In Second Month Of Arkansas’ Work Requirements, Thousands Fail To Report Hours Even Though They Meet Them
The beneficiaries have to log hours through other programs, so officials know that they're meeting them and simply just not reporting them. Critics warned of this scenario before work requirements were instituted because, according to analysts, one in three Medicaid adults never use a computer or the internet and four in ten do not use email. Medicaid news comes out of Ohio, as well.
Arkansas Medicaid Work Requirements Could Cost Thousands Coverage, Data Show
New data released by the state of Arkansas on Wednesday show Medicaid enrollees are struggling to comply with the state's new work requirements, putting thousands at risk of losing health care. The requirements — which mandate that some Medicaid beneficiaries work or complete similar activities to retain benefits — went into effect in June after being approved by the Trump administration. (Hellmann, 8/15)
Ohio Medicaid To Try Out Transparent PBM Pricing Model
Ohio's Medicaid department is directing its managed-care organizations to quit their contracts with pharmacy benefit managers because of opaque pricing practices officials said cost the state millions of dollars. The state's five managed-care plans must strike up new contracts with companies able to manage pharmacy services using a more transparent pricing model by Jan. 1, 2019. (Livingston, 8/15)