Medicaid

Jan 12, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today approved a Section 1115 Medicaid demonstration waiver for Kentucky that will require some adult beneficiaries to work or participate in other “community engagement” activities, such as job training or community service, to remain eligible…
Jan 12, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will host a Jan. 23 conference call for Medicaid providers and agencies on the transition to the new Medicare beneficiary identifier. CMS plans to begin mailing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries in April, which will replace the Social Security…
Jan 11, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued policy guidance for states proposing demonstration projects that require or encourage working-aged Medicaid beneficiaries who are not pregnant or disabled to participate in work or other “community engagement” activities, such as…
Jan 10, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week agreed to extend Maryland’s All-Payer Hospital Model contract through 2019 while it reviews the state’s proposal to progress to a Total Cost of Care All-Payer Model in 2020. Under the All-Payer Hospital Model, launched in 2014, Medicare,…
Jan 3, 2018
This fact sheet provides the definition of underpayment and technical information on how this figure is calculated on a cost basis for Medicare and Medicaid.
Underpayment by Medicare and Medicaid to U.S. hospitals was $68.8 billion in 2016. Medicare reimbursed 87 cents and Medicaid reimbursed 88 cents for every dollar hospitals spent caring for these patients. This fact sheet provides the definition of underpayment and technical information on how this…
Jan 2, 2018
The Centers for Medicare…
Dec 22, 2017
The Centers for Medicare…
Dec 14, 2017
House Republican leaders yesterday introduced a stop-gap spending measure to fund federal domestic programs through Jan. 19 that also includes five years of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The bill also would eliminate $2 billion in scheduled Medicaid disproportionate share…
Dec 6, 2017
U.S. spending on health care grew 4.3% in 2016, down from 5.8% in 2015, primarily due to slower growth in spending for retail prescription drugs, hospital care, and physician and clinical services, the Centers for Medicare…
Dec 5, 2017
AHA today urged the Centers for Medicare…