Medicaid/CHIP

Coverage Gaps
This analysis, Enrollment and Disenrollment in MassHealth and Commonwealth Care, PDF Icon issued on April 26, 2010 on behalf of the Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute, examines the extent to which people go on and off MassHealth and Commonwealth Care.  

Improving Medicaid
An issue brief written with Community Catalyst examines the best ways to sustain Medicaid in an economic recession.

Recovering the Value of Unpaid Medicare Benefits For States (a.k.a. SDW-related Medicare recovery)
Working with UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Care Financing and the law firm of Covington and Burling, this project is seeking effective relief for state Medicaid programs that have spent billions of dollars for recipients who should have also been eligible for Medicare.

Assisting Rhode Island on its Global Medicaid Waiver
Senior staff assisted Rhode Island Medicaid officials with the Rhode Island Global Consumer Choice Compact 1115 Waiver Demonstration (Global Waiver) which established a new Federal-State agreement that provided the State with substantially greater flexibility than was available under existing program guidelines. Approved in SFY '09, the State used the additional flexibility afforded by the Global Waiver to redesign the State's Medicaid Program that provided cost-effective services to ensure beneficiaries receive the appropriate serivces in the least restrictive and most appropriate setting.

The Global Waiver had three major program goals: to re-balance the publicly funded long-term care system; to ensure all Medicaid beneficiaries have access to a medical home; and to implement payment and purchasing strategies that ensure a sustainable, cost-effective program.

Developing Medicaid Training for Medicaid Directors and Managers
Senior staff have prepared several Medicaid video tutorials for New England Medicaid directors and their senior- and mid-level managers as part of a project sponsored by the New England States Consortium Systems Organization (NESCSO).  The title of the two videos are: