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"… drugmakers’ influence over Medicaid …"

"… The Lone Star state is one of the latest to respond to the findings of the Medicaid, Under the Influence project. Already, officials in Arizona, Colorado and …"

"… which medicines are best for patients and should therefore be preferred by Medicaid, will now ask speakers to disclose verbally and in writing if they have …"

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"… lished by NPR. Arizona’s governor enacted multiple changes to the state Medicaid system Friday in response to a joint Center for Public Integrity/NPR inves …"

"… committee that helps the state decide which drugs should be preferred for Medicaid patients, the Arizona Republic first reported. The Republican governor wi …"

"… ts for comment. Ducey also issued an executive order Friday requiring the Medicaid drug committee members to receive annual conflict-of-interest training and …"

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"… esentatives gave nurses hot tips about what kind of key symptoms would get Medicaid to pay for the drugs. The representatives also violated privacy laws by go …"

"… by Allergan, was trying to beat one of the few mechanisms set up by state Medicaid agencies to hold down drug costs for taxpayers and ensure safety for patie …"

"… ies to hold down drug costs for taxpayers and ensure safety for patients. Medicaid, which uses state and federal tax dollars to pay for health care for 76 mi …"

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"… began investigating the influence of the pharmaceutical industry on state Medicaid programs eight months ago. Prescription medications under those programs c …"

"… Whyte and Joe Yerardi dug into how states decide which prescription drugs Medicaid programs will prioritize — and whether pharmaceutical companies influenc …"

"… mittees or drug utilization review boards typically prioritize which drugs Medicaid patients should receive. The boards are composed of volunteer pharmacists, …"

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"… dults; so far 33 states and the District of Columbia have opted to expand. …"

"… percent of the total cost of nursing home services in the U.S. is borne by Medicaid. States set their own parameters for who Medicaid will cover in their sta …"

"… in the U.S. is borne by Medicaid. States set their own parameters for who Medicaid will cover in their state, what it will pay for and how it will be adminis …"

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"… usive” and did not report the incident to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, according to the suit. Asked for comment on the allegations in …"

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"… ated, as well as warnings by officials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that the firm was responsible for ensuring the billings it …"

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"… ossible, newly released government records show. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services records reveal that officials there as early as 2008 identified a …"

"… eir patients were to fatten the bottom line. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, sp …"

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"… noted in his letter that payment errors rose by $3.1 billion last year in Medicaid, the government health care plan for lower income people, which is jointly …"

"… o emails and a phone message seeking comment. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the branch of HHS which oversees the health programs, did not im …"

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"… llion. But it would increase the number of people getting coverage through Medicaid or the health insurance exchanges by between 500,000 to 1 million. And abo …"

"… rn to being uninsured. Shifting that many people to the taxpayer-financed Medicaid program or to the exchanges, where most would be eligible for federal subs …"

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"… that are largely out of public view. In 2005 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the agency responsible for nursing home oversight, said the Medi …"

"… caid Services, the agency responsible for nursing home oversight, said the Medicaid cost reports that have much of the same information as the Medicare docume …"

"… e, occupancy rate, ownership status and the percentage of days paid for by Medicaid. Those four dozen top-rated nursing homes differed little from the rest of …"

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"… posal to restrict these visits. Officials at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in Washington refused numerous requests for comment and declined …"

"… driving up Medicare’s costs. In February 2013, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services officials proposed flagging diagnoses written up from a home visi …"

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"… y of the $70 billion in "improper" payments? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which runs the program, has broad authority to recoup overpaymen …"

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"… ce plan if they are not eligible for a government program like Medicare or Medicaid — is among the most vilified by today’s GOP. “If they were supporti …"

"… orgia, where Sullivan was born and still lives, have refused to expand the Medicaid program to bring more low-incomes individuals and families into coverage, …"

"… erage, as the Affordable Care Act makes possible. Deal has said expanding Medicaid “is something our state cannot afford,” even with the federal governme …"

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"… April 3, 2014: Small Smiles will no longer be allowed to serve patients on Medicaid started Sept. 30, affecting hundreds of thousands of children, the inspect …"

"… t doesn't plan to appeal the decision, which will bar the company from the Medicaid program for five years. Small Smiles, which has been under federal scruti …"

"… orming unnecessary dental treatments on children, could be barred from the Medicaid program beginning next month. The inspector general of the Department of …"

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"… k ever since trying to figure out how to keep the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services  (CMS) from carrying out that provision of the law. And for …"

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"… adlines based on a study of emergency room visits by a few thousand Oregon Medicaid beneficiaries undoubtedly gave the Obama administration heartburn last wee …"

"… a administration heartburn last week. Although the study predated the Medicaid expansion authorized by the Affordable Care Act — which began in some st …"

"… Oregon study jumped to the conclusion that the millions of newly enrolled Medicaid beneficiaries would make greater — not less — use of the ER for routin …"

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"… the first eleven months of 2013, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Before the Affordable Care Act was passed, people in the origina …"

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"… while state officials checked to see if the applicants were eligible for Medicaid. Smith knew her income was too high to qualify for Medicaid, but she neve …"

"… eligible for Medicaid. Smith knew her income was too high to qualify for Medicaid, but she nevertheless had to fill out an extensive questionnaire and was p …"

"… active supporter of health care reform.   After she finally got the Medicaid denial she was expecting, Smith called Connect for Health Colorado — the …"

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"… quirement that all Americans not covered by a public plan like Medicare or Medicaid must buy coverage from a private insurance company. The second provis …"

"… an Obamacare policy.’” “In fact, that poor guy will be eligible for Medicaid coverage or heavily subsidized private insurance, depending on where he li …"

"… sored by our employers. Another 32 percent of us are enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and other public programs. That means, Potter said, that “almost nine ou …"

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"… o Medicare. Even though the program is run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, members of Congress frequently exert their influence over that a …"

"… dical procedures and devices paid for by taxpayers to cover state workers, Medicaid recipients and the people receiving benefits through the state’s workers …"

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"… nt health or are not worth the price tag. But the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the agency that administers the program, has for the most …"

"… s paid for by state public employee insurance, worker’s compensation and Medicaid, the joint federal-state insurance program for low-income individuals and …"

"… or ineffective procedures. Most importantly, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have no authority to consider cost in their coverage policy decis …"

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"… nation’s largest dental chains for children should be thrown out of the Medicaid program for encouraging dentists to perform unnecessary treatments to boos …"

"… e ownership change as one reason he didn’t exclude Small Smiles from the Medicaid program despite repeated problems found during clinic inspections. "We've …"

"… ded that the HHS inspector general exclude not only Small Smiles from Medicaid but “any other corporate entity that employs a fundamentally deceptive b …"

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"… s are set to scale back or drop a host of investigations into Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse — even though cracking down on government waste and cutt …"

"… hearing that his unit “is shrinking” even as the federal Medicare and Medicaid programs grow in size and complexity. “We’re set to lose roughly 400 b …"

"… Medicare, which serves the elderly, is paid for by federal tax dollars. Medicaid, for low-income people, is jointly funded by the federal and state governm …"

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"… during state legislative sessions this year has been whether to expand the Medicaid program for low-income individuals and families, as Congress intended when …"

"… urt ruled last year that Congress can’t force the states to expand their Medicaid programs, even if the feds will always cover no less than 90 percent of th …"

"… s, even if the feds will always cover no less than 90 percent of the cost. Medicaid is jointly funded by the states and the federal government. All of the st …"

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"… That’s because it only affects the poorest among us who are eligible for Medicaid. The problem is referred to by policy wonks as “churn.” Because of th …"

"… problem is referred to by policy wonks as “churn.” Because of the way Medicaid is administered by the states, millions of Americans enrolled in the progr …"

"… m the rolls simply because they can’t take time off from work to go to a Medicaid office to re-verify their incomes every three months, which some states re …"

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"… a practice is known as “upcoding.” But the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, which reports to Sebelius, is taking a much less confrontational …"

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"… ere.     …"

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"… ly 50 millions Medicare beneficiaries, about a fifth are also eligible for Medicaid because of their low incomes.  Before the Medicare Part D drug progr …"

"… went into effect and the dual eligibles’ drug coverage was switched from Medicaid to Medicare. As a result, taxpayers are paying more now than before, even …"

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"… ivities involving the illegal enticement of patients, especially among our Medicaid providers and often involving dental service organizations,” said Republ …"

"… mmittee.Nelson did not name a specific chain. Aspen Dental does not accept Medicaid and has no offices in Texas. But Kool Smiles has clinics throughout Texas, …"

"… how that the state Attorney General has been investigating Kool Smiles for Medicaid fraud.Texas has been embroiled in a Medicaid fraud scandal for the past co …"

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