Forty-seven percent of survey respondents reported spending less than 1 minute reviewing CMS-485.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a final rule that could result in steep payment reductions for physicians of certain specialties in 2018.
Researchers note that the best-price rule may be an impediment to some novel pricing arrangements in the private sector, but there are ways to avoid or mitigate its impact.
About one-third of those who fail to seek treatment for substance abuse do so because of cost or lack of insurance coverage.
Prior exposure to financial incentives and public reporting is significantly associated with physician participation in Medicare Accountable Care Organization programs
Patients that are enrolled in Medicaid rate their overall health care at 7.9, on average, on a scale of 1 to 10.
Standards were set in a 2014 rule aiming to improve the quality of care that disabled enrollees received outside of institutions.
Despite the increase in coverage under the ACA, data suggest Medicaid patients often had increased wait times for appointments to see healthcare providers.
Researchers suggest lag time might be due to providers having larger caseloads.
State budget projections were accurate for federal, state, and Medicaid spending.
More than 80% had at least one transition, with many experiencing four or more.
Implementation of policy by Texas Medicaid has led to a reduction in early delivery rates by up to 14%.
According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, two-thirds of Americans feel Medicaid should continue as is today.
Research shows the benefits, but there were also more problems with patients getting appointments.
However, the broad economic benefits of employment, increased personal income and increased state-tax revenues will cover the state's cost for expanded coverage.
States with Medicaid expansion have substantially improved access to care, affordability, chronic-disease management and self-reported health.
Primary care shortage appears to be unfounded, researchers say.
Up to $80 million is to be invested into training programs over the remaining four years.
This rule includes special enrollment period pre-enrollment verification and flexibility in coverage.
There was a reduction in the use of these medications with policies that required patients to obtain counseling.
Hospitals that implemented the Medicaid expansion in 2014 had increased Medicaid revenue and improved profit margins.
There was no association found between the ACA state Medicaid-expansion and hospital length of stay or mortality, study shows.
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