Jon Cotton has taken a step up the executive ranks with his promotion to corporate president of Meridian, a Detroit-based health plan that is Michigan's largest Medicaid HMO. The promotion is effective Sept. 4.
Women who have to travel longer distances to receive abortions are more than twice as likely to end up getting follow-up care within their local emergency departments, according to a new study, which researchers say raises the cost of such services.
The CMS is warning states that using voluntary donations from hospitals to fund their share of Medicaid expansion could violate federal law. New Hampshire's expansion program could end next year because it relies on such donations.
The Rauner administration has awarded bids to six insurers in his quest to overhaul a major Medicaid cost-saving initiative, cutting in half the number of participating carriers.
The move puts Montana providers in the difficult position of determining if they will continue working with Medicaid enrollees, as BCBS held their rate contracts. The change comes as the state seeks to reduce Medicaid rates for doctors.
Deloitte recently surveyed 20 CEOs from large health systems across the country to uncover what's top of mind and how they are moving forward in an uncertain—and sometimes challenging—market.
North Carolina's model will control costs and improve health outcomes for the roughly 2 million people in the state who qualify for Medicaid, according to supporters. The state is expected to spend $3.7 billion this fiscal year on Medicaid.
Iowa's plan to cut nearly $37 million annually in Medicaid spending and slow down enrollment puts the financial stability of the state's hospitals at risk, according to the state's hospital association.
California hospitals could claw back hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid payments after a federal appeals court ruled HHS didn't have appropriate evidence to approve the state's outpatient care pay cuts.
As part of CMS' renewal of Florida's managed Medicaid waiver, it is extending a controversial hospital low-income pool. The decision could bode well for other states with similar waiver provisions.
Inpatient psychiatric facilities will only receive a modest pay increase from Medicare next year. It equals less than half the raise they got this fiscal year.
A federal experiment aimed at improving care for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is showing signs of saving money after struggling since its launch due to provider pushback and high opt-out rates.