“Bonuses” vs. “Compensation”: $4.8 Million in Medicaid Funds at UofL Med School in Dispute

State Senator Tim Shaughnessy raised allegations last week that the University of Louisville School of Medicine misused $4.8 million in Medicaid funds. He says the money was used to give bonuses to school doctors. The Attorney General’s office says it was simply “physician compensation,” but Shaughnessy says the term “bonuses” was used, and that the… Continue reading “Bonuses” vs. “Compensation”: $4.8 Million in Medicaid Funds at UofL Med School in Dispute

Privatized Medicaid Will Begin in November

Kentucky Medicaid recipients preparing to switch to one of three private providers will have to wait another month to see the effects of the new privatized system. Earlier this year the state signed contracts with CoventryCares of Kentucky, Kentucky Spirit Health Plan and WellCare of Kentucky and then automatically enrolled Medicaid members with one of… Continue reading Privatized Medicaid Will Begin in November

Indiana AG Appeals Planned Parenthood Ruling, Organization Looks to Kansas Case for Encouragement

The Indiana Attorney General’s office has filed its brief in the defense of a state law that defunds Planned Parenthood. The law passed the General Assembly this year and blocks Medicaid funding from any organization that provides abortions. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and the American Civil Liberties Union have challenged the law, and won a… Continue reading Indiana AG Appeals Planned Parenthood Ruling, Organization Looks to Kansas Case for Encouragement

Indiana Attorney General Appealing Latest Ruling in Planned Parenthood Case

Officials with Planned Parenthood of Indiana say they are not surprised that the state attorney general is appealing a recent court ruling in favor of the group. After a law blocking state funding from any organization that provides abortions took effect, Planned Parenthood filed suit. Late last week, a judge issued a temporary block on… Continue reading Indiana Attorney General Appealing Latest Ruling in Planned Parenthood Case

Planned Parenthood to Make Cuts as Donations Run Out

The donations have run out for Planned Parenthood of Indiana, and layoffs, furloughs and service cuts are forthcoming. Planned Parenthood has been using donations to pay for services to its 9,300 Medicaid patients since May, when Governor Mitch Daniels signed a law stripping the agency of its $1.4 million in public funding. But the donations… Continue reading Planned Parenthood to Make Cuts as Donations Run Out

Planned Parenthood of Indiana Returns to Court Monday

Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s fight against an anti-abortion law continues in court tomorrow. The organization is seeking to have a law that strips public funding from Planned Parenthood and any other organizations that provide access to abortion. Planned Parenthood argues that the state cannot restrict Medicaid patients’ choice of providers. Further, federal money cannot be… Continue reading Planned Parenthood of Indiana Returns to Court Monday

White House Says Indiana Law Could Cost the State Medicaid Funding

A recent law in Indiana that blocked government funding to Planned Parenthood could backfire. The bill is aimed at blocking abortion, and it stops any Medicaid funding from going to Planned Parenthood. The organization receives about $3 million for services, but cannot use the money on abortions. While Planned Parenthood is challenging the law in… Continue reading White House Says Indiana Law Could Cost the State Medicaid Funding

Kentucky Youth Advocates Study Shows Variations in School Health Systems

KYA President Terry Brooks is urging Governor Steve Beshear and the General Assembly to make it easier for Medicaid providers to administer care to students in schools. Brooks says that’s the best way to make sure students are cared for. A spokesperson for the governor’s office says they are reviewing the report.