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Medicaid Expansion and Jail-Involved Individuals: Opportunities to Promote Coverage, Improve Health, and Reduce Recidivism

March 2014 — This fact sheet provides a demographic profile of former inmates in the United States and details opportunities to enroll this population into health care coverage.

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

March 2014 — In an article in Health Affairs' March 2014 issue, CHCS authors, together with experts from Rhode Island, outline strategies for states to meet the needs of…

Journal Articles
Alternative Medicaid Expansion Models: Exploring State Options

February 2014 — This brief outlines key program design features of alternative Medicaid expansion models with a focus on models in Arkansas, Iowa, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

Policy & Issue Briefs
Charity Care Organizations as Navigators: Considerations for Guiding Consumers toward the Best Coverage Options

February 2014 — This technical assistance brief and its companion reference guide were developed to aid navigators based in charity care programs in helping consumers obtain and mai…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Effectively Integrating Care for Dual Eligibles

February 2014 — This presentation provided an update on state efforts to integrate care inside and outside the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' dual demonstrations…

Staff Presentations
Hospital Presumptive Eligibility: Opportunities to Connect Uninsured Individuals to Coverage

February 2014 — This fact sheet details state and hospital roles and responsibilities in implementing HPE programs. 

Fact Sheets
Infographic: Minimizing Coverage Gaps Between Medicaid and the Marketplace

February 2014 — This CHCS infographic outlines the effects of churn and potential state strategies for minimizing gaps in coverage.

Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations: Program Characteristics in Leading-Edge States

February 2014 — This technical assistance tool presents key features and requirements for ACO programs in seven states: ColoradoMaine, …

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
State Approaches to Integrating Physical and Behavioral Health Services for Medicare-Medicaid Beneficiaries: Early Insights

February 2014 — This new CHCS brief describes early efforts in four states -- Arizona, California, Massachusetts, and Wash…

Policy & Issue Briefs
Strategies to Improve Dental Benefits for the Medicaid Expansion Population

February 2014 — This brief summarizes state decisions regarding the inclusion of dental benefits for the Medicaid expansion population.

Policy & Issue Briefs
Flexibility in the Affordable Care Act: A Georgia Opportunity

January 2014 — Carolyn Ingram presented this keynote address at the Fourth Annual Health Care Unscrambled: A Look Ahead to the 2014 Legislative Session sponsored by G…

Staff Presentations
Introducing Totally Accountable Care Organizations

January 2014 — Download a fact sheet and read a blog post to learn more about totally accountable care organizations, or TACOs.

Fact Sheets
Minimizing Care Gaps for Individuals Churning between the Marketplace and Medicaid: Key Considerations for States

January 2014 — This brief outlines key steps that states can take to reduce the potential gaps in coverage caused by individuals churning in and out of Medicaid eligibility under t…

Policy & Issue Briefs
State-Level Perspective: Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations

January 2014 — On January 13, 2014, Tricia McGinnis, director of delivery system reform at CHCS, presented at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Learning Network for Ch…

Staff Presentations
Implementation of the Affordable Care Act's Hospital Presumptive Eligibility Option: Considerations for States

November 2013 — This brief provides guidance to aid state Medicaid programs in developing policies for hospital PE implementation and details existing practices from select state PE…

Policy & Issue Briefs
The Balancing Act: Integrating Medicaid Accountable Care Organizations into a Managed Care Environment

November 2013 — This brief can help guide state Medicaid agencies in successfully implementing ACOs within a managed care environment.

Policy & Issue Briefs
Alternative Models to Expand Medicaid Presentation

October 2013 — Shannon McMahon, director of coverage and access at CHCS, presented on alternative Medicaid expansion models at the National Conference of State Legislatures 2013 Fi…

Staff Presentations
Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Charity Care Programs

September 2013 — This brief examines the implications of health reform on charity care programs and explores considerations for these programs for the remaining uninsured popula…

Policy & Issue Briefs
Building State Capacity to Implement Integrated Care Programs for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees

July 2013 — This technical assistance brief examines key areas where states will need to build their internal capacity as they pursue integrated care programs for Medicare-Medic…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
Medicaid Accountable Care Organization Quality Measurement Strategy Tool

April 2013 — This technical assistance tool was developed to help states select quality measures for Medicaid ACO programs. It can be used to facilitate quality strategy discussi…

Technical Assistance Briefs & Tools
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