Embattled pharmaceutical company Mylan on Thursday finalized a $465 million settlement with the Department of Justice for misclassifying the life-saving allergy treatment EpiPen to avoid paying Medicaid costs.
Medicaid patients in Maine who had critical incidents involving neglect, exploitation, or abuse were not investigated and reported immediately, according to an audit from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Medicaid patients with glaucoma received less testing than those with commercial health insurance, according to a study from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
The Department of Justice on Thursday announced charges against 412 people in the largest combined health care fraud bust in the department’s history.
Medicaid has been shown to reduce access to health care and recipients of the program may receive worse quality care in comparison to those with private insurance, according to a report from the Heritage Foundation.
The number of Americans without health insurance has increased by nearly 2 million since the beginning of 2017, according to a report from Gallup.
Obamacare’s risk-adjustment program is forcing smaller health insurers and some of the remaining co-ops to pay higher charges, Modern Healthcare has reported.