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Resources by Topic: Medicaid

State Principles for Financing Substance Use Care, Treatment, and Support Services
Provides an overview of strategies to strengthen and finance evidence-based substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and support services. Focuses on the role of public health to address SUD, the need for appropriate policy, and plans to reduce access issues and health disparities in marginalized communities. Includes considerations and examples from rural areas.
Additional links: Executive Summary, Webinar
Author(s): Hadley Fitzgerald, Disha Williams
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Addressing Social Needs through Medicaid: Lessons from Planning and Early Implementation of North Carolina's Healthy Opportunities Pilots
Results of a study to generate findings and recommendations from the planning, capacity-building, and early implementation of the Healthy Opportunities Pilots program. Focuses on the health-related social needs of North Carolina Medicaid enrollees living in three primarily rural regions of the state.
Author(s): Katie M. Huber, William K. Bleser, Rebecca G. Whiteaker, et al.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, Milbank Memorial Fund
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Further Extension of Grace Period Related to the "Four Walls" Requirement under 42 C.F.R. ยง 440.90 for Indian Health Service and Tribal Facilities to February 11, 2025
Guidance announcing the extension of a grace period permitting Indian Health Service (IHS) and tribal facilities to claim Medicaid reimbursement under the clinic services benefit for services provided outside of the "four walls" of the facility through February 11, 2025. Provides an overview of the history of this flexibility during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and previous guidance.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Meeting the Health and Social Needs of LGBTQ+ Older Adults Through Medicaid
Brief describing the unique healthcare needs for older LGBTQ+ adults. Discusses health outcome disparities, discrimination, intersectionality, barriers to care, and the challenges for rural residents. Offers recommendations for improving outcomes for older, Medicaid-enrolled LGBTQ+ adults in California.
Author(s): Matthew Phan, Carrie Graham, Torshira Moffet, Jason Flatt
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Health Care Strategies
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Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Minimum Staffing Standards for Long-Term Care Facilities and Medicaid Institutional Payment Transparency Reporting (CMS 3442-P)
Fact sheet providing an overview of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule for minimum staffing standards for long-term care facilities. Details three core staffing proposals: 1) minimum nurse staffing standards; 2) a requirement to have an RN onsite 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and 3) enhanced facility assessment requirements. Outlines a staggered implementation approach, including a later implementation date for rural facilities, and possible hardship exemptions. Also describes proposed Medicaid payment transparency reporting provisions for nursing and intermediate care facilities.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Missouri Rural Health Clinic Provider Manual
Provider manual identifying the conditions of participation providing services in Missouri state-funded healthcare programs, including MO HealthNet, Missouri's Medicaid program. Addresses enrollment, eligibility, claim filing, and billing requirements for Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) in Missouri. Includes information on covered telehealth services.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Department of Social Services
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Iowa Community Health Centers and Value-Based Care
Describes how Iowa Primary Care Association (Iowa PCA) and two sister organizations, IowaHealth+ and INConcertCare, pursued value-based care opportunities before joining the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Discusses the network's Medicaid value-based care contract; a partnership with Main Street Health to expand value-based contracting and provide more comprehensive, integrated primary care to patients with Medicare Advantage; data analytics; strategic planning and roadmaps; and next steps.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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Medicaid and CHIP Renewals Webinar Focused on Reaching Special Populations: Reaching Out to People Who Live in Rural Areas
A recorded webinar with strategies and resources to use in communicating with rural people enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP about how to maintain health insurance coverage. Transcript provided, along with the link and password to access the webinar recording.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Reaching Out to People Who Live in Rural Areas about Medicaid and CHIP Renewals
Information and resources for communicating with people enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP about how to maintain health insurance coverage. Includes strategies specific to reaching people living in rural areas.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Rates of Nursing Home Closures Were Relatively Stable Over the Past Decade, but Warrant Continuous Monitoring
Evaluates nursing home closures between 2011 and 2021 to identify trends and characteristics associated with closure. Considers location, Medicaid and Medicare, resident race, and more.
Author(s): Kelly Hughes, Zhanlian Feng, Qinghua Li, et al.
Citation: Health Affairs Scholar, 1(2)
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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