posted: 09/01/2015 5:17 a.m.
More than 17,000 individuals will lose their health coverage today despite a federally mandated change in Arkansas' process for conducting Medicaid renewals, a spokesman for the state Department of Health and Human Services said Monday.
posted: 08/29/2015 5:43 a.m.
A federal agency has directed the Arkansas Department of Human Services to give Arkansans more time to prove they remain eligible for Medicaid benefits.
posted: 08/27/2015 4:50 a.m.
A legal-aid group filed a lawsuit Wednesday saying the Arkansas Department of Human Services has failed to comply with requests for records on possible delays in approval of Medicaid applications.
posted: 08/26/2015 5:40 a.m.
Arkansas' largest health insurance company will increase its premiums for plans offered to individual consumers by an average of more than 7 percent next year under rates approved by the Arkansas Insurance Department on Tuesday.
posted: 08/21/2015 3:52 a.m.
As of Thursday morning, another 8,762 warning letters had been sent to Medicaid and private-option beneficiaries informing them that their health coverage will end Aug. 31 unless they verify their eligibility, an Arkansas Department of Human Services spokesman said.
updated: 08/20/2015 4:18 a.m.
Arkansas should continue using Medicaid funds to buy private insurance for low-income residents, but limit coverage to those earning a minimum income, Gov. Asa Hutchinson recommended Wednesday.
updated: 08/19/2015 4:17 a.m.
Two insurers are extending prescription drug coverage to some private-option Medicaid enrollees for 30 days beyond the date on which the state terminated their coverage as a result of an income review, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday.
posted: 08/13/2015 3:20 a.m.
A state board will focus on four companies as potential candidates for a contract to provide the technology for an Arkansas-based health insurance exchange for individual consumers, a committee decided Wednesday.
posted: 08/12/2015 3:28 a.m.
A Corning-based community health center will open a clinic in Paragould with help from a federal grant of more than $980,000, the health center's chief executive said Tuesday.
posted: 08/08/2015 3:57 a.m.
The Arkansas State Medical Board on Friday unanimously agreed to lift its suspension of the license of a doctor accused of conspiring to illegally distribute hydrocodone in Little Rock, but it limited her prescriptions to those written for hospital patients.
posted: 08/05/2015 4:05 a.m.
The state will stop sending cancellation notices to Medi­caid and private-option recipients for two weeks to give state workers time to clear a backlog of income-verification records submitted by recipients, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday.
posted: 08/04/2015 4:14 a.m.
An aide to U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton has been hired as a senior health policy adviser to Gov. Asa Hutchinson, the governor's office announced Monday.
posted: 08/01/2015 3:47 a.m.
The latest estimate of Medicaid recipients who stand to lose their health coverage today is 26,500, about 6,500 fewer than state officials expected Monday.
updated: 07/31/2015 3:41 a.m.
A paperwork error prevented the state Department of Human Services from awarding a contract to build the state's Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system after the department was unable to agree on contract terms with the highest-scoring bidder, a department official told legislators Thursday.
posted: 07/28/2015 5:19 a.m.
More than 47,000 private-option enrollees and other Medicaid recipients are set to lose their coverage as a result of the check of recipients' incomes that began last month, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Human Services said Monday.