Medicaid Funding for Home Visiting: Time to Scale What Works for Young Children and Families

As more states adopt Medicaid’s postpartum extension, making health coverage work for postpartum people and their newborns requires dedicated attention by states on the best ways to ensure mom and child get the right care at the right time.  One popular, evidence-based intervention for young families is home visiting. The approach typically includes some combination […]

New CMS Proposed Rule Could Help State Medicaid Programs Negotiate Greater Supplemental Rebates for Certain High-Cost Drugs

On May 23, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a new proposed rule related to the Medicaid Drug Rebate Program (MDRP) and other Medicaid drug pricing, reimbursement and data collection issues. While much of the proposed rule focuses on regulatory changes conforming to legislation affecting the MDRP enacted in recent years as […]

New Interactive Maps Show Importance of Medicaid Coverage to Children and Families in Rural Counties and Small Towns

Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, with data from the University of North Carolina’s Sheps Rural Health Research Center, has examined the role Medicaid plays in health insurance coverage in rural areas, including how state Medicaid expansions helped reduce uninsurance, as part of our rural health policy project launched in 2017.  Now we have […]

Research Update: It’s Simple—Medicaid Helps People Work

My colleagues have been analyzing the highly damaging Medicaid work reporting requirement provisions of the House-passed debt ceiling bill crafted by Speaker McCarthy, including how it would likely harm people with disabilities and parents. There is an overwhelming stack of evidence showing that work requirements are a terrible idea: they don’t actually improve employment rates, […]

It’s Here! An Introduction to the Much-Anticipated Updated School-Based Medicaid Services and Administrative Claiming Guide

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and last week’s news takes this month to heart with the release of the much-awaited Comprehensive Guide to Medicaid Services and Administrative Claiming by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in consultation with the US Department of Education (ED). The first comprehensive update in two decades, CMS’s […]