Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Nontraditional medical offices hit the road, meet different reactions

When the going gets tough, choices get even tougher for independent physicians. But not all physicians struggling to maintain private practices have stuck with the options that have come to comprise today's standard menu: Go big, go concierge or get out.

IDC: Payers need to better understand the overall consumer population

The success of certain areas in the health insurance industry--namely, the individual insurance exchange, Medicaid, Medicare and dual eligibles--depends on payers' ability to better understand the overall consumer population.

Congress mulls bill to improve complex care for pediatric Medicaid patients

Congress will mull legislation that would make it far easier for providers to coordinate the special needs care of pediatric enrollees in the Medicaid program. If p assed into law, the bill would save the Medicaid program on the federal and state level as much as $13 billion over 10 years.

Michigan deploys mHealth apps to foster Medicaid client involvement

Michigan Medicaid clients are now able to remotely access medical and healthcare information thanks to a new app and portal developed by the Michigan Department of Community Health's Bureau of Medicaid Operations. 

Obama open to states requiring Medicaid members to have jobs

Two Republican governors say the Obama administration seems more open and willing to compromise on Medicaid expansion plans, including using work requirements as a condition for Medicaid eligibility.

Stark differences in hospital finances by state

The decisions by individual states to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act has created decidely different financial pressures on hospitals.

Medicaid payments for primary care physicians set to drop dramatically

The Medicaid program has gone through a lot of growing pains as it dramatically expanded as part of the Affordable Care Act. But it may face its toughest challenge in 2015, when payments to primary care physicians are slated to drop an average of more than 40 percent,  Kaiser Health News  re ported.

Medicaid set to drop payments for primary care physicians

The Medicaid program may face its toughest challenge in 2015, when payments to primary care physicians are slated to drop an average of more than 40 percent, Kaiser Health News reported.

States still experiencing problems with Medicaid IT system upgrades

States spent $1.8 billion in Medicaid 90/10 funds to upgrade their eligibility information technology systems over the past three fiscal years, but still face implementation challenges, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Medical groups decry missed opportunity to repeal SGR

Medical professionals blasted last week's fe deral budget deal  for failing to address the controversial sustainable growth rate payment formula,  MedPageToday  repo rts.