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Web Exclusive: Medicaid Skips Generic Drugs, Overspends by Millions
State Medicaid programs spent at least 22% more on 20 popular brand-name drugs than they would have if they'd used...
Web Exclusive: Medicare's policy on therapy comes under attack
The federal government is illegally denying thousands of chronically ill Americans needed therapies and medical...
Web Exclusive: 11 Hot Healthcare Buzzwords for 2011
With rapid changes to the healthcare industry come terms and phrases every provider should know. We've rounded up 11...
Web Exclusive: 4 Accountable Care Challenges for CMS
The January 2012 launch of the Medicare accountable care organization option is fast-approaching. To pave the way, the...
Web Exclusive: NH Hospitals Brace for Lower Payments for Medicaid Patients
A repayment formula for uncompensated care, approved this week by a New Hampshire legislative committee, may be too...
Web Exclusive: Consultant: Medicaid reforms bode ill for Jackson
A statewide expansion of Medicaid reform, expected to be a prime topic next spring in the Legislature, could have...
Web Exclusive: CMS Renews $86 Million WellPoint Contract
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has renewed a four-year $86.7 million contract with WellPoint, Inc...
Web Exclusive: Ravitch calls for overhaul of Medicaid in New York
New York's Medicaid program, an "unwieldy" bureaucracy that costs more than $50 billion annually, has to be...
Web Exclusive: Pennsylvania’s Medicaid numbers hit record
More than 2.2 million Pennsylvanians are eligible for Medicaid, the federally mandated, state-managed program that...
Web Exclusive: Feds gain power over billions in Medicare fraud
Proposed regulations being unveiled today seek to crack down on Medicare and Medicaid fraud by subjecting operators of...