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State highlights: States want home care worker wage changes delayed; Ga. delays nursing home rate hike

State officials that argued against providing overtime and minimum wage protections to the nation's 2 million home care workers are asking the Department of Labor to push back a Jan. 1 start date for the policy to take effect. State Medicaid officials concerned that their costs will rise are asking for a delay and tweaks to the policy, even though the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ...

Report: ER visits spike due to Affordable Care Act

Hospitals in states choosing to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, including Colorado, reported sustained growth in Medicaid patient volumes during second-quarter 2014 — and three times the increase of emergency department visits than hospitals in non-expansion states in second-quarter 2014 compared to the same time last year, according to a new study from… Continue Reading Report ...

Children’s Hospital Colorado Urges Support for Legislation to Advance Care for Children with Complex Medical Conditions

One in 25 children is medically complex, and they include children who suffer from multiple medical conditions — like cancer, congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis and down syn

State highlights: Democrats consider letting states curb health costs; obesity in America

Borrowing a Republican idea, a group including former senior Obama and Clinton advisers is unveiling a novel proposal to let states take the lead in controlling health costs.

Long-acting birth control plan sparks controversy

The Catholic health care system is up in arms over Illinois Medicaid plan to encourage contraceptive options such as IUDs

Quinn administration wants Medicaid to increase payments for long-acting birth control

CHICAGO — Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor in an effort to save taxpayer money on unplanned pregnancies, a strategy that is raising concern among Roman Catholic health care systems.Officials with the Illinois Medicaid program plan to increase payments to doctors and clinics for methods such as intrauterine devices, commonly ...

Illinois Medicaid pushes long-acting birth control

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor in an effort to save taxpayer money on unplanned pregnancies, a strategy that is raising ...

End-of-life discussions make a comeback

Five years after it exploded into a political conflagration over "death panels," the issue of paying doctors to talk to patients about end-of-life care is making a comeback, and such sessions may be covered for the 50 million Americans on Medicare as early as next year.

State highlights: Heroin deaths rise in N.Y.; TennCare computer system delay; Colo. races to win $87M to integrate care;

A heroin crisis gripping communities across the country deepened in New York last year, with more people in the city dying in overdoses from the drug than in any year since 2003. In all, 420 people fatally overdosed on heroin in 2013 out of a total of 782 drug overdoses, rising to a level not seen in a decade in both absolute numbers and as a population-adjusted rate, according to preliminary ...

Audit: Colorado not monitoring psychotropics for imprisoned youths

Colorado has poor controls over the administration of powerful psychotropic medication to youths in corrections facilities, with state officials unable to show they are doing enough to monitor for harmful side effects, according to a state report released Tuesday.


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