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Medicare & Medicaid

NH is 4th state approved for Medicaid expansion work requirement
May 08 | Susan Morse
Kentucky Indiana and Arkansas have also received ACA waivers for work requirements under policies…
Federal funding cuts could hurt pediatric care
May 07 | Jeff Lagasse
Cuts could destabilize current specialty care referral networks serving children in need…
Medicaid expansion battles in Maine and Virginia
May 03 | Susan Morse
Both states are struggling over whether or not to broaden Medicaid programs to insure more citizens.
Silver Tusnami: Aetna, Humana, UnitedHealthcare cash in
May 03 | Susan Morse
Finance execs at the big payers all say the Medicare Advantage market will only get bigger, and more lucrative, as baby…
DHS payment
May 02 | Susan Morse
Lower court's decision about disproportionate share hospital payments undermines the…
Aetna income up on Medicare Advantage
May 01 | Susan Morse
The insurer signed up 250,000 new Medicare Advantage members during the first quarter.
CMS releasing Medicare Advantage encounter data
Apr 27 | Susan Morse
The data provides detailed information about services to beneficiaries enrolled in a MA managed plan.
A ‘patient uncertainty’ scale to reduce readmissions
Apr 25 | Jeff Lagasse
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital has embarked on an initiative that is yielding insights that could prove valuable to any…
AMA to CMS: Shorten MIPS reporting period to 90 days
Apr 23 | Beth Jones Sanborn
Letter from numerous groups to Seema Verma called out policy changes, slow updates to QPP website and…
Apr 19 | Jeff Lagasse
Doctors have balked at the increasing burden of implementing metrics, which cost roughly $15.4 billion annually to meet.

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