Like the Maine HMP, Vermont's PDP was a [section]115 waiver to provide certain Medicaid
prescription drug benefits to individuals not previously eligible for Medicaid
Clay Farris moderated the pre-conference Medicaid
101 workshop for about 100 attendees.
According to an analysis by the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC), fewer physicians are accepting Medicaid
patients because of relatively low payment rates and high administrative costs, particularly for doctors working individually or in small group practices.
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.
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.