Modern Healthcare: Advocates split with health plans, states over Medicaid managed-care rules

Modern Healthcare: Advocates split with health plans, states over Medicaid managed-care rules

By Virgil Dickson

The CMS’ sweeping rule to modernize the regulation of Medicaid managed-care plans is facing pushback from state Medicaid directors and insurers who say it would impose heavy-handed federal control and could hurt patient care.

The National Health Law Program, a consumer advocacy group, praised the network adequacy provisions. “For too long, the Medicaid managed-care program has lacked specific network adequacy standards aimed at ensuring that consumers can access care from their Medicaid plans,” the group said. Read the full article here. »

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