States spent $1.8 billion in Medicaid 90/10 funds to upgrade their eligibility information technology systems over the past three fiscal years, but still face implementation challenges, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.
Medical professionals blasted last week's fe deral budget deal for failing to address the controversial sustainable growth rate payment formula, MedPageToday repo rts.
Medicaid insurers' provider directories include doctors who are unavailable, not accepting new patients or could not be found, says a report from the Office of the Inspector General.
About 160,000 births covered by Medicaid were electively induced before 39 weeks, likely raising the risk of developmental issues in those newborn children and driving up their healthcare costs in the long term, Kaiser Health News reported.
Many Medicaid programs are creating new or expanding existing home health projects to help cut costs and prevent so-called "super-utilizers" from obtaining unnecessary healthcare services.
Several states are making news with their plans to expand Medicaid under the Affordabe Care Act. Here's a roundup of the goings on in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Alaska and Montana.
Healthcare spending in the United States rose 3.6 percent in 2013, according to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and p ublished in the journal Health Affairs.
Iowa's CoOportunity Health experienced early enrollment success last year, but the company has decided to pull out of the marketplace this year, reports Employee Benefit News. It's the latest in a series of ups and downs for consumer operated and oriented plans.
Medicaid spending has increased dramatically during 2014, according to a new report from the National Association of State Budget Officers.
States are spending more on Medicaid, but they're also receiving more from the federal government to cover the costs, according to a report from the National Association of State Budget Officers.