As states are working diligently to operationalize the unwinding of the Medicaid continuous coverage requirement, State Health and Value Strategies has been tracking the creative strategies states are implementing to minimize coverage losses. This expert perspective highlights all the hard work states are engaged in and spotlights innovative strategies other states may want to consider adopting. SHVS will continue to track and share state efforts to support coverage through the unwinding period. If your state is implementing a new effort to reach enrollees, or if you have questions about how you can implement an example included in this EP, please be in touch.
Medicaid Expansion: A Webinar on Early Analysis of Budget Savings and Revenue Gains
Manatt Health Solutions
A recent report from Manatt Health Solutions reveals that early data from states that expanded Medicaid demonstrate consistent economic benefits, including budget savings and revenue gains. Data from eight states—Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, West Virginia—show $1.8 billion in budget savings by the end of 2015 as a result of Medicaid expansion. The State Network hosted a webinar to review these findings and to hear from the authors of the report on what this likely means for states that are looking to expand their Medicaid programs.
The webinar slides can be found at the “download” button and a webinar recording can be found here.