Tag: Medicaid

Critical Incident Management Solutions in Medicaid Long-Term Care

Medicaid agencies must assure the health and safety of their Home & Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver program recipients by managing the reporting, investigation, and prevention of incidents.  Failure to do ...

Recent Trends with OIG and CMS Related to Reporting Costs Associated with Waivers on the CMS-64

Claiming administrative costs to Medicaid waivers has become a targeted area of review by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A number ...

Legislation aimed at Health Care Costs Advances in Congress

Unlike many topics under discussion in Congress this year, the issue of health care costs is a priority across party lines. With bills pending in both the U.S. House of ...

Health Policy News – May 2019

Introduction This month, we are launching a new series of articles about alternative approaches to healthcare delivery—with a focus in this edition on approaches targeting social determinants of health, specifically ...

Eat Your Veggies!

How do we increase the promotion of produce prescriptions in the never-ending quest to implement and integrate social determinants of health? As of 2010, diet has surpassed smoking as the ...

Recent Developments in State Health Policy

This month, we’re sharing important developments in two state health policy efforts we covered previously: state efforts to advance a public option (with major developments coming out of the state ...

Health Policy News – April 2019

Introduction In this month’s edition of Health Policy News, we delve into two of last month’s breaking Federal litigation updates: the decisions issued in cases regarding the Association Health Plan ...

Work Requirement Waiver Approvals Vacated in Kentucky and Arkansas

On March 27, 2019,  Judge James Boasberg of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued rulings on back-to-back cases addressing work requirement eligibility criteria included in ...

Health Policy News – March 2019

Introduction With the first quarter of the new year coming to a close, we are taking this opportunity to do a national review of major state health policy activity in ...

Newly-Elected Governors Set Their Sights on Healthcare Reforms

The new year brought changes to state leadership across the nation, with 19 governors newly entering the corner office—seven of whom took over from an administration on the other end of the political spectrum. This refresh has brought a surge of new ideas and energy in the realm of state health policy. Below, we highlight