Tag Archives: Wisconsin

  • State policymakers must often take action during an emerging crisis even when evidence identifying the best policy approach is not be available. This report, Evidence-Based Policymaking Is an Iterative Process: A Case Study of Antipsychotic Use among Children in the Foster Care System, explores successful state responses to dramatic increases in antipsychotic prescription rates in Medicaid-enrolled children […]

  • Thursday, August 16th 10:00am – 11:30am Transitioning from youth to adulthood requires increased responsibility for many areas of life, including managing one’s health. This can be particularly challenging for children with a range of social and health care needs, particularly children with special health care needs. Policymakers from several states, including Georgia and Wisconsin, discuss […]

    April 20, 2018 | Filed under: 2018 Conference
  • State Medicaid agencies, which fund half of all births in the United States, are increasingly looking for ways to improve birth outcomes and maternal health while reducing costs by improving medical care and avoiding medically unnecessary cesarean sections. Two case studies from Wisconsin and Oklahoma show how these states successfully improved health care access and quality by […]

    September 25, 2017 | Filed under: Medicaid, Oklahoma, Publications, Wisconsin, Women's Health
  • Crisis services for behavioral health emergencies have the potential for significant cost savings by reducing inpatient hospitalization and emergency department utilization and encouraging more appropriate use of community-based behavioral health services. Traditionally, individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis have been initially treated in a general hospital emergency department or admitted to a hospital and then […]

    May 1, 2014 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, Webinars
  • Federal Support: On January 29, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Wisconsin’s state plan amendment (SPA) to implement Section 2703 of the Affordable Care Act, creating health homes for Medicaid enrollees with an HIV diagnosis and at least one other diagnosed condition or a risk of developing a second condition. AIDS […]

    April 1, 2014 | Filed under: Wisconsin
  • The eight states participating in the Maximizing Enrollment program aimed to simplify and streamline enrollment and renewal policies, systems and processes for Medicaid and CHIP and prepare for ACA implementation.  These state profiles offer a snapshot of the states’ work within the program by highlighting the following: Where states started; Major Simplifications Implemented as a […]

    January 14, 2014 | Filed under: Eligibility and Enrollment
  • In Wisconsin:   Most Medicaid services are delivered primarily through Medicaid Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs). When families are enrolled in ForwardHealth (the state Medicaid program) they are also enrolled in an HMO. If there are multiple HMOs available in the area where the family resides they are able to select between them. Once families are […]

    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Wisconsin
  • Or Download Webinar Here Of the 22 million uninsured expected to gain coverage under the Affordable Care Act in 2014, more than 4 million projected to take-up coverage will have mental health or substance use disorders. On this webinar, after a brief overview of new data made available by SAMHSA, state and local officials and […]

    April 12, 2013 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, State Exchanges, Webinars
  • By Scott Holladay March 2013 The goal of evidence-based supported employment is to place individuals with serious mental illness in real, competitive jobs. This evidence–based practice (EBP) is highly effective, resulting in competitive employment at nearly three times the rate of other vocational services.[1] Studies comparing supported employment with day treatment have shown similar results.[2] […]

    March 5, 2013 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Medicaid, State Health Policy Blog
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Wisconsin  2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Wisconsin  2010 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Wisconsin  2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Wisconsin  Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Wisconsin NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Wisconsin operates a combination CHIP program, called […]

    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Wisconsin