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Medicaid Managed Care Proposed Rules—What Changes Should Pharmacists be Aware of?

Background on Medicaid Managed Care:

Managed care in the Medicaid program has grown substantially since the first experiments in the early 1990s. Currently, 39 states have comprehensive risk-based contracts with managed care organizations to cover Medicaid beneficiaries. 758 more words

Pharmacy Policy

Urban hospitals swing back at Scott, saying his plan will cost them $302 M

Gov. Rick Scott’s outline for drawing more dollars for health care providers would still force deep cuts to the state’s biggest urban hospitals and also drew more questions Friday from the Obama administration. 494 more words

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When compassion is a political disqualification, what does that tell us?

John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, came to Georgia this week to test the waters for a presidential candidacy.

And as usually happens when venturing into red-state-territory, Kasich was asked immediately to justify his decision to expand Medicaid in his state, a decision that extended health coverage to more than a half million lower-income Ohio residents, brought billions of dollars of federal money into his state and helped struggling rural hospitals stay afloat. 516 more words

Scott sends healthcare commission out to spotlight hospitals' bottom lines

Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he is sending his nine-member, citizen health care commission on a “Spotlight Transparency Tour,” aimed at underscoring profit margins at Florida hospitals. 217 more words

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South Florida Lawmakers Discuss Medicaid Expansion At Forum

With a special legislative session set for next week, South Florida lawmakers, hospital representatives and health groups gathered Wednesday to discuss Medicaid expansion, the future of healthcare in Florida and a looming Supreme Court decision on subsidies. 341 more words

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