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April 12, 2019

Friday Five: Experts worry home healthcare workers will not be able to meet demands of aging population

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Idaho’s move toward Medicaid expansion, states convening to improve their SNAP and job skills programs, the mounting financial burden of the home healthcare shortage, why a bot is coming to the IRS, and how states are helping nursing homes increase Medicaid funding.

April 05, 2019

Friday Five: Utah is first state to have partial Medicaid expansion approved

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Utah’s partial Medicaid expansion, expanding access to opioid treatment in West Virginia, job skills training for Medicaid enrollees, and federal policies around automation technology.

March 29, 2019

Friday Five: Are residents isolated in home and community-based care? CMS releases new guidance.

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Medicaid expansion, resident isolation in home and community-based care, CIOs’ role in improving digital services, a judge’s decision to block Medicaid work requirements, and a wave of Medicaid changes that could be coming to your state.

February 22, 2019

Friday Five: Federal government continues push to integrate technology and data

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Medicaid expansion in Nebraska, how the aging population is changing the world, how robotic process automation (RPA) adoption could help balance budgets, how the Feds are closing the skills gap, and the call for increased participation in home visits for new parents.

February 15, 2019

Friday Five: Utah’s Medicaid proposal is unique, but needs approval from the federal government

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Utah’s unique Medicaid expansion proposal, healthcare costs, how the feds are applying robotic process automation (RPA), President Trump’s executive order on artificial intelligence, and veterans receiving access to health records on their phones.

February 08, 2019

Friday Five: Federal healthcare legislation may not pass this session, but states are making moves

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about governors leading the charge on healthcare legislation, positive results from Medicaid expansion in Montana, job training grants, increased screening for social determinants of health, and how best to use artificial intelligence.

February 01, 2019

Friday Five: The population is aging - Health and long-term care costs are rising

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the rising costs of caring for our aging population, how rural America benefits from Medicaid expansion, the Ticket to Work program, artificial intelligence in healthcare, and the decline in customer satisfaction across government agencies.

December 07, 2018

Friday Five: Recent Medicaid expansion mostly in northern and western states

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about anticipated changes to SNAP, funding for child care assistance, work requirements in New Hampshire, the coverage gap in southern states, and an IRS pilot for IT modernization.

November 30, 2018

Friday Five: With two weeks left in open enrollment, participants find costs for many ACA plans are lower than 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Affordable Care Act premium costs, North Carolina’s Medicaid waiver approval, potential Medicaid expansion in 2020, and administrative changes to the SNAP program.

September 28, 2018

Friday Five: Medicaid expansion lowers uninsured rate in rural areas, but also impacts spending

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Medicaid spending, digital government services, the uninsured rate in rural communities, and how Medicaid waivers could impact delivery reform efforts.

August 17, 2018

Friday Five: Partial Medicaid expansion would cause loss of coverage; federal agencies should streamline paperwork required from the public

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the impact of partial Medicaid expansion, the legality of Medicaid work requirements, SNAP, healthcare concerns among voters, and the burden of government paperwork requirements.

August 10, 2018

Friday Five: Toolkits released to improve customer experience and address poverty; new studies show impact of Medicaid changes

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about new studies showing the impact of Medicaid expansion, looming Medicaid cuts in Puerto Rico, and new toolkits released to help agencies improve their customer experience and to reduce poverty via a two-generation approach.

July 27, 2018

Friday Five: Funding Medicaid expansion is challenging, but raises employment for disabled individuals

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about changes to child support determination, Medicaid expansion funding, employment for disabled individuals, health savings accounts, and reforming the VA.

March 16, 2018

Friday Five – March 16, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about projections in health care spending, petitions for Medicaid expansion, more states considering work requirements, and Medicaid’s role in schools.

February 23, 2018

Friday Five – February 23, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about HHS Secretary Alex Azar’s thoughts on experimentation with health care systems, state innovations in Medicaid, President Trump’s proposed rule for health insurance and the effects of Medicaid work requirements.

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.

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

April 22, 2015

Webinar on April 24: Continuing the Conversation on Opportunities for State Innovation in Health Insurance Programs

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In February, we hosted a live event at the Newseum surrounding the special provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that offers states the opportunity to take new approaches to their health insurance programs.  Section 1332, also known as the 2017 State Innovation Waiver, can be leveraged by states in designing and developing new ways to operate their public health insurance programs.

April 02, 2015

My Huffington Post Article on the 2017 State Innovation Waivers

I recently wrote an article titled “The Time is Now: Why States Need to Start Thinking About 2017 State Innovation Waivers” for the Huffington Post.

February 03, 2015

Live Event & Webcast on February 6th: Opportunities for State Innovation in Health Insurance Programs

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The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a special provision for states to take new approaches to their health insurance programs: Section 1332. Commonly referred to as the 2017 State Innovation Waiver, Section 1332 gives states greater flexibility on how they can provide health insurance coverage to their citizens and support new initiatives for how they manage their Medicaid programs.

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