States often get federal approval to test new approaches to improve Medicaid services or expand coverage. But the GAO study found that too often these efforts are not adequately evaluated or the results are not available in a timely manner.
Virginia’s Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) has selected Accenture to modernize its Medicaid operation services and plan management. As part of the six-year $138 million contract, Accenture will help the department improve...Show More Summary
Accountable care organizations (ACOs) using Lightbeam technology have generated over $300M in savings over the last three performance years, since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) began. Show More Summary
The Washington Post reported on new health care spending projections from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) which show spending rising to almost 20 percent of GDP by 2026 compared to 17.9 percent in 2016. It is worth noting that these projections have consistently overstated cost growth. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United States health spending is projected to rise 5.3 percent in 2018, reflecting rising prices of medical goods and services and higher Medicaid costs, a U.S. government health agency said on Wednesday, an upward trend it forecasts for the next decade.
Thirty-seven Democrats and two Independents urged Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to reverse his agency’s decision to block Medicaid beneficiaries from using the family planning provider of their choice. The post Exclusive: Senate Democrats Tell Azar to Reverse Hate Group’s Anti-Choice Policy appeared first on Rewire.
Click here for reuse options! A new nonprofit devoted to healthcare solutions exposes a glaring lack of vision. Earlier this week, Andy Slavitt, a former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Barack Obama, launched the “nonpartisan, non-profit” United States of Care. Show More Summary
UC San Diego Health has been selected by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as one of 561 Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), ensuring as many as 10.5 million Medicare beneficiaries across the United States have access to high-quality, coordinated care.
Remember the good ol' days, when most US challenges to free speech or the free press in health care came from aggrieved corporate or academic managers? Now government health agencies have gotten into the act, never mind First Amendment...Show More Summary
Republicans in Congress weren’t able to “defund” Planned Parenthood last year, but some remain hopeful that they can in 2018. While eyes fixate on Congress, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) — an agency packed with anti-abortion sympathizers — signaled it would approve efforts to withhold federal dollars to Planned Parenthood if states asked. […]
Last week, the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a “guidance letter” that makes it easier for states to exclude abortion providers (chiefly Planned Parenthood) from Medicaid. According to the National Right...Show More Summary
Just-released data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) confirms that preferred cost sharing networks will continue to dominate Medicare Part D. Our exclusive analysis finds that for 2018, 99.9% of seniors are enrolled...Show More Summary
Montana has enough money to continue funding the Children's Health Insurance Program through mid-March. Marie Matthews, manager of the health department's Medicaid and Health Services Branch, told a legislative interim … Click to Continue »
More than 100 of the nation's leading patient and provider organizations - including the American College of Rheumatology - are urging Congressional leaders to immediately reverse a new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policy that will create enormous financial uncertainty for specialty providers and jeopardize patient access to vital Part B drug therapies.
Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to work, get job training or perform community service in exchange for getting health coverage through … Click to Continue »
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A handful of Illinois-based nursing homes sued the state's Department of Healthcare and Family Services on Friday, saying low Medicaid rates are jeopardizing their ability to provide adequate quality of care.
The Trump administration has finally made good on a long-standing threat to undermine Medicaid. The Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday that it will look kindly on proposals from states to impose work requirements on Medicaid. The agency doesn’t call it a “work requirement,”...
Illinois Medicaid officials say they're reviewing new federal guidelines that would let states require "able-bodied" Medicaid recipients to work. The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services said Thursday that … Click to Continue »
Yesterday, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a guidance letter to state Medicaid directors saying that CMS would welcome Section 1115 Waiver applications that contained work requirements. The guidance would not provide any extra money for supportive employment or services and it’s logic chain of justifying employment as a condition of receiving […]
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released guidelines Wednesday allowing states to implement work requirements for Medicaid. While Medicaid enrollees would have to prove they were employed, in school, or in a job training...Show More Summary