Whether relaxing pool side, hiking in the mountains, or hanging out at home, we all need some quality reading to keep informed and inspired. The Center for Health Care Strategies’ (CHCS) summer reading list highlights recent insights and innovations in health care delivery, especially for people enrolled in Medicaid. Explore these top resources on CHCS.org and learn something new.
- Financing Approaches to Address Social Determinants of Health via Medicaid Managed Care: A 12-State Review – Reviews how states are financing managed care organization activities related to addressing health-related social needs and using federal flexibilities to do so.
- Incorporating Community-Based Organizations in Medicaid Efforts to Address Health-Related Social Needs: Key State Considerations – Explores insights from early innovators to help guide states, health care organizations, and community-based organizations in shaping and navigating successful partnerships between health care and community-based organizations.
- Covering Doula Services Under Medicaid: Design and Implementation Considerations for Promoting Access and Health Equity – Provides a practical guide for states that are pursuing doula coverage under Medicaid and explores how six Medicaid agencies approached doula coverage decisions.
- Shifting the Power Balance: Creating Health System Accountability through Trusted Community Partnerships – Outlines practical approaches to guide health systems in more meaningfully involving community members and being more accountable to the communities they serve.
- Medicaid Population-Based Payment: The Current Landscape, Early Insights, and Considerations for Policymakers – Offers considerations for states on how to design and implement effective Medicaid population-based payment models, a value-based payment approach that pays providers upfront for the collective health of their patients.
- Engaging Communities of Color to Promote Health Equity: Five Lessons from New York-Based Health Care Organizations – Outlines considerations for health care organizations to improve partnerships with patients of color to codesign program and policy design.
- Equity in CalAIM: How to Identify the Patients Who Will Benefit Most – Explores the implications of relying on utilization and cost data alone to identify people with high needs for care management and supportive services.
- Developing a Multisector Plan for Aging in Your State? Advice from Someone Who’s Been There – Kim McCoy Wade, senior advisor on Aging, Disability and Alzheimer’s for the Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom, shares advice for other states developing and implementing a multisector plan for aging.
- Planning for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Program Sustainability: Lessons from State Medicaid Leaders – Draws on interviews with Medicaid leaders to explore how two programs providing states with temporary enhanced federal funding, the ACA Primary Care Fee Bump and Medicaid Health Homes, may offer lessons for CCBHC sustainability.
Top CHCS Webinar
- New CMS Guidance on Addressing Social Needs Through Medicaid: Implications for States, Managed Care, and Health Systems – Explored CMS’ recent guidance for states on expanding efforts to address health-related social needs in Medicaid. Speakers, including Aditi Mallick, MD, CMCS’ chief medical officer, discussed what the new guidance means for Medicaid agencies and health plans, and how to navigate challenges in using this new funding mechanism.
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- Medicaid Leadership Exchange – In the latest season of the podcast, guests from all corners of the public sector — behavioral health, criminal justice, and housing, among others — discuss how resources can be more impactful and efficient when everyone rows in the same direction.
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- Using Primary Care-Based Community Health Workers to Support Individuals with a History of Incarceration: Transitions Clinic Network– Profiles a national network of primary care clinics that integrates community health workers with a history of incarceration into primary care settings.