Charting the road to coverage. Enhancing value in health care.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is committed to ensuring everyone in America has quality, affordable health insurance and access to high-quality care. To support improvements to systems of care and coverage, the Foundation funds robust programs that provide expert technical assistance to states across the country.

Economic Impact of Medicaid

Check out our ongoing series of national and state-based reports, tools and presentations on the state economic impact of Medicaid.

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State Health Reform Assistance Network

The State Network supports states as they implement coverage provisions of the Affordable Care Act, giving more Americans access to quality, affordable health insurance.

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State Health and Value Strategies

State Health and Value Strategies (SHVS) supports states’ efforts as they work to improve population health and reform the delivery of health care services.

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Our Most Recent Work

December 15, 2017

CHIP Announcements and Notification Letters

In the weeks since federal funding expired for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), states have had to forecast when their existing funds might run out. In recent days, the states that will deplete their funds soonest have started to notify enrollees of the possibility of coverage loss. State Health and Value Strategies will be tracking notifications and other actions that states are taking on CHIP and will update this map as new information becomes available.
Dec 12, 2017 Webinar

State Medicaid agencies are increasingly turning to managed care organizations (MCOs) to cover more Medicaid enrollees, including those with complex needs. The ongoing shift from a fee-for-service payment model to a value-based payment model at the health plan and provider level puts even more importance on Medicaid managed care procurement strategies and approaches.
Nov 29, 2017 Webinar

At least seven states have submitted 1115 waivers requesting authority to introduce work requirements for some Medicaid beneficiaries. Many more states are considering them. We examine key design considerations for states, including the populations to which work requirements may apply; exemptions based on health status or community conditions (e.g. rates of unemployment; access to transportation); definition of work (how many hours per month? Per year? Will school, job training, and volunteer work satisfy a work requirement?); and, use of verification and attestation in determining whether work requirements apply and are being met. We also look at state operational issues including integrating work requirements with a streamlined online, electronic application and renewal process.