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October 2021 Caroline M. Au-Yeung, Lynn A. Blewett, Tyler Winkelman,
Policy Points Policymakers should make permanent important policy changes put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic that have improved access to… More
September 2021 Alessa Erawan,
A Children’s Health and Wellness Fund is an approach to collecting and administering funding from different sources that states can use to support social determinants of health (SDOH) initiatives for children and families. More
September 2021 Madeleine Shea, Aaron Tripp,
The American Rescue Plan will help state officials address the needs of older adults, particularly through its temporary increase in the federal match for certain Medicaid home- and community-based services spending. More
September 2021 Martha Hostetter, Sarah Klein,
Connecticut’s leaders have been working for more than 10 years to ensure that residents who qualify for long-term services and supports through Medicaid have the option of receiving these services in their homes or other community-based settings. More
September 2021 Elena Nicolella, Christopher F. Koller,
England States Consortium Systems Organization’s Elena Nicolella and the Milbank Memorial Fund’s Christopher F. Koller say that CMS leadership will need to consider the health information technology support and tools that state Medicaid agencies will need to be full partners in these efforts. More
August 2021 Petra W. Rasmussen, David Anderson,
Shopping for an individual health insurance plan in the United States requires consumers to navigate a morass of premiums, deductibles, copayments,… More
June 2021 Aasta Thielke, Pam Curtis, Valerie King,
This work was funded through the Medicaid Evidence-based Decisions Project (MED). The MED project is a collaboration of state agencies. MED produces… More
May 2021 Greg Howe, Anne Smithey, Rob Houston,
This brief by the Center for Health Care Strategies’ Greg Howe, Anne Smithey, and Rob Houston examines state Medicaid agencies’ decision-making around participating in federal multipayer primary care models. More
March 2021 Susan Kennedy, Logan Sheets,
Most state Medicaid OUD care delivery innovations can be categorized into
two main areas: 1) health homes and 2) warm handoffs and care transitions. This brief
provides an overview of these approaches and offers recent examples from state Medicaid
February 2021 Hannah L. Crook, James Zheng, William K. Bleser, Rebecca G. Whitaker, Jasmine Masand, Robert S. Saunders,
This issue brief summarizes the current landscape of payment reform initiatives addressing SDoH, drawing on results from a systematic review of peer-reviewed and gray literature supplemented with scans of state health policies and proposed payment reform models. More
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