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Medicaid Drug Costs

03 May The Soaring Cost of Drugs for the Medicaid Program

Last month, President Trump delayed presenting his plan to address the soaring costs of prescription drugs. Despite the delay, New York’s Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB) took it upon themselves to negotiate with drug manufacturers. DURB voted in favor of lowering the price its...

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Medicaid Payment Intergrity

16 Apr Billions Lost Due To Improper Medicaid Payments

Medicaid is losing billions of dollars from improper payments. According to HHS Agency Financial Reports, improper Medicaid payments reached $30 billion in 2015 and grew to almost $37 billion in 2017. The vast majority of these improper payments were determined to be improper claims payments...

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virginia medicaid expansion

13 Apr Update on the Virginia Medicaid Expansion Debate

Lawmakers in Virginia were unable to approve the Commonwealth’s biennial spending plan earlier this year; which included provisions for Medicaid Expansion. Due to a divide in Republican support within the House and Senate, the legislators agreed to reconvene for a special session, which took place...

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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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