Medicaid is the United States health program for eligible individuals and families with low incomes and resources. It is a means-tested program that is jointly funded by the states and federal government, and is managed by the states.
States would be able to use federal funding to provide subsidies to people buying short-term health insurance policies, which typically don't provide comprehensive coverage, under guidance released Monday by the Trump administration.
Julie Lopez, 21, has been tested regularly for sexually transmitted diseases since she was a teenager. But when Lopez first asked her primary care doctor about screening, he reacted with surprise, she said.
Like most people on Medicaid, the Los Angeles trucker was assigned to a private insurance company that coordinated his medical visits and treatment in exchange for receiving a set fee per month — an arrangement known as managed care.
Ensuring that people with preexisting health conditions can get and keep health insurance has become one of the leading issues around the country ahead of this fall's midterm elections.
Physicians are encountering a growing number of younger patients who are testing positive for hepatitis C virus fueled largely by the opioid crisis impacting communities around the country.
Residents receiving care in for-profit nursing homes are almost twice as likely to experience health issues caused by substandard care compared with clients living in not-for-profit facilities or in homes in the community, according to a new report in the journal Gerontology.
The Trump administration's top Medicare official Tuesday slammed the federal health program as riddled with problems that hinder care to beneficiaries, increase costs for taxpayers and escalate fraud and abuse.
The number one medical complication of pregnancy and childbirth for mothers is depression and/or anxiety, with one in seven women suffering from a mood disorder during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
For some healthcare providers - especially those serving racial/ethnic minority and low-income patients - the costs of delivering a new Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program may be much higher than the expected reimbursement, reports a study in the November issue of Medical Care.
University of Virginia Health System is partnering with more than 20 other health systems in the AVIA network's Medicaid Transformation Project to develop financially sustainable solutions to improving the health of the nearly 75 million Americans who receive Medicaid.
Health care experts widely expected the Affordable Care Act to hobble Medicare Advantage, the government-funded private health plans that millions of seniors have chosen as an alternative to original Medicare.
After two years of double-digit price hikes, the average premium for individual health coverage on the federal health law's insurance marketplace will drop by 1.5 percent for 2019, the Trump administration said Thursday.
Ensuring that people with preexisting health conditions can get and keep health insurance is the most popular part of the Affordable Care Act. It has also become a flashpoint in this fall's campaigns across the country.
As Election Day draws near, a ballot initiative in Maine to provide universal home care is shining a spotlight on the inadequacies of the nation's long-term care system.
CarePlus Health Plans, Inc.'s Medicare Advantage plan in Florida achieved 5-stars - the highest possible rating - from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for the 2019 plan year.
The Trump administration wants Medicare for the first time to embrace telemedicine across the country by paying doctors $14 for a five-minute "check-in" phone call with their patients.
Regenstrief Institute and Indiana University Center for Aging Research investigators are testing whether providing nursing homes and the doctors and nurse practitioners who care for their residents with increased Medicare payments can further reduce avoidable hospitalizations.
A new analysis by researchers from Brown University and the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation has found that nonfatal injuries in the U.S. in the year 2013 cost more than $1.8 trillion.
CareMore Health announced today that a new article "Rethinking How Medicaid Patients Receive Care" has been published in Harvard Business Review. The outcomes reported in the article provide the first update on CareMore's innovative program designed to transform the delivery of care for Medicaid consumers.
Public and private health insurance policies in the U.S. are missing important opportunities to encourage the use of physical therapy, psychological counseling and other non-drug alternatives to opioid medication for treating lower back pain, a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found.