Medicaid

Poor birth outcomes, such as pre-term birth, carry substantial human and financial costs and are generally influenced by women’s health and socioeconomic factors such as race, ethnicity, income, health care access, and education. According to the Institute of Medicine, the cost associated with pre-term birth in the U.S. is $26.2 billion each year, with Medicaid […]

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  • State Medicaid Quality Measurement Activities for Women’s Health
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    *Maps and Chart updated as of June 27, 2017* State Medicaid agencies provide a variety of health services to women that promote overall health and well-being and support improved birth outcomes, such as reduction in infant mortality rates. States have the option of implementing performance measurement, incentives or improvement projects, including as part of broad […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Under the current administration, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has signaled a willingness to evaluate new types of Medicaid proposals from states. Specifically, in March of this year CMS indicated that the agency would consider Medicaid waiver applications that include programs to connect individuals to employment or incorporate features of private market […]

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  • The following information is paired with our blog, Emerging Themes in Proposed State Medicaid Waivers. Key Pending Waiver Requests for ACA Medicaid Expansion Eligibility Groups Seeking to add work requirements as a condition of eligibility: Arizona (20 hours/week for school/job training; unspecified for employment or job search) Arkansas (80 hours/month) Indiana (Average of 20 hours/week) Kentucky […]

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  • Wednesday, October 25th 11:00AM-12:30PM As of June 2017, 48 states used managed care delivery systems — either managed care organizations, or primary care management models — to provide Medicaid services to children and youth with special health care needs. This session explores three state approaches to providing Medicaid services to children through these systems. The […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Children's Health, Managed Care, Medicaid
  • Tuesday, October 24th 3:30PM-5:00PM States are now undertaking a myriad of transformation initiatives to rapidly revamp, strengthen, and sustain their Medicaid delivery systems. Session speakers, including Medicaid directors from Massachusetts and New Hampshire and a Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission representative, provide an overview of the delivery system reform landscape and share lessons […]

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  • Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Nearly half of all states now capitate Medicaid Managed Long-term Services and Supports (MLTSS), and some have achieved significant outcomes. New federal rules, such as the Medicaid managed care rule and the Home and Community Based Services rule, pose challenges, but they can also help states improve services and overcome resistance […]

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  • Wednesday, October 25th 9:15AM-10:45AM Early life experiences profoundly impact children’s development. Mental health issues and adverse events during childhood are associated with lower educational achievement, involvement in the criminal justice system, and poorer health outcomes in adulthood. With numerous systems serving children, states are adopting cross-cutting strategies to promote children’s behavioral health and establish early […]

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  • Tuesday, October 24th 3:30PM-5:00PM State officials with both short- and long-term experience managing Medicaid expansion waivers share insights about what works well when administering enrollee premiums and healthy behavior incentives. They also examine their states’ anticipated goals and why they’ve had to modify their models since implementation. The session features states that have operated their […]

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    June 6, 2017 | Filed under: 2017 Conference, Eligibility and Enrollment, Medicaid
  • Tuesday, October 24th 3:30PM-5:00PM Finding effective ways to meet the behavioral health needs of the long-term services and support population presents a growing challenge to states facing uncertain budget environments. This session explores three approaches that are yielding promising results. Featured programs include a Texas initiative that uses specialized cognitive rehabilitation and substance use services […]

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