Tagged: medicaid

Planned Parenthood’s Legal Victories

by Mark Friedman 9/28/2015 12:00 am

Planned Parenthood continued its legal successes this month against states that attempt to cut its funding.

Hutchinson Asks Panel to Put Exchange Plans on Hold

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/24/2015 12:02 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is asking a panel to put the state's plans to establish its own insurance exchange on hold as lawmakers look at the future of the state's Medicaid expansion.

Planning for Children With Special Needs Into Adulthood

by Dale Nicholson III 9/15/2015 12:05 am

If you’re the parent of a child with special needs, your estate planning needs are especially complex. You must address concerns like providing your child adequate lifetime care, appointing someone to manage your adult child’s finances, maintaining your child’s benefits eligibility, and avoiding family conflicts.

Judge Sets Hearing on Arkansas Defunding Planned Parenthood

by Associated Press 9/14/2015 10:49 am

A federal judge has set a Thursday hearing over Arkansas' decision to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood Sues Arkansas Over Loss of Medicaid Money

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 9/11/2015 12:48 pm

Planned Parenthood filed a federal lawsuit Friday challenging Arkansas' cancellation of its Medicaid provider contract, which Gov. Asa Hutchinson terminated amid concerns about secretly recorded videos released by an anti-abortion group.

Arkansas Officials Again Suspend Medicaid Cancellations

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/28/2015 2:33 pm

Arkansas officials on Friday suspended a push to terminate coverage for thousands of people on Medicaid for the second time this month after the federal government told the state to give beneficiaries more time to prove they're eligible.

Governor Proposes Changes to Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/19/2015 11:39 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson supports keeping the state's first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion, he said Wednesday, but only if the federal government provides the state with more flexibility to impose limits on the program.

Asa Hutchinson: Medicaid Cancellations to Resume

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/18/2015 3:10 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the state will resume its push to terminate Medicaid coverage for thousands of people, despite complaints that many being kicked off the program still qualify.

Hutchinson Says Medicaid Cancellations to Resume

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/17/2015 4:42 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the state will resume its push to terminate Medicaid coverage for thousands of people, despite complaints that many being kicked off the program still qualify.

Terminations New Obstacle in Private Option Debate (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Associated Press 8/9/2015 2:47 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's decision to temporarily halt efforts to drop thousands from Arkansas' Medicaid program shows the challenge of balancing rhetoric about reforming the program with the reality that so many of the state's residents are now relying on it.

Asa Hutchinson Suspends Medicaid Terminations for 2 Weeks

by Associated Press 8/4/2015 2:59 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson says Arkansas is suspending a push to terminate coverage for thousands on Medicaid as the state addresses a backlog of responses from recipients trying to verify their incomes.

Conway Interfaith Clinic Becomes Part of CHI St. Vincent

by Alexis Crowe 7/14/2015 10:09 am

Conway Interfaith Clinic changed ownership on July 6 and is now CHI St. Vincent Interfaith Clinic.

Waste, Fraud & Abuse (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 7/13/2015 12:00 am

Wherever there are human beings, there will be waste, fraud and abuse. There is waste in your household budget. In any business of any size, someone is abusing a policy or a credit card. But hardly any human institutions present the opportunity for waste, fraud and abuse on the scale that we’ve seen in Medicare and Medicaid. And the revelations just keep on coming.

Medicaid Fraud Leads To $33.6M Lawsuit Against LR Care Center

by Mark Friedman 7/13/2015 12:00 am

The alleged Medicaid fraud at Step-by-Step Senior Care Inc. of Little Rock was so widespread that the company billed for services that a fictitious employee didn’t provide.

Cheryl Smith Gardner: State-Based Exchange Gives Arkansas Flexibility

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/30/2015 7:02 am

Arkansas' move toward setting up its own health insurance exchange will give the state more flexibility as it looks at overhauling its Medicaid program for the poor, the director of the board setting up the exchange told legislators Monday.

King-Burwell Ruling Could Prompt New Debate in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/22/2015 7:16 am

Months after Arkansas lawmakers avoided another protracted fight over the future of the state's compromise Medicaid expansion, the nation's highest court could throw the Legislature back into an all-too-familiar debate over a key part of the federal health care law.

Counting the Costs: Financial Considerations for Families With a Newly Diagnosed Child

by Dale Nicholson III 6/22/2015 12:00 am

You may have known since birth (or before) that your child has special needs. Or you may have realized it later, when your child didn’t sit up at an appropriate age, or had problems learning to read. Children who have special needs have a wide range of conditions, both mild and severe. While each and every challenge can’t be addressed in depth here, the hope is to provide some much needed info and direction to help navigate the road ahead.

Analysts: Repeal of Health Law Would Boost Economy But Add to Deficit

by Associated Press 6/19/2015 11:26 am

Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit even as it boosts the economy, according to a nonpartisan government study released Friday.

BRAVO Program at ICM Offers Innovative Job Skills Training at Three Special Stores

by Blair Neel 6/4/2015 12:00 am

As a parent, you undoubtedly wonder about your child’s future and how you can prepare them to thrive in the world. It’s a daunting task and a constant worry, especially for parents of children with special needs. That’s why the recently-launched training programs at ICM, Inc. are a thrilling new resource for Arkansas’ special needs community.

HP Enterprise Gets $190M DHS Contract for Medicaid Management

by Lance Turner 4/15/2015 3:33 pm

HP Enterprise Services signs a $190 million contract with the state Department of Human Services to manage Medicaid in Arkansas through a new IT system.