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Medicaid, CHIP enrollment up by nearly 9 million

Medicaid enrollment has surged between October 2013 and the end of this August, rising by nearly 9 million overall. That has boosted total enrollment in the Medicaid program by 14.7 percent.

Delaware drops Medcaid coverage, job losses likely

Delaware's department of Health and Social Services will stop offering Medicaid coverage through Delaware Physicians Care, an Aetna health plan, reports  The News Journal.

Medicaid expansion will continue to boom

Although the open enrollment period for the first year of the Affordable Care Act ended months ago, enrollment in the Medicaid program is expected to record large increases again in the coming months.

Medicaid expansion faces roll-back in Ohio

Ohio's Medicaid expansion may not last, University Hospitals Chief Executive Tom Zenty told a Cleveland audience recently, reports  Kaiser Health News. 

HHS working with states on exchanges, Medicaid enrollment issues

To help ensure a smoother enrollment process this year, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is working with state health insurance exchanges, especially ones that struggled amid technical difficulties last year, as well as Medicaid officials.

Vermont hospitals received $12 million in overpayments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it overpaid hospitals in Vermont to defray the costs of a state-level provider tax, and has demanded more than $12 million in refunds, Vermont Public Radio reported.

Insurers lose $73M in Kansas in 6 months thanks to Medicaid

Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act has been an overall success for insurers in most states that have implemented it; however, the story is different in Kansas, which switched its entire Medicaid program to a private model.

Expanded services central to CarePoint Health's plans

CarePoint Health's new CEO Dennis Kelly plans to further expand the business beyond its Hudson County, New Jersey roots while focusing on keeping patients healthy and better coordinating care.

Low-income residents prefer Medicaid over private insurance

For three southern states--Arkansas, Kentucky and Texas--Medicaid expansion popularity continues to grow. Nearly 80 percent of residents in these states favor the expansion and many view Medicaid as comparable to or even better than private insurance when it comes to quality and affordability,  according to a recent study from  Health Affairs. 

Illinois Medicaid lowered costs with enhanced fee-for-service model

As insurers continue the shift toward value-based reimbursement, two Medicaid health plans improved members' health outcomes and lowered costs by combining value-based payments with a fee-for-service approach.