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January 11, 2019

Friday Five: Will the government shutdown mean millions go without food stamps?

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the potential impact of the government shutdown on food stamps, the Veteran Administration’s call for assistance, what to expect from Medicaid in 2019, staff changes at CMS, in addition to local and state level efforts to expand healthcare coverage.

June 29, 2018

Friday Five: Medicaid transformation plans and the potential impact to states

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Medicaid transformation efforts including a state data-sharing project, CMS audits to address fraud and waste, and government reorganization plans aimed at consolidating and modernizing programs.

June 15, 2018

Friday Five: Funding options may help states experiment with new ways to address the opioid crisis

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about government funding to address opioid addiction, how state elections will determine Medicaid expansion, artificial intelligence, poverty’s impact on mental illness, and Georgia’s child support program.

June 08, 2018

Friday Five: Government agencies try new approaches to automation and reporting

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the automation of government services, the new CMS scorecard tool, improper Medicaid and Medicare payments, and the nation’s first state to implement work requirements.

May 04, 2018

Friday Five: Opioids, work requirements, and health care administration may all see major changes

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about actions to address the opioid crisis, streamlining Medicaid physician approvals, how artificial intelligence may impact health care, and potential changes to SNAP.

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.

January 12, 2018

Friday Five – January 12, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is recognized on the GovTech 100 list for 2018 and reading about new estimates for CHIP costs, Medicaid funding for Puerto Rico, the impact of Medicaid expansion on hospitals, and Medicaid data collection.

November 10, 2017

Friday Five – November 10, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about changes to the Medicaid waiver process, the ongoing effort and impacts of reauthorizing CHIP funding, and legislative efforts to expand Medicaid funding for drug addiction.

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.

June 08, 2016

CMS Rule for Medicaid and CHIP Managed Care: The Effects of the Rule on Long-Term Care

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule (the Rule) affecting state Medicaid programs that use managed care organizations (MCOs) to deliver services to their beneficiaries. We held a webinar on Thursday, May 26 on the effects of the rule on long-term care. If you would like to view the webinar in its entirety or see the slides, click here.

May 23, 2016

CMS Medicaid Managed Care Final Rule Q&A from MAXIMUS Webinar

Recently, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a final rule (the Rule) affecting state Medicaid programs that use managed care organizations (MCOs) to deliver services to their beneficiaries. We held a webinar on Tuesday, May 3 summarizing the Rule and what it means for states. If you would like to view the webinar in its entirety or see the slides, click here.

January 26, 2016

Looking Back & Looking Ahead for State Medicaid Programs

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2015 was another interesting year for Medicaid programs. There were many of the same issues at play as in 2014, most notably the Affordable Care Act (ACA)’s effect on Medicaid enrollment. More states decided to expand their programs, talked about delivery and payment reforms extensively, and took big strides with their long-term care and dual eligible coordination of care initiatives. Through this range of issues that played out, we identified these notable trends

March 02, 2015

CMS’ Duals Clarifications Enable State Innovation

Improving care at a manageable cost for people who are dually-eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is the heart of the latest demonstration initiatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This demonstration is titled “Enrollment and Retention Flexibilities to Better Serve Medicare-Eligible Medicaid Enrollees”. Specifically, CMS expands the demonstration to include a broad range of dually-eligible Medicare/Medicaid recipients under existing authorities, not just the fully-eligible populations comprising the current 13 state demonstrations.