Tag Archives: Medicaid

Appeals Court Rejects Trump Medicaid Work Requirements in Arkansas

A federal appeals court panel on Friday unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling striking down work rules for Medicaid recipients in Arkansas, casting more doubt over broader Trump administration efforts to require poor people to work, volunteer or train for a job as a condition of getting government health coverage. A three-judge panel of the… Read More »

Anthem, Passport to protest $7B Kentucky Medicaid contract loss

Dive Brief: Anthem and Passport Health Plan intend to appeal Kentucky’s decision to award Medicaid managed care contracts statewide to five other insurers, leaving them out of the lucrative bid. Both companies confirmed to Healthcare Dive they will proceed to the formal bid protest process. Aetna, Humana, Molina, UnitedHealthcare and WellCare were the winners in… Read More »

Trump admin: Immigrant sponsors’ income a factor in Medicaid eligibility

Dive Brief: President Donald Trump’s administration sent guidelines to states Friday instructing that the income and resources of a legal immigrant’s sponsor should be factored into determining eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP, part of a broader tightening of immigration rules. Those sponsors are also responsible for reimbursing the state for the benefits provided, CMS said in… Read More »

Net Effect of Expanding Medicaid

By SAURABH JHA MD  What is the effect of expanding Medicaid on overall healthcare costs and use of the emergency room? This type of question can’t easily be answered by observational studies and requires a randomized controlled trial (RCT). But an RCT isn’t easy to perform. However, a natural RCT serendipitously happened in Oregon a… Read More »

Medicare, Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $76.8 billion in 2017, American Hospital Association says

According to new data released by the American Hospital Association, Medicare and Medicaid underpaid U.S. hospitals by $ 76.8 billion in 2017. Medicare underpayments totaled $ 53.9 billion and Medicaid underpayments $ 22.9 billion for 2017. Meanwhile, in 2017, hospitals provided $ 38.4 billion in uncompensated care, the AHA said. THE IMPACT This means hospitals… Read More »

Nonpartisan agency asks for pause to Arkansas Medicaid work requirements

A nonpartisan government agency has asked the Trump administration to pause a Medicaid program in Arkansas that requires certain beneficiaries work or train for work as a condition of keeping their medical coverage. The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission, or MACPAC, sent a letter Thursday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar… Read More »