Medicaid

    • The Health Law Implementation Challenges Faced By States

      States' ability to implement the major changes that take effect in 2014 are tied to the decisions they face now. Meanwhile, governors' "state of the state" speeches reflect an overall cautious mood.

      (Daily Report) Feb 02, 2012

    • First Edition: February 2, 2012

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports from Capitol Hill about ongoing efforts to reach a deal on the "doc fix" as well as the latest on the flap between the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation and Planned Parenthood.

      (Daily Report) Feb 02, 2012

    • CBO: Federal Health Spending To Double Over The Next Decade

      In its budget and economic outlook, the Congressional Budget Office projects an 8 percent annual increase in health spending between 2012 and 2022, mainly because of an aging U.S. population and rising treatment costs. The analysis includes a bigger pricetag for a permanent fix to the Medicare physician payment formula.

      (Daily Report) Feb 01, 2012

    • Medicaid: Wis. Program Facing $141 Million Shortfall

      Supporters of a proposed Connecticut health plan for poor adults say it should be implemented soon to help support state efforts to expand coverage under the federal health law in 2014. Also, a report in Wisconsin finds that the Medicaid program will run short of funds over the next year and a half.

      (Daily Report) Feb 01, 2012

    • Nursing Homes, Hospitals Warn Against Reimbursement Cuts

      As the House and Senate conferees continue to hold meetings to reach an agreement to extend the payroll tax break and the Medicare "doc fix," health care interests are offering input into the process and making pleas to ward off what they say would be deep and damaging spending reductions.

      (Daily Report) Feb 01, 2012

    • Capsules: Nursing Homes Offer Plan To Help Cut Medicare Spending

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      (Daily Report) Feb 01, 2012

    • First Edition: February 1, 2012

      Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including details about the Congressional Budget Office's latest analysis of the nation's budget deficit and its take on the long-term impact of Medicare and other entitlement programs.

      (Daily Report) Feb 01, 2012

    • New Dartmouth Atlas Projects To Focus On Medicaid, Commercial Insurance

      Modern Healthcare reports that the new studies represent a slightly new direction. Darmouth Atlas has previously focused on on Medicare data.

      (Daily Report) Jan 31, 2012

    • Health Costs, Failure To Enact Reforms Could Lead To Ratings Downgrades

      Reuters reports that Standard & Poor's has warned of potential downgrades if nations don't take steps to curb rising health care costs.

      (Daily Report) Jan 31, 2012

    • Medicaid: Judge Halts Calif. Cuts

      Cuts to state Medicaid programs are in the news: A federal judge on Monday stopped cuts to California's Medicaid program, and state lawmakers in Nebraska are offering a bill to stop Medicaid cuts in their state.

      (Daily Report) Jan 31, 2012