Detailed Analysis Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program

November 30, 2021

Detailed Analysis Reveals Impact of COVID-19 on Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Washington, DC– The outbreak of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has created a health crisis with a deep impact on the way people access health services. The Institute…

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Community-Based Doulas in Medicaid: The Next Step in Equitable Perinatal Services

October 27, 2021

Nicole Truhe, Andrea Bennett, Katrina Miller Parrish, Karen George, & Megha Kunju

Community-based models of care that support optimal pregnancy health, from prenatal through the postpartum periods, improve patient satisfaction, outcomes, and create a culturally congruent experience. However, disparities in maternal, fetal, and infant outcomes, which differ by race and socioeconomic status, persist. 

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New Roadmap & Checklist on High-Value, Evidence-Based Maternal Models of Care in Medicaid

May 21, 2021

Jennifer E. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN

As the nation focuses on addressing the alarming rates of maternal mortality and morbidity, state Medicaid agencies, Medicaid health plans, clinicians, and other stakeholders are seeking to identify the root causes of the disparities and identify high-value, evidence-based maternal models of care that can be piloted and scaled-up.

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Recuperative Care & COVID-19 in the Medicaid Population

May 3, 2021

Chloe Bakst, Kimberly Bower, MD, FAAHPM HMDC, Pooja C. Mittal, DO

Recuperative care, also known as medical respite care, provides acute and post-acute medical care for people experiencing homeless who longer require hospitalization but may need a safe place to recover.

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Medicaid Covers Us: Conveying the Value of Medicaid

April 15, 2021

Andrea Bennett, PhD, MSW, Katrina Miller Parrish, MD, FAAFP, Citseko Staples Miller, Carter Steger, MPA, Nicole Truhe, MPA, Caroline Adams

Medicaid Covers Us is a public education project that highlights the role of the Medicaid program in the lives of individuals, families, and communities, their interactions with the nation’s health care systems, and how it impacts state/local economies. The project focuses on sharing stories from the perspective of individuals and families, clinicians, payers, business and community leaders, and others in the Medicaid ecosystem to articulate the value of the program.

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Key Findings from IMI’s 2020 Annual Medicaid MCO Survey: SDOH, Women’s Health, & Child Health

March 16, 2021

Key Findings from IMI’s 2020 Annual Medicaid MCO Survey: SDOH, Women’s Health, & Child Health

On December 8, 2020, the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) hosted a virtual event to support the release of its third annual Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) survey report, Medicaid Access and Coverage in 2019.

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Serve on an Annual Medicaid MCO Survey Tool Revision Workgroup

December 15, 2020

Caroline E. Adams

The IMI team is in the process of planning the revision of the annual Medicaid MCO survey tool. We anticipate a complete overhaul of the survey to ensure that our questions remain relevant and timely in collecting meaningful data about the Medicaid program. The survey tool revision process will begin in early 2021.

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Nurses at the Frontline: Stories on the Impact of COVID-19 on Medicaid Enrollees

December 15, 2020

Lydia Tonkonow

This year, in celebration of the World Health Organization’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife, the Institute for Medicaid Innovation (IMI) partnered with Medicaid health plans across the country to create a compendium that highlights the critical work done by these professionals in the Medicaid space.

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Addressing SDOH in Medicaid: Cross-Sector Collaborations to Support Initiatives

December 15, 2020

Noelle Serino

The social determinants of health are a priority for organizations across the health, business, and nonprofit sectors. Healthy People 2030, powered by the U.S Department of Health and Human Services and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, divides the social determinants of health into five categories: (1) economic stability, (2) education access and quality, (3) health care access and quality, (4) neighborhood and built environment, and (5) social and community context. A 2018 report found that 68% of Americans struggled with at least one of these determinants and 52% faced moderate to high risk of at least one of these determinants.

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Innovation in Medicaid Behavioral Health Service Delivery During COVID-19

November 5, 2020

Chloe Bakst, Ann Giazzoni, MSW, LCSW, MBA, Nevena Minor, MPP, & Yavar Moghimi, MD

The rise of COVID-19 in the United States has increased the need for behavioral health services while necessitating a radical change in how these services are delivered. Behavioral health, which includes mental health and substance use disorders, is a major focus for the Medicaid program, with many Medicaid health plans providing behavioral health coverage as part of their comprehensive benefits packages. In 2015, Medicaid covered 21 percent of adults with mental illness, 26 percent of adults with serious mental illness (SMI), and 17 percent of adults with substance use disorder (SUD), according to a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis.

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