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July 18, 2018 | Daily News

Justices of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday (July 18) were uncertain whether the court should -- or could -- intervene in a political impasse between the state's governor and the legislature over funding for the voter-approved Medicaid expansion.

July 17, 2018 | Daily News

CMS is more inclined to approve Medicaid work requirements in states that have expanded Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act, the Kansas Medicaid director said Monday (July 16), and as such, the outlook for Kansas’ work requirement waiver that is under review by CMS may depend on whether the state expands Medicaid after the midterm elections.

July 11, 2018 | Daily News

CMS is proposing to roll back an Obama-era regulation that allows states to use Medicaid money to pay the union dues of independent home health workers.

July 11, 2018 | Daily News

The House Energy & Commerce Committee will mark up four bipartisan health-related bills Thursday (July 12), including measures to reauthorize the Children's Graduate Medical Education program and nursing workforce development programs.

July 09, 2018 | Daily News

The deadlock over Medicaid expansion in Maine continues as the state’s legislature on Monday (July 9) fell short of overriding Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of a bill that would have funded Maine’s share of expansion costs.

July 06, 2018 | Daily News

Utah has submitted a waiver request to CMS seeking permission to partially expand Medicaid while adding work requirements, but its fate is uncertain due to unresolved legal questions over both parts of the proposal.

July 05, 2018 | Daily News

Advocates for Medicaid expansion submitted signatures in Nebraska Thursday (July 5) to add a referendum on Medicaid expansion to the state’s ballot this November, making it the fourth Republican-led state in which supporters are pushing pro-expansion ballot initiatives this year.

July 02, 2018 | Daily News

Kentucky eliminated dental and vision benefits for nearly 500,000 Medicaid beneficiaries over the weekend and blamed the cuts on a federal judge’s ruling Friday (June 29) that blocked the state’s planned overhaul of its Medicaid program.

July 02, 2018 | Daily News

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) was expected to veto a funding mechanism for the state’s Medicaid expansion Monday (July 2), the same day that more than 70,000 people were scheduled to become newly eligible for coverage under the ballot initiative the state’s voters approved in November.

July 02, 2018 | Daily News

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) vetoed a funding mechanism for the state’s Medicaid expansion Monday (July 2), the same day that more than 70,000 people were scheduled to become newly eligible for coverage under the ballot initiative the state’s voters approved in November.

June 29, 2018 | Daily News

In a significant blow to the Trump administration’s effort to remake Medicaid, a federal judge ruled Friday (June 29) that CMS overstepped its authority when it approved work requirements and other coverage restrictions in Kentucky’s Medicaid program.

June 27, 2018 | Daily News

CMS Wednesday declined to approve Massachusetts' request to lower the income eligibility for some beneficiaries to 100 percent of the federal poverty level and move them into the exchanges, as well as its request to allow Medicaid coverage for Institutions of Mental Disease.

June 27, 2018 | Daily News

CMS’ new plan to reduce Medicaid overpayments does not go nearly far enough, the top congressional watchdog told the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday (June 27) as Democrats denounced CMS Administrator Seema Verma for declining the committee’s invitation to testify.

June 27, 2018 | Daily News

In a double-win for brands, CMS on Wednesday (June 27) rejected a Massachusetts request for a closed drug formulary, and separately the agency told states they must cover accelerated-approval drugs.

June 27, 2018 | Daily News

CMS on Wednesday (June 27) approved Oklahoma’s request to negotiate Medicaid supplemental rebates based on the outcomes of drugs. Under the plan, Oklahoma would receive an additional rebate in the event drugs subject to the agreement do not result in the desired clinical outcomes.

June 26, 2018 | Daily News

CMS rolled out new initiatives to increase Medicaid oversight Tuesday (June 26), a week after the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee criticized CMS for failing to crack down on fraud and overpayments in the program.

June 25, 2018 | Daily News

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) appears likely to remain recalcitrant in his refusal to expand the state’s Medicaid program despite a nearly $60 million spending bill the Maine legislature approved last week that would pay for the state’s share of expansion.

June 25, 2018 | Daily News

Supporters of Medicaid expansion say they have collected enough signatures to add a referendum to Montana’s November ballot that would ask voters whether to make the state’s Medicaid expansion permanent through a tax increase on tobacco products.

June 22, 2018 | Daily News

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed a bill Friday (June 22) to seek CMS’ permission to add an 80-hour-a-month work requirement to the state's Medicaid program and raise premiums for some beneficiaries.

June 21, 2018 | Daily News

The Trump administration on Thursday (June 21) proposed to move nutrition assistance programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, into HHS and to set up a Council on Public Assistance, including CMS, with statutory authority to set cross-program policies and uniform work requirements.

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