The Trump Administration’s recent push to tighten Medicaid eligibility is drawing national criticism. As the administration considers more frequent eligibility reviews, state Medicaid agencies are under increasing pressure to control costs and meeting new federal requirements is expensive.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services...National News
In 2017 health spending grew 4.8 percent year-over-year, the second consecutive year of deceleration in spending growth; from 2006 to 2017 growth in health spending per enrollee averaged 4.4 percent annually for the privately insured - Medicare averaged 2.4 percent and Medicaid, 1.6 percent, according to research from The Urban...National News
To crack down on Medicaid fraud and waste, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will conduct audits of state programs and private Medicaid managed care plans as part of an initiative announced Tuesday, June 26.
CMS administrator Seema Verma attributed these plans to the agency's reformation of Medicaid for "a...