The Obama administration is taking new steps to ensure that people with disabilities don’t face discrimination at the doctor’s office.
Thousands of people with disabilities have been forced to wait months and even years for community-based services because more than $1 billion went unspent, a federal lawsuit alleges.
For the first time ever, Medicaid is spending more on community-based services than on institutional care.
The number of children considered medically complex is on the rise, but with a slew of health challenges and costly care, identifying how to best treat them is proving difficult.
A diverse group of states spanning the nation came out on top in an annual ranking of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Employment can be a tricky prospect for people with disabilities who rely on Medicaid to complete even the most basic daily activities since earning too much can mean losing benefits.
As demand grows, some states are trying to improve wages and benefits for disability caregivers, aiming to attract and retain more skilled and dedicated workers in a high-turnover industry.
For the first time in over a decade, regulators are proposing sweeping new rules designed to limit profits and improve care for Medicaid beneficiaries, including many with disabilities.
In an about-face, federal officials are reconsidering whether speech-generating devices ought to be capable of modern functionalities like calling, texting and emailing.
Under federal law, insurance plans that cover mental health must offer benefits that are on par with medical coverage, but in practice, that doesn’t always happen.
As a growing number of states rely on private insurers to cover those with developmental disabilities, regulators are set to initiate the biggest overhaul of Medicaid managed-care in a decade.
Fifteen states are betting they can convince more doctors to accept the growing number of patients covered by Medicaid with a simple incentive: more money.
Federal officials want Medicaid to beef up access to mental health care for individuals with disabilities and other beneficiaries.
A new study finds that a hefty pay hike for doctors led to greater access for individuals on Medicaid — including many with disabilities — but the raise was only temporary.
Efforts are underway in Congress to make it easier for children with rare conditions or complex medical needs to get the specialized care they require.