Georgia

Delaware and Georgia Use Innovative Strategies to Promote Women’s Health in Medicaid

Unplanned pregnancies present a challenge for many women, their families and communities, and are associated with a number of costly health outcomes, including delayed prenatal care, premature birth and low birth weight. Federal initiatives like the Collaborative Improvement & Innovation Network to Reduce Infant Mortality (IM CoIIN) have helped to engage state leaders in efforts […]

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  • Nearly 40 states have a system of risk appropriate perinatal care. A series of new resources explore Medicaid’s role as an important partner in developing perinatal regionalization policies and strategies given its significant investments in a disproportionate share of high-risk births and flexibility in the range and scope of services covered. Case studies of California and Georgia demonstrate how state […]

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  • State Health Policy Blog

    Preterm birth, which accounts for approximately 11.5 percent of all births and 50 percent of pregnancy-related costs, is the largest cause of infant morbidity and mortality. This creates a significant burden on the U.S. healthcare system. A leading strategy for decreasing infant morbidity and mortality related to preterm birth is for states to use perinatal […]

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  • Selected State Initiatives on Medicaid Financing of Perinatal Regionalization

    Today, nearly 40 states have a system of risk appropriate perinatal care. As the payer for nearly half of all births nationwide, Medicaid is a key partner in the financing of perinatal regionalization. Medicaid covers specific services that can maximize access to risk-appropriate care for mothers and infants, including the coverage of pre- and post-natal […]

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  • Publications

    The early years of a child’s life are critical for growth and development. Identifying developmental delays early and providing appropriate referral and treatment can help prevent more severe issues as well as considerable costs. State Medicaid agencies can play an important role in promoting early identification of developmental delays by reimbursing and tracking the use […]

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  • State of State speeches provide governors with an opportunity to highlight recent policy successes as well as outline key plans and issue areas of focus for the coming year. These speeches are generally strong indicators of governors’ main priorities and sometimes also include specific proposal suggestions and funding recommendations for deliberation by legislatures. Currently, 31 […]

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  • Publications

    People with mental illnesses use more resources and are more expensive to cover than Medicaid enrollees without these disorders.  Moreover, the subset of adults with serious mental illness (SMI) has the highest per person cost of all disabled, non-dually eligible individuals enrolled in state Medicaid programs. Trained peer support specialists are well positioned to bridge the […]

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    January 26, 2016 | Filed under: Behavioral Health, Front Page, Georgia, Kansas, Oregon, Publications
  • In Georgia: As of July 1, 2011, there were 1,548,090 beneficiaries enrolled in Georgia’s Medicaid program. Of these, 1,413,643 were enrolled in managed care. Managed care organizations (called Care Management Organizations in Georgia, or CMOs) are responsible for providing physical health, mental health, and substance abuse benefits to most Medicaid enrollees, including children. A Home […]

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    December 5, 2013 | Filed under: Georgia
  • 2014 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Georgia  2012 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Georgia  2008 NASHP CHIP Fact Sheet – Georgia  Additional States’ CHIP Fact Sheets… Adobe Acrobat .PDF printable versions of the Georgia NASHP CHIP Fact Sheets Key Highlights: Program Type: Georgia operates a separate CHIP program, called PeachCare for Kids. Number of Children […]

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    December 6, 2012 | Filed under: Georgia
  • NASHP’s Accountable Care Activity map is a work in progress; state activity pages will be launched in waves throughout Fall 2012.   At this time, we have no information on accountable care activity that meets the following criteria: (1) Medicaid or CHIP agency participation (not necessarily leadership); (2) explicitly intended to advance accountable or integrated […]

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    August 21, 2012 | Filed under: Georgia