Tagged: medicaid

Tougher Fight Ahead on Arkansas Medicaid Plan (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/11/2016 6:47 am

The Legislature's approval of bills outlining Asa Hutchinson's proposed restrictions for the hybrid expansion are a preview of the debate he's about to face with fellow Republicans who have vowed to block its funding.

UAMS Fears More Red Ink, Eyes $34M Shortfall in Fiscal 2017

by Mark Friedman 4/11/2016 12:00 am

As bad as the financial picture at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is now, it could be a lot worse if the state’s hybrid Medicaid expansion plan isn’t continued by the state Legislature.

Arkansas House, Senate Approve Governor's Medicaid Plan

by Associated Press 4/7/2016 11:26 am

The Arkansas House and Senate have approved Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to keep and rework the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion.

Arkansas House, Senate Panels OK Hybrid Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/6/2016 8:36 pm

Arkansas House and Senate committees advanced Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to keep the hybrid Medicaid expansion. But opponents said they didn't believe the state or federal government could afford the expanded coverage. The House and Senate are expected to take up the plan on Thursday.

Hutchinson: I've Struck Right Balance with Effort to Retain Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2016 11:42 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the criticism he's facing from both sides on his push to keep the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion is an indication he's struck the right balance.

Legislative Leaders Ask Hutchinson to Drop Managed Care Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/5/2016 6:47 am

Arkansas legislative leaders asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to drop his managed care proposal from this week's special session agenda, saying the plan faces too many questions.

Bridgeway CEO Jason Miller on The Biggest Myths of Mental Health

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/4/2016 12:00 am

Before joining The Bridgeway in December 2011 as COO, Jason Miller served as director of hospital operations at the Living Hope Institute in Little Rock and in various roles at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and CHI St. Vincent Health System.He was named CEO in 2014.

A Look at Medicaid Proposals Before Arkansas Lawmakers

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/3/2016 1:31 pm

When Arkansas lawmakers return to the Capitol this week, they'll decide whether more than 250,000 people should keep their subsidized health insurance and whether private firms should manage some Medicaid services.

Asa Hutchinson Controls Agenda, Little Else in Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/3/2016 1:28 pm

Pitching his hybrid Medicaid expansion and managed care proposals, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson controls the agenda as lawmakers head back to the Capitol for this week's special session. That may be the only part where he has control.

Hutchinson Pledges to Cut Waiting List for Disabled in Half

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/30/2016 2:01 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the savings he's projecting from his proposal to shift some Medicaid services to private firms will cut the state's waiting list for developmentally disabled in half.

Task Force Backs 'Arkansas Works,' Split Over Managed Care

by Associated Press 3/7/2016 5:08 pm

A panel endorses the governor's plan to keep Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion, but it deadlocked on his proposal to have private firms manage services for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled.

Health Task Force Meeting Could Bring Clarity on Managed Care in State (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 3/3/2016 10:10 am

Erika Gee previews Monday's meeting of the Health Care Reform Legislative Task Force, which will vote on recommendations for legislation to implement Arkansas Works.

Arkansas Primary Wins Boost Hopes for Medicaid Plan Passage

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/2/2016 5:15 pm

Victories by several Republican lawmakers who had faced criticism over their support of Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion raised hopes among legislative leaders and Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday that they'll succeed in keeping the expanded coverage next month.

Kentucky, Arkansas Top Coverage Gains as GOP Looks to Remake Medicaid

by Associated Press 2/4/2016 7:07 am

As Gov. Matt Bevin prepares to remake Kentucky's Medicaid program, a new national survey shows what's at stake: gains in insurance coverage matched only by one other state.

‘Free’ Federal Money Costs Arkansas (Eric Fruits and Dan Greenberg Commentary)

by Eric Fruits and Dan Greenberg 12/21/2015 12:00 am

With the 2016 election right around the corner, the candidates are searching for wedge issues to appeal to large swaths of the electorate. Medicaid expansion, especially in Arkansas and other states that have already broadened the federal program, is proving to be a major sticking point.

Hutchinson Urges New Restrictions on Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/8/2015 5:20 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he wants lawmakers to look at a restriction on assets, a cap on lifetime benefits and other new limits if the state keeps its hybrid Medicaid expansion.

Arkansas Health Task Force Nearing Recommendations

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 11/24/2015 12:42 pm

A legislative task force looking at the future of Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid program is nearing a deadline for recommendations.

Arkansas Asks Judge to Not Expand Planned Parenthood Case

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/29/2015 4:59 pm

Arkansas officials are asking a federal judge to reject an effort to expand the lawsuit over the state terminating its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood.

Selig Backs Moving Some Medicaid Programs to Managed Care

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/20/2015 4:37 pm

Arkansas Department of Human Services Director John Selig says he supports having a private company manage some, but not all, portions of the state's Medicaid program.

Judge Gives Arkansas 2 Weeks to Respond in Medicaid Lawsuit

by Associated Press 10/14/2015 11:29 am

A federal judge is giving Arkansas two weeks to respond to an effort to expand the lawsuit challenging the state's decision to cut off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood.