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Open Enrollment Surges across the United States

Emily Boerger | Dec 27, 2017 | Federal

Column: Accountability - The General Public

| Dec 6, 2017 | Federal

This series titled “Column: Healthcare Accountability” is sponsored content from our partners at Axene Health Partners.  AHP offers highly specialized health care actuarial and consulting services across a number of states.  We have curated this content because we think it adds value to the work our readers are engaged in.  As always,...[ Read More ]

OHA CCO rates found to be sound and unbiased; FamilyCare disagrees

Emily Boerger | Dec 5, 2017 | Oregon

Two independent firms of Medicaid experts report that the 2018 Coordinated Care Organization rates set by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) are “sound, unbiased, and generally consistent with state and federal rules.” OHA originally released the rates in November, but faced swift backlash from Portland-area CCO, FamilyCare, which said its...[ Read More ]

CMS approves housing and employment services as part of health transformation

| Dec 4, 2017 | Washington

After an extended approval process, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved the launch of supportive housing and supported employment services. These services, collectively called Foundational Community Supports (FCS), are part of the Medicaid Transformation Demonstration. They are designed to help the most vulnerable people enrolled in...[ Read More ]

Op-ed: Addressing Health Disparities in the LGBT Community

| Dec 1, 2017 | Federal

Miriam Hollins is Seattle-area Respiratory Therapist and is currently pursuing a Master's in Healthcare Administration at the University of Washington School of Public Health. She started her healthcare career as a Combat Medic in the Army where she served on Active Duty for six years. She then went to Respiratory...[ Read More ]

Letter: Governors ask Congress to pass CHIP

Kylie Walsh | Nov 30, 2017 | Federal

The National Governors Association sent the following letter to Congressional leadership urging Congress to reauthorize federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program. November 29, 2017 Dear Speaker Ryan and Leaders McConnell, Pelosi, and Schumer: On behalf of the nation’s governors, we urge immediate action on the Children’s Health Insurance...[ Read More ]

OHA Audit Report finds $88 million in misspent Medicaid funds

Emily Boerger | Nov 29, 2017 | Oregon

This morning, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson’s office released an audit report detailing improper Medicaid payments made by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in 2017. The report, entitled “Oregon Health Authority Should Improve Efforts to Detect and Prevent Improper Medicaid Payments,” was requested following an Auditor Alert released earlier this...[ Read More ]