Medicaid Trends
November 28, 2017 Vol. I No. 9

2017 marked the year that Medicaid moved to the forefront of the national conversation, as perception---and politics---caught up with the reality that no other social welfare program touches more Americans. While the robust debate remains unsettled, it's clear that the future of Medicaid coverage, and resulting expenditure impacts, will remain in the spotlight for the foreseeable future, dominating the headlines and permeating the nation's debate, according to a new report by PwC.

Despite uncertainty about potential federal Medicaid legislative changes, many states are continuing efforts to expand managed care, move ahead with payment and delivery system reforms, increase provider payment rates, and expand benefits as well as community-based long-term services and supports. Emerging trends include proposals to restrict eligibility (e.g., work requirements) and impose premiums through Section 1115 waivers, movement to include value-based purchasing requirements in MCO contracts, and efforts to combat the growing opioid epidemic, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation report.
  1. Healthcare Access Improves with State-level Medicaid Expansion
  2. Hudson Valley Gets $3 Million to Fuel Community Health Projects
  3. New York Medicaid Program Aims To Shift 80 Perccent of Its Payment System To Value-Based By 2020
  4. Community Health Partnerships: Alliances Aim to Improve Care Access
  5. Infographic: Medicaid's Critical Role in the First 1,000 Days of a Child's Life
  6. 2017 Healthcare Benchmarks: Community Health Partnerships
  7. IEHP Is First Health Plan in the Nation To Reach 25,000 Medicare-Medicaid Members
  8. Passive Enrollment of Dual-Eligible Beneficiaries Into Medicare and Medicaid Managed Care Has Not Met Expectations
  9. Puerto Rico Shows Harm of Medicaid Caps
  10. Care Coordination of Highest-Risk Patients: Business Case for Managing Complex Populations
  11. Comparing the Affordable Care Act's Financial Impact on Safety-Net Hospitals in States That Expanded Medicaid and Those That Did Not
  12. Infographic: Food Insecurity Among Medicaid Seniors
  13. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Announces Healthy Blue to Serve NC's Medicaid Population in Collaboration with Amerigroup
  14. 7 Metrics to Build a Business Case for a Multidisciplinary Care Coordination Team 

2018 Healthcare Trends

Uncertainty regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), combined with industry market forces, caused a lot of disruption in the healthcare industry in 2017. What was your healthcare organization's 2017 experience?

Please tell us about the last 12 months and how your organization is preparing for 2018 by completing HIN's 13th annual survey on Healthcare Trends: 

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