Public Inspection: CMS: Federal Financial Participation in State Assistance Expenditures: Federal Matching Shares for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, and Aid to Needy Aged, Blind, or Disabled Persons
Pre-publication notice from the Department of Health and Human Services releasing the Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (FMAP) rates for the period of October 2, 2023, through September 30, 2024. The rates are used to determine the amount of Federal matching for state Medicaid, Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) Contingency Funds, and Enhanced Federal Medical Assistance Percentages (eFMAP) rates for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expenditures, among other federal assistance programs. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - December 1, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

A New Drug Could Slow Alzheimer ’s Disease, Data Show
Over the past few years, Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers have been on a roller-coaster ride full of highs and lows in the search for treatments—and new research presents another emotionally thrilling loop. In data presented at the annual Clinical Trials in Alzheimer’s Disease meeting in San Francisco, and published in the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists from the Japanese pharmaceutical company Eisai showed that its drug for Alzheimer’s led to improvements in people’s cognitive functions. The improvements weren’t huge, or even the first to be reported with an Alzheim...
Source: TIME: Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

‘A complete about face:’ Some Republicans change tune on Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion
The latest round of Medicaid expansion negotiations comes as states prepare for the eventual end of the Covid-19 public health emergency, and as nearly a third of rural hospitals are at risk of closure.…#medicaid #northcarolina #republican #north #carolina #ve #expandmedicaid #adoptingmedicaid #republicanlegislative #kansas (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cost of Epilepsy Meds Continues to Soar
FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 2022 -- Costs for epilepsy medications in the United States are skyrocketing, outpacing inflation and straining federal insurers Medicare and Medicaid, according to new research. Spending on antiseizure medications more than doubled... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - November 29, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

How Dallas agencies created a support network for hospital frequent flyers
The U.S Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services launched its Accountable Health Communities Model in 2017 to test connecting beneficiaries to support services would impact health care utilization. (Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 28, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Plamedie Ifasso Source Type: news