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. »