Medicaid

20 Feb Medicaid Funding – Trump’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2019

The Trump administration has made considerable efforts to reform the Affordable Care Act. Despite all of the failed attempts in 2017, the Whitehouse is once again targeting the nation's healthcare safety net. The recently released budget for FY 2019 clearly outlines the administration's intent to restructure...

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GAO Medicaid Fraud

08 Dec GAO Reports $95 Billion Wasted in Fiscal 2016

The GAO reported this week that The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services must create a much more robust risk-based anti-fraud strategy for the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Improper payments within both programs amounted to about $95 billion in fiscal 2016. The Government Accountability Office, in...

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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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