California's Medicaid-eligible rolls are swelling as part of a nationwide expansion of the program under the Affordable Care Act, a finding that should give other states' Medicaid agencies pause over the coming year.
A bill requiring nursing home workers to report elder abuse cleared both houses of the legislature and was sent to Gov. John Hickenlooper (D). SB 111 was developed by an elder abuse task force convened in 2012 and sponsored by Sen. Evie Hudak (D-Westminster). Colorado is currently one of three states that do not have an elder abuse reporting requirement for senior care professionals.
The White House said states can reduce Medicaid payments to long-term care operators and other healthcare providers in a court brief filed Monday.
California is the first state to get regulatory approval for a federally funded program aimed at keeping elderly and disabled individuals out of nursing homes.
A California health maintenance organization will pay a record $320 million to settle charges that it was overpaid by the state's Medicaid program over several years.
Caregivers for low-income seniors and the disabled often live in poverty or near-poverty themselves, according to a new study.
A federal judge granted an injunction last week that stopped the state of California from implementing a 10% reimbursement cut to skilled nursing facilities operating within hospitals.
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a case that could ultimately allow the state of California—and others— to make payment cuts to Medicaid providers, including long-term care operators.
The Supreme Court should not review a ruling that blocked a 10% across-the-board cut to California Medicaid providers. That is the opinion of a group of national provider groups.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit again has ruled that California's lawmakers cannot cut reimbursements to the state's Medicaid program solely because it needs to reduce expenditures.
The California state budget drama continued to play out this week as lawmakers prepare to vote Thursday on an agreement that would close a $26 billion shortfall. The compromise would be one that includes billions of dollars in healthcare and education cuts.
The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand a federal appeals court ruling that says California's Medicaid providers have a right to challenge state cuts to Medi-Cal provider fees.