Medicaid is the single largest payer for healthcare services in every state. With nearly 10 million people enrolling in 2014 alone, total enrollment now tops 68 million. But Medicaid is not just undergoing soaring growth. It’s also experiencing unprecedented change, fueled by its expanding ranks of participants, as well as new federal dollars available to encourage innovation.
What are the top trends shaping Medicaid’s reinvention? How are they contributing to achieving health reform’s goals of improving quality and access while cutting costs? What can you expect over the coming year—and into the future? Learn the answers at Manatt’s new two-part webinar series, “Medicaid Trends to Watch: Driving Transformation in 2015 and Beyond.” Join us to explore Medicaid’s critical role in connecting millions of Americans to healthcare.
With the clock ticking down on full federal funding, more states are expanding Medicaid through “alternative expansion models” under 1115 Waivers. States are tailoring expansions to state policy priorities and political imperatives and CMS is demonstrating significant flexibility in accommodating state-specific models. A consistent theme in recently approved waivers is states integrating Medicaid into the broader insurance market through strategies ranging from aligning Medicaid and Marketplace plans and provider networks to leveraging employer-based and private insurance to cover Medicaid-eligible residents. With 1332 State Innovation Waivers on the horizon as another vehicle for state coverage innovation, further convergence—across 1115 and 1332 Waivers and Medicaid and the private market—is certainly on the way. Discover how the surge in Medicaid enrollment and the continued trend of integration across public and private insurance will impact states, providers, plans and consumers.
Deborah Bachrach, Partner
Patricia Boozang, Senior Managing Director
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This webinar is the second session in the two-part webinar series, Medicaid Trends to Watch: Driving Transformation in 2015 and Beyond. To learn more about the first session, click here.