Medicaid

North Texas health care leaders explain how pending federal policy changes will impact Medicaid services - State of Reform

North Texas health care leaders explain how pending federal policy changes will impact Medicaid services – State of Reform

Former Texas Medicaid Director Stephanie Muth led a panel discussion at the 2022 North Texas Reform State Health Policy Conference on Wednesday that focused on the impacts that changes pending federal policy will have on Texas Medicaid. Federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) funding and the state’s incentive payment program for delivery system reforms are set …

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Rollout of special Medicaid plans for complicated patients will be delayed until April

Rollout of special Medicaid plans for complicated patients will be delayed until April

By Clarissa Donnelly-DeRoven In August, Lucy Plyler received a 19-page letter from the state health department. The letter said the way Victoria, her 24-year-old daughter with multiple disabilities, received Medicaid was about to change. Instead of being in NC Medicaid Direct, Victoria would be on a “tailored plan.” This meant that all of his care …

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The latest lame excuse to delay Medicaid expansion

The latest lame excuse to delay Medicaid expansion

Image: Adobe Stock For nearly a decade, North Carolina forfeited billions of federal dollars, prevented the creation of thousands of good jobs, caused the closure of several rural hospitals and, most disturbingly, condemned thousands of uninsured people to an untimely death by refusing to follow the lead of 38 other states in expanding Medicaid. As …

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Oregon pioneers continuous Medicaid coverage for children through their 6th birthday

Oregon pioneers continuous Medicaid coverage for children through their 6th birthday

Oregon is the first state in the nation to allow children covered by Medicaid to remain permanently enrolled until their 6th birthday. This means that low-income families will not have to re-enroll each year to insure their children. Governor Kate Brown made the announcement Wednesday morning, alongside federal officials from the Centers for Medicare & …

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Helping Medicaid: WVU researchers partner with state to assess pandemic policy changes

Helping Medicaid: WVU researchers partner with state to assess pandemic policy changes

An increase in telehealth use among Medicaid recipients is one result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers from West Virginia University’s Office of Health Affairs are working with state Medicaid officials to find out if continuing these services will help Mountain State residents in the long term. “When the pandemic was first announced, the state Medicaid …

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North Carolina: Medicaid leader, Medicaid laggard

North Carolina: Medicaid leader, Medicaid laggard

North Carolina pioneered patient-centered medical homes and other ways to manage health care for Medicaid recipients. But it was one of the last states to contract with managed care organizations and did not expand Medicaid. When it comes to enrolling Medicaid members in managed care, North Carolina is both an innovator and an outlier. The …

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Acting AG Platkin: owner of NJ mental health clinic chain accused of orchestrating scheme to defraud Medicaid and using clinics to hide million-dollar earnings – Insider NJ

Acting AG Platkin: owner of NJ mental health clinic chain accused of orchestrating scheme to defraud Medicaid and use clinics to hide million-dollar earnings Tax evasion scheme Charge TRENTON — Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Attorney (OIFP) announced today that the owner of a chain of mental …

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Medicaid programs begin to adopt respite care for homeless people

Medicaid programs begin to adopt respite care for homeless people

Various groups, clinics and organizations have set up places for homeless people to recover from injury, surgery or serious illness. EEarlier this year, a homeless woman in her 40s who was living in her car checked into the emergency room of a hospital in Orange County, California. She was found to have stage 2 ovarian …

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