New Brief Unpacks How States Can Leverage Medicaid Funds to Expand School-Based Health

It’s been five years since the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) opened the door to more Medicaid reimbursement for health services delivered in schools. School districts, once restricted to seeking reimbursement only under very specific conditions, were permitted to cover all eligible services delivered to all Medicaid-enrolled students. Put simply, this means more […]

Strong Opposition Emerges to Damaging Medicaid State Financing and Supplemental Payment Rule

As our CCF public comments and my Health Affairs blog post explain, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed “Fiscal Accountability” rule threatens to significantly alter how states finance their share of the cost of Medicaid programs and how states provide supplemental payments to hospitals, nursing homes, physicians and other health care providers. […]

SSA Launches A Stealth Assault on Medicaid Coverage for Children and Parents with Disabilities

As readers of Say Ahhh! know, children’s enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP is declining, and the number of uninsured children is increasing.  There are a number of factors at play, including a “see-no-disenrollment, hear-no-disenrollment” posture from CMS Administrator Seema Verma.  The Administrator is doubling down with an eligibility rule now under review at the Office […]