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The Medicaid Buy-In Program: Lessons Learned From Nine "Early Implementer" States, Donna Folkemer, Allen Jensen, Robert Silverstein, Tara Straw May 2002

The Medicaid Buy-In Program: Lessons Learned From Nine "Early Implementer" States, Donna Folkemer, Allen Jensen, Robert Silverstein, Tara Straw

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For many individual Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients, the risk of losing Medicaid coverage linked to their cash benefits is a powerful work disincentive. Eliminating barriers to health care and creating incentives to work can greatly improve financial independence and well being. To support this goal, Congress included a Medicaid Buy-In option in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and enacted the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act (TWWIIA) in 1999. These laws authorized states to create Medicaid Buy-In programs to extend Medicaid coverage to persons with disabilities who go to work ...


Policy Frameworks For Designing Medicaid Buy-In Programs And Related State Work Incentive Initiatives, Allen Jensen, Robert Silverstein, Donna Folkemer, Tara Straw May 2002

Policy Frameworks For Designing Medicaid Buy-In Programs And Related State Work Incentive Initiatives, Allen Jensen, Robert Silverstein, Donna Folkemer, Tara Straw

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This report provides policy frameworks to assist stakeholders (such as Medicaid directors, state legislators, and cross-disability coalitions) design and implement Medicaid Buy-In programs and related work incentive initiatives to enhance the level of economic self-sufficiency of persons with significant disabilities. Of particular focus of the paper are the design decisions affecting enrollment, costs, and a state's fiscal exposure.

The policy frameworks describe the interrelationships between federal and state cash assistance programs (particularly SSDI, SSI, and state SSI supplementation programs) and health entitlements (particularly the Medicaid program). The policy frameworks are derived from the experiences of the nine early implementation ...


Understanding Medicaid Home And Community Services: A Primer, Gary Smith, Janet O'Keeffe, Letty Carpenter, Pamela Doty, Brian Burnwell, Robert Mollica, Loretta Williams, George Washington University, Center For Health Policy Research Oct 2000

Understanding Medicaid Home And Community Services: A Primer, Gary Smith, Janet O'Keeffe, Letty Carpenter, Pamela Doty, Brian Burnwell, Robert Mollica, Loretta Williams, George Washington University, Center For Health Policy Research

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No abstract provided.


Optional Purchasing Specifications For Child Development Services In Medicaid Managed Care, George Washington University Medical Center, Center For Health Services Research And Policy Jul 2000

Optional Purchasing Specifications For Child Development Services In Medicaid Managed Care, George Washington University Medical Center, Center For Health Services Research And Policy

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These sample purchasing specifications were prepared by the George Washington University Center for Health Services Research and Policy (CHSRP) with support from the Commonwealth Fund. Technical guidance on the content of child development services was provided by experts from the Fund and researchers at Northwestern University’s Institute for Health Services Research & Policy Studies (IHSRPS). This document is intended as a tool to assist interested state officials in purchasing child development services from managed care organizations (MCOs) on behalf of children under age three who are eligible for Medicaid.

These sample purchasing specifications are optional, and do not necessarily reflect ...


Effect Of The 1996 Welfare And Immigration Reform Laws On Immigrants' Ability And Willingness To Access Medicaid And Health Care Services, George Washington University, Center For Health Services Research And Policy Jan 2000

Effect Of The 1996 Welfare And Immigration Reform Laws On Immigrants' Ability And Willingness To Access Medicaid And Health Care Services, George Washington University, Center For Health Services Research And Policy

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Medicaid Managed Care Contracting For Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Services, Elizabeth Wehr, Sara J. Rosenbaum Sep 1998

Medicaid Managed Care Contracting For Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Services, Elizabeth Wehr, Sara J. Rosenbaum

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This study reports on provisions relating to childhood lead poisoning prevention services in Medicaid managed care contract documents (service agreements and requests for proposals, RFPS). The provisions were extracted from the managed care contracts data base of the Center for Health Policy Research of the George Washington University Medical Center. The data base was constructed and is updated as part of the Center's ongoing analytic studies.' As with other Center studies of the contract documents, this is a descriptive study of how state Medicaid agencies addressed a series of contracting issues at a specific point in time.* In brief ...


Congress Crafts Child Health Insurance Program, George Washington University Medical Center, Center For Health Policy Research Jul 1997

Congress Crafts Child Health Insurance Program, George Washington University Medical Center, Center For Health Policy Research

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No abstract provided.


Integrating Indian Health Programs Into Medicaid Managed Care Systems, Part 2, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Ann Zuvekas Mar 1996

Integrating Indian Health Programs Into Medicaid Managed Care Systems, Part 2, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Ann Zuvekas

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The Indian Health Service (IHS), recognizing that state Medicaid programs are rapidly purchasing managed care plans for their beneficiaries and that managed care enrollment has significant implications for both Indians and Indian health facilities, convened this Roundtable to discuss options for participation in such care. The purpose of this roundtable was to identify options to increase Medicaid managed care participation by Indian health programs. These include programs operated directly by IHS, programs operated by tribes under the Indian Self-Determination Act, and urban Indian programs under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.By design, Roundtable participants were a ...


Integrating Indian Health Programs Into Medicaid Managed Care Systems, Part 1, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Ann Zuvekas Mar 1996

Integrating Indian Health Programs Into Medicaid Managed Care Systems, Part 1, Sara J. Rosenbaum, Ann Zuvekas

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The Indian Health Service (IHS), recognizing that state Medicaid programs are rapidly purchasing managed care plans for their beneficiaries and that managed care enrollment has significant implications for both Indians and Indian health facilities, convened this Roundtable to discuss options for participation in such care. The purpose of this roundtable was to identify options to increase Medicaid managed care participation by Indian health programs. These include programs operated directly by IHS, programs operated by tribes under the Indian Self-Determination Act, and urban Indian programs under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act.By design, Roundtable participants were a ...


Child Health Supervision: Analytical Studies In The Financing, Delivery, And Cost-Effectiveness Of Preventive And Health Promotion Services For Infants, Children, And Adolescents, Michele R. Solloway, Peter Budetti Jan 1995

Child Health Supervision: Analytical Studies In The Financing, Delivery, And Cost-Effectiveness Of Preventive And Health Promotion Services For Infants, Children, And Adolescents, Michele R. Solloway, Peter Budetti

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Contents: Financing and Delivery of Child Health Supervision Services (An Overview of Health Insurance Coverage and Access to Child Health Supervision Services, Private Health Insurance Coverage of Preventive Benefits for Children, A 20-Year Retrospective of Child Health Supervision in Ambulatory Pediatric Settings, Ensuring Adequate Health Care Benefits for Children and Adolescents); Child Health Supervision Services and Medicaid (Informing State Medicaid Providers about EPSDT, Barriers to Full Participation in EPSDT and Possible Strategies for the Maternal and Child Bureau, Medicaid Managed Care: A Briefing Book on Issues for Children and Adolescents; State Implementation of OBRA '89 EPSDT Amendments within Medicaid Managed ...