• 04.22.19

    State Medicaid Buy-Ins: Key Questions to Consider

    Lawmakers across the country are considering “Medicaid buy-in” programs to stabilize the Affordable Care Act insurance market and offer a coverage option that is more affordable and accessible than current options in the individual and employer markets.

  • 04.12.19

    Emerging Trends for Addressing Social Factors in Medicaid

    Medicaid programs are increasingly considering how best to address the social factors, such as housing, healthy food and economic security, that can affect health and medical expenditures.

  • 04.05.19

    Work Requirements Litigation

    On March 27, a federal judge vacated, for the second time, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ approval of Kentucky’s Medicaid 1115 demonstration waiver to test, among other things, a work requirement as a condition of Medicaid eligibility.

  • 03.20.19

    Strengthening Medicaid Long-Term Services and Supports

    Long-term services and supports (LTSS) enable more than 12 million people to meet their personal care needs and live with dignity and independence in a variety of community and institutional settings.

  • 03.19.19

    Assessing the Regulatory Burden on Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities

    In a new report commissioned by the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare, Manatt Health assesses the burden that certain federal laws and regulations impose on inpatient psychiatric facilities.

  • 03.15.19

    Risky Business? Sharing Data With Entities Not Covered by HIPAA

    The risky business of sharing data in and outside of the healthcare system is becoming more complicated, especially as consumer use of health applications and the desire to share health data increase exponentially.

  • 03.07.19

    Health Plan Questions About Sharing Information During Opioid Crisis

    People eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid experience co-occurring substance use disorders and chronic pain at rates that are two to six times higher than those for Medicare-only beneficiaries or Medicaid-only adults with disabilities, which puts them at higher risk for opioid misuse or ...

  • 03.06.19

    Medicaid Briefing Series: Priority Issues for State Policymakers

    Medicaid is woven into the fabric of states’ healthcare systems and economies. Covering one in five Americans, the Medicaid program is the single-largest insurer in every state, and is the largest source of funding for mental health, substance use disorder, long-term care and emergency ...

  • 02.28.19

    Monitoring and Evaluating Medicaid Work and Community Engagement Requirements

    Under Section 1115 of the Social Security Act, the Secretary of Health and Human Services is permitted to waive certain federal Medicaid requirements.

  • 02.25.19

    Telehealth: A Path to Virtual Integrated Care

    How patients experience healthcare is shifting. Care that used to take place only in brick-and-mortar settings can now occur digitally.