Medicaid is the nation's primary way of financing and delivering community-based health and long-term services to children and adults with disabilities. It is the nation's largest health care program, and serves nearly 60 million low-income Americans, including an estimated 9.9 million people with disabilities. AUCD advocates for the maintenance of the individual entitlement to a full range of Medicaid health and long-term supports and services for all eligible children and adults with disabilities.
On January 10 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued a regulation that greatly strengthens access to community-based services in the Medicaid program. On March 20, CMS released a toolkit of materials for states and stakeholders.
New Tool from Community Catalyst to Assess and Improve Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports
A new tool from Community Catalyst can help advocates promote more consumer-focused Medicaid managed long-term services and supports by making it easier to identify weaknesses and promote better practices.
Many individuals receiving care for behavioral health conditions also have physical health conditions that require medical attention, and the inverse is also true. Unfortunately, our physical and behavioral health care systems tend to operate independently, without coordination between them, and gaps in care, inappropriate care, and increased costs can result. This brief examines five promising approaches currently underway in Medicaid to better integrate physical and behavioral health care.
This Kaiser Family Foundation brief provides a closer look at the child and adult uninsured population eligible for Medicaid coverage under current and new ACA rules and identifies key differences between states moving forward with the expansion and those not moving forward at this time.
The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured provides information and analysis on health care coverage and access for the low-income population, with a special focus on Medicaid's role and coverage of the uninsured.