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Medicaid

July 11, 2019 | Daily News

President Donald Trump has decided to withdraw a proposed rule to eliminate rebates in Medicare Part D and Medicaid managed care because of concerns the rule would raise premiums for Part D beneficiaries, an administration official told Inside Drug Pricing.

July 10, 2019 | Daily News

Many dual-eligible beneficiaries are disenrolled from Medicaid even though they likely remain eligible for that coverage, according to a new study, as they are still eligible for Medicare’s low-income drug coverage subsidies.

July 09, 2019 | Daily News

HHS is looking for 15 stakeholders to join a department-wide quality summit to put together a Health Quality Roadmap as required by President Donald Trump’s recent executive order on price transparency.

July 09, 2019 | Daily News

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) proposal to tackle maternal mortality gives a much-needed focus on racial disparities in hospitals, but the plan should be anchored in investing in struggling hospitals rather than penalizing or rewarding hospitals based on outcomes, maternal health advocates say.

July 08, 2019 | Daily News

Amid fears of large coverage losses, New Hampshire on Monday (July 8) postponed the enforcement of its Medicaid work requirements for three months as state data showed that most of the beneficiaries who are subject to the new requirements were not in compliance in the first month of the program.

July 03, 2019 | Daily News

As the federal government prepares to hire thousands of people to work on the 2020 census, state Medicaid programs should implement safeguards to prevent low-income census workers from losing their Medicaid eligibility as a result of a temporary bump in income, CMS told states Wednesday (July 3).

July 03, 2019 | Daily News

A study published in Health Affairs Monday (July 1) found that an increasing number of working families are insuring their children through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the researchers behind the study called on policymakers to steer clear of additional hurdles for low- and moderate-income working families that could make it harder to sign children up for coverage.

July 02, 2019 | Daily News

President Donald Trump on Monday (July 1) harshly criticized California’s plan to expand Medicaid coverage to undocumented immigrants under the age of 26.

July 02, 2019 | Daily News

Senate Finance Committee members are scheduled to meet next Tuesday (July 9) to discuss drug-pricing legislation that Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and ranking Democrat Ron Wyden (OR) have been negotiating, according to sources following the talks.

July 02, 2019 | Daily News

FDA on Monday (July 1) eliminated postmarket requirements that makers of HIV prevention drug Truvada and its generics provide training materials to health care professionals and educational information to consumers, due to evidence that most providers and at-risk individuals are aware of the risks of the drug and know how to use it properly.

July 01, 2019 | Daily News

The White House Office of Management and Budget on Friday (June 28) began its review of a final Medicare and Medicaid burden reduction rule that also now includes updates to hospital and critical access hospital requirements that CMS delayed finalizing earlier in June.

July 01, 2019 | Daily News

Although Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky remain blocked by court orders, two other states—Indiana and New Hampshire—are proceeding full steam ahead with similar programs, as beneficiaries in both of those states must begin meeting monthly work thresholds this summer.

July 01, 2019 | Daily News

The National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) and a policy analyst said the best way to tackle social determinants of health for Medicaid beneficiaries is to fund community-based organizations that can work alongside state Medicaid agencies, but at least one health plan argued that state Medicaid agencies should tackle social determinants themselves.

June 28, 2019 | Daily News

Dozens of provider groups, advocates and academics are urging a federal appeals court to rule against CMS’ approval of Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky.

June 28, 2019 | Daily News

Analysts say proposals from Democratic presidential candidates to tackle maternal mortality lack a comprehensive, interdisciplinary focus on reducing those rates, though they could help shape a discussion on the issue.

June 27, 2019 | Daily News

The Trump administration does not have the legal authority to implement block grants or per capita spending caps in Medicaid, the chair of the House Energy & Commerce Committee told HHS Secretary Alex Azar in a letter Thursday (June 27).

June 27, 2019 | Daily News

The White House Office of Management and Budget on Wednesday (June 26) finished a seven-month long review of a burden reduction rule aimed at nursing homes.

June 26, 2019 | Daily News

Well over half a million people would lose coverage within a year if Medicaid work requirements took effect in all nine of the states that so far have received CMS’ approval to implement the requirements, according to a new analysis from public health researchers at George Washington University.

June 26, 2019 | Daily News

A bipartisan bill introduced Tuesday (June 25) by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Susan Collins (R-ME) would create maternal and infant health quality measures for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) as well as provide funding for regional partnerships between states, providers and other stakeholders to improve maternal care.

June 24, 2019 | Daily News

The president signed an executive order Monday (June 24) aimed at informing patients of prices and out-of-pocket costs for health care services – particularly hospital services.

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