Survey finds 73% of health centers saw an increase in patients with an addiction to opioids in the last three years.
“The court decision on Kentucky’s Medicaid waiver may be more sweeping than has been recognized … it shows how any state proposal to impose work requirements, or make other changes that reduce coverage, could be immediately vulnerable to legal challenges.”
The court blocked Kentucky’s implementation of much of the waiver and sent it back to HHS to reconsider. CMS has re-opened the comment period through August 18, 2018.
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Legislation to address the opioid epidemic is advancing in both the House and Senate.
Use our interactive map to view states’ approved and pending waivers according to category:
- Medicaid expansion
- Work requirements
- Eligibility and enrollment restrictions
- Benefit restrictions, co-pays, healthy behaviors
- Behavioral health
- Managed Long Term Services and Supports
- Delivery system reform
Nationally, 2.2M poor uninsured adults are in the “coverage gap” that results from state decisions not to expand Medicaid.
See the latest information regarding states’ decisions about adopting the Medicaid expansion.
While Medicaid-specific provisions focus on increasing manufacturer rebates, other discussion in the Blueprint suggests concern over Medicaid rebates leading to higher prices system-wide.