07/10/14 09:00 PM
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state of Alaska has requested mediation over what it considers a failure by the vendor Xerox Corp. to address problems with Alaska's new Medicaid payment system. Gov. Sean Parnell, in a statement Thursday, said that if mediation doesn't work, "the state is prepared...
By Becket Adams | 07/08/14 06:04 PM
John Foust, a Democratic House candidate in Virginia, has made it a point to attack his Republican opponent, Barbara Comstock, for opposing the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.
07/08/14 03:30 PM
MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge refused Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges Florida provides inadequate care to children in its Medicaid program, despite state claims that privatizing the program will resolve many of the problems. The state argued that a massive statewide overhaul to...
07/08/14 09:00 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission has wrapped up an investigation into Amedisys' participation in the federal Medicare program, and no enforcement actions will be recommended, the home health care and hospice services provider says. The Baton Rouge, Louisiana,...
By Tom LoBianco | 07/07/14 08:39 AM
Last week saw two diametrically opposed Indiana politicians go to great lengths to ensure the state wins large sums of federal money without the strings that are normally attached.
07/06/14 05:45 PM
MIAMI (AP) — A Miami man has been added to federal health officials' list of most wanted fugitives. Sandy De La Fe was indicted last year on charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and health care fraud. Investigators say De La Fe owned a Miami pharmacy and participated in a...
By Philip Klein | 07/03/14 05:01 PM
The timing of the news release is part of a long pattern for President Obama's administration, which has often used holidays as an opportunity to dump dense regulatory changes when most reporters and Americans are focused on their holiday plans.
07/02/14 12:00 PM
MIAMI (AP) — More than three million Medicaid recipients around the state are transitioning into managed care under Florida's massive overhaul to privatize its Medicaid program. The change comes three years after the Legislature voted to privatize the program, saying the roughly $23 billion a...
By Tom LoBianco | 07/02/14 08:25 AM
Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday asked that the federal government expand health care coverage for Indiana's low-income residents using a state-run alternative to traditional Medicaid.
By Andrew DeMillo | 07/02/14 08:23 AM
Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval early Wednesday to bills addressing teacher health insurance premiums, prison overcrowding and new limits on the lottery, wrapping up a special legislative session that left unresolved until next year the long-term questions surrounding the three issues.
By Associated Press | 07/02/14 08:13 AM
Maine Gov. Paul LePage's re-election team has launched a phone campaign seeking to clarify the Republican governor's position on Social Security.
06/30/14 06:00 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — Facing a Jan. 1 deadline, the state's top Medicaid official announced a timetable Monday for moving hundreds of thousands of low-income patients into managed care health plans. Department of Healthcare and Family Services Director Julie Hamos said 1.7 million people will get...
06/25/14 12:52 PM
House lawmakers say some fraudulent Medicare providers are slipping through the cracks.
By David A. Lieb | 06/25/14 08:53 AM
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed or froze more than $1.1 billion in spending Tuesday, citing concerns about declining revenues and the potential for new tax breaks to drain state dollars even further.
By Judy Lin | 06/23/14 07:56 AM
California has been praised by health advocates for its early embrace of the federal health care expansion, but the new state budget has raised questions about its commitment to getting the poorest residents into doctors' offices and dentists' chairs.
By Philip Klein | 07/28/14
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