District of Columbia

Stark health disparities make it difficult to move the needle on health outcomes and costs and reflect the fact that states face a variety of political and resource constraints when it comes to implementing health equity initiatives. Minority groups disproportionately bear the burden of disease. The CDC reports that when compared with white adults, African […]

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  • Publications

    Every open enrollment affords the health insurance marketplaces new opportunities to introduce innovative ways to improve their systems while lowering costs. For the 2015-16 open enrollment season, DC Health Link, the District of Columbia’s health insurance marketplace, levied such an opportunity by transferring their marketplace onto a new open source code solution. Agile, efficient, and cost effective, open […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    On November 1, health insurance marketplaces officially opened to millions of individuals for 2016 enrollment. Early reports indicate a smooth launch of the open enrollment season, partially due to several new tools to ease enrollment and renewal processes for marketplace consumers. Smarter Plan Comparison Tools Recent articles have featured the many new shopping tools available […]

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    One of the central elements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is to establish “one-stop shopping” through health insurance marketplaces allowing consumers to find and access affordable, high-quality health coverage either through private health insurance, and the subsidies available for those who qualify, or through Medicaid. The ACA and related regulations define a spectrum of marketplace […]

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  • In the District of Columbia: There were a total of 201,777 beneficiaries enrolled in District Medicaid as of July 2011. Of these, 136,003 were enrolled into managed care organizations (MCOs). Children and adults who qualify for Medicaid because they belong to an income-eligible family, as well as poverty level pregnant women and CHIP enrollees, are […]

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    February 26, 2015 | Filed under: District of Columbia
  • Publications

    Part 6 in the Transforming the Workforce to Provide Better Chronic Care: The Role of Registered Nurses series. Click to see the rest of the series. CareFirst, a commercial insurer serving Maryland, northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia, utilizes local nurse care coordinators to support primary care providers within its patient-centered medical home program. […]

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    February 2, 2015 | Filed under: District of Columbia, Maryland, Publications, Virginia
  • In the District of Columbia:   There were a total of 201,777 beneficiaries enrolled in District Medicaid as of July 2011. Of these, 136,003 were enrolled into managed care organizations (MCOs). Children and adults who qualify for Medicaid because they belong to an income-eligible family, as well as poverty level pregnant women and CHIP enrollees, […]

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    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: District of Columbia
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Washington, D.C.  2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Washington, D.C.  2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Washington, D.C.  2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Washington, D.C.  Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Washington, D.C. NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: D.C. […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: District of Columbia
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    September 27, 2012 | Filed under: District of Columbia
  • Federal Support: The District of Columbia has received a planning grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop a state plan amendment to implement Section 2703 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), establishing health homes for Medicaid enrollees with chronic conditions. To learn more about Section 2703 Health Homes, visit the CMS Health […]

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    December 13, 2011 | Filed under: District of Columbia