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Idaho’s Medicaid Payment System Better

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials scrutinizing Idaho's trouble-prone Medicaid claims processing system say it's now operating more efficiently than a year ago and that most outstanding payments have been recovered

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Idaho Should Expand Medicaid says Panel

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter and the Legislature should broaden Idaho's Medicaid program to cover more than 100,000 additional low-income residents, but insist on tying the expansion to a benefit program that improves care, boosts personal accountability and reduces costs

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Insurance Premiums Could Go Up

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The state's welfare agency director says insurance premiums would likely rise if Idaho simultaneously refuses to expand Medicaid coverage and dumps a program that covers medical bills for indigent people

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$195K for Consulting to Examine Medicaid Expansion

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare says the state is spending $195,000 for two out-of-state consulting firms to examine expanding Medicaid coverage in Idaho for more low-income people under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul

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Developmentally Disabled Service Group Sues State

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A company that provides services to Idaho's developmentally disabled population is suing the state for more than $12 million to offset underpayments alleged over the last five years

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Indigent Costs Expected to Rise

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho counties rely on local property taxes and money from the state's general fund to cover the catastrophic medical costs of poor residents who can't pay their medical bills. The Spokesman-Review reports those costs have ballooned over the past decade, jumping from $19 million in 2000 to a projected $60 million this year

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No Delays For Idaho Medicaid Payments

The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare won't suspend Medicaid payments to hospitals around the state, after all. A week ago, the agency announced it would suspend them for at least one week because an increase in claims was strain

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Medicaid Dental Cuts Begin Soon

Many of the budget cuts passed this year in the legislature will go into effect in just a few days on July 1st.  One of the areas taking a big hit is Medicaid and preventative dental care.

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Idaho Public Hearings Were Successful

A state official says the unprecedented public hearings during the 2011 Legislature at the Idaho Capitol were a success.

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Medicaid Bill Cruising Through Senate

A bill that cuts $35 million from state Medicaid funding is now cruising through the Senate.  Republicans on the Senate Health and Welfare Committee on Tuesday sent it to a full chamber vote. 

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