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Utah Medicaid to observe FMAP reduction in April as renewal reviews continue

| Mar 24, 2023 | Utah

On April 1st, Utah will observe a reduction in its enhanced federal matching rate (FMAP) for Medicaid from 6.2% to 5%. The rate reduction is the first in a series of decreases scheduled for the year before the enhanced FMAP ends on Jan. 1st of 2024.      Utah’s Medicaid...[ Read More ]

Texas lawmakers consider reforms addressing prescription drug affordability

| Mar 24, 2023 | Texas

The Texas House Select Committee on Health Care Reform heard testimony on several bills aimed at lowering prescription drug costs for Texans on Thursday.     House Bill 25, also called the Wholesale Prescription Drug Importation Act (WPDIA), would authorize the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to develop a prescription...[ Read More ]

Colorado lawmakers consider increasing Medicaid reimbursement to nursing facilities

| Mar 22, 2023 | Colorado

On Tuesday, the Colorado House Public and Behavioral Health and Human Services Committee unanimously approved House Bill 1228, which would increase Medicaid reimbursement rates to nursing facilities statewide.       Sponsor Rep. Jenny Willford (D-Northglenn) testified that the aim is to improve reimbursement for nursing facility services by incentivizing access...[ Read More ]

Colorado House committee advances bill to provide consumer protections for medical transactions

| Mar 21, 2023 | Colorado

The Colorado House Health and Insurance Committee advanced Senate Bill 93 to the committee of the whole on Tuesday.      The measure would lower the state’s interest rates on medical debt from 8% to 3% and require debt collection agencies to provide consumers an itemized statement on the medical...[ Read More ]

House committee on youth health hears testimony on bill addressing social media’s harm on minors

| Mar 21, 2023 | Texas

The Texas House Select Committee on Youth Health and Safety heard testimony on House Bill 18 on Monday, a measure that would restrict digital service providers from collecting and utilizing the personal identifying information of minors. Committee members placed the bill as “pending” in committee.      The bill would...[ Read More ]

Colorado Health Cabinet Policy Summit provides updates on healthcare affordability efforts

| Mar 20, 2023 | Colorado

The Department of Health Care Policy and Finance (HCPF) sponsored the Colorado Health Cabinet Policy Summit on Wednesday to outline the progress being made on healthcare affordability.      Lieutenant Governor Dianne Primavera and HCPF Executive Director Kim Bimestefer led the virtual summit. Bimestefer said prescription drug costs are the...[ Read More ]