The overhaul, which includes an infusion of federal funds, is designed to help focus the state’s Medicaid system on changes to improve quality of care. Also, federal officials deny New Hampshire’s request to add a work requirement for Medicaid enrollees, and an auditor finds abuses in a Medicaid program that gives elderly and disabled people non-medical assistance at home.
Massive Change Coming To State Health Care For Poor
The federal government on Friday approved a sweeping overhaul of the state’s health care program for poor and low-income residents, pushing medical providers to better coordinate the care of nearly 2 million people. The goals are to improve the health and quality of care for a population of patients that tends to have complex medical needs, while also attempting to control spending in the $15 billion-plus Medicaid program — the single largest expense in the state budget. (Dayal McCluskey, 11/4)
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