The CMS has approved Kansas' waiver request to put most of its Medicaid population on managed-care plans, but the state will have to address issues that prevented the Obama administration from signing off on the plan.
The Puerto Rican healthcare system, which serves the 3.4 million people devastated by Hurricane Maria, operates under patently unfair Medicaid and Medicare funding rules.
A push by the Trump administration to decrease the number of undocumented people in the U.S. could stop illegal immigrant parents from enrolling their American children into healthcare coverage.
State health officials say they have received federal approval to expand addiction treatment for West Virginians covered by Medicaid.The waiver from the CMS was requested to improve care and outcomes by expanding services for those diagnosed with a substance use disorder.
The CMS banned Via Christi Health from enrolling any more patients in its managed-care plan for dual-eligibles after finding numerous instances of poor patient care.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee has proposed postponing plans to cut uncompensated-care funds to hospitals for now. But providers worry the lawmakers' plans will mean even bigger cuts in the future.
Montana's Medicaid expansion program has saved the state health department more than $30 million since its start in January 2016, mostly because the federal government paid a bigger share of the costs for some recipients, officials said.
Hawaii has asked Medicaid to reimburse the state for helping people find and keep housing. It's a plan the state hopes will help cut healthcare spending.
Ballooning Medicaid costs have led Massachusetts to draft a proposal to move expansion enrollees out of Medicaid and limit drug coverage for those who remain in the program.
Physicians, hospitals, insurers and patient groups also continued to slam the Graham-Cassidy bill, despite revisions that would enhance funding for certain states such as Alaska and Maine.
Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday said he doesn't yet support the Graham-Cassidy bill. He voted yes in July when the GOP last tried to repeal ACA. The Texas Republican also said the bill lacks the vote of Sen. Mike Lee of Utah.
With CHIP and Medicaid funding hanging in the balance, pediatric providers fear losses in patient access and reimbursement.