The service will launch in February. Its goal is to serve 15 clients by June 30, 2010.
An actuarial report prepared by the local office of Milliman Inc., a Seattle-based consulting firm, projects
that the state of Indiana would have to hike its Medicaid payments by one-third in order to entice more
doctors into the program.
House and Senate versions of health care reform could halt the trend toward physician-owned hospitals.
Biotechnology behemoth Amgen Inc. is being sued by 15 states, including Indiana, alleging the company gave kickbacks to medical
providers to help boost sales of the Aranesp.
The Indiana Division of Aging wants to change Medicaid rates to nursing homes to reward quality care and penalize the lack
of it, leaving the industry divided over whether to support the groundbreaking rule or to seek revisions and a slower phase-in.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels outlined his concerns about some of the health care proposals being debated in Congress in a letter
sent to the state’s congressional delegation and released by his office yesterday.
Indiana Medicaid officials want to take over management of all its patients’ prescription drugs because they say it could save the state as much as $40 million a year.