Strategy34 States Granted Medicaid 1135 Waivers
CMS says the waivers will give states more flexibility to respond to the coronavirus pandemic.
StrategyTrump's Medicaid Chief Labels Medicaid 'Mediocre.' Is It?
An analysis by Kaiser Health News and PolitiFact finds CMS Administrator Seema Verma's recent criticism of Medicaid "mostly false."
StrategyAppeals Court Shuts Down Medicaid Work Requirements
The appellate court ruled that HHS Secretary Alex Azar's approval of a Section 1115 waiver for Arkansas was "arbitrary and...
FinanceMedicaid Block Grant Savings Varies from State to State
An new analysis estimates what savings states will need to generate in aggregate and per capita Medicaid models.
StrategyStakeholders Pan CMS' Health Adult Opportunity
Both provider and payer associations criticized the Trump administration's Medicaid block grant announcement.
StrategyThe Devil in the Details: Examining CMS' Medicaid Block Grant Proposal
Stakeholders raise concerns that guidance unveiled by CMS on Medicaid block grants could lead to drastic cuts in the safety...
StrategyCMS Releases Medicaid Block Grant Plan: Healthy Adult Opportunity
CMS' announcement comes more than three months after Tennessee unveiled its block grant program for TennCare, the state's Medicaid plan....
FinanceAs ACA Marketplaces Stabilize, Premiums Drop
An Urban Institute study found that 31 states saw a decline in premium costs for their lowest-price silver plan.
Clinical CareMedicaid Expansion Linked to Fewer Opioid Deaths
Medicaid expansion may have prevented up to 8,132 opioid overdose deaths in 2015 to 2017 in the 32 states that...
FinanceMolina Healthcare to Buy Chicago-Based Medicaid MCO
The Long Beach, California?based insurer will serve NextLevel Health Partners' 50,000 members in northern Illinois.
StrategyMichigan's Medicaid Work Requirements Challenged in 5th Lawsuit of Its Kind
The plaintiffs claim Trump administration overstepped its legal authority in approving work requirements for Medicaid expansion beneficiaries.
Finance$4B in DSH Cuts Likely Delayed Until Dec. 20
If the Senate passes the stopgap, President Trump is expected to sign it.