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.
NGA Medicaid Expansion Analysis Tool Webinar
State Health Reform Assistance Network- Heather Howard; State Health Access Data Assistance Center- Elizabeth Lukanen; Center for Health Care Strategies- Shannon McMahon; Manatt Health Solutions- Deborah Bachrach
On September 27th, 2012, the National Governors Association (NGA) partnered with the State Network to host a webinar for state officials highlighting the Medicaid Expansion Analysis Tool in order to aid officials in their own state analyses. During the webinar, State Network experts from State Health Access Data Assistance Center, Center for Health Care Strategies, and Manatt Health Solutions walked through the cost and savings elements for Medicaid expansion financial analyses and state-specific assumption considerations. Additional financial impacts outside the table shell (e.g. disproportionate share hospital payments), as well as a list of state and national resources (with embedded hyperlinks), were included to help further guide states in conducting Medicaid expansion analyses.