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    Massachusetts Long-Term Services and Supports

    Long-term services and supports (LTSS) enable hundreds of thousands of people of all ages in Massachusetts to live with independence and dignity, participate in their communities and increase their overall quality of life. MassHealth, the Commonwealth’s Medicaid program, is the largest payer ...

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    Planting Seeds in Fertile Ground

    Mental health disorders can begin to manifest in the first years of life, and when left untreated, can take root and worsen over time, with potentially serious consequences for early learning, social competence and lifelong health.

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    Emerging Issues in Medicaid Payment and Delivery Reform: Observations From New York’s DSRIP Implemen

    With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid has become the largest insurer in the United States, covering almost 25 percent of all Americans. States are increasingly leveraging Medicaid's purchasing power to drive payment and delivery system reform efforts, such as with ...

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    Estimated State Budget Impact of an Oklahoma SoonerCare Expansion

    In 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled that the Medicaid expansion authorized by the Affordable Care Act was optional. That is, each state could decide whether or not to use its Medicaid program to cover all adults with incomes below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level. States that opt to ...

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    Provider Donations and Assessments: Options for Funding State Costs of Medicaid Expansion

    With the federal matching rate for the cost of Medicaid expansion slated to drop in 2017 to 95%, expansion states, as well as states now evaluating expansion, are increasingly focused on the sources of funding for the non-federal share of Medicaid payments for the expansion population. In a new ...

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    Medicaid and the Indian Health Service: New Guidance Explains How States May Secure Additional Feder

    States with a significant American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) population stand to benefit from increased federal Medicaid funding under new guidance released in February 2016. When Medicaid-eligible AI/ANs receive services through a facility operated by the Indian Health Service (IHS), an ...

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    Advancing Healthcare Transformation: A New Era for Academic Nursing

    Transforming academic healthcare is a formidable challenge that can only be met through a coordinated response from academic and practice leaders from across the health professions. Nursing recognizes its important role in steering this critical work. In a new report prepared for the American ...

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    States Expanding Medicaid See Significant Budget Savings and Revenue Gains

    In addition to the impact that state decisions to expand Medicaid have had on coverage rates across the country, there is an increasing body of evidence showing consistent economic benefits among expansion states. In a new report for the State Health Reform Assistance Network, Manatt Health ...

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    Liberating Data to Enable Healthcare Market Transparency: A Guide for Regulators and Policy Makers

    The federal and state Marketplaces established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have made it easier for consumers to compare their health insurance options, but data are still not fully available for consumers to understand how their plan options compare on cost-sharing, provider networks, drug ...

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    Sharing Behavioral Health Information in Massachusetts: Obstacles and Potential Solutions

    In a new report for the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation, Manatt Health provides a review of the primary Massachusetts and federal privacy laws relevant to the exchange of information among physical and behavioral health providers. The report also features an assessment of the ...



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