On January 26, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services approved California’s request to amend the California Advancing and Innovating Medi-Cal Section 1115 demonstration. This expert perspective describes the amendment, a centerpiece of which is approval for California Medicaid to provide a targeted set of Medicaid services to youth and adults in state prisons, county jails, and youth correctional facilities for up to 90 days prior to release. By providing re-entry services to Medicaid-enrolled individuals who are incarcerated, California aims to build a bridge to community-based care for justice-involved enrollees, offering them services to stabilize their physical and behavioral health conditions and establishing, prior to release, a re-entry plan for their community-based care.
1332 State Innovation Waivers: States Seek to Preserve Small Group Market Practices Through 1332
Manatt Health Solutions
The State Network 1332 Waivers Affinity Group continued with a presentation from the team at Manatt Health Solutions. This webinar included an overview of the small group market requirements in the ACA, and the efforts of three states to preserve their innovative pre-ACA programs. The presentation included information on the ways in which officials in Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Vermont are pursuing 1332 waivers in order to continue these pre-ACA small group market practices, the progress that they have made thus far, and assessment of how their proposals meet the guardrail requirements under Section 1332. Prior editions of this webinar series are available in the State Network 1332 Waivers Resource Library.