5 updates on Medicaid

Here are five articles recently published by Becker's Hospital Review on national and state news concerning Medicaid:

1. Missouri hospitals to Medicaid officials: Address rising child suicide risk since managed care switch
The percentage of children in Missouri who reported thoughts of suicide or attempted suicide doubled after private insurers began managing the state's Medicaid program.

2. CMS bypasses Medicaid ruling, approves Utah's work requirements    
CMS gave Utah the OK to implement work requirements less than two days after a federal judge struck down the policy in Arkansas and Kentucky.

3. UnitedHealthcare denies quality payments spurred Iowa Medicaid split    
A UnitedHealthcare executive disagreed with statements from Iowa officials that the health insurer is departing the program because it didn't want to comply with pay-for-performance measures.

4. Judge strikes down Medicaid work requirements: 5 things to know   
A judge struck down policies backed by the Trump administration that required Medicaid beneficiaries to work in Kentucky and Arkansas to maintain benefits.

5. Medicaid work requirements aren't increasing number of job seekers, analysis finds
New state data suggests Medicaid beneficiaries who face work requirements haven't found jobs and likely don't have health insurance.

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Trump administration sued over New Hampshire's Medicaid work requirements
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