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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).

August 24, 2018 | Daily News

The HHS Office of Inspector General is asking for feedback on how to coordinate the anti-kickback and physician self-referral, or Stark, laws as well as how to set up safe harbors to help alternative pay models and the possibility of letting providers waive co-pays or provide other incentives to beneficiaries as a way to promote care engagement.

August 23, 2018 | Daily News

The Maine Supreme Court dealt a blow Thursday (Aug. 23) to attempts by Gov. Paul LePage (R) to stonewall the state's voter-approved Medicaid expansion.

August 23, 2018 | Daily News

The White House budget office is reviewing a Medicare and Medicaid drug-price transparency proposed rule that could target brand drug makers, pharmacy benefit managers or both.

August 23, 2018 | Daily News

In response to the Government Accountability Office's long-standing concerns about the budget neutrality of Medicaid 1115 waivers, CMS on Wednesday (Aug. 22) released its first formal guidance explaining how states must make sure demonstrations won't increase costs to the federal government

August 23, 2018 | Daily News

In response to the Government Accountability Office's long-standing concerns about the budget neutrality of Medicaid 1115 waivers, CMS on Wednesday (Aug. 22) released its first formal guidance explaining how states must make sure demonstrations won't increase costs to the federal government

August 22, 2018 | Daily News

The top Democrats on the Senate and House committees that oversee Medicaid told HHS Secretary Alex Azar Wednesday (Aug. 22) not to re-approve Kentucky’s proposed Medicaid work requirements, saying the requirements “contravene longstanding Congressional intent.”

August 22, 2018 | Daily News

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has created an incentive for states to game the system in order to access more federal money, CMS Administrator Seema Verma told members of the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee in her first time testifying on Capitol Hill as the agency’s head.

August 20, 2018 | Daily News

A federal judge in Kentucky on Monday (Aug. 20) tossed out a lawsuit brought by Gov. Matt Bevin (R) against the Medicaid beneficiaries who are challenging the state’s proposal to add work requirements and other coverage restrictions to the program.

August 17, 2018 | Daily News

CMS said Thursday (Aug. 16) it is approving Medicaid state plan amendments 23 percent faster than in 2016, and is approving section 1915(c) waivers 7 percent faster than in 2016.

August 15, 2018 | Daily News

A new lawsuit challenging Arkansas' Medicaid work requirements has been assigned to the same judge who stopped Kentucky's planned work requirements from taking effect in July.

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