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Medicaid ACOs: Innovation Follows the Brave

December 13, 2016  /  Medicaid

Intensive case management and understanding the impact of social needs on health set Medicaid ACOs apart from their counterparts. Meet two organizations that are changing the ACO model.

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CMS renews key Medicaid waivers in New York and Arkansas

December 12, 2016  /  Medicaid, States

New York’s Medicaid waiver, which allows the state to have most of its Medicaid population in managed care, will continue through 2021.

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6 Massachusetts health networks test ACO pilot program for Medicaid

November 30, 2016  /  Medicaid, States

Six Massachusetts health systems are launching programs Thursday that will change the way they are paid for care provided to 160,000 Medicaid recipients.

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Long-Term Care Is Increasingly Becoming Managed Care At Home

October 24, 2016  /  Medicaid

Medicaid long-term care is rapidly changing, and some of those trends may eventually remake the way all of us receive personal assistance as we age or become disabled.

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The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid

October 24, 2016  /  Medicaid

As of September 2016, 19 states had not expanded Medicaid and eligibility for adults in states that did not expand their programs is quite limited.

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Medicaid Expansion Causes Surge In ER Visits

October 24, 2016  /  Medicaid

A new study released in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that the assumption that the ACA would lead to lower ER use was wrong.

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Six Medicaid ACOs Vary in Consumer Engagement Success

October 14, 2016  /  Medicaid

Consumer engagement in a number of Medicaid accountable care organizations (ACOs) tend to vary significantly, according to a September 2016 report from the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation.

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Implementing Coverage and Payment Initiatives: Results from a 50-State Medicaid Budget Survey for State Fiscal Years 2016 and 2017

October 13, 2016  /  Medicaid

The findings in this report are drawn from the 16th annual budget survey of Medicaid officials in all 50 states and the District of Columbia conducted by the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured and Health Management Associates (HMA), in collaboration with the National Association of Medicaid Directors.

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Medicaid expansion linked with $2.8M decrease in uncompensated care per hospital

October 12, 2016  /  Managed Medicaid, Medicaid

Hospitals benefited financially from the 2014 Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found.

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Rising cost of Medicaid expansion is unnerving some states

October 7, 2016  /  Medicaid

The cost of expanding Medicaid under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul is rising faster than expected in many states, causing budget anxieties and political misgivings.

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