Recent Medicaid recovery rule changes may contradict 2006 Supreme Court ruling

By Sheena Harrison Sources say changes to Medicaid recovery rules in the most recent federal budget contradict a 2006 U.S. Supreme Court decision that found Medicaid programs could not be reimbursed from settlement funds for lost wages or pain and suffering. Read more…
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Reform Update: Virginia ponders Medicaid ‘private option’ alternative as Arkansas rethinks it

By Virgil Dickson Virginia’s Democratic-controlled state Senate is floating an alternative path to help up to 400,000 low-income residents get healthcare coverage without the state formally expanding its Medicaid program. Read more…
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Reform Update: CMS creates workarounds to ensure Medicaid coverage

By Virgil Dickson Faced with the reality that HealthCare.gov still has limited ability to transmit completed Medicaid applications to state agencies, the CMS has come up with two new workarounds to ensure people get covered. Read more…
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Arkansas Certifies Class of Insureds Claiming They Were Not Made Whole

Taken From:  The National Association of Subrogation Professionals AMICUS Updates June 19, 2013  Arkansas is becoming an extremely difficult state for a carrier to pursue subrogation rights or a right to reimbursement of any kind.  Recently, a federal court in Arkansas granted class a
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Arkansas’ unusual Medicaid pledge: ‘The program is not an entitlement program.’

The Arkansas state legislature has officially passed legislation to use Medicaid expansion dollars to buy private insurance for some 250,000 state residents. The bill used to do so contains one of the more unusual provisions I’ve ever seen in  health-care legislation. It requires thos
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It’s a huge day for Obamacare in Arkansas

Health policy experts have been buzzing for weeks now over the so-called “Arkansas plan,” in which  the state would use Medicaid expansion dollars to buy private insurance coverage. If Arkansas could hammer out an agreement with the Obama administration, the thinking has gone, a handf
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States Urged to Expand Medicaid With Private Insurance

WASHINGTON — The White House is encouraging skeptical state officials to expand Medicaid by subsidizing the purchase of private insurance for low-income people, even though that approach might be somewhat more expensive, federal and state officials say. Ohio and Arkansas are negotiati
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