As federal health reform legislation has stalled, health policy attention turns to the states, which have many tools to reform their health care systems. While 1115 waivers rightly get a lot of attention, because of their ability to reshape state Medicaid programs, the Affordable Care Act’s Section 1332 waivers continue to be a promising avenue for states.
1332 State Innovation Waivers: Coordinating 1332 and 1115 Waivers, Part 1
Manatt Health Solutions
The State Network 1332 Waivers Affinity Group continued with another presentation from the team at Manatt Health Solutions. Following prior presentations providing an overview of the basics around these waivers, including statutory guardrails, a discussion on what can and cannot be waived, and potential opportunities available to states through the waiver process, this presentation investigated more deeply the potential coordination between Section 1332 and Section 1115 waivers. This slide deck includes information on state initiatives requiring 1332 and 1115 waiver coordination, with a focus on smoothing the cost continuum, and includes specific examples from several states.