Both the state auditor and Mississippi attorney general are investigating whether Centene Corp., as a provider of Medicaid drug services, failed to disclose discounts on pharmacy services, inflated dispensing fees and received reimbursements for amounts already paid.Mississippi Today, Read More.
A non-profit has filed paperwork to start a ballot initiative to allow Mississippi voters to decide on Medicaid expansion.Dr. Jeffrey Ross thinks that’s a good idea. Chief Medical Officer of King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Ross said it would be a benefit to both the state government and its citizens. KDMC CEO Alvin Hoover agrees. Hoover explains it as a $10 deal.The Daily Leader, Read More.
Medicaid expansion could become a reality within two years. Exactly what that expansion looks like — and how easily it will be to adjust the system in the future — largely depends on whether lawmakers finally do it themselves or leave it up to voters.Daily Journal, Read More.
The state auditor and Mississippi attorney general are investigating whether Centene Corp., as a provider of Medicaid drug services, failed to disclose discounts on pharmacy services, inflated dispensing fees and received reimbursements for amounts already paid.The Clarion Ledger, Read More.
A new study by Georgetown University finds 13 percent of Mississippians work in low wage jobs in the service industry where few employers provide health insurance. Professor Joan Alker, a researcher for the report, says positions at restaurants, in retail and construction earn on average $17,700 per year; cashiers and maintenance workers earn less. MPB, Read More.
The Affordable Care Act ushered in one of the greatest increases in healthcare coverage in U.S. history. Eleven years later, thanks to President Joe Biden and the sweeping pandemic relief bill, we finally have the first real expansion of the law’s insurance coverage and Medicaid expansion. Despite this, we haven’t realized the ACA’s full potential when it comes to lowering drug costs. Modern Healthcare, Read More.
The Trump administration spent four years trying to reshape Medicaid to make it fit conservative priorities. But now the Biden administration is trying to pull it in a different direction. President Trump pushed states to weed out ineligible enrollees and greenlit work requirements in exchange for benefits.The Washington Post, Read More.
For Mississippi Hospital Association President and CEO Tim Moore, the 2021 Mississippi Legislative session was a breaking point.“I’ll be honest with you,” he told the Mississippi Free Press in a Tuesday interview, “I felt deep in my heart that with the peak of the pandemic, and us getting all these (federal) subsidies, that the legislators would step up and pass some version of Medicaid expansion. The Mississippi Free Press, Read More.
Tim Moore, with the state hospital association has created a non-profit organization called Healthcare for Mississippi to sponsor Initiative 76. Preliminary work has begun on the constitutional amendment, which requires 106,000 signatures to be placed on the ballot. It would allow Mississippians to decide if they want to expand Medicaid. Moore says the hospital association board voted Friday to support the initiative.MPB, Read More.
The twists and turns of the American health system can sometimes leave people lost, confused and looking for answers. We’ve created a new video series — “Explained by KHN” — in which our correspondents and editors answer common health care and health policy questions. some of the changes that could help consumers. KHN, Read More.