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Employees protest outside Pineville Community Hospital

Employees at Pineville Community Hospital protested outside the facility Wednesday as they and the hospital face an uncertain future.
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Passport Health Plan purchase moving forward

The Attorney General's office has approved the sale of Passport Health Plan in Louisville. 

Expanded access to telehealth begins July 1

Telehealth allows a patient to remain home, or be at a health facility, and consult with a provider via video conference.
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Kentuckians with Substance Use Disorder to have greater access to treatment

A Medicaid waiver will expand coverage and increase access to care for Kentuckians with Substance Use Disorder, according to the state.
Federal agency terminates agreement with Kentucky hospital

Federal agency terminates agreement with Kentucky hospital

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services terminated its agreement last week with the Southeast Kentucky Medical Center in Pineville.

Former KY doctor pleads guilty to illegally prescribing Suboxone

According to the Office of the Attorney General, 57-year-old Curtis Edens improperly prescribed the drug Suboxone.
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Kentucky county to pay $253K over claims of false billing

he Lexington Herald-Leader reported Thursday that the federal government sued Lee County and related agencies last year.

Scams targeting Medicaid and Medicare patients

The Attorney General is warning Kentuckians about medical billing scams. 

Medicaid expansion boosted cancer screenings, study says

A new study says colon cancer screenings for Medicaid patients in Kentucky have increased 230% since the state expanded its Medicaid program under former President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
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Federal judge blocks Medicaid work rules in blow to Trump

A federal judge is blocking Medicaid work requirements in two states, dealing a blow to the Trump administration's efforts to push the poor toward self-sufficiency.
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Beshear opposes Bevin’s Medicaid changes

Beshear says protecting Medicaid is part of his health care plan.

Kentucky medicaid releases report on pharmacy benefit program

The Cabinet for Health and Family Services Department for Medicaid Services and Office of Health Data and Analytics released a new report today on the state’s pharmacy benefit program.

Nonprofit sues Kentucky over Medicaid reimbursement rates

Passport Health Plan has filed a lawsuit alleging that Kentucky's cuts to Medicaid reimbursement rates will result in the nonprofit going out of business by March.
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Kentucky delays start time for some new Medicaid rules

State officials in Kentucky have delayed the start of some new eligibility rules for a portion of its Medicaid population.
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Kentucky Medicaid recipients file suit again to block work requirements

The re-filed lawsuit challenges Governor Matt Bevin's Kentucky HEALTH initiative, which adds work requirements to the state’s Medicaid program.

Panel suspends medical license of convicted doctor

A panel suspended the medical license of a doctor convicted of implanting medically unnecessary pacemakers into dozens of patients and billing it to Medicare and Medicaid.

Kentucky official downplays concern about new Medicaid rules

Kentucky's chief health official has downplayed concerns that thousands of people will lose Medicaid coverage now that the federal government has re-approved new eligibility rules.

Groups will continue legal challenge to Kentucky Medicaid

The Kentucky Equal Justice Center says groups will again ask a judge to block the requirements.
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Trump administration re-approves new rules for Kentucky Medicaid

The Trump administration has again approved work requirements or a suitable alternative for Kentucky's Medicaid population after a judge blocked the state's first attempt earlier this year.

Kentucky names new Medicaid commissioner

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A health care executive is Kentucky's new Medicaid commissioner. Health and Family Services Cabinet Secretary Adam Meier announced Tuesday that Carol...

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