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  1. Daniel Donovan, Vincent Gentile, James Lane to face off in debate Tuesday nightRead the original story w/Photo

    15 min ago |

    ... ssues: immigration, homeland security, foreign affairs, economy, taxes, Social Security, disaster relief, Medicare, Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act.


  2. Hospitals Update the Hated Hospital GownRead the original story

    33 min ago | P&T Community

    ... and Affordable Care Act's focus on quality of care and other federal initiatives. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services increasingly factors patients' satisfaction into its quality measures, which are linked to the size of Medicare payments ...


  3. Republican 2016 rallying cry to repeal Obamacare falls short on the replace partRead the original story w/Photo

    35 min ago | Daily Kos

    ... around a handful of ideas-selling insurance across state lines, catastrophic high-risk pools, block-granting Medicaid-which are ideologically pleasing, but practically disastrous. The "brains" in conservative healthcare policy wonkdom are Avik Roy, ...


  4. Who Should Pay For The Mess We're In?Read the original story w/Photo

    37 min ago |

    ... would add to the burdens on the poor and middle class by repealing the Affordable Care Act and taking money out of Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program. The fairer solution is a tough one and, alas, one that we are unlikely to adopt. ...


  5. New bill would make pointless, cruel letter sent to mislead poor Arkansans slightly less misleadingRead the original story w/Photo

    39 min ago | Arkansas Times

    ... met yet. Many of these folks are navigating insurance coverage for the first time, and the privatized version of Medicaid already creates some additional layers of bureaucratic confusion . Some will likely be confused about whether their coverage is ...


  6. More Web Exclusives Coming SoonRead the original story

    40 min ago | The American Journal of Managed Care

    Sarit Polsky, MD, MPH; William T. Donahoo, MD; Ella E. Lyons, MS; Kristine L. Funk, MS, RD; Thomas E. Elliott, MD; Rebecca Williams, DrPh, MPH; David Arterburn, MD, MPH; Jennifer D. Portz, PhD, MSW; and Elizabeth Bayliss, MD, MSPH This study examines the effect of pre and postoperative care management intensity on weight loss outcomes after bariatric surgery in 9 US centers. Increasing adherence to inhaled corticosteroids for Medicaid-enrolled children with asthma could cost-effectively decrease both Medicaid spending and adverse clinical outcomes.


  7. The Enduring Myth Of Cost ShiftingRead the original story w/Photo

    43 min ago | Crooks and Liars

    Health insurance executives and lobbyists have for years told us that one of the main reasons they charge us so much for coverage is the cost shifting that results from Uncle Sam's stinginess. The story goes like this: hospitals are paid so inadequately by government programs like Medicare and Medicaid that they have to charge private insurers more to keep their doors open.


  8. Obamacare Exchanges Falling Far Short Of Smoking Cessation RequirementsRead the original story w/Photo

    59 min ago | Switched

    ... offering all seven medications as required. "About 70 percent of all smokers want to quit, and people who are on Medicaid and who have been historically uninsured are those with the highest smoking rates," Erika Sward, assistant vice president for ...


  9. Mike Marland, March 31, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Concord Monitor

    Medicaid expansion doesn't benefit only the 35,000 New Hampshire residents who previously didn't have access to health insurance, it's also keeping elder care costs down and helping businesses Among the more notable features of a state budget recommended by the House Finance Committee is a proposed and ill-advised decision to end New Hampshire's unique version of


  10. Krugman: All of These 'Imaginary' Obamacare Horror Stories Are 'Invented'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Townhall

    ... : Before the act, a large majority of Americans were already covered by their employers, by Medicare or by Medicaid, and they have seen no change in their status. At a deeper level, however, what we're looking at here is the impact of post-truth ...


  11. Gov. Rick Snyder: Healthy Michigan Plan has enrolled more than 600,000 people in first yearRead the original story

    1 hr ago | State of Michigan

    ... a recently begun five-year study of the plan's implementation. The study also satisfies a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services federal waiver requirement to commission an independent evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan. Snyder and MDCH ...


  12. Report: 15 rural Kentucky hospitals in danger of closingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Harlan Daily Enterprise

    ... Kentucky - of which $506 million went to hospitals - to pay for the more than 400,000 people who joined the state's Medicaid program under the federal Affordable Care Act. The report did cover the first few years of Kentucky's switch to managed care ...


  13. Beware of fiscal stormsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Jefferson Post Online Edition

    ... But it's only 3.2 percent of the state's General Fund operating budget for 2014-15. Even adding in the $186 million Medicaid contingency fund established last year would raise the ratio of unencumbered reserves to spending to just 4.1 percent. ...


  14. Supreme Court sides with Idaho in Medicaid pay disputeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WINK-TV Fort Myers

    Private health care providers cannot sue to force states to raise their Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with rising medical costs, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. In a 5-4 decision the broke across ideological lines, the justices said medical companies have no private right to enforce federal Medicaid funding laws against states if Congress has not created such a right.


  15. Antibiotic Use and Resistance Data Reporting to NHSN Included in Proposed Meaningful Use Stage 3Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | Infection Control Today

    According to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology's proposed 2015 Certification Criteria released yesterday for public comment, hospitals would have the option to qualify for electronic health record incentive payments for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed Meaningful Use Stage 3 of EHR Incentive Programs by electronically reporting antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance data to CDC's National Healthcare Safety Network .


  16. Obamacare edges out college health plans with costlier coverageRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | World Magazine

    ... dropped health insurance coverage altogether, driving students to surf the health insurance exchanges, apply for Medicaid, or give up entirely and pay a penalty instead. While some students may end up with better deals off campus, some college ...


  17. Quincy dentist fined $750K for MassHealth fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Business Journal

    A Quincy dentist will pay $750,000 over allegations that she improperly billed Medicaid for emergency dental services.


  18. U.S. top court says medical providers can't sue st...Read the original story

    2 hrs ago | WHTC

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled in a case from Idaho that private medical providers that deliver residential care services cannot sue a state in try to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs. The justices, on a 5-4 vote, ruled in favor of the state of Idaho, which asserted that medical providers have no legal recourse to sue.


  19. WellCare Donates $22,000 to Emory University to Provide Behavioral...Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | WebWire

    ... to improve their health and quality of life long-term.' As of Dec. 31, 2014, WellCare serves approximately 604,000 Medicaid and PeachCare for Kids plan members, 31,000 Medicare Advantage plan members and 55,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan ...


  20. Supreme Court: Medical Providers Can't Sue States Over MedicaidRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | News Max

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that private medical providers that deliver residential care services in Idaho cannot sue the state in order to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates to deal with rising medical costs. The justices, on a 5-4 vote, ruled in favor of the state of Idaho, which asserted that medical providers have no legal recourse to sue.