A Maine state judge said Thursday that Gov. Paul LePage's administration has a "duty to enforce" a voter-passed law to expand Medicaid to low-income adults.
The liberal Center on Budget and Policy Priorities said imposing so-called community engagement requirements, premiums and other conditions means states and the federal government will have to spend tens of millions to track compliance and handle appeals.
South Dakota is the latest state that hasn't expanded Medicaid looking to impose work requirements. But it developed a strategy to avoid the so-called subsidy cliff that CMS wants to avoid.
The CMS' proposal to allow states to opt out of a Obama-era rule meant to ensure Medicaid beneficiaries have adequate access to care could endanger hospitals' solvency and reduce access to care.
Health system giant Kaiser Permanente is committing $200 million to fight housing insecurity as it begins seeking investment opportunities as a way to improve community health.
As House lawmakers try to loosen a controversial limit on residential treatment for opioid addicts, Medicaid reimbursement issues are getting wrapped into the bigger fight over how much Congress should chip away at the longtime provision.
Kansas' data are too poorly documented to determine whether the state's privatized Medicaid plan is working, according to legislative auditors.
Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner has received federal approval to use $2 billion in Medicaid funding differently. The state plans to boost behavioral health services and combat the opioid crisis.
Federal authorities have granted New Hampshire approval to impose work requirements for certain adult Medicaid recipients.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma told hospital executives that she will reject Kansas' request to impose lifetime limits on Medicaid coverage. She also came out against allowing ACOs to continue avoiding downside risk.
The CMS wants non-expansion states looking to impose Medicaid work requirements to make sure beneficiaries have options.
Maine patient advocacy groups and community health centers sued the state over failing to file its plan triggering Medicaid expansion, violating a 2017 ballot measure approved by voters.