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August 29, 2017

Designing Work Programs for Medicaid Populations to Achieve Meaningful Outcomes

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The federal government is encouraging waivers to promote innovative approaches to increase employment in Medicaid populations. As states consider work programs in the context of promoting personal responsibility and self-sufficiency, MAXIMUS Senior Vice President of Human Services North America Doug Howard suggests four design attributes that tie to meaningful outcomes.

August 25, 2017

Friday Five - August 25, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about what lies ahead for Medicaid: The program could still be impacted by federal legislative changes, but now that the popular perception of Medicaid is trending positively and more people are aware of who is covered under the program, many expect any further changes to come at the state level.

August 17, 2017

Friday Five - August 18, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about how the future of health insurance exchanges and government-sponsored health programs are uncertain, causing many current Medicaid beneficiaries to fear losing their coverage. That said, historically bipartisan support for the popular CHIP program could lead to a ceasefire in the congressional healthcare war. As Congress looks past the healthcare debate, some are looking to consolidate and streamline the delivery of safety net services across 92 federal programs.

August 11, 2017

Friday Five - August 11, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about how Medicaid ended up with such implementation variation between states, the status of Medicaid expansion waivers, and concern over the looming deadline to reauthorize CHIP funding.

August 04, 2017

Friday Five - August 4, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about how states are reacting to the widely held assumption that the Affordable Care Act will not be repealed this year. Reactions include asking the Trump administration to guarantee cost-sharing reduction payments and potentially seeking waivers that would impact Medicaid enrollment. 

July 28, 2017

Friday Five - July 28, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is following the dramatic outcome of the Senate vote-a-rama; and the impact of the proposed Medicaid cuts on state budgets, the economy and people of color.

July 26, 2017

The Importance of Mobile Devices for Effective Program Communication

Mobile devices provide incredible opportunities for citizens and government agencies to communicate in an ever growing digital world. These mobile devices can allow government agencies to solve consumer problems, provide valuable information and communicate directly with the citizens they serve. 

July 21, 2017

Friday Five - July 21, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is tracking the anticipated impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act without a detailed plan to replace it and historical information about why the United States doesn’t have a single-payer healthcare system. 

July 20, 2017

Untangling the Web of Social Programs

If we’ve learned one thing from the ongoing health care debate, it’s that we need to look at America’s social benefit programs and consider a universal reset. There certainly is no shortage of policy ideas and passionate theoretical debates. As a global administrator of government health and welfare programs, we bring practical, applied experiences from those administering these safety net programs.

Over the past 40 years, we’ve seen two general principles:

July 14, 2017

Friday Five – July 14, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is tracking how Medicaid enrollees feel about their coverage, the impacts of cuts proposed in the Better Care Reconciliation Act, and states considering adding work requirements to Medicaid eligibility. 

July 07, 2017

Friday Five - July 7, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is tracking the five changes Senate Republicans could make to pass their Better Care Reconciliation Act; how CMS Administrator Seema Verma emerged as a key player in the health care debate; and, why Senate GOP leaders may boost funding for a special state innovation fund.

June 30, 2017

Friday Five - June 30, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is sharing what’s behind Senate Republicans’ postponed vote on their new Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA); how the BCRA could both help and harm millennials; and, governors’ calls to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

1. Senate Republicans Put Off Health Care Vote

June 23, 2017

Friday Five - June 23, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is following how the Senate’s newly-released “Better Care Reconciliation Act” compares to other health care legislation; takeaways from the recent National Governors Association’s Governors’ Bipartisan Health Reform Learning Network meeting; and, why AARP’s long-term services and support (LTSS) Scorecard calls for greater improvement in states’ LTSS systems.

June 16, 2017

Friday Five - June 16, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is sharing how employers can better contribute to health care innovation, efficiencies and quality; states’ growing interest in Section 1332 waivers; and, the Department of Health and Human Services’ new analysis of the House-passed American Health Care Act.

June 09, 2017

Friday Five - June 9, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is following an Ohio think tank’s call for greater flexibility at the state level for Medicaid program innovation; how work requirements for Alabama’s SNAP program led to a sharp drop in program participation; and, new reports showing what the House GOP’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) could mean for states with ongoing or newly implemented Medicaid expansion plans.

June 02, 2017

Friday Five - June 2, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is sharing what’s behind the White House budget’s focus on work requirements; how state Medicaid programs are tilting more conservative; and, how the Senate’s hands-off strategy on the House’s American Health Care Act (AHCA) is playing out.

June 01, 2017

Improving Program Effectiveness and Consumer Experience Through Digital Solutions

Similar to the consumer world, citizens are expecting government services to be delivered in Digital Channels, allowing them to access those services at the time and method that works best with their schedule. By building services in the Online, Mobile, Text and Social Media channels, government agencies can maximize their reach to the citizens they are trying to serve.

May 26, 2017

Friday Five - May 26, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is tracking the Congressional Budget Office’s latest score on the GOP health care plan; following the Republican governor coalition that’s seeking to shape a replacement for the Affordable Care Act; and examining a possible path for introducing work requirements for people who receive federal housing subsidies.

May 19, 2017

Friday Five - May 19, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is sharing how the AHCA would impact states’ Medicaid financing; early roadblocks in the Senate’s GOP health care working group; and, Maine’s move to increase Medicaid beneficiary responsibility with a Section 1115 waiver.

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