Medicaid and CHIP

November 19, 2015 | Susan Morse

The State of Michigan on Tuesday denied a request by Henry Ford Health System's health plan to allow it to keep two regions, including Detroit, to its approved contract for the state's Medicaid program.

November 17, 2015 | Susan Morse

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Monday announced a $32 million initiative to drive down the number of uninsured children by supporting outreach to get families with children eligible for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program enrolled.

November 10, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

Cancer patients insured by California's health plan for low-income people are less likely to get recommended treatment and also have lower survival rates than patients with other types of insurance, according to a new study by University of California-Davis researchers.

November 6, 2015 | Susan Morse

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is developing a new model for how it pays dual-eligible health plans after an analysis showed it was underpaying these plans.

November 3, 2015 | Susan Morse

Montana has become the 30th state to expand Medicaid, with federal officials on Monday signing off on a plan to expand coverage to low-income residents through a federal waiver that requires beneficiaries to pay premiums of up to 2 percent of their income.

October 16, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

Medicaid spending soared nearly 14 percent last year--its biggest annual increase in at least two decades--as a result of millions of newly eligible low-income enrollees signing up under the Affordable Care Act, according to a report released Thursday by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

October 8, 2015 | Susan Morse

"Severe and unexpected cuts" to Medicaid payments in the Connecticut budget have stalled talks of a joint venture between Hartford HealthCare and Day Kimball Healthcare, according to Hartford HealthCare.

September 22, 2015 | Susan Morse

The National Committee for Quality Assurance recently ranked more than 1,500 health plans by satisfaction and service. The ranking includes private as well as government-sponsored Medicare and Medicaid plans.

September 1, 2015 | Kaiser Health News

Colorado's uninsured rate has plummeted from a recent high of 15.8 percent four years ago to 6.7 percent this year, but the success of the Affordable Care Act in Colorado is almost entirely the result of Medicaid expansion, according to a much anticipated survey from the Colorado Health Institute.

August 21, 2015 | Henry Powderly

Pennsylvania families that faced penalties for Children's Health Insurance Program coverage that did not meet minimum requirements set by the Affordable Care Act are in the clear after Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday said the state expanded its CHIP program.

August 18, 2015 | Susan Morse

A doctor at a Brooklyn, New York, clinic was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for his role in a $13 million healthcare fraud scheme, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

August 14, 2015 | Susan Morse

Florida will audit 31 hospitals which failed to meet a deadline to certifying that their contracts with Medicaid managed-care plans comply with state law, according to Gov. Rick Scott's office.

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