Leaders in states hostile to the Affordable Care Act are under increasing pressure to expand Medicaid coverage.
Patients serviced at 10 diagnostic imaging facilities in New Jersey had trouble accessing their medical records after authorities closed Diagnostic Imaging Affiliates in a Medicaid fraud investigation.
Policy experts and lawmakers say that state officials can take certain steps to help drive insurers to lower their premium rates, including reviewing proposed rates and expanding Medicaid, reported Governing.
Programs focused on healthcare "super-users"--the small percentage of Medicaid patients who make up most of the program's spending--are making progress reducing spending and hospitalizations, according to USA Today.
Coverage and reimbursement of telehealth, especially for Medicaid and Medicare, was the topic of choice during a roundtable discussion held by the U.S. Senate Special Commission on Aging on Tuesday.
Tennessee's rural hospitals continue to struggle, bearing the burden of the state's decision to pass on expanding the Medicaid program, the Memphis Daily News repor ted.
Many states avoid paying their share of Medicaid expenses, an issue the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has known about for more than a decade, according to the Washington Post.
Even though children's participation in Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program is higher than adults' participation in Medicaid, the uninsured rate for children has yet to change since implementation of the Affordable Care Act, according to a recent Urban Institute survey.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) shared his Medicaid-alternative plan Monday, reports the Washington Post.
Enrolling rural Americans in health insurance will be one of the biggest problems insurers face during this fall enrollment period, reports Kaiser Health News.