Many individuals involved in the criminal justice system are now eligible for Medicaid in states that expanded the Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act. Health coverage can provide individuals who are leaving incarceration with access to physical and behavioral health services critical to their successful reentry into the community. In some states, correctional agencies have partnered with Medicaid agencies to implement procedures to begin the Medicaid application process as individuals are nearing their incarceration release dates. This webinar features three states—Colorado, New Mexico and Wisconsin—that have initiated efforts to enroll justice-involved individuals in health coverage.
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many individuals involved in the criminal justice system are now eligible for Medicaid, including many young, low-income males who did not previously qualify.
Individuals with medical and behavioral health comorbidities often receive fragmented care, resulting in higher costs and poorer outcomes. States, the federal government, and providers have all made significant investments to build and expand evidence-based integration models, such as the collaborative care model, to reduce fragmentation and improve care. However, workforce shortages and limited resources may hinder […]
Preconference First Name Last Name Presentation Finding Shared Solutions Across Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, and Medicaid to Promote Recovery Tamara Sale Sale.precon.prevention.pdf Finding Shared Solutions Across Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, and Medicaid to Promote Recovery Tom Betlach Betlach.precon.health reform.pdf Finding Shared Solutions Across Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, and Medicaid to Promote Recovery […]
State policymakers have a critical role to play in how the Mental Health Parity and Addictions Equity Act (MHPAEA) is operationalized in state programs, including Medicaid managed care organizations, alternative benefit plans, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Now that CMS has released long-awaited proposed rules on implementation of the MHPAEA in these programs, […]
Monday, February 23, 2015 Moderator: CDR Thomas Pryor United States Public Health Service, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation Project Officer Presenters: Gail Hirsch Director, Office of Community Health Workers, Massachusetts Department of Public Health Kari Armijo Health Care Reform Manager, Medical Assistance Division, New Mexico Human Services Department Allie Gayheart Manager of Health Initiatives, […]
Developing a coordinated care organization in northwest Oregon’s Yamhill County presented an opportunity to build an organization that reflected the community’s vision for high-quality, more efficient, integrated care for Medicaid beneficiaries. When assessing the needs of the community, it became clear to Yamhill Community Care Organization’s (YCCO’s) Clinical Advisory Panel (CAP) that a small percentage […]
Health insurance options now available through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) offer new opportunities to enroll individuals involved in the criminal justice system into coverage. In states that have expanded Medicaid, many newly eligible will be young, low-income males, some with involvement with the criminal justice system. Justice-involved individuals especially could benefit from coverage as […]