OPTIMISTIC seeks to reduce Medicaid and Medicare costs by treating patients in nursing homes instead of transferring them to the hospital.
Indiana offers health coverage to Medicaid patients for tobacco cessation programs, but anti-smoking advocates say that's not enough.
Experts are divided on what effect a state Medicaid expansion would have on the number of ER visits.
Indiana has declined to expand Medicaid, but state officials say they still could expand coverage through the Healthy Indiana Plan.
Medicaid expansion advocacy groups rallied at the Statehouse yesterday to appeal to legislators returning for Organization Day to expand Medicaid in Indiana.
More than half of the nation’s fast food workers use public aid programs to support their families according to a new labor study released Tuesday.
The governor says his administration is still in talks with the federal government over whether Indiana can use the Healthy Indiana Plan to expand Medicaid.
The federal government has extended Indiana's pilot health insurance program for another year, while the state looks for other ways to expand health care.
The company promoted the use of its kidney transplant drug Rapamune for unapproved uses.
Reimbursement rates to hospitals were cut 5 percent in 2010. The state plans to restoring 2 percent of those cuts next year.