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December 08, 2017

Friday Five – December 8, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about potential cuts to government health and human services programs, concerns over how Medicaid work requirements would impact drug treatment, and how health insurers are expanding into primary care.

November 17, 2017

Friday Five – November 17, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the new HHS nominee, how parent access to Medicaid impacts children’s health, Medicaid buy-ins, the reduction of retroactive Medicaid coverage, and money left on the table by non-expansion states.

October 27, 2017

Friday Five – October 27, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the status of the Alexander-Murray bill, CHIP funding running low, anticipated changes to Medicaid waivers, and how states are experimenting with Medicaid payment and delivery.

October 26, 2017

Maintaining Consumer Health Confidence in the Face of Changes

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It’s October, which means we once again celebrate Health Literacy Month, a time for organizations to promote the importance of clear, understandable health information. It’s also open enrollment season, with Medicare’s open enrollment running October 15 through December 7, the Federal Marketplace’s open enrollment starting up soon on November 1 and going through December 15, and many states holding their exchange open enrollment periods around the same time.

October 13, 2017

Friday Five – October 13, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about President Trump’s health care executive order and decision to stop making CSR payments, the ongoing effort to reauthorize expired CHIP funding, how health care spending and innovation impact each other, and West Virginia’s receipt of a Medicaid waiver to address substance abuse. 

September 29, 2017

Friday Five - September 29, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading how Medicaid sustains many facets of the health system, the latest health care efforts in the Senate, and a new study that connects SNAP benefits to lower healthcare spending. 

September 22, 2017

Friday Five - September 22, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the looming September 30 deadline for health care legislation, calls to pronounce opioid epidemic a public health emergency, and efforts in Ohio to curtail Medicaid expansion.

September 14, 2017

Friday Five - September 15, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the rising popularity of single-payer healthcare, steps forward on CHIP reauthorization, CMS action to assist Florida in the wake of Hurricane Irma, and Arizona’s pursuit of Medicaid work requirements. 

September 08, 2017

Friday Five - September 8, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about what’s next for Congressional healthcare efforts, the impact of states seeking changes to Medicaid, and Oregon’s efforts to catch up on their Medicaid eligibility backlog.

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 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 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 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 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.

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.

May 12, 2017

Friday Five - May 12, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is following the five issues Republican Senators will debate on the new health care bill; why the government should prioritize citizen engagement, according to MAXIMUS Federal’s Tom Naughton; and, making the case for patient-centered value assessments.  

April 28, 2017

Friday Five - April 28, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is tracking legislation in Florida that would implement work requirements for Medicaid recipients; the latest on the GOP’s American Health Care Act; and, how health care spending compares among countries worldwide.

April 21, 2017

Friday Five - April 21, 2017

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It’s Friday and this week in our Friday Five series, MAXIMUS is reading up on Republicans’ renewed attempt to pass health care reform; a new rule from CMS on quality data and its effort to “start a national conversation about improving the health care delivery system;” and, why states throughout the US – even red states – are considering expanding Medicaid. 

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