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HHS-Prososed Rules for State Flexibility and Innovative Practices to Improve Medicaid

Apr 2011

On April 14, 2011 the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced several new rules that give states flexibilty to improve Medicaid and provide innovative practices.


CMS-Alabama and Missouri Qualify for EHR Incentive Payments

Apr 2011

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Alabama and Missouri as the latest states to launch Medicaid electronic health record (EHR) incentive programs for eligible professionals and hospitals.


WV-Generating More Medicaid Funds

Apr 2011

West Virginia's governor has enacted a temporary provider tax for acute care hospitals in order to generate more federal Medicaid dollars. The enabling legislation, H.B. 492, was signed by the state's acting governor, Earl Ray Tomblin, on April 5, 2011.


NC-Senate Approves Health Information Exchange Legislation

Apr 2011

North Carolina Senate has approved S.B.375 and it now heads to the House for its consideration. The bill will provide a legal framework for the state to voluntarily set up health information exchanges.


KS-Medicaid Reform

Apr 2011

Details of various suggestions to reform Kansas' Medicaid program.

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