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March 15, 2017

HHS released a letter to Governors from Secretary Tom Price and freshly sworn-in CMS Administrator Seema Verma, inviting states to take steps to innovate on Medicaid.

March 15, 2017

The Trump administration is considering giving states more flexibility in implementing Medicaid, such as allowing states to create work requirements for residents benefitting from that program, according to the Wall Street Journal.

March 15, 2017

The American Health Care Act (AHCA), proposed by House Republicans and endorsed by the Trump administration, includes key provisions that eliminate federal mandates for what services must be covered under Medicaid.

March 14, 2017

Seven states currently are implementing the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Medicaid expansion to nearly all low income adults up to 138% of the federal poverty level (FPL, $16,643 per year for an individual in 2017) in ways that extend beyond the flexibility provided by the law through a Section 1115 demonstration waiver approved by the Obama Administration.

March 13, 2017

The Senate on Monday confirmed Seema Verma, a health policy expert from Indiana, to lead efforts by the Trump administration to transform Medicaid and upend the Affordable Care Act.

March 12, 2017

Bill would create prepaid dental plans for state's Medicaid recipients ... The Cooper administration has attempted to amend the waiver request to allow ...

March 11, 2017

From the outset of his administration, President Trump has managed to keep ... States that expanded Medicaid under ObamaCare and in prior policies ...

March 10, 2017

Secretary Price Committed to Greater Medicaid Flexibility for States ... The Trump Administration has announced a three-pronged approach to ...

March 10, 2017

So lawmakers added it to a $16 billion budget to help Utah schools, give state workers a raise, fund Medicaid growth and build new university ...

March 10, 2017

“The state has an obligation not just to patients, but to taxpayers. With the looming uncertainty over Medicaid under the new administration in ...

March 07, 2017

When the state of Ohio released its proposed budget for the next two fiscal years, a significant provision was tucked away that aims to deal with a $597 million shortfall in FY2018. In 2009, Ohio began levying a sales tax on Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs). In sum, this was the mechanism that Ohio, and a number of other states, used to draw down federal Medicaid dollars.

March 06, 2017

Kansas’ Medicaid program administrators shared Monday with House legislators explanations and improvement strategies in response to federal reports declaring the privatized system of KanCare out of compliance and a potential risk to recipients.

March 06, 2017

From the very first days of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), states have been trying to tweak their Medicaid programs. Now those tweaks -- the ones that succeeded and the ones that failed -- offer insight into the future of health care as President Donald Trump aims to give states more power to decide what their plans offer and how they function.

March 03, 2017

The state Department of Health (DOH) could have saved the Medicaid program as much as $146 million over a six-year period if it had helped Medicaid patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) who meet certain eligibility requirements get the Medicare benefits to which they are entitled, according to an auditreleased today by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. 

March 01, 2017

Expanding the state’s Medicaid program in 2018-19 and providing more funding to address the state’s opioid crisis are among the top priorities of Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget when it comes to health care.

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