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When it comes to parents who have health insurance, there is a growing gap among the states - with a stark difference in coverage trends between those that have expanded Medicaid and those that have not. WGNS' John Michaelson has more... A new report finds that states with expanded Medicaid coverage have seen the insured rate for parents jump by 33 percent on average.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded KAMU for the grant to be used for year two of outreach and enrollment activities and training of navigators for the health insurance marketplace.
I didn't know where to turn,” recalled Cruz, a Mexican immigrant who speaks only Spanish. “I didn't have any idea how to help her.” No one in her low-income South Los Angeles neighborhood seemed to know anything about autism spectrum disorder, a developmental condition that can impair language, learning and social interaction.
This post is the second in the series. Relative spending on Medicaid, comparing New York State with other states and the U.S. average, was discussed for overall spending and beneficiaries in the first post.
A two-year project aimed to improve the care patients in rural Kansas hospitals receive, and while results are still preliminary, participants think they have done that. The Collection to Action Coalition included the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care and 22 critical access hospitals that were collecting data to assess care quality but wanted help analyzing it to determine where they could improve their care related to pneumonia, congestive heart failure, immunizations and emergency medicine, though not all hospitals analyzed all four measures.
When Kaiser Permanente opted to refer its Clark County patients starting last October to Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center - ending a longtime relationship with PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center - the nonprofit insurer was motivated by Legacy's data-driven approach to health care, said Susan Mullaney, Kaiser's vice president of hospital operations for Oregon and Washington. Kaiser uses an integrated electronic medical record system to manage care - identifying patients who make frequent emergency room visits, for example, and then trying to find ways to treat those patients outside of the ER.
The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center outside Boston is the only place in the country known to use electrical skin shocks as aversive conditioning for patients with severe developmental and behavior disorders who harm themselves or others. The Food and Drug Administration is considering whether to ban the skin shock devices used by the center.
America's health care system is a mess, and we can assign almost all the blame on government. Simply stated, we don't have functioning and efficient markets because Medicaid , Medicare , tax-code distortions , and other forms of regulation and intervention have created a system that is crippled by a third-party payer crisis.
When people enroll in health insurance through the federal marketplace exchange, the system also determines whether they are eligible for Medicaid. The Medicaid applications are sent to the state for review and then to social services departments in individual counties for processing.
Florida governor candidate Charlie Crist makes a speech while he opens an office on Sistrunk Blvd, Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Michael Laughlin, South Florida Sun Sentinel Florida governor candidate Charlie Crist makes a speech while he opens an office on Sistrunk Blvd, Wednesday, August 6, 2014.
The Hawaii Medical Service Association , the state's largest medical care insurer, is closing its current line of Medicare plans, called Akamai Advantage, and will restart them as new plans with higher premiums due to loss of revenue from underwriting miscalculations and smaller reimbursement rates from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , sources told PBN. An HMSA employee, who asked to remain anonymous, told PBN the change was necessary after the company began seeing financial losses from its Medicare program.
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CLM announced it is entering into a new health care payment or "capitation" agreement with Beacon that will help ensure continuity of care, the release said.
After a failed first attempt, the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority is set to launch a functional website that should help people find affordable health plans. The new and improved website is expected to handle up to 46,000 users at one time, and instantly alert anyone who qualifies for Medicaid.
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Ohio estimated expansions of managed care would increase collections of sales tax and a separate tax on all insurers by $146 million. The Ohio Department of Medicaid says it is reviewing a federal regulatory memo that may end collections of hundreds of millions of dollars in sales tax collected from private insurers managing Medicaid.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 02:30 am
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