Some of the most promising experiments to improve quality of care while cutting expenses are taking place at the local level.
The cost of delivering a child varies widely by hospital.
Thousands of Americans waiting for Medicaid coverage can't sign up for the program, even though many qualify.
The state is making an unprecedented effort to cut health costs by instituting performance pay into its health-care industry and paying doctors based on quality instead of quantity.
The fiscal facts on what a state gains or loses by broadening its Medicaid roles.
GOP leaders in Texas are remaining firm about not doing the Medicaid expansion as designed in the Affordable Care Act, but are leaving the door open to work with the Obama administration if they are given more flexibility.
The federal government has compiled some best practices to eradicate a problem that costs up to $30 billion annually.
A coalition is coalescing in support of the Medicaid expansion, sparking a nationwide effort to convince skeptical governors and legislators that accepting a windfall of federal money to expand the low-income insurance is a good thing for their state. But those advocates shouldn’t expect the ready help of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce any time soon.
States have frequently criticized the laborious process for getting a Medicaid waiver approved by CMS. Here are five awaiting a federal stamp in the new year.
Three states have experimented with bringing public universities on as full partners in administering the low-income insurance program.
For the next two years, doctors who provide primary care to Medicaid patients will receive the same payments as those who serve Medicare recipients, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Thursday.
Medicaid enrollment and spending slowed dramatically in FY 2012 as the nation’s economy began to improve, according to a new 50-state survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation, and those trends are expected to continue in FY 2013.
An offshoot of the state Medicaid program lets individuals control their own budget for assistance they need to stay employed.
The state finished the budget year June 30 with a $101.9 million surplus.
The decision leaves an apparent loophole for states to opt out of the law's Medicaid eligibility expansion.
Medicaid spending is expected to grow faster than any other health sector in the next 10 years, according to new federal projections.
Colorado will test ways to lower the cost of Medicaid under a new law signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Stronger vetting and enrollment reductions are two likely outcomes, analysts say, while the fallout for early state adoption efforts is unclear.
The Supreme Court’s sharp political divide took center stage again during Wednesday’s arguments on the expansion of the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released Friday its final rule on the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
States would receive total authority to determine Medicaid eligibility, benefits and provider reimbursement rates under legislation to be proposed Wednesday by U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita (R-Ind.).
By a 5-4 vote, the court sent the case back to the federal appeals court in San Francisco to consider whether private parties or only the federal government can object to Medicaid reductions.
The 2010 federal health law has a so-called “maintenance of effort” requirement, which expressly prohibits states from doing anything that would reduce the number of people who qualify for Medicaid. But it’s not clear whether the ban includes measures aimed at winnowing out people whose incomes are too high or who don’t actually live within the state’s borders.
President Obama sought to address escalating Medicaid costs and states' upcoming implementation of the health reform law in his FY 2013 budget.
Spending on Medicaid was the most dynamic variable among states, according to a CMS report about total personal health care spending.