May 7, 2019
CMS on Thursday finalized a rule that intends to stop states from diverting Medicaid payments to third parties, with certain exceptions.
May 6, 2019
The United States' total prescription drug costs are not expected to decrease if CMS finalizes a rule designed to prohibit drugmakers from paying rebates to pharmacy benefit managers, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Thursday.
Tennessee's Legislature on Thursday approved a bill that directs state officials to ask the federal government to distribute the state's federal Medicaid funding in the form of a block grant, and in exchange give the state additional flexibility over how it administers its Medicaid program.
May 3, 2019
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
May 1, 2019
The latest CMS data show 2.2 million fewer people were enrolled in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program from January 2018 to January 2019—a decline CMS says could stem from the improving economy, but other health experts say could stem from stricter eligibility redetermination processes.
April 30, 2019
Nonprofit and public hospitals last year showed signs of stable profitability—with revenue growth outpacing expense growth for the first time since fiscal year 2015, according to a preliminary analysis released Thursday by Moody's Investors Service.
Washington's Legislature on Saturday approved a bill to create a state-funded public health insurance option, which state residents would be able to select on Washington's health insurance exchange.
April 29, 2019
CMS Administrator Seema Verma last week invited states to participate in demonstration models designed to integrate care for beneficiaries who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.
April 25, 2019
Former Vice President Joe Biden, who on Thursday announced he is seeking the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, has not endorsed a so-called "Medicare-for-All" proposal—but he also has not dismissed such a plan.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared divided on a case to determine whether the U.S. census can ask respondents about their citizenship status—a move some states and cities have argued would exacerbate undercounting of certain populations and jeopardize Medicaid and other population-based federal funding.
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