State welfare caseloads have been declining at an unprecedented rate since 1994, partly as a result of state and federal welfare reform efforts and partly because of a strong economy. From a peak of 14.2 million recipients in 1994, by 1998 monthly welfare enrollment had dropped more than 40 percent to an average of 8.3 million recipients. Medicaid
Study findings add to the body of evidence that declines in the welfare caseload which began in 1995 are likely to have a noticeable effect on state Medicaid programs, in terms of overall enrollment, caseload mix, and per capita expenditure levels. The findings also point to problems of continuity in Medicaid enrollment, which may be contributing
State welfare caseloads have been declining at an unprecedented rate since 1994, partly as a result of state and federal welfare reform efforts and partly because of a strong economy. Medicaid enrollment for children and their parents has been shrinking as well (although less so than welfare), in spite of state efforts to expand their Medicaid eli
By Marilyn Ellwood & Carol Irvin Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. 50 Church Street, Fourth Floor Cambridge, MA 02138 April 14, 2000
1. In general, "TANF" refers to other poverty-related populations in addition to TANF beneficiaries. However, Alabama makes a distinction between SOBRA women and SOBRA children; SOBRA children are mandatorily enrolled, while SOBRA adults are not eligible.
Case Study States' Enrollment Policies Alabama Florida Iowa Maine North Carolina Oklahoma Texas Virginia Patient 1 st
Emerging Practices in Medicaid Primary Care Case Management Programs. Appendix B: North Carolina Access II & III Core Elements of the Asthma Disease Management Program
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Emerging Practices in Medicaid Primary Care Case Management Programs. Appendix A: Case Study States' Contacts
Charlene J. Benson Director, Medicaid Care Management Oklahoma Health Care Authority 4545 North Lincoln Suite 124 Oklahoma City, OK 73105 405-522-7366 email@example.com Scott F. Cannady Managed Care Unit Supervisor Department of Medical Assistance Services P.O. Box 537 Richmond, VA 23204 804-786-5445 SCannady@dmas.
As Medicaid managed care has evolved during the past decade, states have balanced the development of their PCCM programs with the growth and/or decline of risk-based managed care. Each state has taken a slightly different approach, depending in part on the state's particular managed care environment. Some states developed PCCM as a stepping stone
State advice on enrollment focused mostly on additional roles a contracted enrollment broker can play. Use the enrollment broker to recruit providers, in order to learn the area before starting member enrollment. Use the enrollment broker for member education. Do not try to enroll a great number of people into a mandatory program all at onc
States with active care coordination components to their PCCM programs reported that providers and beneficiaries found them very helpful. Other recommendations included Recognize that the referral process is key to managing services Make prior authorization and other state-required procedures as hassle-free as possible for providers. Employ
States with incentive payment systems noted that these systems can be very effective in reinforcing the state's key program goals.
Case-study states have implemented a broad range of mechanisms to ensure high quality care for members. Therefore, their advice covers a wide range of issues.
Case study state officials agreed that provider commitment is the key to their success. Their advice stressed identifying and implementing ways to obtain the buy-in of a wide variety of providers.
Advice on organizational structure emphasized the need for sufficient state investment of personnel and resources:
The most frequent advice given by case-study states is to use the principles and tools of MCOs, such as prior authorization, performance standards, benchmarks, and quality strategies. This was asserted by the majority of case-study states. Other advice includes
Emerging Practices in Medicaid Primary Care Case Management Programs. Chapter 9: Lessons Learned: State Perspectives
Those who participated in the interviews conducted for this report provided a wealth of information on how their Medicaid PCCM programs have evolved and the actions they have taken to get their programs to their present incarnations. These state officials had a myriad of advice to share with states looking to replicate the innovations they have im
37. Specifically, the BBA exempts the following populations from mandatory enrollment in Medicaid managed care; dual Medicare-Medicaid eligibles; American Indians/Alaska Natives who are members of federally recognized tribes; and children who are eligible for SSI, in home and community-based settings, in foster care or other out-of-home placement,
Emerging Practices in Medicaid Primary Care Case Management Programs. Enrollment of Special Needs Populations
A few of the case-study states have made specific accommodations in their enrollment processes for special needs populations. The practices of Alabama and Oklahoma are of particular interest.