As the pandemic continues and more individuals lose jobs and health insurance, the demand for Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage is rising. Kentucky and Virginia – stripped of their traditional, in-person enrollment strategies – have adapted their outreach efforts to help make enrollment as easy as possible for adults and children to […]
A new, 50-state analysis of Medicaid managed care programs by the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) shows that in the past three years, state Medicaid managed care (MMC) programs have: Enrolled more children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN); Provided more services to them through managed care; and Launched more specialized […]
This chart describes each state’s initial stay-at-home order, penalties for noncompliance, dates for phased re-openings including the resumption of non-essential medical procedures, and any delays or reclosings resulting from the recent resurgence of coronavirus infections. It also indicates which states currently have statewide mask requirements.
In response to COVID-19, states have made swift and unprecedented changes to enable the use of telehealth to meet the public’s need to safely access care remotely. Now, policymakers face the challenge of analyzing whether to sustain these changes as they weigh cost, privacy, and security considerations and effectiveness of remote care delivery. As officials […]
Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an agency order temporarily halting residential evictions for nonpayment of rent due to COVID-19 through the end of 2020. This unprecedented action, which includes no provisions address landlords’ lost income, identifies housing as a key tool to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Alongside this […]
As drug overdose fatalities continue to rise and incarceration rates remain high nationwide despite recent declines, states are increasingly developing opportunities for incarcerated individuals to access evidence-based opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment in state prison facilities. While the forced abstinence during incarceration can temporarily pause substance use itself, providing comprehensive treatment that includes medications for […]