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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.

April 25, 2018

Applying Lessons Learned From Welfare Reform to Proposed SNAP Work Requirements

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In the 1990s, states initiated and drove welfare reform by proposing experimental or pilot projects under federal waivers.  As the state administrator for Iowa’s welfare program in 1993 and as the Michigan human services director at the turn of the century, I oversaw efforts to shift the charter of the program from providing financial support to actively helping families achieve economic stability through employment.

April 20, 2018

Friday Five: Unstable insurance markets, work requirements for food stamp recipients & changes to government technology

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about state attempts to stabilize the ACA, how losing Medicaid coverage impacts prisoners and their families, work requirements for food stamp recipients, and changing government technology.

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 13, 2018

Friday Five: Impact of technology on government interactions and work requirements on the low-income population

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about how new technology impacts the way citizens interact with government services, reforming welfare through work requirements, and how Medicaid increases access to primary care and preventive services.

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.

March 21, 2018

Friday Five – March 23, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is tracking Medicaid as the primary funder of addiction treatment, the importance of waiver evaluations, the economic impacts of Medicaid expansion, and the challenge of hourly work requirements on low-wage workers.

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.

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.

March 02, 2018

Friday Five – March 2, 2018

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In this week’s Friday Five, MAXIMUS is reading about a new bipartisan health care reform proposal, expanding mental health coverage, a study on children’s health care costs, and predictions about the future of Medicaid.

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 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.

February 08, 2018

Technology is Improving the Customer Experience, But a Human Touch Still Matters in Government

Digital innovations have brought a renewed focus on improving the customer experience across the federal government. Leaders at agencies like the General Services Administration, Veterans Affairs, Federal Student Aid and the Social Security Administration have dedicated new resources to improving the customer or citizen journey® by launching online engagement channels that include mobile apps, web chat and redesigned websites that feature multichannel integration and artificial intelligence technologies to help citizens access information and resolve issues more quickly.

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.

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