This year has presented many unique and unexpected challenges, but as open enrollment approaches states are making concerted efforts to connect residents with public and private health coverage options and are anticipating more churn between programs than ever before amid the COVID-19 public health crisis. Millions have filed for unemployment since the pandemic began, many losing their employer-sponsored health coverage or experiencing income loss in the process. As consumers navigate ongoing changes in their income or health coverage, it is more important than ever to clearly communicate with consumers what health coverage options are available for the remainder of 2020 and heading into 2021. This expert perspective lays out key takeaways on messaging to consumers to enroll in coverage this OEP and highlights examples from two states.
Screening for Social Risk Factors Webinar Series
On Monday, October 26 State Health and Value Strategies is hosting a webinar series on screening Medicaid members for social risk factors. State Medicaid agencies are increasingly recognizing the impact that non-medical factors, such as social risk factors, have on health. Social risk factors are adverse social conditions which create barriers to health for individuals, such as food insecurity and homelessness. The first webinar will draw from the recently published issue brief, Social Risk Factor Screening in Medicaid Managed Care and will review key terms, screening tools, and design decisions for states interested in screening Medicaid managed care members for social risk factors. The second webinar will explore adopting a measure to assess social risk factor screening rates, which is the subject of another recently published issue brief, Developing a Social Risk Factor Screening Measure.
Screening for Social Risk Factors Part I: Working with Medicaid Managed Care to Design Screening Requirements
Monday, October 26, 2020, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. ET.
Registration (required) at the following link: https://rwjfevents.webex.com/rwjfevents/onstage/g.php?MTID=ec70c55f36f2ba6c5c191af28ac24ad21
Screening for Social Risk Factors Part II: Developing a Screening Measure — Date and time to be announced.