Medicaid

Kaiser Family Foundation

20 Jul The Consequences of Repealing the ACA Medicaid Expansion

While the Senate considers the Obamacare Repeal Reconciliation Act of 2017, the Kaiser Family Foundation recently reported on the main provisions that would effect Medicaid; they are, the removal of statutory authority to cover childless adults up to 138% FPL ($16,643 for an individual in...

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Medicaid Survey

17 Jul Medicaid Enrollees Generally Happy With Program

Enrollment surveys have shown that healthcare options under Medicaid programs are acceptable to enrollees. Enrollees have reported in a nationwide survey that the healthcare they receive under Medicaid is more than adequate. Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health discovered that in general,...

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14 Feb $36 Billion in Improper Medicaid Payments in 2016

For the fourth straight year, the federal government increased the amount of money described as improper payments. The Government Accountability Office is reporting that agencies exceeded $144 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2016, up from $137 billion in 2015. This increase translates to a higher...

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22 Jun Medicaid Improper Payment Rate Continues to Grow

Last month Congress held a hearing concerning the escalating number of improper payments in Medicare and Medicaid. The House oversight panel reviewed concerns regarding escalating improper payment rates discovered by federal oversight groups which include the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Health and Human Services...

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17 Mar The Increasing Cost of Improper Payments Made by Mediciad

Federal agencies issued an assessed $136.7 billion in incorrect payments during fiscal year 2015, the greatest yearly tally since 2004 when agencies first began reporting data on the subject. As in past years, the Medicare and Medicaid programs accounted for the majority of the overall total...

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