Take the Child Health Dashboard Tour

Since we debuted the Dashboard Library, we’ve been keeping our eyes on state Medicaid agency websites and are pleased to announce that we’ve discovered quite a few more. The dashboards we’ve added to the list vary widely in content and presentation style, ranging from slides to interactive workbooks. Unfortunately, none of the dashboards that we […]

Show Me the Data: A Medicaid Dashboard for Missouri

We are pleased to announce the most recent addition to our library of Medicaid dashboards: Missouri. One of the most important functions of easily accessible and digestible data (like a dashboard) is the increased transparency that it offers both Medicaid beneficiaries and advocates. This is especially significant when it comes to holding Managed Care Organizations […]

Standards for Provider Network Adequacy in Medicaid and the Marketplaces

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued final rules for provider network adequacy in Qualified Health Plans (QHPs) offering coverage in the Marketplaces that the federal government operates through HealthCare.gov. Under these rules, which come with the snappy title, “Notice of Benefit and Payment Parameters” and the even snappier initialism (NBPP), CMS […]

Medicaid Managed Care Compliance Tools: Another ‘Pay-For’

Discussions have begun on the possibility of enacting a scaled-down version of the Build Back Better legislation. Any agreement that includes new federal spending will also require pay-fors (a/k/a offsets) either in the form of spending reductions or tax increases, or both.  In Medicaid, responsible pay-fors—i.e., policy changes that the Congressional Budget Office will score […]

Medicaid Managed Care: SDOH, MCO, and MLR

There is no shortage of acronyms or initialisms in government agencies and programs and Medicaid is no exception. The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission or MACPAC (one of our favorite acronyms) devotes an entire glossary to them.  The most prominent initialism in Medicaid policy discussions these days is SDOH: social determinants of health, […]