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More states pressured to expand Medicaid

Leaders in states hostile to the Affordable Care Act are under increasing pressure to expand Medicaid coverage.

Fraud probe blocks access to medical records

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.

How states can lower insurers' premiums

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.

Community programs help cut healthcare "super-users"

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, reimbursement remain barriers to telehealth use, health industry leaders testify

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.

Rural Tennessee hospitals struggle to stay open

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.

States game Medicaid for millions

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.

Uninsured rate for children remains at standstill

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.

Va. Gov. McAuliffe shares Medicaid-alternative plan

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) shared his Medicaid-alternative plan Monday, reports the  Washington Post.

Rural Americans pose challenges for HIX enrollment

Enrolling rural Americans in health insurance will be one of the biggest problems insurers face during this fall enrollment period, reports  Kaiser Health News.