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Medicaid

November 13, 2019 | Daily News

The House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee on Wednesday (Nov. 13) unanimously approved two bills to improve maternal health, including a bill that would allow states to extend Medicaid eligibility for up to one year after a beneficiary gives birth and receive a higher federal match rate.

November 12, 2019 | Daily News

CMS proposed a wide-ranging new rule Tuesday (Nov. 12) that the agency says will crack down on states manipulating Medicaid supplemental payments in order to obtain extra federal matching funds.

November 12, 2019 | Daily News

CMS will soon release a highly anticipated guidance letter that will invite states to use federal block grants to cover non-disabled adult Medicaid beneficiaries, Administrator Seema Verma said Tuesday (Nov. 12).

November 08, 2019 | Daily News

A second federal appeals court has sided with CMS and upheld a 2017 rule that prevents hospitals from receiving Medicaid DSH payments to cover costs for which they have already been compensated by Medicare or private insurers.

November 06, 2019 | Daily News

Kentucky will likely abandon its controversial plan to adopt Medicaid work requirements as Democrat Andy Beshear claimed victory over incumbent Republican Gov. Matt Bevin in a closely fought race for governor Tuesday night (Nov. 5).

November 06, 2019 | Daily News

CMS announced Wednesday (Nov. 6) that it approved a waiver to allow District of Columbia to sidestep a restriction on using Medicaid dollars to fund inpatient treatment for substance use and mental illness.

November 05, 2019 | Daily News

South Carolina likely violated federal law when it attempted to prevent Planned Parenthood from receiving any Medicaid funding, a federal appeals court recently ruled.

November 05, 2019 | Daily News

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act reduced preventable hospitalizations in states that opted into the expanded program in 2014, according to a new report published in Health Affairs.

November 04, 2019 | Daily News

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) released his partial Medicaid expansion plan Monday (Nov. 4) that also would implement work requirements, despite court challenges to work requirements in several states and refusals by CMS to provide full federal funding matches for partially expanded state Medicaid programs.

November 04, 2019 | Daily News

Medicaid policy is a central issue in state elections being held Tuesday (Nov. 5) in Kentucky, Mississippi and Virginia, as well as in Louisiana, which has a runoff for governor later this month.

November 04, 2019 | Daily News

Congress’ Medicaid advisors are putting maternal health into focus with several planned analytical reports on Medicaid’s role in maternal health, access to maternal health in rural areas, and substance use in pregnant women.

November 04, 2019 | Daily News

The White House on Sunday vowed to vigorously defend the president’s demand that immigrants show they can cover their own health costs or can purchase certain coverage prior to entering the country after a federal judge in Oregon barred the government from implementing the policy for 28 days.

October 31, 2019 | Daily News

Indiana said Thursday (Oct. 31) that it will not enforce its Medicaid work requirements while a lawsuit challenging the controversial policy makes its way through the courts.

October 31, 2019 | Daily News

Advocacy groups have filed a class action suit challenging the president’s demand that immigrants prove they have obtained health coverage prior to entering the country, arguing the policy is a vast restructuring of the nation’s immigration laws and violates the constitution's separation of powers, due process and equal protection clauses. The advocates seek to immediately and permanently block the administration from implementing the policy, which is set to go into effect on Sunday (Nov. 3).

October 31, 2019 | Daily News

Republicans on the Senate Finance health subcommittee on Wednesday (Oct. 30) called for stricter oversight of states’ procedures for determining whether beneficiaries qualify for Medicaid, but Democrats criticized bureaucratic requirements that result in people losing Medicaid even though they are eligible.

October 30, 2019 | Daily News

The rate of uninsured children rose significantly between 2016 and 2018, according to a new report by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, coming as Democratic lawmakers call on HHS and CMS to explain what it is doing to reverse the trend.

October 29, 2019 | Daily News

Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) told CMS Administrator Seema Verma he is concerned about duplicate discounts between 340B and Medicaid, and he believes the 340B program needs to be improved. A Manatt Health survey shows that states are using a wide variety of strategies to help get a handle on this long-running issue.

October 28, 2019 | Daily News

CMS and New Hampshire are appealing a federal judge’s ruling that blocked the state’s plan to implement Medicaid work requirements.

October 28, 2019 | Daily News

Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), the top Republican on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, will retire at the end of this Congress, his office announced Monday.

October 25, 2019 | Daily News

Nebraska on Friday (Oct. 25) released its draft proposal to adopt a two-tiered version of Medicaid expansion in which beneficiaries will qualify for full Medicaid benefits only if they participate in wellness activities, refrain from missing doctor’s appointments and show they are working or doing community service.

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