Tag Archives: Arkansas

  • 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 […]

    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Arkansas
  • Public payers are moving to implement payment strategies that reward value in the health care system by linking payment to quality. This report—the third in a series supported by The Commonwealth Fund to explore opportunities for improvement in federal and state policy— highlights quality measurement strategies underpinning value-based purchasing initiatives at the federal and state […]

  • Many states began moving forward with their plans to expand Medicaid even before the Supreme Court’s 2012 ruling on the ACA. Other states have more recently decided to pursue expansion, with a number pursuing non-traditional Medicaid alternatives. This webinar will provide a closer look at the various ways states are expanding Medicaid to those who […]

    January 16, 2014 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Webinars
  • By Carla Plaza January 2014 The start of a new year is a time for reflection and making resolutions. A new year also brings renewed hope, and in 2014, many individuals and families will have access to health insurance coverage, perhaps for the first time. Given all the attention to enrollment and coverage due to […]

  • States are currently mobilizing their efforts to provide assistance to individuals who will be able to enroll in coverage through the health insurance exchanges beginning in October. All exchanges will offer some level of enrollment assistance through Navigator, or in some case, In-Person Assistance (IPA) programs, as well as support provided by certified application counselors, […]

    August 20, 2013 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment, Webinars
  • 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 […]

    December 5, 2012 | Filed under: Arkansas
  • Through Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) III, Arkansas, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Oregon have developed and tested models to improve care coordination for children with or at risk of developmental delay.  The medical home has been a key mechanism in their improvement efforts. This brief draws from these states’ experiences to outline opportunities […]

  • 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 […]

    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Arkansas
  • The Affordable Care Act (ACA) offers states multiple policy levers to improve health status and care for racial and ethnic minority populations through delivery system reforms, public health and community interventions, and insurance coverage, as well as provisions specific to disparities reduction. This report synthesizes the experiences of teams from seven states (Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, […]

  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) provides an opportunity for states to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in health and health care. As states roll out health care reform implementation, they can use disparities data to inform their actions. This issue brief was prepared by NASHP for the Agency for Healthcare […]