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Top Medicaid Articles

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  • Medicaid payouts for office visits may influence cancer screening: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In states where Medicaid pays doctors higher fees for office visits, Medicaid beneficiaries are more likely to be screened for breast, cervical or colorectal cancer, according to a new study. "States tend to vary in...
  • Sources: Access Health CT Chief Leaving

    Sources: Access Health CT Chief Leaving
    Kevin Counihan, the chief executive of Connecticut's health insurance exchange, is leaving to take a high-level federal position, sources said. The exchange, Access Health CT, has scheduled a press conference for noon Tuesday with Counihan, Gov....
  • Care aides get little to no training for life-and-death tasks

    Teri Sernett stood frozen in fear in the living room of the east St. Paul, Minn., home. Her patient, an elderly quadriplegic man she had just met, gasped for air, his throat blocked and his eyes rolled back. Nothing in Sernett's one hour of training as a...
  • Hospital rankings have value, when used properly, experts say

    Hospital rankings have value, when used properly, experts say
    If you want to know how safe your hospital is, or how effectively it delivers cardiac care or cancer treatment, there's a tool for that: hospital rankings. But what if a hospital scores high in heart surgery on one list, then gets a "C" in safety on...
  • Future Of Obamacare Enrollment Assistance Still Being Determined

    Eva Bermudez was one of nearly 300 people tasked with helping the uninsured get covered as Obamacare rolled out last fall. Her job might have seemed easy compared to those of her counterparts. An organizer with the union CSEA SEIU Local 2001, Bermudez...
  • State renews marketing contract for Obamacare

    State renews marketing contract for Obamacare
    Illinois has renewed its contract with the public relations firm FleishmanHillard to handle communications, advertising and marketing the state's insurance exchange through April 2015. The nine-month contract, effective August 15, is valued at $25.6...
  • Effort To Improve Health In Impoverished North End Starts In The ER

     Effort To Improve Health In Impoverished North End Starts In The ER
    Deborah Knowlin slowly limps to her kitchen table, favoring her left knee because her right one, she says, gives out frequently. Sitting down at the table, Knowlin snaps open a day-of-the-week pill box and empties Friday's contents into her right hand:...
  • Health exchange seeks to re-enroll all who bought insurance plans

    Health exchange seeks to re-enroll all who bought insurance plans
    Maryland health exchange officials plan to contact every person who bought one of their insurance plans last year to get them to re-enroll in November. Most of the nearly 79,000 people who gained private coverage in the state under the Affordable Care...
  • Auditor says $93 million in Medi-Cal payments could be fraudulent

    Auditor says $93 million in Medi-Cal payments could be fraudulent
    A state audit has found that more than $93 million in Medi-Cal payments made to substance abuse clinics across California were potentially fraudulent. The audit released Tuesday reviewed billing data from July 2008 to December 2013 for Medi-Cal's Drug...
  • For aging inmates, care outside prison walls

    WASHINGTON Providing health care to an aging prison population is a large and growing cost for states. Not only do inmates develop debilitating conditions at a younger age than people who are not incarcerated, but caring for them in the harsh...
  • Officials: Seminole County woman charged with Medicaid fraud

    Officials: Seminole County woman charged with Medicaid fraud
    A Seminole County woman was arrested for Medicaid fraud Thursday after state investigators accused her of billing the program for thousands of dollars. Teryl Atkins was employed by A&S Quality Care when "she allegedly billed the Medicaid program for...