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CMS solicits ideas for engagement models

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is soliciting comments through Sept. 15 about its proposed initiatives to test new engagement models for Medicare, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Medicaid insurers struggle to pay for pricey drugs

Medicaid insurers are struggling to pay for pricey drugs, leading some to request states to increase payments so they can run their plans. Meanwhile, some states are deciding restrict the expensive medications.

Southern governors advocate for Medicaid expansion

It was an odd sight at the annual meeting of the Southern Governors Association--three of its members advocating for expansion of Medicaid eligibility as part of the Affordable Care Act.

Some hospitals pull back on charity care

In light of the millions of low-income Americans who now qualify for free or heavily subsidized health insurance coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act, some hospital operators reconsider their charity care policies for those who refuse to obtain coverage.

3 steps to reduce Medicaid churn

With the Affordable Care Act providing broader access to insurance, states and insurers are both working to prevent new health plan members from coverage disruptions when they transition between different plan types. Read for three steps  states and insurers can take to reduce churn.

The South's big ol' Medicaid problem

Although the United States has a checkered record when it comes to dealing with its poorest and most disadvantaged populations, the South is the unabashed leader in that category. I won't get...

MO, KS hospitals may lose nearly $10B in Medicaid payments

Hospitals in Kansas and Missouri--two contiguous states whose lawmakers rejected Medicaid expansion--will pay a heavy price for that decision, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute.

ACA causes free clinics to reconsider their business model

Many not-for-profit clinics now reassess their business strategies as a result of the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Medicaid,  Kaiser Health News   reported.

FL safety-net hospitals claim state Medicaid program underpaid them by $73.3 million

The University of Florida Health Shands Hospital and several other safety-net hospitals in the Sunshine State claim that the state's Medicaid program underpaid them as much as $73.3 million between 2000 and last year, the Gainesville Sun reported.

MetroHealth creates regionalized Medicaid program

MetroHealth, Cleveland's primary safety-net hospital, used a miniaturized Medicaid program for its service region to increase coverage and improve outcomes, National Public Radio reports.