In recognition of the impact of health-related social needs (HRSNs), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new Informational Bulletin and accompanying framework on November 16, which together outline coverage options for housing and nutrition services under Medicaid.
On January 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a new State Medicaid Director letter on how states can make expanded use of ILOS authority, including to address social drivers of health.
States have increasingly sought to use Medicaid to address social drivers of health—factors such as healthy living environments or nutritious food that are outside of traditional health care but are among the largest contributors to health outcomes.
On February 9, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Alabama's request for a waiver under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act.
On April 29, 2015, Montana Governor Steve Bullock signed Senate Bill 405, referred to as the Montana Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership Act (HELP Act), which expands Medicaid to cover an estimated 70,000 new adults.
The Affordable Care Act provides states with a powerful incentive to expand Medicaid to adults with incomes up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level, paying for 100% of Medicaid coverage through 2016, and eventually phasing to 90% in 2020 and beyond.
A key goal of the ACA is to create an insurance market in which consumers have the ability to compare coverage options across standardized criteria and identify the plans that best meet their families’ healthcare needs.
Clinical trial data should be shared responsibly in order to advance medical science and improve the health and well-being of the population. Responsible sharing of clinical trial data will allow other investigators to perform additional analyses and reproduce published findings, strengthen the ...
Launched amid a flurry of activity in late 2010, the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) Medicaid health home program was quickly adopted by several states.