Florida has some of the highest public program fraud rates in the nation, and it's also the first state to adopt a front-end fraud prevention technology for social and health programs, with a pilot in greater Orlando.
As news of backlogs in veterans benefits continues to make headlines, lawmakers are pushing for answers on digital information exchange from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel -- who frankly described problems in the plans and cancelled an RFP, saying he'd have clarification plans soon.
A 1987 Florida law granting family members access to deceased relatives PHI is superseded by HIPAA's more stringent release requirements, a federal appeals court has ruled. The state legislature could fix the issue, the court said.
As public HIXs race to meet IT deadlines, advertising and outreach should also be priorities if they want to duplicate Massachusetts' enrollment successes, according to the MA Connector's former director.
While HHS has developed tentative or final regulations for most of the ACA, some are still evolving and may end up tweaked to balance market changes, state participation and stakeholder concerns, as the rulemaking process hints so far.
While Karl Rove maintains that the ACA's future is unsettled, healthcare experts are predicting slow but consistent progress. Does the Obama administration have time enough to guarantee the law long-term?
Saying that the ACA "is going to be an implementation disaster," that will "hurt our economy severely," Senators including Marco Rubio insist they will only agree to a bill funding the federal government if it contains cuts to spending on the health reform law.
Arkansas has received a tentative okay from the Department of Health and Human Services to provide Medicaid beneficiaries with subsidized insurance via the state HIX, part of a broader suite of policy transformations the state is pursuing.