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Medicaid Expansion Midterm Elections

09 Nov 2018 MIDTERMS FAVOR MEDICAID EXPANSION

Medicaid expansion was an important issue in the 2018 midterm elections. Three states – Idaho, Nebraska, and Utah - successfully passed ballot initiatives to expand their Medicaid programs, while Kansas and Maine elected pro-expansion governors. As a result, almost 500,000 additional low-income citizens will be...

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Syrtis Solutions Improper Payments CMS Trump

26 Oct PREVENTING IMPROPER MEDICAID PAYMENTS

Of the $4 trillion spent by the government in 2017, nearly $141 billion were improper payments. These are payments made in error either to the wrong recipient, in the incorrect amount, or for a service that is not legitimate. Fraud, antiquated data systems, and methodologies...

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09 Oct HEALTHCARE MEGA-MERGERS

Over the last year, there has been a wave of PBM and healthcare provider mega-mergers. These acquisitions have undergone intense review and the approvals suggest that government regulators are more comfortable with vertical integration as opposed to horizontal. Here is an overview of these mergers. CVS...

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Medicaid Expansion Map

17 Jul Medicaid Expansion Has Improved Access To Quality Care

While Medicaid expansion supporters are pleased with the recent developments in Maine and Virginia, there are concerns about the access to quality care as the Medicaid population expands.  To address these concerns, a number of studies have been conducted to help guide the states considering...

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