• 12.19.19

    CMS Proposes Rule With Significant Medicaid Financing Implications

    Over the past several years, federal Medicaid oversight and advisory bodies, including the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), have issued reports calling on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to strengthen its ...

  • 11.19.19

    One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: Utah’s Medicaid Expansion

    In a new post for The Commonwealth Fund’s To the Point blog, summarized below, Manatt Health examines Utah’s efforts to pair Medicaid expansion in the state with enrollment caps that are set based on the state’s budget.

  • 10.02.19

    Tennessee Medicaid Block Grant Proposal Will Test CMS Policy

    On September 17, Tennessee unveiled for public comment a draft waiver proposal seeking federal approval to amend its long-standing Section 1115 demonstration by applying a block grant financing model to its Medicaid program (called “TennCare”).

  • 09.24.19

    New Policies Limit Women’s Access to Family Planning Services

    Editor’s Note: In March 2019, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued sweeping new regulations governing Title X funding, a federal grant program that is a major source of financing for family planning services.

  • 09.24.19

    New Webinar: Keeping Medicaid’s Promise for Children With Special Healthcare Needs

    Learn how to improve access, services and care for Medicaid-enrolled children with special healthcare needs at a new webinar from Manatt Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

  • 05.22.19

    Promoting Comprehensive Healthcare Delivery for Children

    InCK, a new federal initiative, encourages healthcare providers and Medicaid agencies to think beyond medical services, supporting team-based care with family representation and focusing on children’s social and emotional development.

  • 04.24.19

    New Webinar: What Are the Top Medicaid Trends to Watch?

    Since its inception more than 50 years ago, Medicaid has evolved from a small health program, adjunct to welfare, to an integral part of the nation’s health insurance system.

  • 03.25.19

    New Medicaid Briefing Series: Priority Issues for State Lawmakers

    Where  the agency and its leadership sit within state government can enable or impede the Medicaid director’s authority to make critical decisions about strategy, services and budget.

  • 03.05.19

    Coverage Loss Projections Released for Michigan Medicaid Work Rules

    New estimates from Manatt Health indicate that Michigan’s Medicaid work requirement, scheduled to take effect January 1, 2020, could cause up to 27% of the state’s Medicaid expansion population to lose coverage within a year—an estimated 183,000 out of 680,000 people enrolled in ...

  • 02.26.19

    Medicaid Buy-In and Public Option: The State of Play

    Lawmakers across the country are proposing legislation to stabilize the Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance market, make coverage more affordable for consumers, and improve access to care by leveraging the bargaining power and administrative savings of public programs.