Florida received final approval from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to implement the overhaul of its Medicaid program, which would require beneficiaries to enroll managed care plans operated by private insurers, reported the Orlando Sentinel .
Last month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed rule that would cut supplemental Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments by $1.1 billion over the next two years. This stunned the executives of many of our nation's almost 2,000 affected hospitals. They were bracing themselves for a much larger cut--$18.1 billion through 2020--as called for by the Affordable Care Act
A jury convicted WellCare's former CEO Todd Farha and ex-CFO Paul Behrens of two counts of healthcare fraud, Bloomberg reported.
States that refuse to accept funding to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are financially shooting themselves in the foot, reported the Washington Post . According to a study by the RAND...
Centene's subsidiary Kentucky Spirit can't leave the Kentucky Medicaid market early as it has threatened because it would be in breach of contract and subject to fines, a state court ruled Friday.
Steward Health Care System, which owns several safety nets, and Local 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East yesterday launched the Massachusetts Healthcare Equality and Affordability League to fight payment inequalities that favor a handful high-cost wealthy Boston hospitals.
The Iowa Legislature has approved a bill expected to significantly expand coverage for the poor under the Affordable Care Act without dramatically growing the Medicaid rolls.
At least 250,000 U.S. veterans won't get insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, putting financial strain on the healthcare industry in general and at the hospitals where they obtain care in particular.
Texas lawmakers have been steadfast in their opposition to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, but providers in the Rio Grande Valley could lose out on nearly $20 billion over the next decade as a result, reported Kaiser Health News .
Heeding healthcare industry calls for payment reform, Govs. John Kitzhaber of Oregon and Bill Haslam of Tennessee will lead the new Health Care Sustainability Task Force to help governors innovate their Medicaid programs and achieve low-cost, high-quality healthcare.