes or deep cuts to public education. (idahofreedom.org)
  • Defenders of Medicaid expansion should be comfortable with that, because they should be comfortable with the numbers they presented to the electorate. (idahofreedom.org)
  • And, opponents of Medicaid expansion should be content with enacting a dollar-activated kill switch, because cost overruns are inevitable. (idahofreedom.org)
  • Even House Minority Leader Mat Erpelding acknowledged on former gubernatorial candidate Tommy Ahlquist's podcast this week that the cost projections for Medicaid expansion are probably off, especially if the economy tanks. (idahofreedom.org)
  • I put it to timid legislators: To allow Medicaid expansion to go forward, unlimited and unchecked, would prove Idaho's Republican-led Legislature functionally indistinguishable from a Legislature run by Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. (idahofreedom.org)
  • Impact of Medicaid expansion in Oregon on access to prenatal care. (bvsalud.org)
  • Medicaid expansion under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has the potential to improve reproductive health by allowing low- income women access to healthcare before and early in pregnancy . (bvsalud.org)
  • The aim of this study was to examine the effects of Oregon 's Medicaid expansion on timely and adequate prenatal care . (bvsalud.org)
  • We estimated the overall effect of Medicaid expansion on prenatal care utilization using probit regression models. (bvsalud.org)
  • Additionally, we assessed the impact of Medicaid expansion on prenatal care utilization via pre- pregnancy Medicaid enrollment using bivariate probit models. (bvsalud.org)
  • Pre- pregnancy Medicaid enrollment increased following Medicaid expansion (ß = 0.55, p prenatal care (ß = 0.14, p (bvsalud.org)
  • Using two years of post-ACA data we found that Medicaid expansion had significant positive associations with Medicaid enrollment prior to pregnancy , which subsequently increased receipt of timely and adequate prenatal care . (bvsalud.org)
  • Medicaid is a state-federal partnership jointly funded by the states and federal government and administered by the states according to federal requirements to assist states in providing medical care to eligible people. (cdc.gov)
  • Other eligible child groups include: infants born to women covered by Medicaid (known as "deemed newborns"), certain children in foster care or adoption assistance programs, certain children with disabilities, and children who use long-term services and supports. (cdc.gov)
  • Adults with disabilities from physical conditions, intellectual or developmental disabilities, serious behavioral disorders, or serious mental illness and who meet financial limits may be eligible for Medicaid. (cdc.gov)
  • People aged 65 and over who meet financial limits may be eligible for Medicaid. (cdc.gov)
  • Before the enactment of ACA, most low-income nondisabled adults were not eligible for Medicaid unless they qualified for a specific categorical eligibility group (for example, pregnant women, low-income parents, or other caretaker relatives with dependent children) or in states with demonstration programs that provided expanded coverage. (cdc.gov)
  • For example, states can offer access to full benefits and treatment through Medicaid to eligible people diagnosed with cancer through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-funded National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program. (cdc.gov)
  • If the person living with dementia is eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), he or she may also be eligible for Medicaid depending upon the individual's state law . (alz.org)
  • Information about how determines whether a person is eligible for Medicaid and CHIP. (medicaid.gov)
  • For the eligibility groups reflected in the table, an individual's income, computed using the Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI)-based income rules described in 42 CFR 435.603, is compared to the income standards identified in this table to determine if they are income eligible for Medicaid or CHIP. (medicaid.gov)
  • Medicaid is a publicly financed program that provides health insurance for millions of low-income Americans, including eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, elderly adults and people with disabilities. (ncsl.org)
  • The federal government will assume 100 percent of the Medicaid costs of covering newly eligible individuals for the first three years (2014-2016). (motherjones.com)
  • But for now, at least 200,000 people will now be eligible for Medicaid. (nymag.com)
  • The best way to determine if you are eligible for Medicaid is to contact the applicable Medicaid office or to apply. (umwa.org)
  • Who is eligible for Medicaid? (umwa.org)
  • Generally, your income has to be below a certain amount in order to be eligible for Medicaid. (umwa.org)
  • A Quick and Easy Method of Screening for Medicaid Eligibility under the Pickle Amendment: 2022 Update is a screening tool and chart, originally created by Gordon Bonnyman of the Tennessee Justice Center and updated by NHeLP, to determine if clients may be Medicaid eligible under the Pickle Amendment. (healthlaw.org)
  • TennCare is a program providing health insurance to people who are eligible for Medicaid and to certain other people who lack access to insurance. (benefits.com)
  • To be eligible for Tennessee Medicaid, you must be a resident of the state of Tennessee, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. (benefits.com)
  • Medicaid is for eligible persons who need help getting care and paying medical bills. (medicaidoffice.net)
  • For example, it isn't always necessary to wait 5 years after gifting assets to become eligible for Medicaid. (tandalaw.com)
  • If Louisiana Medicaid does not have your current information, you could miss important letters about your health insurance coverage and risk losing your health coverage even if you are eligible. (louisiana.gov)
  • Medicaid is the largest program providing medical and health-related services to low-income people. (cdc.gov)
  • Medicaid operates as a vendor payment program. (cdc.gov)
  • Medicaid Control and Prevention (CDC) Get Smart: Know When is a US health insurance program that covers 58 million Antibiotics Work campaign for appropriate antimicrobial low-income persons and families ( 6 ). (cdc.gov)
  • Medicaid is a federal/state program typically administered by each state's welfare agency. (alz.org)
  • We also identify fraud committed against our Medicaid clients and the program. (nyc.gov)
  • The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states cannot be coerced to expand Medicaid, the federal and state government-funded health care program for the poor, pregnant women and children. (mysanantonio.com)
  • In 2011, Texas legislators expanded Medicaid managed care statewide, a good move for taxpayers and those who depend on the program. (mysanantonio.com)
  • The continuing growth in states' Medicaid programs has placed a severe financial strain on state budgets, especially in those states that expanded the program under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (heartland.org)
  • As in many states, the cost of Michigan's Medicaid program has been increasing at an unsustainable pace. (heartland.org)
  • Since Medicaid eligibility was expanded under the Affordable Care Act in 2013, more than 680,000 lower-income residents have enrolled in Healthy Michigan, the state's expanded Medicaid program - a figure that's much greater than the original projection of 470,000. (heartland.org)
  • About one in three doctors across the country doesn't accept new patients who are covered by Medicaid, the federal-state insurance program that is supposed to enroll millions more low-income Americans as part of the Obama administration's health overhaul, according to a new government study. (washingtonmonthly.com)
  • On Thursday, Mr. Corbett finalized a bargain with federal officials to expand Medicaid , the state-federal program that provides health-care coverage to low-income Americans, in Pennsylvania. (washingtonpost.com)
  • They have various concerns about the design of the Medicaid program, but, as Mr. Corbett and other Republican governors have shown, the federal government will give them flexibility in how they design their expansions. (washingtonpost.com)
  • As of December 2019, has enrolled 985,201 individuals in Medicaid and CHIP - a net increase of 57.29% since the first Marketplace Open Enrollment Period and related Medicaid program changes in October 2013. (medicaid.gov)
  • This page summarizes key elements of the Medicaid program, including basic answers to questions about the design and cost of the Medicaid program, why legislators should care about it, who and what it covers, why the program is costly for states, and what strategies can help improve quality while controlling Medicaid costs. (ncsl.org)
  • As of May 2019, the Medicaid program covered close to 65.7 million people, or about 20 percent of the population . (ncsl.org)
  • Medicaid is a shared program between the federal government and the states. (ncsl.org)
  • Although Medicaid is an optional program, all states, the District of Columbia, and the commonwealths and territories participate. (ncsl.org)
  • States can choose to operate CHIP as a component of their Medicaid program or administer a separate CHIP program. (ncsl.org)
  • When CHIP is administered as a separate program, it generally operates under a set of rules different from Medicaid and allows states to design CHIP programs that look more like commercial insurance. (ncsl.org)
  • While the federal government provides substantial funding and oversight for Medicaid through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), each state manages its own Medicaid program. (ncsl.org)
  • Illustration of the requirements for making changes to the Medicaid program. (ncsl.org)
  • The series is designed to assist new state leaders in understanding the Medicaid program and their role in using it to improve the health of their states' residents and communities. (rwjf.org)
  • The argument here, however, is that Medicaid, the federal-state program for low-income populations, offers the best path forward, from both a political and a policy perspective. (tcf.org)
  • The administration argues that Medicaid should return to its original roots as a welfare medicine program for poor children, the disabled, and the elderly. (tcf.org)
  • How has Medicaid evolved from its welfare roots to a program that today provides decent and affordable coverage to more than 75 million Americans, becoming in turn the nation's most successful program for aiding the uninsured? (tcf.org)
  • Applicable information for each carrier should then be entered in the corresponding row in fields 51 (Medicare and TPL only), 54 (Medicare and TPL only) and 55 (Medicaid/590 Program only). (in.gov)
  • Changes to coverage under the traditional Medicaid program will simplify the current lineup of 14 plans to two and save money by better tailoring benefits to the needs of each enrollee, the Corbett administration says. (washingtontimes.com)
  • But many working-age adults who already are on Medicaid will go into the low-risk program, which will limit the reimbursement for many services. (washingtontimes.com)
  • The toolkit provides the evidence base for understanding the impact of restrictions on abortion coverage in the Medicaid program. (guttmacher.org)
  • Named for the late Rep. Henry Hyde (R-IL) and first implemented in 1977, the amendment bans the use of federal funds for abortion coverage through the Medicaid program, except in cases of rape, incest or life endangerment. (guttmacher.org)
  • We support making permanent key provisions that ensure access to HCBS, including the federal spousal impoverishment protections for Medicaid HCBS and the Money Follows the Person program. (leadingage.org)
  • The AHCA, also referred to as Trumpcare, imposes $880 billion in Medicaid cuts over the next 10 years and "would convert Medicaid from an entitlement designed to cover any costs incurred to a more limited program," The New York Times reports. (thedailybeast.com)
  • But governor, HHS officials tell us if you would take the Medicaid funding, there'd be no need for this LIP program. (politifact.com)
  • However, they moved ahead with a plan to have managed care organizations operate most of the Medicaid program by the end of 2021. (okpolicy.org)
  • It was an attempt by the Senate to draw down $18 billion federal dollars and give it to hundreds of thousands of Floridians to purchase private health insurance instead of putting them in the regular Medicaid program. (foxnews.com)
  • The report details historic problems with the state's Medicaid program and recognizes that Gov. Andrew Cuomo inherited a bloated and inefficient system. (timesunion.com)
  • Fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement has permeated the Medicaid program for decades, the report said. (timesunion.com)
  • The committee's report, titled "Billions of Federal Tax Dollars Misspent on New York's Medicaid Program," calls for the state to crack down on wealthy imposters posing as indigent patients and on excessive salaries paid to health care administrators. (timesunion.com)
  • It is clear to the committee that there is more that New York and the federal government can do to make the state's Medicaid program more cost-effective," the report emphasized. (timesunion.com)
  • North Carolina's Medicaid program covered some of the costs of her medical care. (findlaw.com)
  • The state's Medicaid program is shifting to a managed-care program at the end of the year. (governing.com)
  • Children and pregnant women who do not have other health insurance or qualify for Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program). (uhccommunityplan.com)
  • We are very pleased with what we are able to accomplish on behalf of our patients through this program with Medicaid. (medeanalytics.com)
  • DXC's services-enabled OXi Platform utilizes industry standard technologies and connections such as HL7 and RESTful web services to quickly and easily connect new stakeholders in support of DOM's goal to collect, aggregate and share Medicaid clinical data to improve Medicaid beneficiary care and overall program management. (medeanalytics.com)
  • Note: The annual cost includes medical costs paid by state Medicaid Program. (cdc.gov)
  • Massachusetts' Medicaid program, MassHealth , began comprehensive coverage of tobacco-cessation medications in July 2006 as part of the state's healthcare overhaul, which made Massachusetts the first state to require that everyone have health insurance. (medscape.com)
  • No other state has reported anywhere close to the same level of adoption for their Medicaid smoking-cessation benefits, according to Dr Thomas Land (Massachusetts Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Program, Boston), who told heart wire that the high adoption rate among Massachusetts smokers on MassHealth may also be attributed to a "unique environment here in Massachusetts. (medscape.com)
  • The department that handles the Medicaid program is Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services System. (medicaidoffice.net)
  • On drug list of texas formulary are decided by the federal medicaid managed care, find out and what are a program. (1library.net)
  • Recommendation for your texas traditional medicaid provides hcbs program formulary list prior authorization edits are my prescription will reverse this quantity limit? (1library.net)
  • Aaron moore has been numerous budget amendments certificate of medicaid, anagrams of the local, in place to rates to the pilot program offers one. (stjosephsrenewalcenter.org)
  • A day-long meeting of the Advisory Commission on Medicaid examined the future of the program. (c-span.org)
  • Medicaid is a federal U.S. health insurance program that provides health coverage to millions of Americans. (medicaid-help.org)
  • The Michigan Medicaid program is administered by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). (medicaid-help.org)
  • Medicaid recipients in Michigan may need to pay a monthly premium , which is a monthly fee for enrollment in the program. (medicaid-help.org)
  • The Mayo Clinic's decision to no longer serve Nebraska's Medicaid patients starting next year has more to do with its own financial hardships than anything unique to Nebraska's health insurance program for the poor… Last year, the Mayo Clinic experienced a net loss of $100 million on Medicaid billing of $500 million, Plutowski said. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Medicaid is a state and federal program that provides health coverage if you have a very low income. (kelloggmorgan.com)
  • The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration runs Florida's Medicaid program. (elderlawdept.com)
  • Voters in November approved an initiative to expand Medicaid, which is a socialist program. (idahofreedom.org)
  • Knowledge of Kansas Medicaid and managed care programs and/or policy experience or equivalent program and policy knowledge. (mostlymedicaid.com)
  • And if you want to be even more specific, the fastest-growing entitlement program is Medicaid , which was originally supposed to be a very small program to subsidize health care for poor people but has now metastasized into a budget-gobbling fiscal disaster. (peoplespunditdaily.com)
  • One of the reasons Medicaid grows so fast is that the program is split between Washington and the states, which both picking up a share of the cost. (peoplespunditdaily.com)
  • For patients with Washington State Medicaid, please refer to the Washington State Health Care Authority Transhealth Program page to learn about the letters and additional materials needed, such as the consent form . (swedish.org)
  • Health centers rely on federal and nonfederal grant support in concert with the Medicaid program as major funding sources and their continued financial stability will be contingent upon their ability to balance revenues with the cost of managing the vulnerable populations that they serve. (bvs.br)
  • The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act (ACA) (P.L. 111-148) and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (HCERA) (P.L. 111-152) initiated significant changes to Medicaid. (cdc.gov)
  • When we broke the data down further, we found that some states had a surge in newly diagnosed diabetes, and those were the states that had expanded Medicaid because of the Affordable Care Act. (medscape.com)
  • 3 Key factors affecting total Medicaid spending and enrollment trends over the last decade include the lingering effects of the Great Recession followed by the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (kff.org)
  • Utah wants to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. (vox.com)
  • South Dakotans yesterday voted to amend their state constitution to expand Medicaid eligibility to low-income adults under the Affordable Care Act. (aha.org)
  • When Gov. Jan Brewer announced her plan to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, one of the few hospitals in Arizona to object was the Mayo Clinic. (mayoclinic.org)
  • States increased their spending in fiscal year 2015 by the biggest margin in more than 20 years, but most of the increase was thanks to huge leaps in Medicaid spending under the first full year of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (peoplespunditdaily.com)
  • A stronger economy was a primary factor driving lower Medicaid enrollment growth and relatively steady spending growth as states finished state fiscal year (FY) 2018 and adopted budgets for FY 2019. (kff.org)
  • This brief analyzes Medicaid enrollment and spending trends for FY 2018 and FY 2019 based on interviews and data provided by state Medicaid directors as part of the 18th annual survey of Medicaid directors in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. (kff.org)
  • The methodology used to calculate enrollment and spending growth as well as additional information about Medicaid financing can be found at the end of the brief. (kff.org)
  • Figure 1: Medicaid enrollment growth is flat and spending growth is relatively steady in FY 2018 and FY 2019. (kff.org)
  • Looking ahead, economic conditions and the outcome of federal and state elections are likely to have implications for Medicaid policymaking as well as for spending and enrollment trends. (kff.org)
  • The unemployment rate continued to decline to 3.7% in September 2018, relieving pressure on Medicaid enrollment growth. (kff.org)
  • To Apply for Medicaid/Kid Care CHIP or check on Transportation, You May Contact The Customer Service Center at 1-855-294-2127 or Apply Online At http://www.wesystem.wyo.gov Questions about Provider Enrollment call 1-877-399-0121 or Medical Billing call 1-888-996-6223. (google.com)
  • Over the years, 1115 has paved the way for major changes in federal Medicaid policy across a range of areas: eligibility, simplifying the enrollment and renewal process, benefits and coverage, long-term services and supports, and the use of compulsory managed care arrangements. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Arizona and Ohio propose to follow suit, and Louisiana and Kentucky have indicated they may request permission to alter normal Medicaid rules to require enrollment fees and additional cost-sharing. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • has adopted one or more of the targeted enrollment strategies outlined in guidance CMS issued on May 17, 2013, designed to facilitate enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP. (medicaid.gov)
  • One in 7 Californians with income above eligibility levels reported enrollment in Medicaid in 2017. (wsj.com)
  • found that 1 in 7 Californians with income above eligibility levels reported enrollment in Medicaid in 2017. (wsj.com)
  • You can apply for Medicaid at any time (there is no requirement to wait for an open enrollment or special enrollment period). (umwa.org)
  • We also assessed Medicaid enrollment one month prior to pregnancy . (bvsalud.org)
  • As of August 2021, 38 states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) had chosen to expand their Medicaid programs to adults with incomes not exceeding 138% of FPL. (cdc.gov)
  • The statistic represents the distribution of Medicaid expenditures, by service, for the state of Kentucky in fiscal year 2021. (statista.com)
  • State Question 802 was an initiative petition that gave Oklahoma voters the chance to expand Medicaid to cover low-income adults in Oklahoma beginning no later than July 1, 2021. (okpolicy.org)
  • In 2021, we transitioned from the Medicaid Web Portal (MWP) to Availity as our Provider Portal. (aetnabetterhealth.com)
  • Before ACA, many states expanded Medicaid coverage above the federal minimums, and many states have chosen to continue this additional coverage. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition, states can choose to provide Medicaid coverage of tuberculosis-related services for people of low-income who are infected with tuberculosis. (cdc.gov)
  • This Act requires the Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Medicaid and Medical Assistance to take the necessary steps to expand Medicaid coverage to pregnant women from the current coverage of 60-days from the end of pregnancy under federal Medicaid regulations to 12 months from the end of pregnancy. (delaware.gov)
  • Poor married women are more likely to be uninsured than poor unmarried women, in part because they are less likely to have Medicaid coverage. (cdc.gov)
  • Medicaid provided coverage to about one in five Americans, or about 73 million people, as of June 2018. (kff.org)
  • Healthcare fraud robs citizens who foot the bill for Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance coverage. (mysanantonio.com)
  • Medicaid could be an affordable and attractive option for those buying coverage on the ACA exchanges, stabilizing markets that otherwise lack adequate competition and offering a realistic path to an American version of universal coverage. (tcf.org)
  • Evidence You Can Use: Medicaid Coverage of Abortion is designed to give advocates, service providers and policymakers the data and resources they need to engage in ongoing policy discussions in their states. (guttmacher.org)
  • For a chart of current laws and policies in each state related to Medicaid coverage of abortion, see State Funding of Abortion Under Medicaid . (guttmacher.org)
  • Politically, there is no way that CMS could explain to the governors of either Arkansas or Massachusetts why Utah can get a different Medicaid match rate than they do for covering the same people," Eliot Fishman, who oversaw Medicaid waivers under President Obama and is now with the health care coverage advocacy group Families USA, told me. (vox.com)
  • For the first time ever, children with Medicaid coverage in Oregon will be able to keep their coverage until the age of 6 - ensuring they can get the care they need during their formative years," said CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure. (aha.org)
  • Provide coverage to both traditional medicaid managed care needs through the list for medicaid, a doctor will have an independent licensee of the superior may. (1library.net)
  • Despite the immediacy of a person's need for Medicaid coverage, they need to fulfill several criteria before going through the application process. (elderlawdept.com)
  • A Houston Medicaid planning attorney can help you protect your assets while receiving coverage for long-term care services through Medicaid. (staffordlawtx.com)
  • With surveys pointing to a decline in uninsured rates among black and Hispanic adults in the past year, particularly in states extending Medicaid eli-gibility, the ACA's coverage expansions have the potential to reduce, though not eliminate, racial and ethnic disparities in access to care. (bvsalud.org)
  • While slower caseload growth helped to mitigate spending growth in FYs 2018 and 2019, higher costs for prescription drugs, long-term services and supports and behavioral health services, and policy decisions to implement targeted provider rate increases were cited as factors putting upward pressures on total Medicaid spending. (kff.org)
  • As of 2018, more than seven million Medicaid-enrolled women of reproductive age (aged 15-44) lived in the 34 states and the District of Columbia where abortion was not covered under the programs, except in very limited circumstances. (guttmacher.org)
  • In 2018, 31% of Black women and 27% of Hispanic women aged 15-44 were enrolled in Medicaid, compared with 16% of white women. (guttmacher.org)
  • In federal fiscal year (FFY) 2019 , voluntarily reported 15 of 22 frequently reported health care quality measures in the CMS Medicaid/CHIP Child Core Set. (medicaid.gov)
  • For people who meet eligibility requirements, Medicaid covers all or a portion of nursing home costs. (alz.org)
  • Utah is seeking to expand Medicaid but wants stricter eligibility requirements than the law calls for. (vox.com)
  • The eligibility requirements for Medicaid are not the same in every state and may depend on your age. (umwa.org)
  • This page provides general guidelines for the Nebraska Medicaid eligibility requirements. (medicaidoffice.net)
  • If you have questions or issues about the Medicaid application or the eligibility requirements, contact the Nebraska Medicaid office . (medicaidoffice.net)
  • ACA gave states the authority to expand Medicaid eligibility to certain low-income adults. (cdc.gov)
  • Sixty-four percent of American adults think childless, able-bodied adults in their state should be required to work as a condition for receiving Medicaid, and just 22 percent disagree, with 14 percent not sure, according to a recent Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey . (heartland.org)
  • Medicare relies on Medicaid to cover certain services for low-income older adults, such as long-term services and supports and community-based services. (ncsl.org)
  • With those proposals defeated for now, the Trump administration is encouraging states to adopt policies such as work requirements for non-disabled adults that offer a backdoor strategy to Medicaid cutbacks. (tcf.org)
  • At the time of passage, Oklahoma was one of just 14 states that had not expanded its Medicaid programs to include low-income working adults. (okpolicy.org)
  • 1 Total Medicaid spending was $557 billion in FY 2017 with 62% paid by the federal government and 38% financed by states. (kff.org)
  • As of May 2017, CMS has approved Medicaid State plan amendments for 21 States and the District of Columbia for health home programs. (hhs.gov)
  • Jackson, Miss. (November 14, 2017) - The Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) has worked with Hattiesburg Clinic to establish an automated system for sharing clinical data in real time, equipping clinicians with enhanced medical-history information about their Medicaid patients within seconds. (medeanalytics.com)
  • The objective of the OIG is to determine if LTC facilities that received Medicare or Medicaid funds complied with new Federal requirements for life safety and emergency preparedness for the period May 4, 2016, ugateamunited.com/online/amoxil/ through November 15, 2017. (fireplanningassociates.com)
  • Similar to Medicaid Programs most prescription claims data, Medicaid drug claims do not list a diagnosis that corresponds to the indication for treatment. (cdc.gov)
  • Inappropriate use of antimicrobial drugs in Medicaid ed in a state that was funded by the Centers for Disease programs is a potentially serious problem ( 4 , 5 ). (cdc.gov)
  • But nobody should be fooled - that's just code for attacks on Medicaid, on Medicare, on Social Security, on anti-hunger programs. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Section 1115 of the Social Security Act allows the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and states to test innovations in Medicaid and other public welfare programs without formal legislative action. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Section 1115 of the Social Security Act allows states to test and evaluate innovations in certain state-administered public programs, including Medicaid. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • We will review Medicaid health home programs for compliance with relevant Federal and State requirements. (hhs.gov)
  • Information about the health care programs available through Medicaid and how to qualify. (michigan.gov)
  • Glans argues states can follow the successful examples of Florida and Rhode Island to reform their Medicaid programs or submit even more ambitious requests for waivers to the Department of Health and Human Services, an option the Trump administration has encouraged. (heartland.org)
  • Senior Policy Analyst Matthew Glans examines efforts by several states to add work requirements to their Medicaid programs. (heartland.org)
  • Explore key characteristics of Medicaid and CHIP in , including documents and information relevant to how the programs have been implemented by within federal guidelines. (medicaid.gov)
  • and offers resources and tools that can help state policymakers develop evidence-based, cost-effective policies to support their Medicaid programs. (ncsl.org)
  • When low-income people have access to care through Medicaid the costs are shared with the federal government rather than being shifted elsewhere, such as to other tax-funded programs, to emergency rooms, or to private insurance plans in the form of higher premiums. (ncsl.org)
  • States face difficult choices about their Medicaid programs. (ncsl.org)
  • With state Medicaid programs increasingly looking to pay for health outcomes-not simply the volume of health care services delivered-there is an increased focus on strategies to address social needs that contribute to outcomes. (rwjf.org)
  • For example, Medicaid can cover the cost of helping people sign up for other social service programs (e.g. (rwjf.org)
  • School-based Medicaid programs serve as a lifeline to children who can't access critical health care and health services outside of their school," the Save Medicaid in Schools Coalition wrote in a letter to lawmakers. (thedailybeast.com)
  • States continue to drive toward improving the health of their residents and, because health care costs are a large and growing component of state budgets, governors also are looking for long-term, transformational ways to improve the efficiency of their Medicaid programs. (nga.org)
  • There are also other Medicaid programs that may be available to individuals in some states, such as nursing home programs, long-term care programs, breast and cervical cancer treatment programs, and certain Medicare Savings Programs (which can provide assistance with Medicare premiums or cost-sharing). (umwa.org)
  • ALBANY -- A congressional panel made a bipartisan request Thursday for federal auditors to examine New York state's $54 billion Medicaid spending and fraud oversight programs. (timesunion.com)
  • Fewer than half of state Medicaid programs cover tobacco-cessation treatment that includes both pharmacotherapy and counseling, only 12% cover behavioral counseling plus all of the medications approved for tobacco-cessation treatment by the FDA, and some programs further impede access to the therapy by requiring copays or counseling sessions, Land said. (medscape.com)
  • Unfortunately, no other state is collecting data with the same level of detail on how many people are quitting smoking and how many are taking advantage of Medicaid smoking-cessation programs. (medscape.com)
  • That medicaid waivers for, and clinical data rates for dhhr wv state relating to see disclaimer programs addressing the administered by the. (stjosephsrenewalcenter.org)
  • One can apply online for the available Medicaid programs by visiting MNSure . (caresmartz360.com)
  • The future of Medicare, Medicaid and other government programs was the central topic of a recent Q&A session moderated by two Elder Care Advisors from Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services. (eldercare.org)
  • Different Florida Medicaid programs have varying asset limits. (elderlawdept.com)
  • As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, pregnant women receiving Medicaid benefits cannot be dropped so comprehensive medical care and other health care services have continued beyond 60 days until 12 months after the end of pregnancy by virtue of the federal Determination that a Public Health Emergency Exists. (delaware.gov)
  • Many states have been hard hit covering their Medicaid costs as federal funding has dried up. (cnn.com)
  • The federal government is matching every dollar of state funding for Medicaid with $1.61 in federal funding. (cnn.com)
  • In states that have not expanded Medicaid, eligibility for premium tax credits and premium payment responsibilities would begin at 100 percent of the federal poverty level. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • A federal government managed website by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (medicaid.gov)
  • During the 2016 fiscal year, combined federal and state spending for Medicaid in Michigan totaled approximately $16.9 billion, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation . (heartland.org)
  • When operating CHIP as a component of Medicaid, generally federal Medicaid rules apply. (ncsl.org)
  • The State Plan and any amendments must be approved by CMS in order for states to access federal Medicaid funds. (ncsl.org)
  • States have the option to classify some community-based services as covered benefits in Medicaid, allowing them to receive federal Medicaid matching funds for these services. (rwjf.org)
  • Medicaid is a federal-state partnership. (guttmacher.org)
  • Under the Hyde Amendment, federal Medicaid funds cannot be used for abortion except in cases of rape, incest or life endangerment. (guttmacher.org)
  • We support an increase in the general Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP) by 12 points and an additional FMAP increase for Medicaid HCBS of ten points to ensure states have the funds needed to sustain these services. (leadingage.org)
  • North Carolina is one of a dozen states that haven't accepted the federal government's Medicaid offer originating from the 2010 health care law. (ap.org)
  • The state legislature has passed and Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill that would partially expand Medicaid through the ACA - up to 100 percent of the federal poverty level (about $20,000 for a family of three) instead of the 133 percent threshold prescribed in the health care law. (vox.com)
  • The Supreme Court found that North Carolina law was preempted by the federal anti-lien provision and stated: "An irrebuttable, one-size-fits-all statutory presumption is incompatible with the Medicaid Act's clear mandate that a State may not demand any portion of a beneficiary's tort recovery except the share that is attributable to medical expenses. (findlaw.com)
  • One reason Medicaid expansion's momentum has stalled is that a federal court struck down Medicaid work requirements in March. (governing.com)
  • DXC is pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) to deliver a platform that facilitates DOM's connectivity and interoperability to providers, outside agencies, stakeholders, other States, and federal agencies," said Susan Arthur, vice president and general manager, Health & Life Sciences, DXC Technology. (medeanalytics.com)
  • It's the biggest boost since 1992 and was thanks to a 15.1 percent increase in Medicaid spending, much of that paid for via federal Medicaid funds. (peoplespunditdaily.com)
  • Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, Nevada and Oregon saw more than 30 percent increases in federal funding because they expanded Medicaid under the ACA. (peoplespunditdaily.com)
  • Medicaid has a horrible financing mechanism: Federal transfers to states are not based on the number of poor people, or any other reasonable calculation. (peoplespunditdaily.com)
  • Hospitals and Medicaid MCOs maximize this by agreeing to a state tax on themselves, which the state uses to ratchet up the federal funding. (peoplespunditdaily.com)
  • Congressional Republicans have proposed "block grants," whereby states would get federal Medicaid transfers based on their population of poor residents, not how much they gouge out of their own people. (peoplespunditdaily.com)
  • the federal government promises to reimburse states for a majority of their Medicaid spending, most of which involves reimbursements to health care providers. (peoplespunditdaily.com)
  • Because the federal government provides more than 50% of total Medicaid funding, both state governments and Medicaid providers are made better off by the arrangement, while the federal government is stuck footing a larger bill it had no part in creating. (peoplespunditdaily.com)
  • The person with dementia should be very careful about giving away assets to family members to qualify for Medicaid. (alz.org)
  • Our attorneys are dedicated to helping families legally protect their assets from the high expense of long-term care by helping them plan for and qualify for Medicaid benefits. (tandalaw.com)
  • The general rule is that in order to qualify for Medicaid - a person cannot own more than $2000 of NON-EXEMPT assets - that's not very much! (ritchielawoffice.com)
  • We help Florida seniors protect their assets and qualify for government benefits such as Medicaid and Veterans Benefits to assist with the extraordinary cost of long-term care. (elderlawdept.com)
  • Unlike other states, Texas does not allow you to spend excess income on medical expenses to qualify for Medicaid. (staffordlawtx.com)
  • A QIT is another type of irrevocable trust that can help you qualify for Medicaid long-term care services. (staffordlawtx.com)
  • Created by indiana medicaid and approved by the medicaid drug store to have. (1library.net)
  • Six states currently operate their Medicaid expansions as demonstrations and several more are expected to seek permission to do so. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • 2. These eligibility standards include CHIP-funded Medicaid expansions. (medicaid.gov)
  • NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The governor of Arizona has proposed a novel way of helping to pay burgeoning Medicaid costs -- imposing a fee on smokers, diabetics and obese people who receive the state aid. (cnn.com)
  • At Joseph L. Motta, elder law and estate planning firm in Avon Lake, OH, we know how to help you give gifts to your grandchildren without impacting Medicaid eligibility to create the best plan for yourself, spouse and for your heirs. (josephlmotta.com)
  • States may pay health care providers directly on a fee-for-service basis, or states may pay for Medicaid services through various prepayment arrangements, such as through Medicaid managed care organizations or other forms of managed care. (cdc.gov)
  • Form for an appeal of a managed care organizations are for medicaid and your employer? (1library.net)
  • Senate Republicans insist any final agreement must contain provisions to increase the supply of medical services to handle the additional patients that Medicaid would bring. (ap.org)
  • When determining income and asset levels for individuals who live in a nursing home (which Medicaid refers to as nursing facilities) or receiving home- and community-based services, there are also specific guidelines to protect spouses who live in the community from impoverishment. (alz.org)
  • States have a significant opportunity to cover some nonmedical services that directly impact health, as well as to connect people to housing and other social services not covered by Medicaid. (rwjf.org)
  • SNAP, housing vouchers) as part of "case management" services, an optional benefit in Medicaid. (rwjf.org)
  • States cannot use Medicaid to directly finance the cost of providing housing, and a number of other social services, but they can offer and encourage their providers to make such expenditures. (rwjf.org)
  • The panel's report questioned multiple cases of huge overcharges by the state for various services, and the operations of the state Office of Medicaid Inspector General , which is supposed to investigate misuse of taxpayer funds. (timesunion.com)
  • Just a few weeks ago, hackers broke into a server at the Utah Department of Technology Services and stole Medicaid records of 780,000 people. (darkreading.com)
  • Guidelines were caps on moud treatment options available, virginia medicaid members, virginia dhhr covid vaccine updates or services, diversionary cash assistance? (stjosephsrenewalcenter.org)
  • An application for Medicaid or KCHIP may be filed at your local Department for Community Based Services (DCBS) Office. (baptisthealth.com)
  • For complete information on applying for Kentucky Medicaid and KCHIP, please visit the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services . (baptisthealth.com)
  • Home care businesses require advanced solutions to integrate Medicaid into their services, and Caresmartz has been doing that across the states for home care agencies, private-duty care providers, and home care franchisors for several years. (caresmartz360.com)
  • Learn more about Medicaid in Michigan on the Department of Health and Human Services website here . (medicaid-help.org)
  • Through Medicaid, people gain access to health care services that may not be affordable without it. (medicaid-help.org)
  • Medicaid also provides preventive care and other services to help people stay healthy and avoid costlier care. (medicaid-help.org)
  • Each Medicaid participant through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has their own individual health care plan. (medicaid-help.org)
  • Louisiana, which expanded Medicaid in January 2016, may also submit a proposal. (commonwealthfund.org)
  • Michigan's Medicaid spending increased by a total of about 35.5 percent between fiscal years 2012 and 2016. (heartland.org)
  • This system is providing the Mississippi Division of Medicaid the opportunity to help improve the doctor/patient experience more cost effectively," according to Dr. David J. Dzielak, executive director of DOM. (medeanalytics.com)
  • A CMS proposed rule would make it easier for telehealth-heavy providers and plans to get approved for Medicaid and CHIP managed care. (politico.com)
  • Medicaid recipients who are obese or diabetic would face similar penalties if they don't get into shape. (cnn.com)
  • Special help is available to Medicaid recipients in nursing facilities who wish to receive care at home. (alabama.gov)
  • concerns about finding help you are not covered by your search and your medicaid. (1library.net)
  • Decided by the advanced search tools to pay for medicaid strategies to help you get the prior authorization? (1library.net)
  • A top Nebraska Medicaid official hopes to convince the Mayo Clinic to keep treating Nebraska Medicaid patients beyond year's end… Clinic spokeswoman Shelly Plutowski cited business reasons for the decision. (mayoclinic.org)
  • Generally, a small segment of the enrollee population account for large portion of states' Medicaid expenditures. (nga.org)
  • OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe and identify predictors of health care expenditures and utilization for Medicaid-insured pediatric cardiac surgical patients. (bvsalud.org)
  • Most Medicaid eligibility and all CHIP eligibility is based on modified adjusted gross income (MAGI). (medicaid.gov)
  • Of the settlement amount, $35,581.47 was designated as reimbursement for medical expenses, even though Medicaid had paid $215,645.30. (findlaw.com)
  • With the help of an experienced Elder Law and Medicaid Planning attorney many of the assets you have spent a lifetime accumulating can be protected from high nursing home expenses. (tandalaw.com)
  • Some of these techniques may include setting up an Irrevocable Living Trust, making gifts to family members, and paying for certain Medicaid expenses. (tandalaw.com)
  • Exempt Assets are assets that are owned by the Medicaid applicant that the government doesn't count as a resource to pay for nursing home care expenses. (ritchielawoffice.com)
  • Money spent or set aside to cover funeral and burial expenses are Exempt Assets for Medicaid Planning. (ritchielawoffice.com)
  • A Medicaid Applicant can also prepay for the funeral and burial expenses of their spouse as well. (ritchielawoffice.com)
  • Paying for Funeral Expenses in advance is one of the simplest ways to invest in an Exempt Asset prior to applying for Medicaid. (ritchielawoffice.com)
  • Just a few months earlier in July, the Nevada legislature voted to permit any state resident to buy into Medicaid, and although the state's Republican governor vetoed the bill, lawmakers in other states from Massachusetts to Iowa are drafting similar proposals. (tcf.org)
  • This year, efforts to expand Medicaid failed to gain enough support from Republican lawmakers in Kansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wyoming . (governing.com)
  • Why should legislators care about Medicaid? (ncsl.org)
  • This is called Medicaid provider fraud. (nyc.gov)
  • There are numerous types of Medicaid provider fraud. (nyc.gov)
  • If you think that a Medicaid recipient or medical provider is committing fraud against Medicaid in New York City, please click here to report it. (nyc.gov)
  • Medicaid dental fraud is so pervasive that the Texas attorney general and inspector general launched a joint task force targeting fraud in Medicaid dental reimbursements. (mysanantonio.com)
  • The statewide rollout of Medicaid managed care results from the success of combating fraud and delivering cost savings. (mysanantonio.com)
  • Cuomo's spokeswoman, Wendy Katz, said confirmed that Cuomo is planning to do something fairly dramatic about it by creating a position of deputy attorney general for Medicaid fraud. (observer.com)
  • Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to tackle that issue, she said, the new position will reflect "an increase in prominence. (observer.com)
  • Cuomo perviously addressed the issue when he penned an op-ed article explaining that New York is losing 20 percent of money it recovers from Medicaid fraud because it doesn't have its own False Claims Act to protect whistle blowers. (observer.com)
  • As a candidate, Trump vowed not to cut spending on Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid. (washingtonpost.com)
  • This initiative, which the Trump Administration calls the Healthy Adult Opportunity , is intended to convert Medicaid funding into a block grant. (okpolicy.org)
  • A recent viral video of an interaction between an Emergency Physician named Dr. Rob Davidson and Vice President Mike Pence went viral and highlighted the Trump administration's plan to undermine Medicaid. (freespeech.org)
  • In comparison, states that did not expand Medicaid had no increase in diabetes diagnoses. (medscape.com)
  • Oklahomans Voted to Expand Medicaid. (washingtonmonthly.com)
  • The people of Oklahoma voted to expand Medicaid on Tuesday, with mostly urban voters pushing the measure over the line by a one percent margin . (nymag.com)
  • RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger on Tuesday called an offer from state hospitals to expand Medicaid to hundreds of thousands of the working poor "not a serious proposal," saying loosened regulations for medical construction projects didn't go far enough. (ap.org)
  • When Kansas elected Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly in November, who pledged to expand Medicaid, it seemed to be a sure thing. (governing.com)
  • 2 Medicaid accounts for one in six dollars spent in the health care system, but more than 50% of long-term care spending. (kff.org)
  • The proposal from Gov. Jan Brewer , which would take effect in October, imposes 'penalty and incentive strategies' on Medicaid members 'to take responsibility for their own health care,' according to a statement from the governor's office. (cnn.com)
  • Heartland Senior Policy Analyst Matthew Glans documents the failure of Medicaid to deliver quality care to the nation's poor and disabled even as it drives health care spending to unsustainable heights. (heartland.org)
  • voluntarily reported 15 of 24 frequently reported health care quality measures in the CMS Medicaid Adult Core Set. (medicaid.gov)
  • Medicaid helps states pay for "uncompensated care" for indigent patients, those who are uninsured and cannot pay for their health care. (ncsl.org)
  • Medicaid provides critical access to health care for low-income women. (guttmacher.org)
  • Deep cuts to Medicaid proposed in the American Health Care Act, the GOP's repeal of Obamacare, will affect funding for special education. (thedailybeast.com)
  • Every Medicaid enrollee who is in a nursing home, 65 or older, pregnant, mentally or physically disabled or dealing with a chronic medical condition or substance abuse will go into the high-risk plan, according to the Department of Public Welfare. (washingtontimes.com)
  • But if nothing else, the same objective can be achieved by binding Medicaid expansion's future to the fiscal promises that its proponents made in the general election. (idahofreedom.org)
  • Ensure that state Medicaid rates paid to nursing homes and to HCBS providers are sufficient to cover the costs of care. (leadingage.org)
  • By Colleen Morrissey Qualifying for Medicaid - called MassHealth in Massachusetts - can make a big difference when you need care and aren't sure how you'll afford it. (eldercare.org)
  • The state then promises to filter that money back to those same providers in the form of higher Medicaid reimbursements. (peoplespunditdaily.com)
  • In Part 2 of my Medicaid Planning Series we are going to discuss what "Exempt Assets" are and how to use them for Medicaid Planning. (ritchielawoffice.com)
  • If you haven't read Part 1 of this series - I recommend that you read it now - as it gives a general overview of Medicaid Planning basics and sets the table for our discussion on Exempt Assets. (ritchielawoffice.com)
  • A Basic Medicaid Planning technique is to review your assets and turn as much Non-Exempt Assets that are owned (such as John's $100,000 savings account) into Exempt Assets (which will be listed and discussed below). (ritchielawoffice.com)
  • Below is a partial list of a few of the most common Exempt Assets for Medicaid Planning. (ritchielawoffice.com)
  • This article is a general overview of Exempt Asset Planning for Medicaid. (ritchielawoffice.com)
  • If you only set aside money in a special bank account or in a revocable trust - then only $1500 is exempt for Medicaid purposes. (ritchielawoffice.com)
  • Work requirements need to at least be on the table for other states to consider," says Matt Salo, executive director of the National Association of Medicaid Directors. (governing.com)
  • You should learn more about the Medicaid requirements before you begin this undertaking. (elderlawdept.com)
  • You will need to meet the income requirements, be a resident in the state that you are receiving benefits in, and be a US citizen to receive Medicaid assistance. (ritigsteinlaw.com)
  • Medicaid can cover a large share of long-term care costs, but only if you meet strict financial and other requirements. (staffordlawtx.com)
  • Somehow, those who don't like Medicaid believe that it should be as good as private insurance, reimburse just as much, and somehow cost less. (washingtonmonthly.com)
  • Are several typical medicaid card at no cost of adobe reader. (1library.net)
  • How Much Does Medicaid Cost? (medicaid-help.org)
  • Most of the doctors cited the low reimbursement from Medicaid. (washingtonmonthly.com)
  • This is also due to low reimbursement which (1) the ACA starts to improve and (2) we could absolutely improve if we wanted to by allocating more to Medicaid, which is a cheap form of insurance. (washingtonmonthly.com)
  • Medicaid is government health insurance that helps many low-income people in the United States to pay their medical bills . (medlineplus.gov)
  • Medicaid was originally available only to people receiving cash assistance, but over time, Congress has expanded eligibility for children and selected adult groups. (cdc.gov)
  • Medicaid pays for medical care for people with very low income and asset levels, and long-term care for people who have used up most of their own money. (alz.org)
  • Section 1945 of the Social Security Act created an optional Medicaid State Plan benefit for States to establish "health homes" to coordinate care for people with Medicaid who have chronic medical conditions. (hhs.gov)
  • But the bottom line is that people are complaining that giving uninsured people Medicaid is a bad idea. (washingtonmonthly.com)
  • Sure, they'll wave their hands at vague plans for somehow insuring the poorest among us, but I have not yet seen any comprehensive plan put forward in Congress with any real level of support that allows people in this socio-economic spectrum to be privately insured to the level that Medicaid covers. (washingtonmonthly.com)
  • Medicaid provides health insurance for low-income people who may have complex needs and require expensive care. (ncsl.org)
  • As a result of the United States's systemic racism and inequality, people of color are more likely to be low income and enrolled in Medicaid-and thus subject to the Hyde Amendment's cruel restrictions. (guttmacher.org)
  • Information to clarify health plan choices for people with Medicaid and Medicare. (uhccommunityplan.com)
  • Here are some resources for people with Medicaid and Medicare. (uhccommunityplan.com)
  • This is critical in Texas given rising costs associated with "unmanaged" and uncoordinated Medicaid offerings, which were unsustainable. (mysanantonio.com)