Medicaid

Financial Incentives Associated With ACO Participation and Meaningful Use

Financial Incentives Associated With ACO Participation and Meaningful Use

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Prior exposure to financial incentives and public reporting is significantly associated with physician participation in Medicare Accountable Care Organization programs

Patients with Medicaid Are Satisfied With Their Health Care

Patients with Medicaid Are Satisfied With Their Health Care

Patients that are enrolled in Medicaid rate their overall health care at 7.9, on average, on a scale of 1 to 10.

States Required to Meet Medicaid Standards of Care by 2022

States Required to Meet Medicaid Standards of Care by 2022

Standards were set in a 2014 rule aiming to improve the quality of care that disabled enrollees received outside of institutions.

Providing Optimal Care to Medicaid Patients Under the Affordable Care Act

Providing Optimal Care to Medicaid Patients Under the Affordable Care Act

Despite the increase in coverage under the ACA, data suggest Medicaid patients often had increased wait times for appointments to see healthcare providers.

Longer Outpatient Wait Times for Medicaid Recipients

Longer Outpatient Wait Times for Medicaid Recipients

Researchers suggest lag time might be due to providers having larger caseloads.

No Increase in State Spending with ACA Medicaid Expansions

No Increase in State Spending with ACA Medicaid Expansions

State budget projections were accurate for federal, state, and Medicaid spending.

Medicare Recipients Oftentimes Undergo Care Transitions Nearing Death

Medicare Recipients Oftentimes Undergo Care Transitions Nearing Death

More than 80% had at least one transition, with many experiencing four or more.

Policy Denying Payment Lowers Rate of Early Elective Deliveries

Policy Denying Payment Lowers Rate of Early Elective Deliveries

Implementation of policy by Texas Medicaid has led to a reduction in early delivery rates by up to 14%.

Increasing Support for Medicaid Put Republicans in a Bind

Increasing Support for Medicaid Put Republicans in a Bind

According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, two-thirds of Americans feel Medicaid should continue as is today.

ACA's Medicaid Expansion May Have Problems with Timely Care

ACA's Medicaid Expansion May Have Problems with Timely Care

Research shows the benefits, but there were also more problems with patients getting appointments.

Michigan Analysis Suggests Costs of Medicaid Expansion Outweighed by Economic Benefits

Michigan Analysis Suggests Costs of Medicaid Expansion Outweighed by Economic Benefits

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However, the broad economic benefits of employment, increased personal income and increased state-tax revenues will cover the state's cost for expanded coverage.

Where There Is Medicaid Expansion, There Is Voter Support for ACA

Where There Is Medicaid Expansion, There Is Voter Support for ACA

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States with Medicaid expansion have substantially improved access to care, affordability, chronic-disease management and self-reported health.

Medicaid Expansion Does Not Affect Access to Primary Care

Medicaid Expansion Does Not Affect Access to Primary Care

Primary care shortage appears to be unfounded, researchers say.

$20 Million Awarded for Quality Payment Program Training

$20 Million Awarded for Quality Payment Program Training

Up to $80 million is to be invested into training programs over the remaining four years.

CMS Rule Stabilizes Small Health Insurance Markets

CMS Rule Stabilizes Small Health Insurance Markets

This rule includes special enrollment period pre-enrollment verification and flexibility in coverage.

Smoking Cessation Medication Use Impacted by Medicaid Policies

Smoking Cessation Medication Use Impacted by Medicaid Policies

There was a reduction in the use of these medications with policies that required patients to obtain counseling.

Hospitals With Medicaid Expansion Saw Increased Annual Revenues

Hospitals With Medicaid Expansion Saw Increased Annual Revenues

Hospitals that implemented the Medicaid expansion in 2014 had increased Medicaid revenue and improved profit margins.

No Association Found Between Hospital Length of Stay, Mortality and State Medicaid Expansion

No Association Found Between Hospital Length of Stay, Mortality and State Medicaid Expansion

There was no association found between the ACA state Medicaid-expansion and hospital length of stay or mortality, study shows.

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