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Seema Verma is the administrator of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Her team spends a lot of time unraveling past policies that no longer apply to the way healthcare works today, she said #ForbesHealth 

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“Innovation isn’t a high priced drug that people can’t access,” says Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in conversation with @SteveForbesCEO  regarding bold new agendas set to reach goals around digital health information. #ForbesHealth 

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Senators are questioning how the Federal Trade Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will prevent the same kind of bias in health care algorithms as occurs in the commercial sector.

Federal law generally prohibited states from using Medicaid to pay for #mentalhealth  & substance use treatment at inpatient “institutions for mental disease” (IMDs). Our report looks at 4 new mechanisms for states to cover such services.

Our focus groups found Medicaid expansion in MT has allowed women on the Crow Reservation more flexibility & choice in the provider and care they receive. They can now seek services at any provider that accepts Medicaid – not just @IHSgov  providers.

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The largest payer of substance use disorder services in the U.S. -- Medicaid -- plays a central role in state efforts to address the #OpioidEpidemic . We examined the Medicaid population in 6 states – KY, MD, OH, PA, VA, and WV – hit hard by it.

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Wisconsin will soon benefit from a much-needed update to our Medicaid telehealth regulations. A bipartisan bill signed into law today will increase access to telemedicine services and help keep health care costs down. @WISuptTon @RepKooyenga @RepAmy31Evers 

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There actually is a national emergency. Tens of thousands of people are dying every year from opioids. Trump proposal to slash funding for Medicaid -- the single largest provider of addiction and recovery services -- is a recipe for disaster.

JUST IN: The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take a case with big implications for women’s health care, Planned Parenthood and whether states can block people from using Medicaid for health care services at Planned Parenthood.

. promised not to cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Cutting these valuable services is another Republican broken promise.

After #Parkland , claims he’s making mental health a priority, but he wants to gut Medicaid, which: -covers ~20% of adults with mental illness -accounts for ~25% of all spending on mental health services -is the single largest payer for mental health services

Our state’s first-class children’s hospitals depend on Medicaid. Without Medicaid, they’ll need to reduce services and maybe even CLOSE!

Ending #Medicaid  as we know it hurts kids who depend on services to live their lives to the fullest. Tell your Senators NO to #Trumpcare 

The real Dem crisis IMO: They deliver services to poor people (Medicaid), then watch them sit out elections or vote R.

Medicaid expands access to home and community services. It helps to fund transportation and speech therapy in schools. #SaveMedicaid 

Whoa, chief Medicaid officer breaks with Dept. of Health and Human Services. Opposes Affordable Care Act repeal and replace bill.

Texas will officially enact cuts of Medicaid reimbursement rates for disabled children's therapy services.

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