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Issue Briefs

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows hospitals to use preliminary information to enroll people who appear eligible for Medicaid into coverage on a temporary basis. The goal of this “presumptive eligibility” (PE) option for hospitals is to quickly and efficiently enroll eligible people into Medicaid while insuring immediate health care costs are covered.

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Date Created: Jan 30, 2014


Meetings & Presentations

The State Network hosted a Small Group Convening in New Orleans, LA on January 23-24, 2014, bringing together state officials and technical experts to discuss All-Payer Claims Databases and rate review.

Date Created: Jan 29, 2014


Issue Briefs , Webinars

This brief explores the strategies states use to address barriers that impede data-sharing efforts among providers to integrate physical and behavioral health care. The webinar presentation on this issue brief is also available for download.

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Date Created: Jan 1, 2014


Issue Briefs , Webinars

This issue brief focuses specifically on the key purchasing strategies that state Medicaid agencies and state employee health benefit purchasers can implement in order to reduce the overuse and misuse of health care services, and improve the quality and reduce the cost of care. A webinar presentation on the subject is also available for download.

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Date Created: Jan 1, 2014


Issue Briefs

This paper examines the critical components of states’ APCD reporting efforts to date and suggests essential steps to creating credible and robust analytics. Drawn from interviews with APCD leaders, state-specific documents, and the experience of the authors, this paper is intended to help states with functioning and developing APCDs identify the building blocks necessary to create and evolve a comprehensive analytic program. This information may also be useful to those charged with designing APCD outputs, such as datasets and reports.

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Date Created: Jan 1, 2014


Issue Briefs

The purpose of this paper is to assist states embarking on APCD initiatives by highlighting key considerations for building statewide APCDs and potential solutions based on experiences in early-adopting APCD states.

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Date Created: Jan 1, 2014


Issue Briefs

Implementation of the health insurance marketplaces has been an ongoing challenge across the country in the initial months of open enrollment. While state marketplaces are still evolving, and some are experiencing their own implementation challenges, they are largely working. This brief, prepared by the team at Manatt Health Solutions, looks at five state marketplaces to assess early lessons that might help to explain early enrollment trends.

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Date Created: Dec 20, 2013


Issue Briefs

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) will make health insurance more accessible to millions of Americans. To effectuate coverage, flexible payment methods will help ensure insurance accessibility is not hampered by the absence of a traditional bank account, an all too common scenario for many uninsured households.

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Date Created: Dec 19, 2013


Issue Briefs , Templates & Toolkits

Earlier this year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance alerting states to the availability of waivers to facilitate the enrollment of eligible individuals into Medicaid using data states already have “on hand” in their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid files.

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Date Created: Dec 10, 2013


Webinars

As part of their series on “Helping Consumers Understand the Marketplaces,” Manatt Health Solutions, with support from the State Health Reform Assistance Network, led a webinar reviewing factors states will want to call out for consumers seeking guidance on how to choose among plans, especially young adults who may be choosing between catastrophic coverage and other options.

Date Created: Nov 22, 2013