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Medicaid was created to provide medical assistance and care for the financially impoverished elderly and certain other indigent individuals and low income families.  It is administered on the State level and funded by both State and federal resources.  People served by Medicaid can include the elderly, children, the disabled and low income parents.

Medicade is part of the Social Security Act administered by each State and monitored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Eligibility for and services offered by Medicade can vary from State to State.  States are not required to participate in the Medicaid program but every State has participated since the early 1980's.

Medicaid pays for the majority of residents now in all nursing homes and provides services to tens of millions of Americans.  It can amount to about one quarter of each State's budget and is growing.  The U.S. Congress has recently debated legislation to cut Medicaid funding.

Medicaid is not to be confused with Medicare which is administered by the federal government.  Medicare covers health benefits for those over 65 years of age and covers far fewer services.  Medicare is not all inclusive healthcare, as is Medicaid, and contains provisions for the payment of premiums and deductibles.


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Proposed Rule Deregulates Medicaid Managed Care, FeeforService HealthPayerIn...
HealthPayerIntelligence.com Proposed Rule Deregulates Medicaid Managed Care, Fee for Service HealthPayerIntelligence.com March 23, 2018 CMS has proposed a new rule that deregulates certain aspects of Medicaid managed care and Medicaid fee for service FFS programs in order to reduce regulatory burdens at the state level. The rule would exempt managed care programs CMS proposes to reduce state Medicaid requirements for monitoring accessHealthcare Dive CMS plans Medicaid 39red tape39 rollback for statesFierceHealthcare DMO Request for Proposals ComingTexas Dentists for Medicaid Reform blog all 4 news articles raquo

CMS Proposal Gives States A Path To Medicaid Managed Care Provider
CMS Proposal Gives States a Path to Medicaid Managed Care Provider The CMS proposal would give states exemptions from rules mandating that they analyze data and monitor access to FFS plans when the large majority of their Medicaid recipients get their insurance via private managed care insurers. In a broader measure

Mississippi Medicaid Saves 4.6M In One Year By Identifying Unnecessary, Expen...
Jackson Clarion Ledger Mississippi Medicaid saves 4.6M in one year by identifying unnecessary, expensive scripts Jackson Clarion Ledger After experiencing side effects, the two Mississippi Division of Medicaid beneficiaries recently stopped taking their medications. But because the patients didn39t notify their physicians, the prescriptions kept being filled and expensed to Medicaid

AL Medicaid Work Requirements Linked To Health Equity Challenges HealthPayer...
HealthPayerIntelligence.com AL Medicaid Work Requirements Linked to Health Equity Challenges HealthPayerIntelligence.com March 22, 2018 Alabama39s proposed Medicaid work requirements are likely to lead to health equity challenges by inadvertently creating eligibility barriers for vulnerable populations, according to research from the Georgetown Health Policy Institute CMS proposes rule to help alleviate state burden in Medicaid reportingHealthcare Finance News CMS proposes regulatory cuts for states with high Medicaid Advantage ratesMcKnightaposs Long Term Care News Medicaid Public Option Bill Makes It Out of CommitteeCT News Junkie The Conversation US Inside Health Policy all 17 news articles raquo

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