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Prescribing Healthy Food In Medicare/Medicaid Is Cost Effective, Could Improve Health Outcomes

Mar 21, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
A team of researchers modeled the health and economic effects of healthy food prescriptions in Medicare and Medicaid. The study, published today in PLOS Medicine, finds that health insurance coverage to offset the cost of healthy food for Medicare and/or Medicaid participants would be highly cost ef......
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Prescriptions for healthy food might save lives - and money

Mar 20, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Healthy food prescriptions written for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries might lower the risk of costly chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and at the same time lower the costs of care, a new study suggests....
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Pharmacy groups back CMS rejecting below-cost dispensing fees in Washington

Mar 20, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Industry groups have voiced their support for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' rejection of Washington state’s below-cost dispensing fee. The agency said the practice was inconsistent with federal Medicaid rules. Read More...
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New Ads Accuse Trump Of Wanting To ‘Slash Our Health Care To The Bone’ With Proposed Medicaid, Medicare Cuts

Mar 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The ad is the latest example of Democratic attacks on the Trump administration’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2020. Democrats saw health care as a winning issue in the midterms, and are hoping to repeat that success in upcoming elections. Other Medicaid news comes out of Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia and...
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West Virginia Medicaid saves $54.4M with prescription drug carve out

Mar 19, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
The prescription drug carve out resulted in $122 million in pharmacy dispensing fees to West Virginia pharmacies. Read More...
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Moving to the Next Generation of SDOH Initiatives

Mar 16, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
March 14—Efforts to address social factors that affect health are moving from the experimental phase to the operational phase in Medicaid, according to a former federal leader of the program....
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Viewpoints: Teens Deserve The Right To Get Vaccinations When Parents Say No; Expanding Medicaid Would Help Decrease Maternal Death Rates

Mar 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and...
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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ The Karma Of Cutting Medicare

Mar 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Stephanie Armour of The Wall Street Journal, Alice Ollstein of Politico and Rebecca Adams of CQ Roll Call join KHN’s Julie Rovner to discuss the suggested cuts to health programs in President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, the latest on lawsuits challenging work requirements for Medicaid enrollees and the FDA’s crackdown on e-cigarettes. Plus, for extra credit, the panelists recommend their favorite health policy stories of the...
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Judge Vows To Rule On Medicaid Work Requirements By End Of March

Mar 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A federal district judge appeared skeptical of the arguments by the Justice Department and Arkansas and Kentucky that their programs should mandate that some enrollees...
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Federal Appeals Court Backs Ohio Anti-Abortion Law That Defunds Planned Parenthood

Mar 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
An earlier U.S. district court ruling had agreed with Planned Parenthood that denying the organization funding if it continued to perform abortions violated its right to due process. In his opinion Tuesday, Judge Jeffrey Sutton rejected the contention that the Ohio law imposes an unconstitutional condition on public funding. In other news on abortions, House Democrats eye a bill that would repeal a ban on abortion coverage in programs like Medicaid....
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Trump Budget Road-Tests Hospital Policies

Mar 13, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
March 11—Hospital impacts in the Trump administration’s proposed FY20 budget include cuts to Medicare uncompensated care, more site-neutral payments, and an extension of coming Medicaid payment cuts....
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Trump Targets Medicaid, Medicare in Budget

Mar 13, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Trump Targets Medicaid, Medicare in BudgetCategory: Health NewsCreated: 3/12/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/12/2019 12:00:00...
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Medicaid Advisers Want To Make Sure Beneficiaries Are Safeguarded From Proposal To Ban Rebates To PBMs

Mar 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Although the rule is geared toward changing how Medicare handles rebates to middlemen, members of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission want to make sure Medicaid beneficiaries are protected from any downstream ramifications. Meanwhile, Medicare advisers talk about a unified payment system for post-acute care...
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Supreme Court Upholds Decision That Medicaid Must Cover Women’s Sex Reassignment Surgery

Mar 12, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the argument that the policy's explicit exclusion of gender-reassignment surgeries was merely a specified example within the broader category of "cosmetic, reconstructive, and plastic surgeries" that were excluded from coverage was invalid. "The [department] expressly denied Good and Beal coverage for their surgical procedures because they were 'related to transsexualism ... (or) gender identity disorders' and 'for the purpose of sex reassignment,'" Justice...
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Poll: Two-Thirds Of Texans Support Medicaid Expansion

Mar 05, 2019 , Forbes
Nearly two-thirds of Texas adults support Medicaid expansion, a new statewide poll from the Episcopal Health Foundation...
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From The State Capitols: Youth Tackle Football Ban; Surprise Medical Bill Solution; Medicaid Co-Pays; ‘Shared Savings’ Plans; And More

Mar 02, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
News from the state legislatures comes from Massachusetts, Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, Kansas, Florida, Tennessee, Georgia and...
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Big Doctor Group Supports Medicare And Medicaid 'Buy Ins'

Mar 01, 2019 , Forbes
The American College of Physicians is supporting Medicare and Medicaid "buy in" proposals emerging in Congress and in several states across the...
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Package Of Bills Aims To Overhaul Troubled Texas Medicaid System

Feb 27, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The legislation that involves increasing oversight and introducing more patient protections among other improvements was spurred by a Dallas Morning News investigation that uncovered significant problems with the state health program. Other Medicaid news comes out of Massachusetts and New Mexico....
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Wyoming’s Efforts To Add Work Requirements To Medicaid Program Take Step Forward

Feb 26, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Although it appeared doomed to fail moments before the vote, the bill to add work requirements to Wyoming's Medicaid program passed a vote in the state's House. The legislation has to go through two more votes before it heads to the governor. Medicaid news comes out of Michigan, as well....
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Governors stand by controversial Medicaid work rules

Feb 23, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Republican governors defended their decisions to pursue Medicaid work requirements despite concerns about the loss of...
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