An AHRQ brief examines the effect of the reform law’s Medicaid expansion on enrollment in employment-based insurance plans.
A study in Health Affairs reviews Oregon’s reform of its Medicaid program, finding reduced spending.
Nuna, gets more than nothing, raising a whopping $90 million to support a business of gathering and analyzing Medicaid data from all states.http://medcitynews.com/2017/01/medicaid-data-cruncher-nuna-launches/?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=41071741&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--kMmAYjGVrFNM_7WhfdbfKoU_SVRE1HNTAazCiRof-1fQWHAoUvBU3uXtMwvQNaw8_DSoys8Nyj0cJ9n6z_Rne8-2S8_8Hs94Ta1jbWxt2JyNDgK8&_hsmi=41071741&rf=1
In a shocking, just shocking finding, further research confirms that if you give people free health care, they will use a lot of it.
Morning Consult conducts a survey of Medicaid recipients, revealing widespread satisfaction with the program.
Not only is insurance on the reform law’s exchanges costing a lot more than projected, but the Mediciaid expansion also is more expensive.
CMS has finalized its rule requiring Medicaid programs to purchase drugs from pharmacies at actual acquisition cost (good luck figuring out what that is), which supposedly will save $2.7 billion a year.http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20160121/NEWS/160129962?utm_source=modernhealthcare&utm_medium=email&utm_content=20160121-NEWS-160129962&utm_campaign=hits
Massachusetts once again is trailblazing for the country, as its managed Medicaid program runs into big, but very predictable issues.
A Government Accounting Office report finds, surprise, surprise, that we are likely wasting billions of dollars in the reform law’s Medicaid expansion.
A study in Health Affairs finds that greater prescription drug use among Medicaid beneficiaries is associated with a modest reduction in overall spending.
CMS’ Office of the Actuary issues a report on the financial state of Medicaid suggesting that new enrollees, and the reform law’s Medicaid expansion, are going to cost much more than expected.
A National Bureau of Economic Research paper suggests that Medicaid has a value to its beneficiaries that is less than what it costs government to support the program.