Reform Update: Quality of life difficult to measure for dual-eligibles

By Virgil Dickson State demonstration projects designed to coordinate benefits and care for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid are lacking in how they measure quality-of-life indicators, as well as quality of long-term services and supports, according to a new policy bri
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Reform Update: N.H. may be first of Medicaid expansion holdouts to sign on

By Virgil Dickson Healthcare providers in Nebraska, New Hampshire and Maine are anxiously monitoring hearings in their states as lawmakers debate whether Medicaid will be expanded, while providers in Utah and Virginia will continue lobbying in advance of likely special sessions to set
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Federal waiver key to New Hampshire Medicaid expansion

By Associated Press Paula Hancock isn’t sure how the Affordable Care Act and a proposed expansion of the Medicaid health coverage program will work in New Hampshire. The 60-year-old from Campton, N.H., would benefit from the expansion but doesn’t know how long it will last
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Agreement reached on Medicaid expansion bill in New Hampshire

By Associated Press New Hampshire state Senate leaders announced a bipartisan deal Thursday to expand Medicaid to an estimated 49,000 poor New Hampshire adults by using federal funds to pay for private insurance. Read more…
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AMICUS COMMITTEE UPDATE

Article Taken From:  NASP Ohio Amended Substitute House Bill Number 59 was recently enacted into law. The new legislation is an omnibus one ranging from the creation of the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) to renumbering statutes. With respect to subrogation, the bill transfers the a
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States’ Implementation Of Exchanges May Decide Fate Of ACA.

Over the holiday weekend through today, a number of national outlets reported on exchange implementation occurring across the US. Notably, from a national perspective, Bloomberg News  (5/28, Nussbaum) reports that the fate of the Affordable Care Act is “being decided far from Capitol
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California scores poorly on posting healthcare prices, report says

California consumers don’t have easy access to actual prices for medical care, according to a national report card that gave the state a D for its dismal showing. Overall, 36 states received a D or F in the report issued Monday by two nonprofit healthcare groups that analyzed go
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Most States Fail to Make The Grade In Health Care Price Transparency For Consumers

WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO – MARCH 18, 2013 – A new Report Card on State Price Transparency Laws developed by two non-profits – Catalyst for Payment Reform(CPR) and the Health Care Incentives Improvement Institute (HCI3) – aims to improve the information available to consumers about
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Four More States Get Federal Nod For Health Exchanges

WASHINGTON — Michigan, New Hampshire, West Virginia and Iowa are the final four states to receive conditional federal approval to run state partnership health insurance exchanges under the 2010 health care law, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Thursday. A partners
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