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Carrie Feibel, health editor at KQED-San Francisco, joins five incumbents in being seated on the Association of Health Care Journalists’ 2018-19 board of directors.
Incumbents starting a new term include Julie Appleby, M.P.H., Kaiser Health News; Scott Hensley, NPR; Tony Leys, Des Moines Register; Ivan Oransky, M.D., NYU’s Arthur Carter Journalism Institute; and Sabriya Rice, Dallas Morning News.
The program, which focuses on different regions each year, is dedicated this year to journalists from the Mountain States region of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah. Past classes of fellows have come from the northern Midwest and Plains, the Southeast, the West Coast, the South Central United States, the Great Lakes and the mid-Atlantic states.
The new fellowship class will gather for the first time next month. Find out who the fellows are.
In 2016, Medicare paid more than $82 billion in payments to 91 types of providers, including physicians, therapists, ambulance services, surgical centers and more. Continue reading
There’s been a spurt of Medicaid expansion activity in several states. Thirty-three states plus the District of Columbia have approved expansion (including Maine – more on that below.)
Virginia is the most recent state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam ran last fall on a Medicaid pledge – and the balance of power in his state’s legislature shifted too, with the GOP still in control but now with narrow majorities in both chambers. Continue reading