• 01.23.19

    Leading-Edge Practices for Ending the Opioid Epidemic

    Pennsylvania has been hit hard by the opioid epidemic, with prescription opioid-related overdoses growing in the early 2000s—and, more recently, high volumes of heroin and fentanyl coursing through the Commonwealth, given its strategic location as a major transportation hub.

  • 01.08.19

    Application Process for InCK and MOM Models Imminent

    During 2018, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced two new opportunities for state governments and their partners to improve their delivery systems for children and mothers, respectively, under the Integrated ...

  • 12.19.18

    Medicaid Provisions in the SUPPORT Act

    Compared with commercial insurance, Medicaid often takes the lead on addressing the opioid epidemic.

  • 10.23.18

    Addressing Social Determinants of Health in Medicaid Managed Care

    With mounting evidence demonstrating the influence of nonclinical and social factors—such as unstable housing, food insecurity and interpersonal violence—on health outcomes and healthcare costs, social determinants of health (SDOH) have edged into the mainstream.

  • 09.25.18

    Gain New Insights Into Critical Medicaid Managed Care Trends

    Join Manatt Health for the Next Two Webinars in Our Medicaid Managed Care Series.

  • 05.22.18

    America’s Opioid Crisis

    The deaths caused by opioids in 2016 exceeded the total deaths in any single year from car accidents, gun violence and even HIV/AIDS at the height of that epidemic.

  • 04.23.18

    Connecting Justice-Involved Populations to Health Coverage and Care

    Although the Constitution requires states and localities to provide healthcare to people in prisons and jails, many still fail to receive needed care.

  • 03.28.18

    Medicaid’s Critical Role in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

    As the opioid crisis in the United States continues to deepen—with opioid overdoses claiming 42,000 lives in 20161—policymakers, providers, advocates and other stakeholders are seeking out all available resources in an attempt to fight back.

  • 03.20.18

    The Promise of Data-Driven Healthcare: Megatrends for 2018

    There is a quote by science fiction writer Amelia Atwater-Rhodes that is the ideal lead-in to any discussion about healthcare data and analytics: “Life is nothing without a little chaos to make it interesting.”

  • 10.26.17

    CMS Approves West Virginia’s Substance Use Disorder Waiver

    On October 6, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) approved West Virginia’s “Creating a Continuum of Care for Medicaid Enrollees with Substance Use Disorders” Section 1115 demonstration.