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MACPAC Looks at Medicaid, CHIP Issues

The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), the independent, non-partisan federal agency that advises Congress on the Medicaid and CHIP programs, met in Washington, D.C. recently to examine a number of issues under its purview. During two days of meetings, MACPAC heard staff presentations on the status of Medicaid expansion, sites of care for the delivery of Medicaid services, Medicaid eligibility and enrollment issues, Medicaid behavioral health populations, and more. See these and other presentations here, on MACPAC ‘s web site

HHS Inspector General Outlines 2015 Oversight Agenda

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has presented its oversight priorities for 2015. Those priorities include the health insurance marketplace, including whether the right people are getting benefits and consumers’ personal information is being adequately protected; Medicaid expansion and services, including the assignment of beneficiaries to the correct federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP), the accuracy of eligibility determinations, the screening of providers, the suspension of payments, and provider terminations; Medicare payment and delivery reform; public health programs; and Medicare and Medicaid program integrity. The OIG also has detailed its schedule for issuing [&hellip

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