New KFF Resource Tracks Developments in States’ Section 1115 Medicaid Waivers
A new resource from the Kaiser Family Foundation enables users to keep abreast of Section 1115 Medicaid waivers that are pending or have been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. KFF’s Medicaid waiver tracker includes interactive maps that allow users to view states’ approved and pending waivers according to category, including Medicaid expansion; work requirements; benefit restrictions, copays and healthy behaviors; enrollment and eligibility restrictions; managed long-term services and supports; and more.
The new resource can help track developments and key themes in Medicaid waivers at a time when the Trump administration has said that it is open to states’ using waiver authority for purposes not approved by previous administrations, including work requirements, drug screening and testing, eligibility time limits, and premiums with disenrollment for non-payment for traditional Medicaid populations. Some of the requests are part of ACA expansion waivers, while others would apply to traditional populations. Links to related KFF Medicaid waiver resources are available on the tracker web page, as are downloadable tables with additional detail on each approved and pending waiver.