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News by Topic: Medicaid

Jan 17, 2020 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and Department of Health and Human Services seeking information on and best practices for the coordination of care from out-of-state providers for Medicaid-eligible children with medically complex conditions. Information received will be used to develop guidance provided to Medicaid directors. Comments are due within 60 days of publication of this notice, which is scheduled for January 21, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Jan 15, 2020 - Includes a list of the 120 rural hospitals that have closed their doors since 2010, provided by the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. The hospital closings are spread across 31 states.
Source: Becker's Hospital Review
Jan 8, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico due to recent earthquakes. This declaration allows HHS agencies like the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) greater flexibility in responding to the needs of the people affected by the disaster.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Jan 6, 2020 - Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announcement of Brad Smith as the new director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. He will also serve as the Senior Advisor to Secretary Azar for Value-based Transformation.
Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Dec 30, 2019 - Three community health centers in Missouri are using data analytics to identify children with limited access to healthcare and providing mobile medical and dental services at their schools.
Source: Health Data Management
Dec 30, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announces a public meeting of the Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education (APOE) on January 15, 2020. Presentations and written comments much be submitted to the designated federal official by January 7, 2020 to be included in the agenda. Current agenda items include a listening session with CMS leadership, a recap of the previous meeting, information on CMS programs and priorities, and an opportunity for public comment.
Source: Federal Register
Dec 30, 2019 - Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to extend the comment period for the the proposed rule entitled Medicaid Program; Medicaid Fiscal Accountability Regulation to February 1, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Dec 26, 2019 - Final notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to announce the decision to approve an application from Accreditation Association of Hospitals/Health Systems — Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program as a national accrediting organization for Critical Access Hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.
Source: Federal Register
Dec 24, 2019 - Highlights a new rural healthcare clinic that is the first in Washington state to offer dental services that Medicaid and uninsured patients can utilize.
Source: Peninsula Daily News
Dec 20, 2019 - Covers the White House Mental Health Summit in which county officials and mental health stakeholders gathered to discuss the prevalence of serious mental illnesses in America. Describes how jails are unequipped to handle the population of inmates that have a mental illness and identifies strategies taken to address the issues.
Source: National Association of Counties