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September 20, 2018 | Daily News

Two top Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform want the committee’s chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), to subpoena HHS and CMS for documents about the Trump administration’s support of Medicaid work requirements.

September 19, 2018 | Daily News

Several congressional Medicaid advisers said Thursday (Sept. 13) they’re enthusiastic about the idea of giving states a grace period before covering newly approved drugs and lifting the Medicaid rebate cap.

September 17, 2018 | Daily News

Following months of legislative debate involving myriad committees, the Senate on Monday (Sept. 17) passed an extensive package of opioid legislation by a vote of 99-1 but a new version privately hammered out by senators from both parties will be taken to conference with the House, a Senate aide told Inside Health Policy.

September 17, 2018 | Daily News

CMS Administrator Seema Verma said Monday (Sept. 17) that it is too early to draw conclusions about Arkansas’ newly enacted Medicaid work requirements, after more than 4,000 beneficiaries lost coverage for failing to show they met the requirements in the program’s first three months.

September 14, 2018 | Daily News

The same federal judge who blocked Kentucky from implementing Medicaid work requirements in July will preside over the recently filed lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ similar work-requirement program.

September 14, 2018 | Daily News

Six states engaged in litigation over an Obamacare tax on Medicaid plans filed papers this week asking a Texas federal judge to block the IRS from collecting that tax on Oct. 1.

September 14, 2018 | Daily News

Congressional Medicaid advisers expressed dismay Thursday (Sept. 13) at early numbers out of Arkansas showing low compliance rates with and significant coverage losses as a result of the state’s new Medicaid work requirements.

September 13, 2018 | Daily News

Arkansas has kicked 4,353 people off Medicaid for not complying with the state’s new work requirements -- nearly four times more than the number of beneficiaries who successfully reported to the state that they satisfied the new rules.

September 12, 2018 | Daily News

The Nebraska Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday (Sept. 12) for the state’s voters to decide in November whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

September 07, 2018 | Daily News

More than 4,000 Medicaid recipients in Arkansas are on the verge of losing coverage for failing to comply with the state’s new Medicaid work requirements, but the state is still tallying final numbers and will announce Wednesday (Sept. 12) how many people are being kicked out of the program.

September 07, 2018 | Daily News

The House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee passed a one-year reauthorization of the Money Follows the Person demonstration, rather than the five-year extension originally included in the legislation.

September 07, 2018 | Daily News

The House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee passed a number of bills to the full committee on Friday (Sept. 7), including the ACE Kids Act, a bill to clarify the authority of the state Medicaid Fraud Control Units, a draft bill strengthening the Health Care Fraud Prevention Task Force and draft legislation to prohibit so-called pharmacy gag clauses and allow Congress' Medicare and Medicaid advisers to access more information about drug rebates.

September 07, 2018 | Daily News

The most common priorities for state Medicaid directors in 2018 are delivery system and payment reform, improving information technology, and behavioral health reform, according to the latest Medicaid Operations Survey Report published Thursday (Sept. 6) by the National Association of Medicaid Directors.

September 04, 2018 | Daily News

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), facing a court order and apparently out of legal options, reluctantly took the first step Tuesday (Sept. 4) toward implementing Medicaid expansion while simultaneously hoping CMS will block that step.

August 31, 2018 | Daily News

Two consumer advocates recently urged state insurance regulations to weigh using their administrative power -- including rate review authority -- to control rising drug costs and improve transparency, even if state legislators are unable to push through changes.

August 30, 2018 | Daily News

The House Energy & Commerce oversight subcommittee will hold a hearing Thursday (Sept. 6) to review abuse, neglect and substandard care in nursing homes, and federal efforts to make sure residents are safe.

August 29, 2018 | Daily News

CMS is seeking to have a lawsuit challenging Arkansas' planned Medicaid work requirements transferred to a different judge after the case was assigned to Judge James Boasberg, who ruled in June against Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky.

August 28, 2018 | Daily News

A Nebraska judge on Tuesday (Aug. 28) threw out a lawsuit challenging the referendum on Medicaid expansion slated to be added to the state’s ballot this November.

August 28, 2018 | Daily News

CMS opened a public comment period Monday (Aug. 27) on South Dakota’s request for an 1115 waiver to impose work requirements on some parents and caregivers in the state’s traditional Medicaid program.

August 24, 2018 | Daily News

The Internal Revenue Service must repay nearly $840 million to six states to compensate them for covering the cost of an Obamacare tax on Medicaid plans, a federal judge ruled Tuesday (Aug. 21).