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Va. Report Identifies Ways To Cut Millions From Annual Medicaid Budget

KHN Morning Briefing

The report by the state’s Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission recommends tightening the cap on profits and increasing oversight of insurers in the program. Meanwhile, in Kansas, reversing a 4 percent emergency budget cut is a priority.

Hospitals’ Safety Measure Improvements Prevent 125,000 Deaths, Save $28M

KHN Morning Briefing

A Department of Health and Human Services report finds that those patient safety efforts also prevented 3.1 million hospital-acquired conditions from 2010 to 2015. In other news, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issues an interim rule that takes aim at providers that steer patients eligible for Medicare or Medicaid into private insurance in order to receive higher reimbursement rates.

Federal Officials Approve Arkansas’ Plan To Revamp Medicaid

KHN Morning Briefing

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the Obama administration gave a green light to his proposals, which include referring unemployed Medicaid enrollees to voluntary worker training and some small co-payments, as well as some incentives for business to provide insurance.

Georgia Legislature Expected To Take Early Vote On Hospital Tax To Raise Money For Medicaid

KHN Morning Briefing

Lawmakers must decide whether to continue the tax that leverages more federal Medicaid funding, but some legislative leaders suggest that a broader discussion will include efforts to help rural hospitals. In addition, the Wyoming governor says that uncertainty in Washington has doomed his efforts to promote a Medicaid expansion.

Companies Managing Iowa’s Medicaid Program Continue To Lose Money

KHN Morning Briefing

In other Medicaid news, some Minnesota residents on public health programs will have to switch to a new plan because an insurer and the state were unable to agree on a new contract. News outlets also report on developments the dire outlook for expansion in Virginia and how gunshot victims get help from the state-federal health insurance program.

Medicaid Is Balm And Benefit For Victims Of Gun Violence

KHN Original

Young men injured by gunshot wounds often lacked insurance and went for years without proper follow-up care. The health law’s Medicaid expansion, in doubt since the election, changed that in many of the states with the most gun violence.