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Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act Implementation Timeline: June 2004 – December 2006 Key Dates

Key Implementation Dates for the Medicare Prescription Drug BenefitThis timeline presents important dates and deadlines of key implementation activities related to the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). It runs from the beginning of 2005 through the end of 2006, the first year of the new…

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The Latest Data on Mandatory and Optional Populations and Benefits in Medicaid

With discussions on restructuring Medicaid occurring in state capitols and Washington, two new reports provide the latest data on how much of Medicaid's spending is for covering mandatory versus optional populations and services. The analysis shows that although optional populations account for 29 percent of Medicaid enrollment, 60 percent of…

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The Use of Oregon’s Evidence-Based Reviews for Medicaid Pharmacy Policies: Experiences in Four States

This report explores how four state Medicaid programs — Washington, Wyoming, Minnesota, and North Carolina — differ in their use of Oregon’s Drug Effectiveness Review Project (DERP) to manage their prescription drug benefit.Report (.pdf)

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Increasing Premiums and Cost Sharing in Medicaid and SCHIP: Recent State Experiences

Over the past few years, a number of states have implemented new or increased existing out-of-pocket costs for beneficiaries in their Medicaid, SCHIP, or other public coverage programs. This brief reviews the key findings from this recent activity, including the impact on enrollment in public coverage programs, access to care,…

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Medicaid’s Role in Long-Term Care: Q & A

Financing long-term care for the nearly 10 million Americans who need services and support to assist them in life’s daily activities continues to challenge the nation. While Medicaid is the nation’s major source of financing for long-term care services, paying for over 40% of total long-term care, its role is…

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Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers:  Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Care

Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers: Health Insurance Coverage and Access to CareNearly three million workers earn their living through migrant or seasonal farm labor. Migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families confront health challenges stemming from the nature of their work, their extreme poverty and mobility, and living and working arrangements…

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A Medicaid Perspective on Medical Support Cooperation: A Study of Procedures in Five States

This report examines how medical support requirements impact parents applying for Medicaid coverage for themselves and their children. The report draws from case studies of medical support procedures obtained in five states: Arizona, Connecticut, Minnesota, South Carolina and Wisconsin.Report (.pdf)

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Current Issues in Medicaid Financing

In recent years there has been much discussion about states’ use of creative financing to draw down additional federal funds for Medicaid financing. Some suggest a curb on these practices and the President’s FY2006 budget includes provisions targeting intergovernmental transfers (IGTs). The Commission has produced a fact sheet and briefs…

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MaineCare and Its Role in Maine’s Healthcare System

This paper explores the role of MaineCare, Maine’s Medicaid program, in the state’s health care system and the relationship between MaineCare and the Dirigo Health plan that the state approved in 2003.Report (.pdf)

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New Directions for Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers:  Policy Implications of Recent Waiver Activity

New Directions for Medicaid Section 1115 Waivers: Policy Implications of Recent Waiver ActivitySeventeen states have had comprehensive Section 1115 waivers approved since January 2001. This brief provides an overview of this recent waiver activity and reviews the implications for coverage and access to care.Policy Brief (.pdf)

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