• 05.08.19

    Spotlight on Mississippi: Ending the Opioid Epidemic

    Mississippi’s opioid epidemic follows national trends. Even as the number of opioid prescriptions dispensed in the state has steadily dropped, deaths due to opioid-related overdoses have continued to increase.

  • 05.06.19

    Aligning Care Delivery to Emerging Payment Models

    Hospitals and health systems across the country are redesigning care delivery to improve quality and outcomes, enhance the patient experience, reduce costs and, ultimately, produce better population health. They are testing and implementing new care models to focus on prevention and better ...

  • 04.29.19

    Promoting Comprehensive Healthcare Delivery for Children

    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation will fund a model of care, Integrated Care for Kids, that will test whether alternative payment models can promote closer integration across children's physical and behavioral healthcare, social services and educational services in up to eight ...

  • 04.22.19

    State Medicaid Buy-Ins: Key Questions to Consider

    Lawmakers across the country are considering “Medicaid buy-in” programs to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance market and offer a coverage option that is more affordable and accessible than current options in the individual and employer markets. The concept of Medicaid buy-in ...

  • 04.12.19

    Emerging Trends for Addressing Social Factors in Medicaid

    Medicaid programs are increasingly considering how best to address the social factors, such as housing, healthy food and economic security, that can affect health and medical expenditures. Often referred to as social determinants of health, these factors drive as much as 80 percent of population ...

  • 04.05.19

    Work Requirements Litigation

    On March 27, a federal judge vacated, for the second time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ approval of Kentucky’s Medicaid 1115 demonstration waiver to test, among other things, a work requirement as a condition of Medicaid eligibility. In a related case of ...

  • 03.20.19

    Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports

    Long-term services and supports (LTSS) enable more than 12 million people to meet their personal care needs and live with dignity and independence in a variety of community and institutional settings. With Medicaid LTSS expenditures of more than $154 billion annually and the aging population ...

  • 03.19.19

    Assessing the Regulatory Burden on Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

    Inpatient psychiatric facilities operate under a heavy burden of federal regulatory requirements. In a new report commissioned by the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare, Manatt Health assesses the burden that certain federal laws and regulations impose on inpatient psychiatric ...

  • 03.15.19

    Risky Business? Sharing Data With Entities Not Covered by HIPAA

    The risky business of sharing data in and outside of the healthcare system is becoming more complicated, especially as consumer use of health applications and the desire to share health data increase exponentially. Current privacy laws were not created during the age of the internet, big data and ...

  • 03.07.19

    Health Plan Questions About Sharing Information During Opioid Crisis

    People eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid experience co-occurring substance use disorders and chronic pain at rates that are two to six times higher than those for Medicare-only beneficiaries or Medicaid-only adults with disabilities, which puts them at higher risk for opioid misuse or ...

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