Tagged: medicaid

Medicaid Work Mandate Will Create Uncertainty in Some States

by Andrew DeMillo and Gretchen Ehlke, The Associated Press 1/15/2018 7:12 am

Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to work, get job training or perform community service in exchange for getting health coverage through Medicaid.

Trump Opens Way for Medicaid Work Requirement

by Associated Press 1/11/2018 11:19 am

In a major policy shift that could affect millions of low-income people, the Trump administration said Thursday it is offering a path for states that want to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients.

Medicaid to Dominate Arkansas Budget Talks (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/8/2018 7:00 am

When Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveils his proposed 2018-19 budget this week, most of the attention will be on the state's Medicaid program and the future of the hybrid expansion that's provided coverage to thousands of low-income residents over the past few years.

Arkansas Children's Wellness Faces Obstacle

by Associated Press 1/8/2018 6:57 am

Improving access to care in Arkansas and getting children the early care they need was the subject of a recent report released by Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families (AACF).

Asa Hutchinson: Medicaid Rolls Dropped by 117K Last Year

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/4/2018 3:03 pm

Arkansas' governor is touting an 11 percent drop in the state's Medicaid rolls over the past year as he faces another potential fight in keeping the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion alive another year.

Arkansas Again Cuts Off Medicaid Money to Planned Parenthood

by Associated Press 11/28/2017 7:03 am

Arkansas has again cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, following a court ruling upholding the state's decision to defund the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group.

Vacancies Add to Medicaid Plan's Uncertain Future (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/27/2017 7:01 am

Vacant seats in the Legislature, a lack of answers on proposals to impose new restrictions and uncertainty about the future of the federal health care law could put Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion back in a precarious position.

State Still Awaiting Federal Approval on Medicaid Expansion Changes

by David Ramsey, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 11/3/2017 10:40 am

Significant changes to the state's Medicaid expansion program proposed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson were slated to begin Jan. 1. But the state still has not received the federal approval necessary to move ahead.

Governor: Rate Hikes Don't Threaten Arkansas Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/17/2017 1:51 pm

Arkansas' governor says the insurance rate increases approved by state regulators after the Trump administration ended a key subsidy won't threaten the future of Arkansas Works.

A Threat to Communities (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 10/16/2017 12:00 am

Repealing the Affordable Care Act without something to replace it is scary. Especially here in Arkansas, where legislators — with Republicans in the lead — took a law they didn’t like and made lemonade.

UAMS, Baptist Report Operating Losses

by Mark Friedman 10/9/2017 12:00 am

UAMS and Baptist Health both report millions of dollars in operating losses in the most recent fiscal year.

UAMS Tops State In Net Patient Revenue

by Mark Friedman 10/2/2017 12:00 am

Of the 89 hospitals on Arkansas Business’ list of the largest hospitals and medical centers in the state, 14 reported a net loss of $1 million or more while 34 had a net income of $1 million or more.

Hutchinson Embraces Latest Health Law Repeal Push (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/25/2017 7:39 am

If the latest GOP-backed Obamacare repeal overcomes last-minute obstacles in the Senate, the plan could offer even more uncertainty for the thousands of people in Arkansas who have health coverage through the health overhaul.

DHS, Dinged for Payment Problems, Will Repay $3M to Feds

by Gwen Moritz 9/15/2017 11:02 am

The Arkansas Department of Human Services will repay about $3 million to the federal government after an audit found problems with a type of Medicaid payment to providers.

Conway Regional Offers an Inside Peek Into Its Operation

by Mark Friedman 9/4/2017 12:00 am

Conway Regional Health System CEO Matt Troup has a plan to deal with the increased competition from the Little Rock health system’s Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway.

DHS Reshuffles to Create 'One-Stop Shop' for Medicaid Providers

by Benjamin Hardy, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 8/25/2017 7:43 am

The Arkansas Department of Human Services announces an internal reorganization that will shift 171 employees to a newly created division, impact more than 40 contracts and streamline oversight of Medicaid providers.

Health Law to Loom Over Arkansas Races in 2018 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2017 7:10 am

The failure of GOP efforts to end the 2010 law, even under a Republican White House and Congress, could make it harder for Republicans in the state to run again against the law they've derided as "Obamacare."

Arkansas Health Insurers Seek Rate Hikes of 8 to 22 Percent

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/26/2017 11:24 am

Health insurance companies operating on the state's individual health insurance marketplace are seeking rate increases of between 8 percent and 22 percent, the state Insurance Department says.

GOP Health Care Plan Draws Mixed Reaction from Governors

by Associated Press 7/13/2017 3:22 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said he remains concerned about Congress shifting costs to the states to maintain the same level of Medicaid coverage they have committed to. But he likes that the bill would provide more funding to help low-income people move off Medicaid and into the private market.

Arkansas Ends Fiscal Year with $15M Surplus

by Associated Press 7/5/2017 11:27 am

Arkansas finance officials say the state ended its fiscal year with a $15.7 million surplus after a boost in sales tax collections over the past two months helped restore most of the budget cuts enacted earlier.