The Louisiana Department of Health issued a request for proposals on Monday for managed-care companies hoping to serve the state's more than 1.5 million Medicaid members starting in 2020.
The CMS approved a request from Colorado to set up a value-based purchasing program for Medicaid, becoming the third state to do so.
One of the top issues at HIMSS19 this month was the need to rethink and broaden services provided to patients. Jacob Reider, former federal deputy national coordinator of health IT, has thoughts on how to do that.
Republican governors defended their decisions to pursue Medicaid work requirements despite concerns about the loss of coverage.
Louisiana's health department has notified tens of thousands of Medicaid recipients they could be booted from the program after a newly implemented computer check found they earn too much to receive the taxpayer-financed health coverage.
Healthcare spending growth will rise at an annual average of 5.5% over the next decade, slightly faster than in the past few years, due to the aging of the baby boomers and healthcare price growth, the CMS reported Wednesday.
Medicaid expansion and funding face serious political challenges in several Western and Great Plains states, following expansion ballot initiatives and legislative and gubernatorial elections in those states.
A bipartisan legislative committee has now approved New Hampshire's proposed work requirements for Medicaid recipients, nearly two months after it first objected to Trump administration changes.
While Republican lawmakers insist trimming Medicare and Medicaid is the only way to rein in federal spending, researchers have found the programs have done a better job at controlling spending than private payers.
The Utah Legislature passed a bill to partially expand Medicaid, and that may encourage other states to seek similar scaled-back expansions with full federal funding.
Critics say eliminating retrospective eligibility is one more administrative barrier the Trump administration has erected to make Medicaid and other public benefits harder to access.
Four insurers scored contracts to serve North Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries under the state's new managed-care program launching in November.