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Medicaid

August 14, 2018 | Daily News

Advocates for Medicaid beneficiaries on Tuesday (Aug. 14) followed up a lawsuit over Kentucky's work requirements with a legal challenge to the Trump administration's approval of Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas.

August 13, 2018 | Daily News

Both sides in the lawsuit over Kentucky's controversial Medicaid waiver are asking a federal judge to retain jurisdiction over the case while the Trump administration attempts to comply with the judge's June ruling that blocked the so-called Kentucky HEALTH program from taking effect and ordered CMS to review it further.

August 10, 2018 | Daily News

FDA approved Friday (Aug. 10) a first-of-its-kind infusion drug, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals' Onpattro, which treats a rare disease by silencing a portion of a patient’s genes.

August 10, 2018 | Daily News

Thirty-six states will hold elections for governor in less than three months, and Medicaid expansion is shaping up as a key campaign issue in many of them.

August 10, 2018 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Alex Azar on Thursday (Aug. 9) touted a CMS notice on Medicaid rebates as an example of the administration stopping brand drug companies from cheating Medicaid out of money, but the notice merely informs states of changes that Congress made in February.

August 06, 2018 | Daily News

The White House Office of Management and Budget on Friday (Aug. 3) started reviewing a proposed rule on Medicaid and CHIP managed care and provider enrollment and termination, and some lobbyists expect it could include changes to the Medicaid managed care rule the administration has long indicated are coming.

August 03, 2018 | Daily News

New Hampshire is asking CMS for permission to impose new restrictions in its Medicaid program, including using asset tests to determine Medicaid eligibility, eliminating retroactive coverage and requiring Medicaid applicants to submit two forms of identification to prove their citizenship.

July 27, 2018 | Daily News

CMS should do more to oversee program integrity in Medicaid managed care, the Government Accountability Office said in a report released Thursday (July 26), the third report in two months by a government watchdog agency calling for greater supervision of Medicaid managed care.

July 26, 2018 | Daily News

HHS Secretary Alex Azar told a conservative audience at the Heritage Foundation on Thursday (July 26) that the administration will continue to approve state requests to add work requirements to their Medicaid programs despite HHS' recent judicial setback in the Kentucky Medicaid case.

July 24, 2018 | Daily News

Former McKinsey senior partner Paul Mango joined CMS as the agency's chief principal deputy administrator and chief of staff and former Texas Health and Human Services Commission head Chris Traylor will serve as the agency's deputy administrator for strategic initiatives, CMS announced Tuesday (July 24).

July 24, 2018 | Daily News

Former McKinsey senior partner Paul Mango joined CMS as the agency's chief principal deputy administrator and chief of staff and former Texas Health and Human Services Commission head Chris Traylor will serve as the agency's deputy administrator for strategic initiatives, CMS announced Tuesday (July 24).

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.

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