A handful of people associated with the White House or President Trump’s transition and campaign were hired as outside contractors to the federal government in contracts worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, Politico reported.
A shocking number of Americans know someone, either a friend or family member, in the past five years who died because they couldn’t afford to receive necessary medical treatment, according to a new Gallup and West Health study.
CMS has proposed a new rule intended to increase oversight of the fiscal integrity of the Medicaid program. Specifically, the proposal would increase reporting on supplemental payments, clarify some Medicaid financing definitions and attempt to crack down on questionable financing mechanisms.
CMS is launching a new behavioral health pilot in a Medicaid demonstration project in Washington, D.C., the agency announced Nov. 6. The pilot expands treatment services for Medicaid beneficiaries diagnosed with severe mental illnesses or serious emotional disturbance.