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March 15, 2019

Friday Five: Proposed federal budget could dramatically impact Medicaid and SNAP

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the Administration’s proposed 2020 federal budget, growing medical care needs for an aging population, a ridesharing proposal to address care access for Medicaid patients, and how robotic process automation could lead to additional AI initiatives.

January 18, 2019

Friday Five: Government shutdown continues - Multiple programs seeing impact, including SNAP

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about what’s affected by the federal government shutdown, prescription drug prices, healthcare trends for 2019, and a new government technology contract focused on artificial intelligence and automation technologies.

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.

November 16, 2018

Friday Five: States with Medicaid waivers can fund mental health, substance abuse, and supportive housing services

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Medicaid funding for mental health treatment and supportive housing, changes to network adequacy standards, the impact of the midterm election on healthcare, and how SNAP benefits veterans.

September 21, 2018

Friday Five: New options for improving government technology; SNAP waivers to aid NC recipients impacted by the storm

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about background checks for Medicaid providers, how housing plays a role in health outcomes, extending SNAP benefits to those affected by Florence, and improving technology within government agencies.

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.

September 07, 2018

Friday Five: Fall elections could shape Medicaid; safety net spending not just for the poor

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about bots streamlining government services, how the November elections will impact Medicaid, who receives safety net funding, and how states compare on long-term services and supports.

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.

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.

July 20, 2018

Friday Five: Debate over work requirements could impact several government programs

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about work requirements in government assistance programs, health care administrative costs, the farm bill negotiations, and improving citizen services.

May 11, 2018

Friday Five: Trump administration says no to Medicaid lifetime limits and may remove unspent funds from CHIP

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about CMS rejection of proposed Medicaid lifetime limits, a potential loss of funding for CHIP, SNAP program integrity, legislation to address opioid abuse, and the age gap in the federal workforce.

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.

April 27, 2018

Friday Five: Potential changes to health insurance and SNAP requirements, opioid treatment, value-based care, & AI’s impact on health care

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about short-term health insurance, SNAP work requirements, opioid treatment, value-based care, and the potential impact of artificial intelligence on health care.

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.