• 12.11.13

    Report from the States: Early Observations about Five State Marketplaces

    Manatt prepared an issue brief for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Health Reform Assistance Network that focuses on five state health insurance marketplaces to assess lessons that might help to explain trends in the initial months of open enrollment. Based on interviews with state ...

  • 11.20.13

    Fast Track to Coverage: Facilitating Enrollment of Eligible People into the Medicaid Expansion

    Beginning January 1, 2014, millions of low-income parents and other adults will become newly eligible for coverage in states implementing the Affordable Care Act's (ACA's) expansion of Medicaid to adults with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty level. To help states launch the ...

  • 06.11.13

    U.S.-China M&A Activity to Increase In Entertainment, Advertising, and Digital Media Sectors

    Manatt Survey Reveals Divergent Expectations for U.S.-China Relationship, Likely to Affect Deal Making

  • 04.18.13

    Coverage Alternatives for Low and Modest Income Consumers

    To ensure a seamless system of coverage, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires a single streamlined application for all Insurance Affordability Programs (IAPs) and a coordinated process for IAP eligibility and enrollment. States looking beyond the eligibility and enrollment process can utilize a ...

  • 04.15.13

    Simplified, Real-Time Verification Issue Brief

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires a coordinated and streamlined eligibility and enrollment process for all Insurance Affordability Programs (IAPs), including Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Plan (CHIP), and advance premium tax credits/cost sharing reductions to purchase ...

  • 02.28.13

    Medicaid Managed Care for Children in Foster Care

    In recent years New York State has gradually moved high-need populations out of fee-for-service arrangements and into managed care to improve quality and lower costs. The transition of children in foster care to Medicaid managed care is scheduled to take place in April 2013 for the nearly 6,000 ...

  • 02.01.13

    Estimated Financial Effects of Expanding Oregon's Medicaid Program under the Affordable Care Act (20

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) calls for states to expand Medicaid to low income adults and provides federal funds to cover 100 percent of the costs of these "newly eligibles" from 2014 through 2016. The federal matching rate will then decrease over the next four ...

  • 01.01.13

    Privacy, Please: Health Consent Laws for Minors in the Information Age

    In many states, minors can get abortions, treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, or mental health services without their parents' knowledge or consent. In the era of electronic health information exchange (HIE), however, maintaining this confidentiality is a vexing challenge. Information ...

  • 01.01.13

    Premium Collection in State Based Exchanges

    Health Insurance Exchanges organized pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have certain requirements and several options with respect to providing premium collection services for small businesses and individual consumers purchasing qualified health plans (QHPs) in 2014. While collection ...