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June 30, 2015

Featured Article in APHSA’s Policy and Practice: “State Transformation Opportunities for Health Insurance Coverage”

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Here’s a piece that Jan Ruff, MAXIMUS Senior Vice President and health policy expert, wrote for the June issue of Policy and Practice, the magazine of the American Public Human Services Association (APHSA). The article focuses on a specific section of the Affordable Care Act that provides states with unique opportunities to transform their health insurance programs.

June 19, 2015

Tips for Evolving Medicaid Pharmacy Benefits Management Programs

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A few weeks ago, we ran the Tips for Enhancing Your Medicaid Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) Programs webinar. PBM program roles have been changing extensively over the last few years, with many states moving their Medicaid enrollees from fee-for-service programs into managed care programs. Nearly 75 percent of the Medicaid population now receive their medical services and prescription drug benefits through a Managed Care Organization (MCO).

June 08, 2015

Minimizing the Use of Social Security Numbers in Government Programs

As government agencies and businesses increasingly rely on electronic communications, benefits and commerce, there is an ever-greater opportunity for data breaches and identity theft. Recently, we have witnessed cyberattacks on well-known retailers and service providers that have resulted in data breaches affecting millions of consumers. It is likely that each of us knows someone affected by these breaches – perhaps it has even happened to you.

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