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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.

States have 'wide discretion' to cut Medicaid payments to providers, White House says

States have 'wide discretion' to cut Medicaid payments to providers, White House says

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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 nabs federal funding for home- and community-based program for Medicaid beneficiaries

California nabs federal funding for home- and community-based program for Medicaid beneficiaries

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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.

California insurer to pay $320 million to settle overpayment allegations

California insurer to pay $320 million to settle overpayment allegations

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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 Medicaid recipients often live in poverty, study finds

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Caregivers for low-income seniors and the disabled often live in poverty or near-poverty themselves, according to a new study.

Federal judge blocks Medicaid cuts to California nursing facilities

Federal judge blocks Medicaid cuts to California nursing facilities

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.

Supreme Court to hear suit regarding proposed cuts to Medicaid providers

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.

Provider groups oppose Supreme Court review of California Medicaid case

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.

Appeals court again sides with healthcare providers over state cuts to Medicaid

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.

Vote on California budget compromise looms

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.

Medicaid providers in California win in legal challenge over program 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.

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