Nearly 4,000 Arkansans lost their Medicaid expansion coverage in October because they didn't comply with the state's new work requirement. Another 8,462 low-income adults lost benefits in the previous two months.
The CMS might allow hospitals and health systems to pay directly for housing, healthy food or other solutions for the "whole person" through the Medicaid program, according to HHS Secretary Alex Azar.
The CMS gave the green light to Michigan Medicaid's outcome-based drug proposal, the second of its kind. Oklahoma has yet to forecast savings from its similar state plan amendment approved in June.
States may soon have a new waiver option to use federal funds to pay for Medicaid beneficiaries' treatment at inpatient mental health facilities. The CMS has had a ban on reimbursing those providers for decades.
A federal initiative targeting pregnant Medicaid patients reduced medical costs for both mothers and their babies.
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation President and CEO Drew Altman dissects the outcomes of last week's midterm elections, including votes to expand Medicaid coverage.
MACPAC expressed concern to HHS about the number of Arkansans who have lost health coverage by failing to comply with the work requirement.
Midterm election results in Alaska and Montana could lead to a rollback or repeal of Medicaid expansion, which would be the first reversals of the expansion trend across the country.
The CMS wants to make a series of smaller changes to an Obama-era rulemaking that revamped managed Medicaid policy two years ago. The proposals fall short of the overhaul that states expected.
The CMS is drafting a rule that would make it easier for states to stop offering Medicaid beneficiaries paid transportation to medical appointments, a move that could affect providers' revenue drastically.
From the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains to New England, Medicaid expansion got a big boost Tuesday from successful ballot initiatives in three states and gubernatorial victories by two Democrats who made expansion a central issue.
Our 2018 midterm elections tracker includes updated election results from election night, including congressional and gubernatorial races, as well as ballot measures affecting issues such as Medicaid expansion.