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Medicaid Expansion: Considerations for States Regarding Newly Eligible Jail-Involved Individuals

In this Health Affairs' article, CHCS authors, together with experts from Rhode Island, outline strategies for states to meet the needs of this newly eligible population. See also related Fact Sheet.  more »

Introducing Totally Accountable Care Organizations

Totally accountable care organizations, or TACOs, represent an aspirational vision for a health care system where all physical health, behavioral health, long-term services and supports, social services, and elements of public health are integrated. Download a fact sheet and read a CHCS blog.  more »

Examining Children's Behavioral Health Service Utilization and Expenditures

This newest in CHCS' series of Faces of Medicaid data analyses examines behavioral health service use and expense among children in Medicaid to uncover opportunities to improve outcomes for these vulnerable children. A data brief highlights ten key findings and policy recommendations; see the full report for complete findings and methodology.  more »

Seizing the Opportunity: Early Medicaid Health Home Lessons

Medicaid health homes, made possible through the Affordable Care Act, provide states with a mechanism to support better care management for people with complex health needs with the goal of improving health outcomes and curbing costs. This brief draws from the experiences of early health home adopter states to inform other states looking to develop effective health home programs.  more »

Project Spotlight

Extending Lessons from a Medicaid Pilot to Improve Care for Medicare and Dual Eligible Beneficiaries

This spotlight highlights UPMC Community Care, a new program for Medicare beneficiaries with serious mental illness in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. The program, which integrates physical and behavioral health care for enrollees, is based on a model of care piloted through CHCS' Rethinking Care Program. 
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