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Arkansas agency backs health insurer's bid for smaller rate rise

posted: 09/29/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Insurance Department has recommended approval of a request by QualChoice Health Insurance to increase the rates for plans offered by the company on the state's insurance exchange by less than the amount the department approved last month, a department spokesman said Wednesday.

In Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace plan, exchange insurers pay more

posted: 09/22/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The fee a state agency collects from insurance companies that offer plans on the state's health insurance exchange would go up in 2018 under a recommendation by the agency's board on Wednesday.

Arkansas panel adopts mental health Medicaid cap

posted: 09/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A legislative committee Tuesday approved putting a limit on a mental health benefit for Medicaid recipients, despite objections from providers who said it would disrupt patient care and force treatment facilities to close.

Whittling Medicaid backlog, state says

posted: 09/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The state Department of Human Services is on schedule to eliminate its backlog of Medicaid applications overdue for review by year's end, officials reported to a legislative committee Tuesday.




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