Medicaid Newswire (Page 4)

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  1. Centene Buys Health Net for $6.5 BillionRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago |

    ... premium to Health Net's closing. Centene provides health insurance plans to the under-insured and uninsured through Medicaid, Medicare and other products. Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Health Net also provides health care services through ...


  2. Health insurer Centene adds muscle with $6.3 billion deal for rivalRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | Business Insurance

    ... President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, keeping a large chunk of patients intact under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Insurers have said subsidies are key to bringing in new customers, and the ruling has removed uncertainty for ...


  3. Ohio Medicaid plan would require enrollees to share in costRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Maryland Gazette

    About 1 million low-income Ohio residents could be required to pay a new monthly cost for Medicaid health coverage or potentially lose it under a Republican provision in the state budget, officials estimate. The idea, which will require federal approval, was part of the $71.2 billion, two-year spending blueprint that Republican Gov. John Kasich signed Tuesday.


  4. Racial and gender disparities in care exist for patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillationRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    ... Medicare patients newly diagnosed with AF were compared using collective data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) during 2010-2011. The usage of medical services within 90 days of initial AF diagnosis was cataloged to determine any ...


  5. Obama Pushes State Medicaid Expansion In Healthcare Hub NashvilleRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | Medical Daily

    Fresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited healthcare hub Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday to push state governments to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor. Obamacare, as the president's law is known, envisions a major expansion of the program, but nearly half of all U.S. states, mostly Republican-controlled, have rejected that part of the law.


  6. Social Security update for gay couplesRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | InvestmentNews

    ... amount, you should appeal." The agency also noted that it is working closely with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop and implement policy and processing instructions for Medicare entitlement and enrollment. If you have ...


  7. Obamacare has changed medicine. Now med schools need to change, too.Read the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... in the 21st century. Among such advocates are Donald Berwick, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services; Robert Pearl, CEO of the Permanente Medical Group; and Lisa Bielamowicz, chief medical officer of The Advisory Board ...


  8. More Read the original story

    21 hrs ago | WMC-TV Memphis

    Centene has jumped into the mix of managed-care companies scrambling to bulk up as the health care overhaul changes their business with a $6.3-billion bid for fellow insurer Health Net. The deal announced Thursday gives St. Louis-based Centene a chance to expand in two hot growth areas for health insurers, the state- and federally-funded Medicaid program for the poor and people with disabilities; and the federally-supported Medicare Advantage program, which has seen its overall enrollment triple over the past decade.


  9. Study Finds Doctors Order Fewer Preventive Services For Medicaid PatientsRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Journal Gazette

    Gynecologists ordered fewer preventive services for women who were insured by Medicaid than for those with private coverage, a recent study found.


  10. Centene to Buy Health Net for $6.3 Billion in Shares, CashRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... closing stock price Wednesday. The deal gives Centene the biggest market share among private administrators of Medicaid, the federally funded health program for the poor -- a bet that the U.S. government will keep playing a larger role in health ...


  11. With Obamacare Here to Stay, U.S. Wants to Tout Its BenefitsRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    ... said. About 10 million are in the plans now. Obama is also pushing states to take advantage of an expansion of Medicaid, the program that covers low-income people, provided by the law. Obama traveled to Tennessee on Wednesday to promote Medicaid ...


  12. Kentucky awards Medicaid contracts to 5 companiesRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | WBNS

    Anthem, Coventry Cares, Humana, Passport and Wellcare each have one-year contracts that began Wednesday with four, one-year renewal options. Medicaid is a joint state and federal program to provide health insurance to the poor and disabled.


  13. Rep. Rice, State & Local Officials Call for Federal Approval of Long Beach Emergency DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago |

    U.S. Representative Kathleen Rice today called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to approve South Nassau Communities Hospital's request to open and operate a 24-hour Emergency Services Department in Long Beach, which has been without an Emergency Department since the Long Beach Medical Center was forced to close due to damage from superstorm Sandy. Meeting a July 1st construction goal, South Nassau has completed an $8 million project transforming the Long Beach Urgent Care Center into a facility that can serve as Long Island's first free-standing 24-hour Emergency Department and receive ambulances through the 911 system.


  14. Humana, Anthem and others land new Kentucky contractsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Business Journal

    Kentucky has signed new contracts with five managed-care organizations to provide health care services to Medicaid eligible Kentuckians. The contracts went to Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. , Bethesda, Md.-based Coventry Cares , Louisville-based Humana Inc. , Louisville-based Passport Health Plan and Tampa, Fla.-based WellCare.


  15. Centene's $6.3B Health Net Deal Shows Medicaid Plans Quick To DiversifyRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago |

    ... health benefits to more than 10 million people, a number that is growing as more states agree to expand their Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Together, the two are projected to have $37 billion in annual revenue, which is rapidly ...


  16. Old-FashionedRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Talking About Politics

    Four separate reports - two done for the State Medicaid Department, one done for federal Medicare, and one by the non-profit Community Care of North Carolina filed with State Medicaid - all said CCNC saved taxpayers millions of dollars by reducing Medicaid costs. One night, not long ago, an old friend down in Stanly County, near where Allen Dobson practices medicine, called and said Dr. Dobson - who has led 'Community Care' for years - was having a hard time understanding politicians.


  17. This month: Cures, Innovation Act head to the floor - Obama lays...Read the original story

    23 hrs ago | Politico

    ... to get lawmakers to exempt drug makers from a patent review process. OBAMA PRIORITY: GETTING GOVS ON BOARD WITH MEDICAID - That was the message from the president's news conference this week. He said he hopes to persuade "some governors - that have ...


  18. Xenex Offers Industry's First HAI-Reduction GuaranteeRead the original story

    Wednesday | Infection Control Today

    ... guarantee applies to HAIs including those which hospitals are required to report to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as key performance standards in the Value Based Purchasing (VBP) and Hospital Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction ...


  19. Not expanding Medicaid can cost local taxpayersRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 29 | Norwalk Reflector

    States have option of extending Medicaid eligibility to all non-elderly adults who make less than 138% of poverty line. Dallas County property owners paid more than $467 million in taxes last year to Parkland Health and Hospital System, the county's only public hospital, to provide medical care to the poor and uninsured.


  20. More Than 11 Million Enrolled in ObamacareRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | MSNBC

    ... period or the last," the White House said. Most Americans get health insurance through an employer, Medicare or Medicaid. The exchanges were set up to allow otherwise uncovered people to buy private health insurance, many with hefty federal ...