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September 14, 2018

Friday Five: Funding options for long-term care may expand; while funding for ACA navigators is cut

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about funding for long-term care, SNAP eligibility, how RPA and AI could impact the federal workforce, and how a decrease in navigator funding could affect ACA enrollment.

August 24, 2018

Friday Five: CMS improving efforts to prevent Medicaid fraud & reducing approval time for waivers

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about how Medicaid impacts opioid treatment, reduced wait times for waiver approvals, program integrity recommendations, increasing SNAP income eligibility, and government social media efforts.

April 19, 2018

The Need for Pharmacy Health Literacy in the Opioid Crisis

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Opioids have become the new supervillain. With the rising number of drug overdose deaths in the United States, prescription opioid misuse has resulted in a public health crisis. The opioid epidemic is having a profound impact on our nation’s health – touching every facet of our society including education, business, health care, housing, family/social support, sports, law enforcement and culture.

April 06, 2018

Friday Five – April 6, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about moves states may make to stabilize the ACA market, the impact work requirements will have on adults with disabilities, Texas’s streamlined doctor credentialing system, a waiver request to restrict drug coverage and control prices, and how marijuana legalization could impact the opioid epidemic.

March 30, 2018

Friday Five – March 30, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the importance of Medicaid in the opioid battle, new federal health care funding, cost concerns over work requirements, and how states fare after Medicaid expansion.

February 16, 2018

Friday Five – February 16, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about how the Trump Administration’s 2019 budget proposal could impact health care, the new CMS scorecard for reporting Medicaid data, potential time limits for Medicaid recipients, and possible work requirements in Virginia.

February 09, 2018

Friday Five – February 9, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about funding for health initiatives and the opioid crisis, the potential for Medicaid lifetime coverage limits, another state approved for Medicaid work requirements, and Affordable Care Act enrollment numbers.

January 05, 2018

Friday Five – January 5, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about temporary CHIP funding, anticipated health care legislation in 2018, the first ever 10-year Medicaid waiver, and the opioid epidemic’s impact on children. 

December 15, 2017

Friday Five – December 15, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the status of Section 1115 waivers, Affordable Care Act enrollment, concerns over CHIP funding, and a study of how people view Medicaid.

December 01, 2017

Friday Five – December 1, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the opioid epidemic, key health care decisions pending Congress, why Medicare and Medicaid should be integrated for dual-eligibles, and the impact of long-term care costs on the individual, their caregivers and family members.

November 03, 2017

Friday Five – November 3, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about important things to know about the ACA, the pros and cons of Medicaid waivers, the ongoing shift to Medicaid managed care, and the recommendations from the Trump opioid commission.

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 20, 2017

Friday Five – October 20, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about a bipartisan deal on the Affordable Care Act, how Puerto Rico serves as an example of Medicaid block grant funding, and changes pending for Medicaid recipients in Arkansas and Pennsylvania. 

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. 

October 06, 2017

Friday Five – October 6, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the looming expiration of CHIP funding, state efforts to either expand or contract Medicaid, and an anticipated price jump in insurance premiums under the Affordable Care Act.

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 01, 2017

Friday Five - September 1, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about why Medicare and Medicaid can be more cost-effective than private insurance, the impact of Medicaid on state budgets, and states making moves to prevent Medicaid fraud and implement work requirements.

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. 

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