Hospitals oppose proposed reductions in the Obama administration's budget request for fiscal 2015, which includes $414.3 billion in reductions to Medicare and Medicaid over the next 10 years, according to AHA News Now.
With Medicaid overpayments and fraud robbing state and federal governments of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013, states are using legislative and other remedies to keep program dollars out of the wrong hands, Stars and Stripes reported.
Apparently, fifth time's the charm in Arkansas. That's how many times it took to reauthorize its first-in-the-nation private option to expand Medicaid.
New hepatitis C treatments could cost at least $200 billion in the next five years, prompting insurers to ask state officials to help pick up the tab.
Five Chicago healthcare groups received preliminary approval for a new initiative to reduce Medicaid costs, according to Crain's Chicago Business.
To deliver cost-efficient, effective care, health plans must understand the health needs of the criminal justice-involved population, according to a study in the March issue of Health Affairs.
Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami is on the losing side of a plan intended to make Medicaid funding more equitable among the hospitals in the Sunshine State.
A New York radiology practice has agreed to a $15.5 million settlement to resolve allegations that it billed Medicaid and Medicare for unnecessary imaging services.
Many states continue to consider Medicaid expansion options that would let them tailor the program to fit their priorities and healthcare needs. No matter what approach these states take, a tailored expansion won't happen quickly.
Community clinics--considered a crucial linchpin of healthcare delivery under the Affordable Care Act--may face serious financial harm due to "private option" Medicaid expansions, Kaiser Health News reported.