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July 02, 2018 | Daily News

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) vetoed 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.

June 29, 2018 | Daily News

In a significant blow to the Trump administration’s effort to remake Medicaid, a federal judge ruled Friday (June 29) that CMS overstepped its authority when it approved work requirements and other coverage restrictions in Kentucky’s Medicaid program.

June 27, 2018 | Daily News

CMS Wednesday declined to approve Massachusetts' request to lower the income eligibility for some beneficiaries to 100 percent of the federal poverty level and move them into the exchanges, as well as its request to allow Medicaid coverage for Institutions of Mental Disease.

June 27, 2018 | Daily News

CMS’ new plan to reduce Medicaid overpayments does not go nearly far enough, the top congressional watchdog told the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee Wednesday (June 27) as Democrats denounced CMS Administrator Seema Verma for declining the committee’s invitation to testify.

June 27, 2018 | Daily News

In a double-win for brands, CMS on Wednesday (June 27) rejected a Massachusetts request for a closed drug formulary, and separately the agency told states they must cover accelerated-approval drugs.

June 27, 2018 | Daily News

CMS on Wednesday (June 27) approved Oklahoma’s request to negotiate Medicaid supplemental rebates based on the outcomes of drugs. Under the plan, Oklahoma would receive an additional rebate in the event drugs subject to the agreement do not result in the desired clinical outcomes.

June 26, 2018 | Daily News

CMS rolled out new initiatives to increase Medicaid oversight Tuesday (June 26), a week after the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee criticized CMS for failing to crack down on fraud and overpayments in the program.

June 25, 2018 | Daily News

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) appears likely to remain recalcitrant in his refusal to expand the state’s Medicaid program despite a nearly $60 million spending bill the Maine legislature approved last week that would pay for the state’s share of expansion.

June 25, 2018 | Daily News

Supporters of Medicaid expansion say they have collected enough signatures to add a referendum to Montana’s November ballot that would ask voters whether to make the state’s Medicaid expansion permanent through a tax increase on tobacco products.

June 22, 2018 | Daily News

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) signed a bill Friday (June 22) to seek CMS’ permission to add an 80-hour-a-month work requirement to the state's Medicaid program and raise premiums for some beneficiaries.

June 21, 2018 | Daily News

The Trump administration on Thursday (June 21) proposed to move nutrition assistance programs, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, into HHS and to set up a Council on Public Assistance, including CMS, with statutory authority to set cross-program policies and uniform work requirements.

June 21, 2018 | Daily News

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) is prepared to take the legal battle over Medicaid work requirements all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary.

June 21, 2018 | Daily News

The Maine legislature voted Wednesday (June 20) to allocate nearly $60 million for Medicaid expansion, potentially undermining Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s argument for refusing to implement the voter-approved expansion.

June 20, 2018 | Daily News

Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R), steadfast in his refusal to implement the state’s voter-approved Medicaid expansion, is asking the state’s supreme court for a stay of a lower court ruling that he must submit paperwork to CMS to start the expansion--even as Maine's lawmakers reconvened Tuesday (June 19) and took up legislation to fund the state’s share of expanding the program.

June 18, 2018 | Daily News

A federal judge said Friday (June 15) that he will rule by the end of the month on the legality of Kentucky’s plan to add work requirements, premiums, lock-out periods and other coverage restrictions to its Medicaid program.

June 15, 2018 | Daily News

Congressional advisers for Medicare and Medicaid sent their June 2018 reports to Congress Friday (June 15) with expected recommendations on reducing Medicare payment rates for some emergency departments and strengthening the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program.

June 14, 2018 | Daily News

On the verge of a key court hearing on Medicaid work requirements, Kentucky told a federal judge that it has determined most of the plaintiffs challenging the state’s work requirements will not be subject to those requirements when they start taking effect next month.

June 11, 2018 | Daily News

CMS issued guidance to states Monday (June 11) on ways Medicaid can treat infants who are born exposed to opioids and how states can use enhanced federal match rates to expand prescription monitoring and other health technology in their efforts to combat opioid abuse among adults.

June 08, 2018 | Daily News

The fight over Medicaid expansion in Maine is heading to that state’s highest court.

June 07, 2018 | Daily News

Michigan will ask CMS for permission to add work requirements to its Medicaid program and hike premiums for some beneficiaries under a bill passed by the state legislature Thursday (June 7).