Tag Archives: Medicaid

Many New Moms Get Kicked Off Medicaid 2 Months After Giving Birth. Illinois Will Change That.

The U.S. is the only industrialized nation in which the maternal death rate has been rising. Each year, about 700 deaths are due to pregnancy, childbirth or subsequent complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When someone dies while pregnant or within a year of childbirth in Illinois, that’s considered a maternal death. Karen Tabb Dina is… Read More »

Medicaid Transformation Project releases Phase One report

The Medicaid Transformation Project, founded by the healthcare network AVIA and former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt, released its Phase One report this week after two years of operation.  Some 30 health systems and the Veterans Health Administration are MTP members, comprising 378 hospitals in 28 states.  Phase One focused on evaluating… Read More »

Smith to lead Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Brad Smith, former chief operating officer of Anthem’s Diversified Business Group, has been appointed director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation. The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Monday that Smith will lead CMMI, which was created by the Affordable Care Act to test innovative payment and service delivery models leveraging… Read More »