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November 24, 2020 | Daily News

The Federation of American Hospitals is urging President-elect Joe Biden and his transition team to institute a national COVID-19 mitigation and communications strategy as opposed to the current, splintered state-based approach; to gradually ease the end of COVID-19 waivers, rather than cutting them off at the end of the public health emergency; and to work with Congress to increase access to telehealth post-pandemic.

November 17, 2020 | Daily News

Some stakeholders and lobbyists worry the Trump administration will issue a controversial Medicaid supplemental pay rule before leaving office -- despite CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s statement in September that CMS was scrapping the rule -- as Verma recently said CMS was slowing down its work on the rule in order to get it right but still stood behind the rule’s goals.

November 09, 2020 | Daily News

The Trump administration on Monday finalized a rule to roll back Obama-era Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Plans managed care regulations by, among other things, easing network adequacy requirements, which the agency said will reduce administrative burden.

November 09, 2020 | Daily News

When the Supreme Court hears the challenge to the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday (Nov. 10), prescription drug policies are at stake in addition to the future of the insurance exchanges.

November 07, 2020 | Daily News

Joe Biden’s presumptive presidential victory Saturday lays a path for revocation of President Donald Trump’s controversial Medicaid policies, yet a likely divided Congress makes it unlikely Biden will be able to realize his plan to build on the Affordable Care Act with a new public option.

November 05, 2020 | Daily News

Should former Vice President Joe Biden win the White House and Republicans retain control of the Senate, health policy experts predict Biden’s more-aggressive health reform proposals, like a public option or a Medicare buy-in, would be off table in the near term, but other legislative fixes to the Affordable Care Act could transpire.

November 05, 2020 | Daily News

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment Advisory Commission is leaning toward recommending a 12-month extension of Medicaid for postpartum beneficiaries, as opposed to the current statutory cut-off after 60 days, and aligning the coverage with the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

November 04, 2020 | Daily News

While the presidential race remained undeclared Tuesday night, Republican nominees swept in governors’ races where Medicaid is in the spotlight, which means a likely continued push towards controversial Medicaid policies such as work requirements.

November 04, 2020 | Daily News

While the presidential race remained undeclared Tuesday night, Republican nominees swept in governors’ races where Medicaid is in the spotlight, which means a likely continued push towards controversial Medicaid policies such as work requirements.

November 04, 2020 | Daily News

While the presidential race remained undeclared Tuesday night, Republican nominees swept in governors’ races where Medicaid is in the spotlight, which means a likely continued push towards controversial Medicaid policies such as work requirements.

November 03, 2020 | Daily News

A provision tucked into an interim final rule CMS unveiled Oct. 28 provides needed clarity to state Medicaid directors that they can terminate coverage for certain beneficiaries not validly enrolled in the program during the public health emergency and still receive enhanced federal matching funds, the National Association of Medicaid Directors told Inside Health Policy.

November 02, 2020 | Daily News

A federal judge has struck down the Trump administration’s controversial public charge rule, declaring it should immediately be vacated nationwide, the latest in the ongoing legal battle over the administration’s effort to deny certain legal immigrants government benefits including Medicaid.

November 02, 2020 | Daily News

The presidential battle, Senate seat toss-ups, governors’ races and ballot initiatives have put Medicaid in the spotlight, with the results from Tuesday’s election potentially deciding the fate of controversial Medicaid policies advanced by the Trump administration and whether and how some states expand their programs.

October 30, 2020 | Daily News

Congress’ Medicaid advisers are weighing whether to recommend that Congress mandate non-emergency medical transportation be covered by Medicaid, responding to a congressional call for CMS to hold off on any moves to change the benefit until the advisers weigh in.

October 29, 2020 | Daily News

The Pew Charitable Trusts unveiled a report earlier this month (Oct. 20) detailing ways states could expand access to naloxone, an opioid overdose-reversing drug, as state and local reports show overdoses are on the rise this year.

October 28, 2020 | Daily News

CMS on Wednesday (Oct. 28) said states may terminate coverage for certain Medicaid beneficiaries who weren’t “validly enrolled” during the public health emergency and still receive an enhanced federal Medicaid match, despite initially saying the first coronavirus stimulus bill prevented states from doing so.

October 27, 2020 | Daily News

About 40% of hospitals have not fully reported their COVID-19 data, CMS revealed Monday when it began allowing people to see which hospitals are reporting all required data every day.

October 21, 2020 | Daily News

Oklahoma is making its latest push to change its Medicaid system, now soliciting proposals from managed care organizations with plans to fully implement a privatized Medicaid program for most beneficiaries in October 2021.

October 20, 2020 | Daily News

CMS on Tuesday (Oct. 20) approved a waiver that allows adult Medicaid beneficiaries in Nebraska to receive additional benefits, including vision and dental, if they participate in work requirements.

October 16, 2020 | Daily News

Three of the biggest provider groups are pushing back against a recent executive order signed by President Donald Trump that aims to restrict anti-racism and sensitivity training, saying this training is crucial in care settings especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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