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Medicaid Eligibility and Enrollment for People With Disabilities Under the Affordable Care Act

This brief provides a short summary of Medicaid eligibility and benefits for people with disabilities today and explains how they will be affected by the ACA in light of CMS's new regulations. Provisions of the new Exchange regulations are discussed briefly to the extent that they related to Medicaid eligibility determinations for people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53344

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Medicaid Eligibility, Enrollment Simplification, and Coordination under the Affordable Care Act

This brief provides a summary of the CMS’s March 23, 2012 final rule to implement the ACA provisions relating to Medicaid eligibility and enrollment coordination. The rule (effective Jan. 1, 2014) lays out procedures for states to implement expansion and streamline and integrate eligibility and enrollment system. Achieving this goal will require substantial process and system changes among state Medicaid agencies and close coordination between Medicaid and other insurance affordability programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53343

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Medicaid Managed Care Enrollment Report

This report profiles enrollment statistics on Medicaid managed care programs on a plan-specific level. It provides national-level summary tables relating to trends, breakout of managed care entities, managed care enrollment by state, regional breakout and states with comprehensive health care reform demonstrations. The information was collected from State Medicaid agencies and CMS Regional Offices.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53319

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New Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees in Maryland: Demographic and Programmatic Characteristics

This study focuses on new Medicare-Medicaid enrollees in Maryland and the circumstances that shaped their initial eligibility for both programs. This report details the demographic and programmatic characteristics of new enrollees. Specifically, it serves as the vehicle for establishing an initial operational definition of new enrollees and developing the terminology needed to describe the circumstances surrounding initial Medicare-Medicaid eligibility.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53310

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New Medicare-Medcaid Enrollees in Maryland: Prior Medicare and Medicaid Resource Use

This report describes and analyzes chronic disease patterns and health care expenditures of persons in Maryland who in 2008 began to receive coverage from both Medicare and Medicaid. The analysis focuses on disease and expenditure patterns in the year before these individuals, most of whom had been enrolled in Medicare alone or Medicaid alone, became enrollees in both programs. The results can provide a better understanding of simultaneous enrollment in Medicare and Medicaid.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53309

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An Overview of Recent Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waiver Activity

Section 1115 waivers provide states an avenue to test new approaches in Medicaid that differ from federal program rules. Waivers can provide states significant flexibility in how they operate programs and can have a significant impact on program financing. As such, waivers have important implications for beneficiaries, providers, and states. This brief provides an overview of Section 1115 waiver authority, the waiver approval process, and recent waiver activity and discusses the implications.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53112

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Medicaid.gov Website

Have you seen the new site sponsored by CMS? This space offers a resource center for states, up to date information about the affordable care act and additional federal policy guidance. The waiver section organizes information by state, program name, waiver authority and status of a application. This chart gives an overview of the four primary types of waivers and demonstration projects: Section 1115, Section 1915(b) Managed Care, Section 1915(c) HCBS, and Concurrent Section 1915(b) and 1915(c).

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53071

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People with Disabilities and Medicaid Managed Care: Key Issues to Consider

A growing number of beneficiaries with disabilities are being enrolled in risk-based managed care arrangements. Further growth in managed care is expected in 2014, when the Affordable Care Act expands Medicaid eligibility to many uninsured low-income adults, including those with disabilities. This issue brief looks at issues related to the development and implementation of managed care programs with the capacity to serve Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53055


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