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October 10, 2018 | Daily News

A federal judge has not issued any ruling in a lawsuit by six GOP-led states that attempted to block the IRS from collecting an Obamacare tax on Medicaid managed care plans.

October 09, 2018 | Daily News

The trial in a class-action lawsuit alleging Tennessee took too long to decide whether individuals are eligible to be on Medicaid started on Tuesday (Oct. 9) -- four years after the case was filed.

October 05, 2018 | Daily News

A nonpartisan forum of state policy advisers will hire a consultant next month to help a handful of states create drug price transparency programs, and in turn hopes to develop a plan that other states could use to require price transparency -- an issue likewise central in the national drug-pricing debate.

October 02, 2018 | Daily News

CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday (Oct. 2) again defended the Trump administration’s backing of Medicaid work requirements and criticized Medicare for All proposals for endangering the program at the expense of vulnerable seniors at the Atlantic’s annual ideas festival in Washington.

September 27, 2018 | Daily News

A partial repeal of the Medicaid IMD exclusion in the final opioid bill agreed to by the House and Senate conference negotiators will cost the federal government just over $1 billion over 10 years, the Congressional Budget Office said Thursday (Sept. 27).

September 27, 2018 | Daily News

CMS Administrator Seema Verma is slated to forcefully defend the Trump administration's commitment to Medicaid work requirements in a speech Thursday (Sept. 27) at a Medicaid industry conference, according to an advance copy of her remarks. Verma is expected to defend Arkansas' recently enacted work-requirement program despite early data showing low compliance rates, large coverage losses and low beneficiary familiarity with the program.

September 26, 2018 | Daily News

The final opioid legislation unveiled by House and Senate negotiators late Tuesday (Sept. 25) includes two controversial provisions -- one expanding Medicaid payments for opioid-abuse treatment in large inpatient facilities and another allowing non-physician providers to prescribe a drug used to treat opioid addiction.

September 24, 2018 | Daily News

The Trump administration has proposed a rule that would allow the government to deny green cards for immigrants who receive Medicare Part D low-income subsidies or Medicaid, but, in a departure from leaked drafts, the proposal wouldn’t target immigrants who receive Affordable Care Act subsidies.

September 24, 2018 | Daily News

CMS is gathering feedback on Alabama's Medicaid work-requirement proposal, which is one of the most stringent that the agency has received and comes from a state with the lowest Medicaid eligibility ceiling in the country.

September 23, 2018 | Daily News

Six GOP-led states doubled down Friday (Sept. 21) on an effort to block the IRS from collecting an Obamacare tax that Medicaid plans are required to pay Oct. 1.

September 20, 2018 | Daily News

Two top Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform want the committee’s chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), to subpoena HHS and CMS for documents about the Trump administration’s support of Medicaid work requirements.

September 19, 2018 | Daily News

Several congressional Medicaid advisers said Thursday (Sept. 13) they’re enthusiastic about the idea of giving states a grace period before covering newly approved drugs and lifting the Medicaid rebate cap.

September 17, 2018 | Daily News

Following months of legislative debate involving myriad committees, the Senate on Monday (Sept. 17) passed an extensive package of opioid legislation by a vote of 99-1 but a new version privately hammered out by senators from both parties will be taken to conference with the House, a Senate aide told Inside Health Policy.

September 17, 2018 | Daily News

CMS Administrator Seema Verma said Monday (Sept. 17) that it is too early to draw conclusions about Arkansas’ newly enacted Medicaid work requirements, after more than 4,000 beneficiaries lost coverage for failing to show they met the requirements in the program’s first three months.

September 14, 2018 | Daily News

The same federal judge who blocked Kentucky from implementing Medicaid work requirements in July will preside over the recently filed lawsuit challenging Arkansas’ similar work-requirement program.

September 14, 2018 | Daily News

Six states engaged in litigation over an Obamacare tax on Medicaid plans filed papers this week asking a Texas federal judge to block the IRS from collecting that tax on Oct. 1.

September 14, 2018 | Daily News

Congressional Medicaid advisers expressed dismay Thursday (Sept. 13) at early numbers out of Arkansas showing low compliance rates with and significant coverage losses as a result of the state’s new Medicaid work requirements.

September 13, 2018 | Daily News

Arkansas has kicked 4,353 people off Medicaid for not complying with the state’s new work requirements -- nearly four times more than the number of beneficiaries who successfully reported to the state that they satisfied the new rules.

September 12, 2018 | Daily News

The Nebraska Supreme Court cleared the way Wednesday (Sept. 12) for the state’s voters to decide in November whether to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

September 07, 2018 | Daily News

More than 4,000 Medicaid recipients in Arkansas are on the verge of losing coverage for failing to comply with the state’s new Medicaid work requirements, but the state is still tallying final numbers and will announce Wednesday (Sept. 12) how many people are being kicked out of the program.