In late January, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Indiana’s request to expand its Medicaid program using a waiver. The good news? Approximately 350,000 uninsured Hoosiers will have a chance to get Medicaid coverage under this waiver.
Just as with the first two versions of the Senate health bill, the latest version would devastate insurance coverage, gut the Medicaid program and dramatically increase deductibles and out of pocket costs.
The first in a series of short analyses explaining certain provisions of the sweeping new standards issued by the Obama administration to guide the operation of state Medicaid managed care plans. Here, we look at changes affecting the enrollment process.
The new federal rules, which states must implement by 2018, are a step in the right direction toward ensuring that people with a Medicaid managed care plan can see the right health care provider when they need to.
This is the second in a series that looks at what advocates should know about the newly released standards for Medicaid managed care plans.
Recently the Obama administration released new standards governing Medicaid managed care plans. These managed care rules haven’t been updated since 2002, and a lot has changed in the past 14 years. There are currently over 72 million people enrolled in Medicaid, and three-quarters are enrolled in managed care.
On May 16th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a final regulation for Medicare’s Part D drug benefit for 2020. The regulation backed off of a proposal that would have created significant exceptions to requirements that Part D plans cover all drugs in six “protected classes”.