• 11.01.12

    High-Performance Health Care for Vulnerable Populations

    Federal and state health reform efforts present compelling opportunities to advance new payment and delivery system models to improve the quality of healthcare services and rein in costs. An emerging challenge for policymakers is to create alignment among these initiatives so that proliferation of ...

  • 05.31.12

    Buried Treasure: Freeing California Data to Improve Healthcare

    Recognizing the significant role that publicly-accessible and usable data can play in improving the quality and efficiency of the healthcare system, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and certain states have launched initiatives to increase the amount of new healthcare data ...

  • 04.17.12

    Achieving Continuity of Insurance Coverage for Lower-Income New Yorkers in 2014

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides new or expanded affordable coverage options to New Yorkers with incomes below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). These coverage options, “Insurance Affordability Programs” (IAPs), include Medicaid, the Children’s ...

  • 03.08.12

    Toward a High Performance Health Care System for Vulnerable Populations

    Safety-net hospitals are central to healthcare delivery systems and as such play a critical role in achieving high-performance healthcare for vulnerable populations. These hospitals serve disproportionately large numbers of low-income patients, both insured and uninsured, and rely ...

  • 03.06.12

    The Role of the Basic Health Program in the Coverage Continuum: Opportunities, Risks and Considerati

    The Basic Health Program (BHP) is an optional coverage program under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that allows states to use federal tax subsidy dollars to offer subsidized coverage for individuals with incomes between 139-200% of the federal poverty level (FPL) who would ...

  • 03.05.12

    Analysis of the Basic Health Program Options for New Hampshire

    The Basic Health Program (BHP), as defined in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), gives states the option to provide health insurance coverage to consumers with incomes between 138% and 200% FPL through a state administered program, supported with federal funds. States opting for ...

  • 01.13.12

    Implementing Health Homes in a Risk-Based Medicaid Managed Care Delivery System

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) gives Medicaid programs the option to create health homes to coordinate and better integrate primary, acute, behavioral health and long-term services and supports for beneficiaries with complex and chronic conditions. Deborah Bachrach, special counsel with Manatt, ...

  • 12.27.11

    Federally-Facilitated Exchanges and the Continuum of State Options

    Since passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 23, 2010, the federal government and many states have devoted an extraordinary level of resources to planning and developing the systems, policies and protocols to implement Health Insurance Exchanges that will deliver ...

  • 11.03.11

    Medicaid Managed Care: How States' Experience Can Inform Exchange Qualified Health Plan Standards

    State Affordable Insurance Exchanges (exchanges) are at the core of the coverage reform in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), establishing a marketplace in which individuals and small employers can compare and select among affordable, quality health insurance options. The ACA ...

  • 11.01.11

    Implementing National Health Reform in California: Payment and Delivery System Changes

    The California HealthCare Foundation—in a report authored by the Manatt Health team of William Bernstein, Jonah Frohlich, Brenda Pawlak and Molly Smith—provides an overview of the Affordable Care Act provisions intended to better align payment approaches with high-value care. It ...