Child Uninsured Rate Declined During the Pandemic Thanks to Medicaid

New data from the American Community Survey (ACS) released today by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests that the continuous coverage provision of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (which prohibits states from disenrolling anyone involuntarily from Medicaid during the duration of the federal COVID-19 public health emergency), has resulted in the child uninsured rate stabilizing and […]

Unwinding Wednesday #2: Alert to Update Contact Information Most Common Unwinding Information Found on State Medicaid Websites

Last week, we launched our new 50-State Unwinding Tracker, which reflects whether states have posted key information or documents for preparation of the end of the public health emergency and the lifting of the Medicaid continuous coverage protection. In the coming weeks, we plan to lift up additional information that can be gleaned from the […]

Medicaid Managed Care Research: 2022 in Review

As frequent (or even infrequent) readers of Say Ahhh! have heard us say, the world of Medicaid managed care is complex. But because over 70 percent of all Medicaid beneficiaries (and over 80 percent of child beneficiaries) are enrolled in a Managed Care Organization (MCO), those of us who are invested in keeping track of […]

CMS Approves First State for New ARPA Medicaid Mobile Crisis Services Option, Additional States Express Interest 

This week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced approval of Oregon’s plan to cover community-based mobile crisis intervention services for individuals experiencing mental health or substance use crises under a new Medicaid state option. As we’ve previously highlighted on Say Ahhh!, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), passed in March 2021, included a […]