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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.

June 22, 2018

Friday Five: States focus on improving the health and employment rates of Medicaid recipients

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about different approaches to treating opioid addiction, the status of Medicaid waivers, Montana’s voluntary workforce program, and the shift towards accountable care organizations.

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 09, 2018

Friday Five – March 9, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about Arkansas’ Medicaid waiver, the move toward value-based payments, Medicaid managed care plans, ineffective waiver evaluations, and a bipartisan move to stabilize the health insurance market.

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.

February 02, 2018

Friday Five – February 2, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about funding for community health centers, a new business venture that may disrupt the health industry, what most people spend their tax refunds on, a lawsuit challenging Medicaid work requirements, and lessons learned from Medicaid Advantage.

January 26, 2018

Friday Five – January 26, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the restoration of CHIP funding, the impact of a Medicaid buy-in program, how work requirement waivers could affect Medicaid expansion, and the rising demand for home-based care services.

January 19, 2018

Friday Five – January 19, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about a potential government shutdown, Medicaid work requirements, states with the most uninsured residents, and new treatment options to address the opioid epidemic.

December 21, 2017

Friday Five – December 22, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about the status of CHIP, individuals still eligible to enroll for 2018 health coverage, the end of funding for designated state health programs, and the anticipated impact of the tax bill on health care.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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 11, 2017

Friday Five - August 11, 2017

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about how Medicaid ended up with such implementation variation between states, the status of Medicaid expansion waivers, and concern over the looming deadline to reauthorize CHIP funding.

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. 

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 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.

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