CMS, FNS Announce Additional Demonstrations to Evaluate Impacts of Data Sharing

On Friday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) Informational Bulletin to notify state Medicaid agencies of an additional demonstration to encourage and analyze interagency data sharing to help eligible students access free and reduced-price school meals. The new demonstration, issued by the U.S. Department […]

Scan of 13 States’ Medicaid Managed Care Organizations Uncovers Need for More Transparency

At the beginning of July, North Carolina became the fortieth state to make the switch from fee-for-service (FFS) to Medicaid managed care. With the new system barely off the ground, a recent news report highlighted the stories of providers facing denied prior authorizations, delayed payments, and excessive paperwork. One provider stressed that she hadn’t received […]