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August 2020

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Webinar & Presentations

This webinar walks through tools states can use to increase payments to providers through both fee-for-service and Medicaid managed care, despite COVID-19 driven changes to utilization.

Report

This report provides perspectives from organizations across the country that serve immigrant families and shares their view on what response efforts have done to support immigrant families during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Brief

This brief compares four studies that project the effects of the COVID-19 recession on employment-based health insurance coverage and the number of uninsured people in 2020.

Commentary

This commentary examines the characteristics of hospitals that received and did not receive the first round of high-impact COVID-19 payments to examine how well the Depart of Health and Human Services (DHHS) targeted the $12 billion to hospitals in early hot spots.

Report

This report examines examples from two state Medicaid programs and a nonprofit quality measurement and reporting organization of the data sources used to identify patients’ social risk factors when risk-adjusting payments or measuring quality.

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Jim, who overcomes the challenges of living with cerebral palsy through services covered by Medicaid.

Commentary

This commentary tells the story of Linda, a high school teacher whose job does not provide health insurance benefits, and is therefore covered by Medicaid.

Commentary

Espri is a self-employed farmer whose family is covered by Medicaid in Indiana.

Commentary

Noah enrolled in Medicaid in Maryland when he lost his job and health coverage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Commentary

Sarah, a Michigan resident with multiple sclerosis, was covered by Medicaid during pregnancy.

Commentary

This commentary summarizes recent guidance from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on permitting health insurance issuers to provide certain premium rebates for 2020 and the conditions rebates must meet.

Commentary

This commentary analyzes how states are working to protect farmworkers during COVID-19.

Commentary

This commentary explores how states have been required to make numerous changes to their eligibility and enrollment systems, operations, and policies, in order to comply with the enhanced Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentages.

Commentary

This commentary provides an overview of how COVID-19 is affecting state budgets and state health programs.

Commentary

This commentary recommends specific steps for state Medicaid programs to ensure state residents receive needed services during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) enrollees.

Commentary

This commentary discusses how potential requirements for workplace coronavirus testing may force essential workers to bear a disproportionate share of the cost.

Report

This report examines activity across six states that are exploring social insurance initiatives to help finance long-term services and supports.

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