Perspective

February 08, 2018

Robert Seifert of the Center for Health Law and Economics discusses the Indiana Medicaid Waiver, which was recently approved for a three year extension by the federal government. 

January 29, 2018

Extensive evidence shows that Community Health Workers (CHWs) can help health systems meet the triple aim: improve population health, improve quality of care and contain costs, while also promoting health equity and community engagement. Katharine London discusses how new payment methods and delivery system reforms give health care providers flexibility to provide sustainable funding for CHWs.

January 26, 2018

Kentucky’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver, approved by CMS on January 12, 2018, uses small financial incentives and punishments to try to change the behavior of enrollees. Rebecca Laes-Kushner explains this new Medicaid setup. 

January 25, 2018

Disability evaluation can be a challenge for state and municipal retirement system administrators. Jody Simpson of Disability Evaluation Services explains how we are uniquely equipped to help support systems through the medical review process. 

January 11, 2018

Many Medicaid members who prefer to live at home or in a community setting rely on managed long-term care plans to provide them with the necessary long-term services and supports (LTSS) to help them do so.

December 14, 2017

As the elder population continues to grow, it becomes more important to consider the future of health care. By 2050, the population over the age of 65 will double and the population over the age of 85 will triple; and many will need long-term services and supports (LTSS).