02 Dec NOVEMBER MEDICAID NEWS RECAP
Syrtis Solutions distributes a monthly Medicaid news summary to help you stay up-to-date. The monthly roundup focuses on developments, research, and legislation that relates to Medicaid program integrity, cost avoidance, coordination of benefits, improper payments, fraud, waste, and abuse. Below is a summary of last month’s noteworthy Medicaid news.
Spending on federally subsidized Medicaid health care across New Mexico has surged to an all-time high as the coronavirus pandemic throws more people of all ages into poverty, state program analysts and health officials said Wednesday. An independent evaluation of the state’s flagship managed care program for Medicaid insurance found that enrollment is surging to new heights, adding more than 52,000 people to the state’s “Centennial Care” program that serves about 80% of New Mexico’s Medicaid patients. It’s the largest surge in enrollment since New Mexico expanded Medicaid in 2014 to include more people on the cusp of poverty under the Affordable Care Act. read more