Idaho Legislative Panel To Hear Public Comments Today On Medicaid Expansion
The day-long session will explore whether the state should expand Medicaid to cover the estimated 78,000 residents who don't qualify for Medicaid or for subsidies to help buy insurance on the health marketplace. Also, Alaska officials and Xerox have settled a dispute over the complaints that the company, which set up a payment system for the state, was slow to reimburse doctors and other health providers.
Public Gets Chance To Speak On Idaho Medicaid Expansion At Hearing Wednesday
The legislative committee reviewing health care options for Idaho’s working poor convenes a daylong session in the Capitol Wednesday, including a two-hour period of public testimony. Wednesday’s agenda features morning testimony from advocates on both sides of the debate over whether Idaho should expand Medicaid to cover the estimate 78,000 residents caught in a health coverage gap. Those residents earn too much to qualify for standard Medicaid health benefits, but not enough to qualify for subsidized coverage available on the state health insurance exchange. (Dentzer, 9/27)
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Alaska Health Department And Xerox Reach Settlement Over Botched Medicaid Payment System
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has settled its complaints with Xerox over management of Medicaid claims, resetting its health-care contract with the business giant for an agreed-upon series of performance standards. The state's claim against Xerox State Healthcare LLC followed the company's start of a multimillion-dollar Medicaid payment system about three years ago. The state said Xerox failed to issue timely and accurate payments to Alaska health care providers, among other problems. (Hanlon, 9/28)