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More states turn to ACOs to hold down Medicaid costs

Colorado was one of the first states to launch an accountable care-like model in 2011 to rein in Medicaid costs while improving quality of care. But other states are now following the Centennial State's lead. States across the country are either joining Medicaid ACO demonstration projects, in the middle of a pilot program or looking to start one,  MedPage Today  reported.

NY hospitals don't know how to use funds for Medicaid patient admissions

New York hospitals will receive millions of dollars in funding to cut down on avoidable Medicaid patient admissions. The only problem: executives at many organizations have no idea what to do with the money, according to a survey released Monday by KPMG.

NH judge rules state's bed tax unconstitutional

A judge in New Hampshire has ruled the state hospital tax, which it uses to raise matching federal funds for the Medicaid program, is unconstitutional, the  New Hampshire Union Leader  reported.

Affordable Care Act may lower liability insurance costs

The effects of expanded private coverage and Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act go beyond health insurers to other liability insurance companies, namely, auto insurers, a new report from the Rand Corporation finds.

Medicaid suffers from its own success

The United States has about 3 million new Medicaid enrollees, but hundreds of thousands of those consumers are still unable to obtain coverage, ProPublica reported.

Will reform bring better health to newly insured?

We now know the uninsured rate has reached a record low thanks to the Affordable Care Act, but it remains unclear whether the millions of newly insured people will actually become healthier and, therefore, reduce overall costs, reported The Health Care Blog.

Millions of mentally ill Americans lack insurance

Almost 4 million people with severe mental illness will remain uninsured because 24 states have refused to expand Medicaid, according to a report from the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA).

10 states drive Medicaid enrollment

Although 26 states have agreed to expand their Medicaid programs, allowing 3 million new consumers to obtain coverage so far, 10 states drove 80 percent of that enrollment, finds a new analysis from Avalere Health.

New patient appointment availability depends on insurance coverage

Although patients may now have insurance through health insurance exchanges, the coverage doesn't guarantee that physicians will accept it, according to a new study from  JAMA New Medicine.

Physician availability depends on coverage type

Despite coverage expansion under the Affordable Care Act, the law does not guarantee physicians' availability or willingness to accept a patient's form of insurance, a new study from JAMA New Medicine finds.