Hawaii

State Medicaid Agencies Venture into Value-Based Purchasing with Federally Qualified Health Centers

State Medicaid agencies have generally found it challenging to include federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) in value-based purchasing initiatives because of a federal law passed in 2000 that regulates how state Medicaid programs pay FQHCs for the care they provide. State Medicaid agencies are required to reimburse FQHCs through the Prospective Payment System (PPS), a […]

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  • 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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  • In Hawaii:   As of July 1, 2011, there were 272,218 beneficiaries enrolled in Hawaii Medicaid. Of these, 268,645 were enrolled in one of four commercial managed care organizations (MCOs) or one Medicaid-only MCO under a managed care program known as Hawaii QUEST. QUEST provides medical and mental health services. Dental services are provided on […]

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    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Hawaii
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Hawaii  2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Hawaii 2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Hawaii 2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Hawaii Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Hawaii NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Hawaii operates a Medicaid expansion CHIP […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Hawaii
  • In Hawaii, a public-private partnership—known as the Hawaii Healthcare Project— between the Office of the Governor and Hawaii’s health care industry identified priorities for the state’s health care system in 2012. Among these transformation priorities is the development of “Accountable Care-Like (ACO-like) Organizations” that build on a state strategy to develop patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) […]

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

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    April 5, 2010 | Filed under: Hawaii
  • In Hawaii, the PCO and PCA work together to provide technical assistance to CHCs to support the adoption of health information systems and collaborated to expand services for the establishment of new CHCs. Their coordination with several oral health groups also led to state legislation for a new dental license called community services licenses. The […]

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    January 11, 2010 | Filed under: Hawaii
  • In May 2011, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie announced his administration’s intent to secure medical homes for Hawaii’s 270,000 Med-QUEST (Medicaid) beneficiaries. Integrating behavioral health and social services with primary care will be a major goal of the state’s medical home efforts. Hawaii is currently working to develop and obtain approval for a health homes state plan […]

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    August 31, 2009 | Filed under: Hawaii