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Medicaid payments suspended for Little Rock physician, clinic during fraud investigation

The state has suspended all Medicaid payments to Dr. Alonzo Williams until an investigation is complete.
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Arkansas ranks worst in the nation for maternal mortality. What's the plan?

Unlike states such as Texas or Tennessee, Arkansas expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act a decade ago, allowing hundreds of thousands of low-income people to get insured. That gives many new moms an affordable option for coverage — but it's not the whole story.

New York Times spotlights Arkansans suffering from post-pandemic Medicaid purge

Why was the Biden administration so slow in responding to Arkansas's Medicaid purge?

Biden administration 'deeply alarmed' by Arkansas's rush to kick kids off Medicaid

"I am deeply alarmed that, as of September 2023, your data shows that children’s Medicaid and CHIP enrollment in your state has declined by 78,506 children or 18 percent compared to March 2023," Becerra wrote.

Arkansas Democrats blast Medicaid purge, call on Sanders to act

"This needs to be fixed and it needs to be fixed now," said Grant Tennille, chair of the Democratic Party of Arkansas.

Another 54K Arkansans lose Medicaid in final month of state's post-pandemic purge

September's figures bring the final number of Medicaid cases closed over the 6-month "unwinding" period to more than 427,000, or more than 40% of the state's April 1 enrollment.

Arkansas's post-pandemic Medicaid purge is harshest in the nation, data shows

Arkansas kicked another 72,519 people off Medicaid in August, including at least 23,000 children.

Arkansas not among states told by federal authorities to pause Medicaid 'unwinding,' DHS says

Arkansas is kicking children off Medicaid at an alarming rate, but it's not among the states that were asked to press pause by federal authorities this week.

Biden administration warns Arkansas, others on kicking people off Medicaid over paperwork

Arkansas's high rate of "procedural" closures "raises concerns that eligible individuals, including children, may be losing coverage," a CMS deputy director wrote to the state on Aug. 9.

Another 82K Arkansans lost Medicaid in July due to end of pandemic-era eligibility

The July number brings the total number of Arkansas Medicaid closures since April to around 300,000. As in other states, many of the people in Arkansas who lost coverage may (or may not) still be eligible, but the correct paperwork was never done to know for sure.

Disabled Arkansans obtain settlement and program improvements in lawsuit against DHS officials

The state paid $460,000 to resolve a federal lawsuit filed by three disabled plaintiffs who receive at-home Medicaid services under the ARChoices waiver program.

States trim 4 million from Medicaid and Arkansas is among those leading the way, WaPo reports

Every state is "unwinding" pandemic-era Medicaid eligibility rules at the moment, but some are handling it more carefully than others. Arkansas is not among the cautious.