By Bill Toland
With Medicaid enrollment growing nationally and in Pennsylvania, the federal government is proposing new oversight of privately administered Medicaid plans, tightening profit guidelines for insurers and keeping a closer eye on doctor availability for patients.
The proposed regulations, issued Tuesday, represent the first major update to federal Medicaid guidelines since 2002.
“This is huge. This is going to affect millions of people,” said Sarah Somers, managing attorney with the National Health Law Program, a health rights and advocacy group for lower income households. “They want to improve the beneficiary experience.” Read the full article here. »