Arkansas

State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Self-insured employer participation in multi-payer payment reform is critical for providers to receive consistent messages across payers—an important step toward fostering widespread improvement. A recent study echoes the experience of many state-led multi-payer initiatives experiencing difficulty in engaging self-insured employers. This study looked at reforms in four states: Arkansas, Oregon, Minnesota, Vermont. Only two, Arkansas […]

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    February 19, 2016 | Filed under: Arkansas, Front Page, Payment Reform, State Health Policy Blog
  • State Health Policy Blog

    As 2015 comes to a close, Medicaid expansion activity in states has not slowed down. Currently, 30 states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid, and six of these states have chosen to pursue waivers to implement alternative versions of expansion. As the new year approaches, a number of additional states are considering options […]

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  • Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative In early 2011, Arkansas’s Department of Human Services proposed an initiative they call “Transforming Arkansas Medicaid” (in later documents, “Transforming Arkansas Health Care”).  The Arkansas Department of Human Services (which oversees Arkansas Medicaid) has partnered with two large private insurers in the state, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield […]

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    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Arkansas
  • In Arkansas: Arkansas delivers Medicaid services through a Primary Care Case Management (PCCM) system called Arkansas ConnectCare, which has a contract with the Arkansas Department of Health and is administered by the Medicaid Managed Care Services division of the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care. Upon enrollment in Medicaid all beneficiaries must select a primary care […]

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    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Arkansas
  • Publications

    As states and providers move away from siloed health care systems and toward integrated systems of care, care coordination has become a key area of focus. Through the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III initiative, Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Oregon piloted and evaluated strategies to improve care coordination among primary care providers […]

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  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Arkansas  2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Arkansas  2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Arkansas  Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Arkansas NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Arkansas operates a combination CHIP program, called ARKids-B. Number of Children Covered: In FY2013, 109,301 […]

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    December 5, 2012 | Filed under: Arkansas
  • The Arkansas Health Care Payment Improvement Initiative grew out of a 2011 Arkansas Department of Human Services proposal, “Transforming Arkansas Medicaid” (in later documents, “Transforming Arkansas Health Care”). Arkansas Department of Human Services (which oversees Arkansas Medicaid) is partnered with two large private insurers in the state, Arkansas BlueCross BlueShield and Arkansas QualChoice, to implement […]

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    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Arkansas
  • No HIE Strategic Plan available yet.

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    April 5, 2010 | Filed under: Arkansas
  • Arkansas’ ABCD III project, AR LINKS (Linkages Improve Networks and Knowledge of Services), plans to build AR LINKS on current initiatives and partnerships, many created through their work in the ABCD Screening Academy. The strong partnership between Medicaid, the Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education, and the local AAP and AAFP chapters enabled […]

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    February 26, 2009 | Filed under: Arkansas