October 31, 2018
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission in a rare move will send a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar urging the Trump administration to pause on approving states' Medicaid work requirement requests and to make Arkansas slow down on implementing its work requirements.
October 30, 2018
CMS Administrator Seema Verma says the agency's newly proposed rule "would give Medicare Advantage plans more flexibility to innovate in response to patients' needs" by "allow[ing] additional telehealth benefits, which will promote access to care in a more convenient and cost-effective manner for patients."
October 26, 2018
Medicaid spending in 2018 rose at the same rate as 2017, despite the program experiencing its first enrollment decline since 2007, according to Kaiser Family Foundation's annual survey of state Medicaid directors.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
October 25, 2018
The Trump administration this week announced new efforts to combat the U.S. opioid epidemic, as President Trump signed into law a sweeping, bipartisan bill to address opioid misuse.
A Medicaid managed care insurer can pay doctors bonuses to increase preventive screenings and it will not be considered kickback, according to an advisory opinion from HHS' Office of Inspector General.
October 23, 2018
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) says CMS has approved the state's plan to expand its Medicaid program to an additional 400,000 low-income state residents, but the agency has not yet issued a decision on a related waiver request to implement work requirements for some Medicaid beneficiaries.
October 22, 2018
The number of U.S. residents enrolled in Medicaid managed care plan has grown to more than 54 million, but experts say the federal and state governments have not been properly monitoring the plans.
October 19, 2018
The White House and federal agencies this week released their fall regulatory agendas, setting the stage for new health care regulations for the Affordable Care Act's exchanges, Medicaid, Medicare, and more.
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