Medicaid covers about half of all children with special healthcare needs in the U.S., playing a central role in addressing the complex physical and behavioral challenges of this particularly vulnerable population.
Healthcare providers are increasingly investing in and deploying telehealth capabilities that will extend services to patients in rural areas, deliver quality care to individuals with complex conditions and reduce costs associated with unnecessary emergency department usage, among other benefits.
States are exploring opportunities to engage justice-involved populations—including juveniles and adults—in Medicaid coverage, case management and healthcare, both immediately prior to and following their release from prison or jail.
Nearly half of children under age 3 in the United States get their health insurance through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
Medicaid is the primary source of family planning coverage in the United States, accounting for 75 percent of total public expenditures for family planning services.
In March 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued detailed guidance for states on the monitoring and evaluation of “eligibility and coverage” Section 1115 Medicaid demonstrations. The new guidance provides standard monitoring metrics and recommended research ...
Serving over 1.8 million Massachusetts residents, MassHealth provides access to healthcare services for people of varying ages and life circumstances across the Commonwealth.
North Carolina has fought the opioid epidemic with an array of public- and private-sector initiatives. In 2017, Governor Roy Cooper released the state’s Opioid Action Plan developed in collaboration with community partners.
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.
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.