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HHS Watchdog Says Iowa Failed To Collect $700,000 in Medicaid Drug Rebates

KHN Morning Briefing

The inspector general for the federal Department of Health and Human Services says that between March 2012 and December 2014 Iowa’s Medicaid program did not invoice drugmakers for the rebates that the state and federal government were entitled to. Also, California groups file suit to help some Medicaid patients stay out of managed care networks if the patients want to keep their doctors and specialized providers.

N.C. Releases Plan For Restructuring Medicaid, Improving Physical And Mental Health Care

KHN Morning Briefing

The details lay out how the state will move from a fee-for-service program to managed care. Among other Medicaid developments are news accounts on the head of Oregon’s program resigning at the governor’s request, doctors at California’s UC Davis Medical Center saying the hospital’s decision to refuse to accept Medicaid payments has hurt vulnerable patients and health care providers complaining about Colorado’s new billing system.

Hospitals Nervous As Medicare Considers Paying For Joint Replacements At Surgical Centers

KHN Morning Briefing

If the federal government begins covering hip and knee surgeries in outpatient facilities, hospitals could lose substantial business. Also in the news, consumer groups mobilize to fight the Trump administration’s proposal to allow nursing homes to force residents to settle complaints through mediation and in support of a decision during the Obama administration to hold up Medicaid money for Texas because of anti-abortion laws there.

Gov. LePage Accuses Maine Senators Of Being ‘Out Of Touch’ After Voting Against GOP Health Bill

KHN Morning Briefing

Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage wrote an op-ed chastising Republican Susan Collins and independent Angus King for their vote. But the senators defend themselves, saying they met with thousands of people to discuss improving the health care system, and concluded that the GOP proposals would’ve eliminated insurance for millions, raised premiums, hurt rural hospitals and shifted costs to states. Other lawmakers also face tough questions at home about the health care legislation.

Mass. Gov. Shelves Plan To Revamp Medicaid, Accepts New Taxes To Fund Health Care

KHN Morning Briefing

Gov. Charlie Baker says he will sign a bill that will raise $200 million through new fees on businesses to help pay for health care for the poor, even though the bill does not include his plan to move 140,000 people from Medicaid into private plans. Also, officials in Georgia are weighing their options for changes to that state’s Medicaid program.