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OHA wins federal funds for Medicaid and CHIP recipients

Michael Goldberg | Jan 16, 2020 | Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has been awarded up to $16 million over seven years in federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Integrated Care for Kids (InCK) Model. The new model is designed with a goal of improving health for children and youth covered by...[ Read More ]

Drop in Utah's FMAP could mean a $37 million shortfall

Emily Boerger | Oct 8, 2019 | Utah

On October 1, the new FY 2020 FMAP percentages kicked in, resulting in a rate reduction for 17 states. Federal Medical Assistance Percentages – or FMAP -- are the percentage rates used to determine federal matching funds allocated for state medical and social services such as Medicaid and CHIP. The...[ Read More ]

HCA partnering with Coordinated Care in potential new integrated care model for kids

| Mar 15, 2019 | Washington

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation announced a new model called Integrated Care for Kids (InCK). The InCK model is part of a strategy to fight the national opioid crisis. Its goal is to make positive health impacts and outcomes for kids covered by Medicaid and the Children’s Health...[ Read More ]

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner presents its 2019 legislative agenda

Sara Gentzler | Dec 6, 2018 | Washington

The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) presented items from its 2019 Legislative Agenda to the House Business and Financial Services and House Health Care and Wellness committees this week. In total, OIC Legislative Director Lonnie Johns-Brown presented four items: the House Health Care and Wellness Committee will see...[ Read More ]

Report shows significant growth in Utah's rate of uninsured children

Emily Boerger | Dec 4, 2018 | Utah

For the first time in a decade, the number of uninsured children rose in the United States, according to a recent Georgetown University Health Policy Institute report. The report finds that an estimated 276,000 more children were uninsured in 2017 compared to 2016, increasing the national rate from 4.7 percent...[ Read More ]

HHSC posts RFI on managed care services for persons with serious mental illness

Emily Boerger | Jun 5, 2018 | Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has posted an RFI seeking ideas and recommendations to improve managed care services for individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) and children or adolescents with serious emotional disturbance (SED). The RFI is looking for suggestions for cost effective ways to improve continuity of...[ Read More ]