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Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP All Targets For Fraud

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When it comes to health care fraud, medical facilities and hospitals are the top two offenders. That’s according to a new Government Accountability Office report released this week. According to the report, 10,187 individuals and entities were investigated in 2010 for defrauding Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Medical facilities (including medical […]

States Ease Barriers To Medicaid, CHIP Enrollment, Survey Says

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Updated at 10:55 a.m. Half the states last year made it easier for children and their parents to enroll in Medicaid by streamlining enrollment and using technology advances to verify citizenship requirements, according to a report released Wednesday. Medicaid is the state-federal health insurance program for the poor and disabled that covers about 60 million Americans. […]

Florida CHIP Program ‘Treading Water’

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Despite the tough economy, Florida’s Children’s Health Insurance Program added just 2,000 children in the year ended June 30, for a growth rate of less than 1 percent. Among school-age kids, the program added just 700 children. Before last year, the Florida CHIP progam was growing by about 8 percent a year. It now has about […]

CHIP Outreach Gets More Kids Covered

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If you build it, they will come … at least some of the time. The number of children eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)  but not enrolled fell to 4.3 million in 2009 from 4.7 million the prior year, according to a report out today.  The drop is significant because it occurred even […]

Governors Wary Of ‘Blending’ Federal Contribution To Medicaid, CHIP

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If a deal to reduce the deficit results in lower federal payments to states for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, then the National Governors Association will say no thanks. That’s what NGA chair and Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire suggested Friday. As part of the ongoing negotiations between the White House and Capitol Hill, one proposal would combine […]