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New evaluation of Medicaid incentive programs shows need for improvement

USA - July 11 2016 Policymakers at both the federal and state levels have, in recent years, supported incentive programs designed to influence Medicaid beneficiary…

Catherine Kelley, Charles A. Luband, Joanne L. Zimolzak.

New Vermont drug pricing law invites a closer look at medical costs

USA - June 9 2016 Last week, Vermont became the first state in the nation to pass a new pharmaceutical cost transparency law. The legislation requires, among other…

Catherine Kelley, Joanne L. Zimolzak, Mark W. Weller.

Judge rules HHS can't pay cost-sharing subsidies to QHPs, but allows funding to continue

USA - May 20 2016 More than six years after the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was enacted, legal challenges continue to thread their way through the judicial system. In a…

Catherine Kelley, Joanne L. Zimolzak.

CMS publishes final Medicaid managed care rule

USA - April 26 2016 On April 25, 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its long-awaited Medicaid managed care Final Rule, the first update to…

Catherine Kelley, Charles A. Luband, Claire Bornstein, Janice H. Ziegler.

Latest CBO estimates show insurance coverage growth under the ACA due to Medicaid and CHIP enrollment nearly doubling

USA - March 29 2016 On March 24, 2016, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report, Federal Subsidies for Health Insurance Coverage for People Under Age 65:…

Catherine Kelley, Charles A. Luband, Claire Bornstein.