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Even with copayments for nonurgent care, Medicaid patients still rely on ERs

To control costs and encourage Medicaid recipients to get primary care doctors, some states charge copayments to Medicaid patients who got nonurgent care in hospital emergency departments. A new study based on 2001-2010 data finds copayments did not affect the rate of Medicaid patients' emergency room visits or lead to more primary care doctor's office visits.

Study: Even with Copayments for Nonurgent Care, Medicaid Patients Still Rely on ERs

How can states and federal government provide adequate health care to poor people, without overburdening taxpayers or leaving health care providers with billions in unpaid bills? That thorny problem is especially challenging in the aftermath of a recession and congressional mandates expanding Medicaid eligibility.

North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley among Colorado hospitals to receive penalty for readmission rate

Nationwide, 75 percent of all hospitals will be penalized an average of 0.63 percent of their Medicaid reimbursements in fiscal year 2015 because of high readmission rates for some patients.

Why the Supreme Court's Medicaid Decision Matters

State Medicaid programs often pay less than the cost of care. Should health-care providers be able to sue individual states for higher rates?

Health care jobs spike with Medicaid expansion

Through the first 11 months of 2014 — the first full year of Medicaid expansion in Ohio — statewide employment in health care and social assistance, which includes jobs at hospitals, doctors’ offices and other facilities providing medical care, rose by about 7,000 positions, according to figures from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services.

Children eligible for expanded Medicaid contribute more in taxes as adults

A new study finds that children who received expanded Medicaid benefits in the 1980s and 1990s contributed more to the U.S. tax system as adults. They also were more likely to attend college and less likely to die prematurely in adulthood.

Colo. to get $3 million from anti-kickback settlement with DaVita

DENVER — Colorado will receive $3 million as part of a settlement with DaVita Healthcare Partners Inc. over allegations the company offered kickbacks to doctors to suggest DaVita dialysis centers. The $3 million is part of a $389 million settlement DaVita agreed to pay to settle a criminal and civil anti-kickback investigation with the U.S. […]

Doctors face big cuts in Medicaid pay

Larry and Linda Drain live apart so that she can keep her health care. / Shelley Mays, The (Nashville) Tennessean Andy Pasternak, a family doctor in Reno, saw more than 100 new Medicaid patients last year after the state expanded the insurance program for the poor under the Affordable Care Act.


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