What a Major Coverage Denial Says About Medicare's Future
A recent decision to disallow coverage of a newly FDA-approved PET scan could have widespread ramifications for patients needing new, innovative treatments.
Medicaid Privatization Begins in Florida, Likely to Grow Nationally
Federal officials gave final approval last June to Florida's Medicaid managed care program, which will move nearly 3 million recipients into private HMOs by the beginning of 2014. Florida's legislature first passed the initiative in 2011, with proponents arguing that Medicaid's normal fee-for-service system leads to inefficient resource allocation and...
LTC Financing in Crisis, Commission Says
One long-term care expert calls the group's recommendations "Band-Aids," while another says they are a "step in the right direction."
Big Questions Lurk in LTC’s Future
LTC specialists are at odds over what recommendations they believe the Long-Term Care Commission will submit to Congress on Thursday.