Medicaid

This fact sheet briefly describes the rules governing the way income and resources are treated in determining financial eligibility for Medicaid for low-income individuals who qualify under one of the 25 eligibility groups or categories established by law. CLE_Medicaid_financial_eligibility.pdf 1015.1 KB  

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    Money Follows the Person Demonstration: Covering Case Management Services

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services awarded Money Follows the Person demonstration grants to 31 states in 2007. This brief describes the options for covering case management or transition coordination for these projects and describes the potential impact of pending changes to case management coverage resulting from the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.   […]

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    A Medicaid Primer for Housing Officials

    This primer describes the basic components of the Medicaid program. It is not a technical manual. Presented in a concise question and answer format, this document explains many of the features of what can be a complicated program. It is intended to be used to help housing agencies work with Money Follows the Person Demonstration […]

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    April 9, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Publications

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    Meeting the Health Needs of Youth Involved in the Juvenile Justice System

    Nearly 100,000 young people are in juvenile justice facilities of some sort on any given day, with more than 2 million arrested in a year. Of those in residential settings, 62 percent are minorities, 85 percent are boys, and many, if not most, lack adequate health insurance coverage. Youth in juvenile justice facilities – including […]

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Medicaid, Publications

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    Building State Medicaid Capacity to Provide Child Development Services: Early Findings from the ABCD Consortium

    This report is a summary of early findings from a four-state consortium dedicated to strengthening the early child health and development services offered through Medicaid. The consortium was the first effort in the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) initiative. The report outlines how the Consortium states – North Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and Washington […]

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    April 2, 2009 | Filed under: Children's Health, Medicaid, Publications

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    Seven Steps Toward State Success in Covering Children Continuously

    In March 2006, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) convened a small invitational symposium on child health coverage. This brief summarizes key suggestions which emerged during the symposium discussion about lessons learned over the past decade of state efforts to increase rates of child health coverage. Participants in the symposium reviewed and discussed […]

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  • Promoting Young Children’s Healthy Mental Development

    This brief summarizes presentations made at NASHP’s 2004 annual state health policy conference during a session on “Promoting Young Children’s Healthy Mental Development.” The session focused on the evidence base, state program highlights, a discussion of the ABCD program, and ways to use the Medicaid program to better support early childhood social and emotional development. […]

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    March 30, 2009 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid

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    State Approaches to Promoting Young Children’s Healthy Mental Development: A Survey of Medicaid, Maternal and Child Health, and Mental Health Agencies

    This report examines how states are addressing the healthy mental development of children ages birth to 3 and is based on a survey of Medicaid, maternal and child health, and children’s mental health agencies in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The report addresses critical issues confronting states, common approaches to addressing them, […]

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    March 30, 2009 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Publications

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    Using Medicaid to Cover the Uninsured: Medicaid Participant Buy-in Programs

    This report briefly reviews findings from the health services research literature on issues related to charging premiums for public health coverage programs. Findings from an October 2002 survey of the 41 current Medicaid buy-in programs operated by 29 states also are presented. Finally, a discussion of the implications of the research findings from the perspectives […]

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    March 26, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid, Publications

  • Health Centers and the Deficit Reduction Act: An Overview for State Policy Makers

    Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), which provided care to 5 million Medicaid enrollees in 2005, have a special relationship with Medicaid programs. The complex package of measures in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) raises particular considerations for these health centers. While their role in the safety net is recognized in the DRA, important […]

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    March 26, 2009 | Filed under: Medicaid