All Metro and Centene bring a valuable perspective to the Medicaid
Partnership and will enhance our efforts to ensure home-based care is available to all those who need it," added Dave Totaro, Chairman of the Medicaid
To explore whether clinicians who provide reproductive health care to young female patients should screen them for abuse and exposure to violence, the researcher conducted a cross-sectional analysis of several Alaskan databases: a data file of all females who were enrolled in Medicaid
at any point in 1999-2003 and who were 10-15 years old on December 31 of any study year; a database of all females in that age-group who were referred to the state's child protective services unit for investigation of physical or sexual abuse by a primary caregiver in 1999-2003; a similar database for referrals to the state's juvenile justice system; and a database of births to Alaskan residents.
Federal officials recently indicated Medicaid
spending nationwide has dropped this year for the first time since the program was created, USA Today reported Sunday, citing federal Bureau of Economic Analysis figures.
Long-term care providers and others, especially those that receive $5 million or more in Medicaid
reimbursement annually, need to educate themselves on the DRA's Medicaid
Consider that Medicaid
pays for almost half the nursing-home care in America, while Medicare picks up an additional 11.
states have started paying for emergency coverage (often through people's Medicaid
cards--often called Medical Assistance), hopefully until the federal system gets straightened out.
Several state legislatures, including that of Mississippi, enacted a tax specifically upon health care providers designed to increase the states' share of the federal matching Medicaid
reimbursement dollars--annually adjusted "match" for poor states that often has exceeded 80%.
The Miller trusts, allowed under federal law only in states with no medically needy programs, enabled residents to remain Medicaid
For fiscal 2003, which in most states ended June 30, Medicaid
spending went up just 9.
Similarly, governors and legislatures looking for excuses to raise taxes can and do manipulate budget numbers to project massive deficits on the basis of pie-in-the-sky expectations for state employee raises, new programs, and the like--even excessive projections of growth in admittedly burgeoning programs such as Medicaid
This two-part article provides an analysis of Medicaid
eligibility rules and planning techniques.
The partnership programs provide buyers of partnership-approved long-term-care policies protection from having to spend down their assets to pay for long-term care before qualifying for Medicaid
if they outlive their insurance benefits.