The unwinding related section 1902(e)(14) strategies newly available to Medicaid and CHIP agencies can provide significant relief to states facing pending eligibility and enrollment actions and processing delays, workforce and systems limitations, and other operational challenges. Ensuring eligible individuals do not lose coverage for procedural or administrative reasons and supporting those who are ineligible for Medicaid/CHIP transition to Marketplace coverage will be paramount for all states as they begin to resume normal operations when the federal public health emergency (PHE) ends. This expert perspective outlines the time-limited targeted enrollment flexibilities that CMS has availed to states through section 1902(e)(14) waiver authority and discusses considerations beyond the strategies described in federal guidance and supplemental resources.
State Policy Academy on Global Budgeting for Rural Hospitals
A Policy Academy for States
On May 30, 2018, a State Policy Academy on Global Budgeting for Rural Hospitals took place in Baltimore, Maryland. The State Policy Academy was hosted by Johns Hopkins University, in collaboration with the Milbank Memorial Fund and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies. Funding for the Policy Academy was provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Milbank Memorial Fund. To view a recording of the morning session of the Academy and the agenda for the full day meeting, please visit the event website. For resources and FAQs from the meeting, click here.
State Health and Value Strategies, in partnership with Johns Hopkins University and the Milbank Memorial Fund, hosted a webinar on March 6, 2018 which provided an overview on global budgeting for rural hospitals and shared information about the Policy Academy. We have also published an issue brief on the topic, Toward Hospital Global Budgeting: State Considerations, that includes case studies of three states that are implementing global budgets.