Elizabeth Stawicki, Minnesota Public Radio

Minnesota Wants Outside Audit Of Medicaid HMOs

KFF Health News Original

The Minnesota Department of Human Services announced Monday that it is seeking bids for an outside audit of Medicaid payment rates for fiscal years 2003 through 2011. The move follows months of controversy over whether the state’s contracts have been too generous. The move means the administration of Gov. Mark Dayton, a Democrat, is seeking […]

Mayo Clinic ‘Affiliations’ Spread The Brand

KFF Health News Original

There’s a lot of jockeying for postion in the health care market as medical centers prepare to implement the provisions of the federal Affordable Care Act. The debate over the health care law has created a lot of uncertainty in the market. Many health care providers are responding by linking with each other to manage […]

Early Exit For Early Retiree Insurance Program

KFF Health News Original

This story is part of a reporting partnership that includes Minnesota Public Radio,  and Kaiser Health News. The clock is winding down on a little known – but very popular – program created by the Affordable Care Act to help employers offer health benefits to early retirees. The $5 billion early retiree reinsurance program has […]