Maximus has assisted Tennessee’s Division of Health Care Finance Administration in the implementation of a system to process electronic remittance advices for the state’s Medicaid program.
The National Association of State Medicaid Directors is calling on the incoming Trump administration to work closely with state Medicaid officials in its first 100 days, saying policies put in place early in the new president's term could chart the program's future.
The state’s second quarterly oversight meeting of Medicaid modernization showed the need: Iowa lawmakers must work to provide more robust oversight of the system.
Gov. Sam Brownback’s administration has requested a one-year extension of the current KanCare program while delaying a proposal for an updated version of the Medicaid managed care system.
A bipartisan group of state health policy leaders has sent a letter to the incoming Trump administration, urging support of state reform efforts, in an attempt to neutralize what has been a politically explosive issue.
Virginia's public colleges and universities will face smaller state budget cuts than expected next year, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday.
An Augusta advocacy group says its signature drive to get Medicaid expansion on Maine's ballot has been "hugely successful."
The Texas Hospital Association hopes the Trump administration will renew a waiver that its members have come to rely on to offset uncompensated-care costs.
The lack of clarity on Medicaid funding is one of several uncertainties facing states ahead of the new administration taking power in Washington.
New York's Medicaid waiver, which allows the state to have most of its Medicaid population in managed care, will continue through 2021.
The election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States, along with the Republican control of the majority of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, will likely set in motion a major overhaul of the nation's health care system.
One of the dilemmas Medicaid managed care plans find themselves in when they are trying to integrate physical and behavioral health care, is that due to confidentiality and consent laws, a physician can't disclose that a patient is on an anti-psychotic without getting all the required permissions, speakers said at a meeting on Medicare, Medicaid, and Dual Eligibles sponsored by America's Health Insurance Plans. Getting primary care physicians comfortable with mental health diagnoses is another barrier to integra
As ACOs continue to progress, they are seeking to expand population health management capabilities, including their relationships with community organizations and patients, according to research from Premier. The report, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, found
Former Maryland health Secretary Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein will oversee an initiative at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health aimed at solving issues such as addiction, adolescent health, environmental challenges and violence. The Bloomberg Health Initiative is being launched with a $300-million gift from Michael Bloomberg, the former New York governor and Hopkins graduate. Michelle L. Spencer, director of the Prevention & Health Promotion Administration at the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will be deputy director of the initiative.
In 2014, the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) launched the Medicaid Innovation Accelerator Program (IAP) with the goal of supporting state Medicaid programs in their move to more value-based, data-driven payment and delivery systems. Through technical assistance, training and new tools, the IAP is working with 28 states in 2016 - compared to 11 in 2015.