More states turn to non-traditional methods to fund the portion of their Medicaid obligation that is not covered by the federal government, according to a new report by the Government Accountability Office.
Six states and the District of Columbia have decided to use their own funds in 2015 to extend the Medicaid pay raise to primary care doctors, reports Kaiser Health News.
States are exploring the use of smart cards to verify Medicaid recipients' identities and foil fraud, according to NJ.com opinion piece.
The public hospitals previously operated by the Louisiana State University healthcare system spent significantly less than budgeted for indigent care in the just completed fiscal year, but lawmakers wonder whether uninsured patients are merely seeking treatment at other hospitals, the Associated Press reported.
Medicaid programs could lower costs and boost quality care by implementing a patient-centered medical home model. Connecticut, for example, incorporated a medical home for its Medicaid program, improving quality and dropping per-member costs by 2 percent in only 18 months.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services yesterday launched a new initiative, allocating more than $100 million in technical support to collaborate with states to improve Medicaid programs and lower costs.
A small hospital in the Syracuse area has become the first provider in Central New York to post prices for its procedures, Syracuse. com reported.
Text messaging is proving to be a viable tool in helping Medicaid patients adhere to a medication regimen, avoid missing doctor appointments and stay on track with healthcare plan goals.
A new consortium of 200 hospitals, nursing homes and other health-related entities throughout the Rochester, New York, region aims to redesign healthcare delivery and reduce avoidable readmissions.
It's the best of times and the worst of times for uncompensated care in the United States. Hospitals in states that expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) reap huge...