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Top Medicaid Articles

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  • NC alcohol, drug abuse center to withdraw from Medicaid

    A Greenville substance abuse center run by the state will no longer get Medicaid and Medicare funds for inpatient drug and alcohol treatment because of rules preventing such billing. But the state says the center's patients won't be affected. The state...
  • U.S. prescription drug spending jumps to record $374 billion

    U.S. prescription drug spending jumps to record $374 billion
    U.S. spending on prescription drugs soared last year, driven up primarily by costly breakthrough medicines, manufacturer price hikes and a surge from millions of people newly insured due to the Affordable Care Act. Spending rose 13 percent, the...
  • UC study: Public aid goes mainly to working families

    UC study: Public aid goes mainly to working families
    Labor economists at UC Berkeley issued a new report Monday showing that more than half the public assistance around the country, whether it be health insurance, food aid or welfare, goes to working families. It's disheartening that so many Americans...
  • Feds to pay more for NC Medicaid billing system operations

    North Carolina's computer billing system for Medicaid claims has met the federal government's accuracy standards nearly two years after it first came online. The state Department of Health and Human Services announced that NCTracks has earned...
  • Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 US adults now have health insurance

    Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage. Whether the new number from the...
  • Medicaid audit finds Missouri owes $34 million

    A new audit recommends that Missouri refund more than $34 million to the federal government because the state did not comply with Medicaid regulations. For at least three years, the state failed to bill drug manufacturers for rebates the companies owed...
  • Governor: Medicaid reform without expansion unacceptable

    Gov. Bill Walker said Monday that he could not support Medicaid reform legislation without Medicaid expansion. In an interview with The Associated Press, Walker said reform and expansion go hand-in-hand. To have reform and not expansion, he said, would...
  • Detailed NC Medicaid financial audit looks at big picture

    The first detailed financial audit of North Carolina's Medicaid program in two decades shows some improvement in its fiscal picture, but revenues are still trying to catch up with pending liabilities, particularly on payments to medical providers....
  • Missouri House approves additional money for 2015 budget

    The Missouri House sent a supplemental spending bill to the Senate on Monday that includes $120 million in general revenue for the rest of this fiscal year. The majority of the money requested by Gov. Jay Nixon is to pay for drug costs in the state's...
  • How should we pay doctors under Medicare?

    In recent weeks, reform legislation that proposes to change how Medicare pays physicians drew much attention. The prod to action was the imminent expiring of the present fee schedule. For many years, Congress had failed to reach agreement about the...
  • Nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance

    Underlining a change across the nation,nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage. Whether the new number from the...