Keyword: National Association of Medicaid Directors
CMS issued updated Medicaid guidance on regulations for state-run home and community-based services.
The Medicaid agency says proposed flexibility and exemptions for states could reduce administrative burden by 561 hours and reap a total savings of over $1.6 million.
From Kaiser Health News: Massachusetts’ Medicaid program wants the power to negotiate discounts for prescription drugs.
Now that Republican attempts to lessen the scope of Medicaid have failed, one Democratic senator wants to expand the program even further.
From Kaiser Health News: Hundreds of old, commonly used drugs cost the Medicaid program billions of extra dollars in 2016 versus 2015.
From Kaiser Health News: The Senate healthcare bill has a provision to increase hospital beds for psychiatric care, but overall cuts in Medicaid could lead to even fewer beds nationwide.