Medicaid

Sep 18, 2018
On September 17, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a proposed rule that will make changes to the Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Conditions of Participation and other providers’ Conditions of Coverage.
Sep 18, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released a list of Medicaid payment arrangements that will qualify as advanced Alternative Payment Models for performance year 2019 under the Quality Payment Program’s all-payer combination option. CMS plans to update the list and release similar…
Sep 4, 2018
AHA comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ calendar year 2019 proposed rule for the Home Health prospective payment system.
Aug 23, 2018
Nearly half of Ohio’s Medicaid expansion new enrollees reported improvement in their overall health status since enrolling in Medicaid, compared to 3.5 percent who said their health had worsened, according to a report released by the state’s Department of Medicaid. Among other findings, the…
Aug 23, 2018
Walmart and Anthem to sell reduced-cost Medicare Advantage plan drugs Walmart has partnered with another insurance company to offer reduced-cost prescription drugs. The retailer, which has a longstanding drug partnership with insurer Humana, has now announced a deal with health insurer Anthem to…
Aug 22, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today in a letter to state Medicaid directors outlined its current policies related to budget neutrality for Medicaid demonstration projects authorized under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act and provided states insights into the agency’s…
Jul 19, 2018
The Government Accountability Office yesterday released a report examining the characteristics of hospitals that participate in the 340B drug savings program and hospitals that do not participate in the program. The report focused on critical access hospitals, sole community hospitals and general…
Jul 10, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services today issued a proposed rule that would eliminate 2014 regulatory text allowing states to reassign Medicaid payments to third parties on behalf of certain providers, primarily independent in-home personal care workers, for benefits customary for…
Jul 2, 2018
A federal judge Friday voided the Department of Health and Human Services’ approval of a Kentucky Medicaid demonstration waiver that would require some adult beneficiaries to work or participate in other “community engagement” activities, such as job training or community service, to remain…
Jun 28, 2018
AHA today urged the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to expand the data it makes available through standard analytic files and to share currently available data on a timelier basis. Specifically, AHA urged the agency to expand the files to include all Medicare Part B carrier and durable…