• 01.16.19

    Spotlight on Colorado: Ending the Opioid Epidemic

    Colorado has addressed the opioid epidemic with an array of public and private initiatives. Yet Colorado’s death rate has stayed consistent with national trends, despite a statewide comprehensive opioid strategy and successful efforts to reduce opioid prescriptions.

  • 12.19.18

    Strategies for an Affordable Medicaid Buy-In Option in Colorado

    In order to address rising costs and continued uncertainty in the individual insurance market, states are beginning to explore offering alternative coverage options to residents in need of premium and cost-sharing relief.

  • 12.13.18

    Spotlight on Pennsylvania: 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 due to its strategic location as a major transportation hub.

  • 12.07.18

    Evaluating Medicaid Buy-in Options for New Mexico

    Against the backdrop of rising costs for health coverage, uncertainty regarding stability of the individual market and the state’s persistently high uninsurance rate of more than 9%, New Mexico is considering a Medicaid buy-in strategy.

  • 11.16.18

    Medicaid Payments at Risk for Hospitals Under Public Charge

    Under long-standing immigration law and guidance, individuals who are likely to become a “public charge” can be denied admission to the U.S. or, if they are already in the country legally, may be denied the ability to adjust their status and get a green card as a lawful permanent ...

  • 11.14.18

    Addressing Major Drivers of MassHealth Per-Enrollee Spending Growth

    The Massachusetts Medicaid program, MassHealth, plays a critical role as a source of health insurance coverage in Massachusetts.

  • 09.19.18

    Current Themes in U.S. Merger Control

    The past year has seen a wholesale turnover in leadership at the two federal antitrust enforcement agencies, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

  • 08.17.18

    Work and Community Engagement Requirements in Medicaid

    In January 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to states as to the circumstances under which CMS would approve Section 1115 demonstration waivers making work/community engagement (CE) requirements a condition of Medicaid eligibility.

  • 07.18.18

    Overcoming Data-Sharing Challenges in the Opioid Epidemic

    The opioid epidemic has prompted efforts across the country to increase the availability of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment.

  • 06.20.18

    How Medicaid Expansion Affects Montana’s Budget, Economy, and Residents

    In an analysis funded by the Montana Healthcare Foundation, Manatt Health found that Montana’s Medicaid expansion had positive impacts on the state’s budget and healthcare economy, as well as helped promote a healthier population.